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Communications This committee oversees communications to and from the Association and is responsible for updating membership on activities of the Board and committees. Contact: Carolyn Keery – ckeery@hinckleyallen.com Sponsorship & Events This committee is responsible for soliciting sponsorships, organizing social events, and collaborating with the Education Committee on venues. Contact: Christine Spindler – christine.spindler@morganlewis.com Technology This committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Association’s Website and all technology-related programs and initiatives. Contact: … Read more

Welcome Back Event – September 20, 2016

Kick off the start of the new ABLL year at the Hard Rock Cafe. Event begins at 5:30 pm. RSVP by September 10: christine.spindler@morganlewis.com Click the following link for more information: 2016 Fall Event Brochure  

ABLL Ballot 2016

ABLL Ballot 2016 Hi all, Attached is the ballot for the new slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 ABLL Board and the proposed Bylaw changes. The current Bylaws can be found here: http://www.abll.org/about-abll/bylaws/ The notice of the proposed Bylaw changes can be found here: http://www.abll.org/notice-of-proposed-changes-to-abll-bylaws/ All members entitled to vote (Individual and Shared Members) are requested to print out and present this ballot when checking in at the upcoming Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 18th.  … Read more

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

Collaboration vs. Cooperation

Today, I came across a blog post by Michael Sampson (https://michaelsampson.net/2016/03/17/cooperation/), quoting Danny Mittleman, Associate Professor at DePaul University, posing an answer to the question about the difference between collaboration and cooperation. Danny’s response: “Collaboration is “working together toward a shared goal”. I don’t know the formal definition of cooperation but guess it means “working together”. People do not require a shared goal to cooperate.” Over the past several months, ABLL members may have noticed … Read more

LLNE/ABLL Spring 2016 Meeting Registration Now Open

Access to Government Information* Friday, April 8, 2016 Northeastern University School of Law   We will be spending the day discussing the role of law libraries and the government in providing access to this information, and why it is so critically important. Registration is $50 for LLNE members, and $40 for ABLL members**. Space is Limited! Register today at http://lawlibraryguides.neu.edu/LLNE2016.   *Special thanks to Helen Vlachos, VP/President-Elect,  for all her hard work in collaborating with … Read more