New vendor relations tools

From the AALL CRIV Blog (6/7/13):  Spring is a time of progress and growth, and we’ve made a lot of headway on the vendor relations front in recent months. The work of the Library Procurement Process Improvements Task Force came to fruition in April when the Executive Board adopted the Procurement Toolkit and Code of Best Practices For Licensing Electronic Resources. In addition to the Code of Best Practices with commentary, the toolkit includes a procurement … Read more

Nora Campbell, longstanding ABLL member and influential firm library director, has passed away

Dear Association members, Nora Campbell passed away May 8th after a lengthy illness. Here is a link to her obituary in the Boston Globe as well as her AccuFile resume. Remembrances may be made to the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, Attn: Administration Office. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=nora-campbell-batterman&pid=164708936&fhid=8784 Nora began her law library career in 1975 as the librarian at the Boston firm of Peabody, Brown, Rowley & Storey, where she created the firm’s first … Read more

ABLL Business Meeting May 28

Please plan to attend the ABLL Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at Scholars Boston Bistro on School Street. There will be a vote for the 2013-2014 slate of candidates at the meeting as well as a vote on proposed changes to the Association by-laws (please see below, any questions can be directed to current president Chris Laut).  We will thank the “retiring” Board members and welcome in our new President. Hot and cold hors … Read more

AALL’s Vendor Relations web site

From the AALL CRIV Blog (5/2/13): If you have not yet visited AALL’s Vendor Relations web page at http://aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/vendorrelations, it is worth a quick review.  The page links to CRIV Tools, The CRIV Sheet, and The CRIV Blog.  It also has Antitrust FAQs, tips for working with vendors, the Vendor Liaison update, and vendor-related documents such as the Vendor Relations Policy Draft and information from the Vendor Colloquium.  It is a very good starting place … Read more

CI for the Law Librarian – April 2 12-1:30

ABLL Educational Meeting – Competitive Intelligence for the Law Librarian – Tuesday April 2, 12-1:30 We are thrilled to announce our upcoming speaker, Cynthia Cheng Correia,   who will be speaking to our association on Tuesday, April 2nd. Cynthia is the principal of Knowledge inForm, a consulting and collaboration service focused on competitive intelligence and she teaches competitive intelligence and knowledge management at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Cynthia’s talk, Competitive … Read more

Last Reminder: Nina Platt to Speak at ABLL Educational Meeting on March 5th – Leadership Strategies for the “New Normal” Business of Law

Hello Everyone, Nina Platt and Michele Lucero will be speaking at our next educational meeting on leadership strategies for law librarians in these changing times. Here are the specifics of the meeting. Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Time: 12 noon – 2 Location: Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette Boston MA http://regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-regencyboston/services/maps/index.jsp?icamp=propMapDirections Speaker: Nina Platt and Michele Lucero Topic: Leadership Strategies for the “New Normal” Business of Law Food: There will be a three-course … Read more

Harvard Law School Library is hosting a (free) Outreach & Student Services Showcase! – March 22nd

Outreach & Student Services Showcases The Harvard Law School Library is hosting a (free) Outreach & Student Services Showcase! You’re invited to the Outreach & Student Services Showcases Showdown on Friday, March 22 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm! Come to learn from colleagues about effective outreach practices and creative student services, to share your own stories at roundtables or during our lightning talk round and to network with colleagues from other law libraries. Any … Read more

Nina Platt to Speak at ABLL Educational Meeting – March 5th

Hello Everyone, The next ABLL meeting will be held: Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Time: 12 noon – 2 Location: Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette Boston MA http://regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-regencyboston/services/maps/index.jsp?icamp=propMapDirections Speaker: Nina Platt, famous law librarian, library director and knowledge management consultant. Topic: business of law in law firms and law librarian leadership strategies to move the library forward Food: There will be a three-course meal consisting of mixed-greens salad, roasted chicken and Boston cream … Read more

Reduced Registration Fee and Scholarships Available

LLNE Fall Meeting – eBook Revolution at Harvard Law School, Friday December 7. ABLL Provides Reduced Fees for Members and Three Scholarships to Library Students or Recent Graduates! 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch provided with wine and cheese reception beginning at 4:00. The meeting will feature a wide array of panelists — including academic, firm, and public librarians, as well as law school faculty and staff — who will discuss some of the … Read more

AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers – New Edition Approved

From the AALL E-Newsletter – November 2012 At its November 2012 meeting, the AALL Executive Board approved a proposed third edition of the AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers.   The proposed edition was the work of a task force formed to review and revise the guide, chaired by AALL past president Kay Todd.   The third edition of the guide is currently being prepared for publication and distribution to AALL members, legal publishers, and other interested parties. Chair … Read more