Notice of Proposed Changes to ABLL Bylaws

The purpose of this post is to provide notice, as required by Article XVI of the Bylaws of the Association of Boston Law Librarians (ABLL), as to proposed changes to be voted on by the membership at its upcoming Business Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, May18th, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. It is proposed that the ABLL Bylaws be amended as follows: Amend Article III, Section 1(a) by adding … Read more

Nominations for the Board

This is to announce that nominations for open Board seats are now being accepted by the Nomination Committee, chaired this year by Chris Laut, Director-at-Large. Serving on the Board is a great way to get more involved in our organization, work with great people, and foster our mission.   Along the way you may just have some fun, enhance your own professional development, and make new friends. ABLL is an all-volunteer, self-governed organization, so member involvement … Read more

ABLL Fall Educational Luncheon Meeting: Transitioning Libraries into KM Information Centers

When:  Friday, November 6, 2015 – 12-2pm Location: Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Suite 4100, Boston Speakers: Anne Stemlar (MLIS, JD) Managing Director, Research and Knowledge Management at Goodwin Procter Sarah Montgomery (MLIS, JD) Knowledge Management Analyst, Corporate Legal Department, Liberty Mutual Please join us for a conversation about transitioning Library/Information Services into Knowledge Management Information Centers. Both speakers will share their experiences in leading/expanding their libraries into Information Resource/KM Centers … Read more

End of Summer Party – Sept. 21st

What:  The End of Summer Party (f/k/a The Fall Event, f/f/k/a The Welcome Back Party) When:  Monday, September 21, 2015 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where:  Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, One Federal Street What Else:  You will need to show a photo ID when you check in with the security desk in the lobby of this building. Why Not:  Join your friends and colleagues to launch ABLL’s 50th Anniversary Year!  This celebration features an … Read more

June 18 BROWN BAG: Legal staff onboarding – new hire best practices for the law library

Date and Time:   Wednesday, June 18th from 12PM to 1:30PM Location:  Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street; Hosted by Andrea Rasmussen – Manager of Library Services, ABLL Treasurer Program Cost:  Bring your own lunch.  Drinks will be served. Topic:  Do librarians perform orientations/onboarding at your firm/university?  What topics are included in orientations? What user groups get orientations from library staff: summers, first years, lateral attorneys, paralegals, students?  How are orientations divided among library … Read more

What is the LexisNexis eShift?

From the AALL CRIV Blog  (4/19/13): LexisNexis has begun to migrate some of its print newsletters and CD-Rom titles to electronic format. Currently, there are 21 newsletters and 24 CD-Rom titles (January and April lists) involved in this migration. Law libraries should be on the lookout for a letter that will be included with the last print copy of the newsletter or CD-Rom. (Note: Our serials coordinator alerted me to the following letter included with … Read more

A Heartfelt “Thank You” from Georgia

As you may or may not know, Georgia Ypsilantis was  recovering from a serious injury over the spring when she received a floral arrangement from all of us at ABLL. She wanted to extend her sincere thanks to everyone and figured the best way to do that was to send her thoughts along to me in a note and I would relay them to you. I’m sure she would love to do it in person, … Read more

Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers – First Draft/Comments

From the AALL E-Newsletter – June 2012 Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers The Task Force on the Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers Revisions seeks member and vendor comments on its first draft of the next edition of the guide. A redline version of the guide can be found on the task force page on AALLNET or in the Vendor Relations Community on AALLNET (login required). The task force invites … Read more