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

ABLL Resumes

The ABLL Resume section has been removed from the ABLL website. The existing resumes have been removed.

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

New ABLL Board Members

Congratulations to our newly elected ABLL board members: President Elect / V.P. – Nuchine Nobari (Edwards Wildman Palmer) V.P. and Chair, Technology – Jennifer Woodward (Mintz Levin) V.P. and Chair, Education – Stephanie Godley Murphy (Ropes & Gray) V.P. and Chair, Membership – Stephanie Chapman (Bingham McCutchen) Chris Laut (Liberty Mutual) will be entering his term as President, and Katie McGuire (Robinson & Cole) as Immediate Past President. Thank you to the retiring board members … Read more

Spring Educational Meeting, March 29

Please join us for the ABLL Spring Educational Meeting on March 29th from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at Suffolk University Law School for a program entitled The Present Day Evolution of Law Librarianship.  Please see the invitation for details.  RSVP to Carolyn Trask by March 27th.

ABLL Educational Meeting, February 29, 2012

Please plan to join your ABLL colleagues and friends at the  February ABLL Luncheon to be held on February 29, 2012 from Noon to 2:00. Our speaker will be Goodwin Procter LLP’s Litigation Knowledge Manager David Hobbie.  David is a proponent of using web technologies to enhance information sharing and discovery inside and outside the legal enterprise.  He will speak to us about the future of enterprise information discovery; offering insight into what tools and approaches leading information management … Read more