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

It’s Time to Renew Your ABLL Membership

The ABLL Board is busy planning our Golden Year with educational and social events! We are excited to announce reduced membership dues for this membership year. Individuals, vendors and shared memberships are now $110. Students, retired and unemployed memberships are now $40. The 2015-16 membership form is now available.  We are again offering payment via PayPal  (using the email address andrea.rasmussen@ropesgray.com).  Please return your form (no matter your form of payment) and your check to: Kara Mack, … Read more

Annual Business Meeting @ Hampshire House on May 7

The annual Business Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.) at the Hampshire House. We will be voting on the slate of officers and important issues pertaining to ABLL’s Articles of Organization.  If you are not going to be at the meeting, you must cast your vote one week prior to the meeting (Thursday, April 30th) via email; you will need to contact the VP of Membership, Kara Mack, to … 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

Massachusetts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

A hearing for the Massachusetts Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  (H. 38) before the Mass. Joint Committee on the Judiciary was held on 4/24/2014.  Marnie Warner testified for LLNE. We are waiting for the bill to be reported out of committee and are hoping that law librarians who live in Mass. and have state legislators on the Judiciary Committee will be contacting them to express their support for the bill. We have put a link to the request … Read more