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

Possible Elimination of FR and CFR indexes

Posted by AALL CRIV Bloog (3/21/14):   Possible Elimination of FR and CFR indexes March 21, 2014 by Liz Reppe Leave a Comment This is a reposting from the AALL Advocacy listserv, for those who did not see it yesterday. *** Hi Advocates— Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported out the Federal Register Modernization Act (HR 4195). The bill, introduced the night before the mark up, changes the requirement to print the … Read more

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

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

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