NJLLA’s Annual Holiday Party 🗓


NJLLA’s Annual Holiday Party!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5:00-8:00 p.m.

18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932

Dinner Buffet and Dessert

The holiday party is generously sponsored by the Librarian Relations Team at

Please RSVP by December 2nd to Joanne Murphy at jmurphy@saiber.com.

The Community Service Committee will be collecting
children’s books and pajamas for The Pajama Project.

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November Meeting: Secrets of Tax Research 🗓

New Jersey Law Librarians Association
November 2016  Meeting

Secrets of Tax Research

Sarah Jaramillo, Reference Librarian at NYU

Legal areas that are laden with jargon and have a complex administrative component can intimidate even the strongest  researchers. Taxation is definitely one of those legal areas. However, a breakdown of the basics of tax law authority and tax law research can demystify this process. Join Sarah Jaramillo, reference librarian at New York University Law Library, in this program on the basics of tax research. This session will also include navigation tips for Checkpoint, Bloomberg BNA and other tax specialty sources.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12 noon to 1:30 PM

McCarter & English
Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ


$12 members; $15 nonmembers; $6 students

By Thursday, November 10, 2016 to Caroline Young
email: caroline.young.rutgers@gmail.com

Community Service Project:
The Committee will be collecting canned and boxed food for a local food pantry. Cash donations are also appreciated.

Make check payable to:
New Jersey Law Librarians Association
Mail to: Caroline Young, Rutgers Law School
123 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

Full Event Flyer (PDF)

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SLA Event “Back to school: Social Media Skills for Research, Networking, and Professional Development”

The Special Libraries Association New Jersey & Greater Princeton/Trenton Chapters are hosting a joint event on September 27, 2016. NJLLA members are invited to attend at the member rate! Click here for full event information.

When:       Tuesday, September 27, 2016; 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m .

Where:      The Rutgers Faculty Club, 199 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Phone: 848-932-7139

Speaker:    Tracy Z. Maleeff

Topic:         “Back to School: Social Media Skills for Research, Networking, and Professional Development”


$25.00 – NJSLA/SCIP/ALA/AIIP/NJLLA (any chapter)
$15.00 – Students/Retired/Between Jobs
$35.00 – Non-Members

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Ronald McDonald House Thanks NJLLA

Karen Brunner from the Community Service Committee has shared with us the thank-you note from the Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey for NJLLA’s donation. Check out the letter, and many thanks to the committee for organizing NJLLA’s charitable efforts!

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AALL Model Law Firm Copyright Policy and Guidance Document

[Posted on behalf of AALL]

AALL Model Law Firm Copyright Policy and Guidance Document have been finalized and are available on AALLNET.   

Patricia Barbone, Director of Library Services at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, passed on the following information about the Model Policy:

I am pleased to announce that the AALL Model Law Firm Copyright Policy has been updated and posted on AALLnet. The AALL Board approved the new update at their last board meeting on April 8th, 2016. 

As stated on the website, AALL’s Model Law Firm Copyright Policy is a model of a copyright policy and will require revision to fit the specific needs of your law firm. Your firm’s General Counsel or Intellectual Property attorneys should review the policy before it is adopted. The Model Policy should be read in conjunction with the Model Law Firm Copyright Guidance Document. The Guidance Document provides clarification and insight into copyright law and more nuanced aspects of the policy. The Guidance Document should also be revised to meet the needs of your law firm. Should your firm adopt a copyright policy, it will require revision if laws change.

The newly updated Model Law Firm Copyright Policy can be found here:  http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Advocacy/recommendedguidelines/model-law.html

The Model Law Firm Copyright Guidance Document can be found here:  http://www.aallnet.org/Documents/Leadership-Governance/Policies/guidance-document.pdf

The AALL Copyright Blog’s posting on the policy can be found here:  http://community.aallnet.org/blogs/kelly-leong/2016/05/06/new-model-law-firm-copyright-policy

The policy was updated under the auspices of the AALL Copyright Committee. Many people contributed to this three year endeavor to update the Model Law Firm Copyright Policy.  An early task force of private law librarians helped to share their copyright pain points; then the membership was surveyed on copyright concerns via the Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals SIS communities list. Several librarians shared their existing firm copyright policies with Carolyn and me.

Fellow Copyright Committee member Carolyn Hersch (Ropes & Gray) and I reviewed the survey to find issues that members needed addressed in a revised policy. Then the work of drafting began. We were assisted by Kelly Leong (UCLA School of Law), Pam Brannon (Georgia State University College of Law), as well as my firm’s General Counsel, James B. Kobak, and Intellectual Property attorney, Genevieve Perez. Thanks also go out to our AALL Board liaison Emily Florio (Finnegan) for getting some last minute updates approved by the Board.  To everyone who was a part of this process, I offer my thanks and gratitude.

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Annual Meeting Follow Up: Link to Leadership Article

As a follow up to NJLLA’s Annual Business meeting, speaker and AALL Past-President Holly Riccio has passed along the article she discussed. Please take a look at Norm Smallwood’s article published in the Harvard Business Review: “Define Your Personal Leadership Brand in Five Steps.”  Thanks again to Holly Riccio for an informative talk!

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New Board, Thank You from St. Hubert’s, and New Job Posted

As we head into summertime, we have a few news items to pass on. NJLLA welcomed our new Executive Board at our annual meeting on May 5. We had a great meeting and we send our thanks to AALL Past President Holly Riccio for a great talk at the event.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center has sent a lovely thank you note to our organization. Kudos to NJLLA’s Community Service committee for organizing the association’s charitable efforts.

Finally, there is a new job posted for a library intern position at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Check it out!

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NJLLA Annual Business Meeting, AALL Visit & Nomination Slate for 2016-17 🗓 🗺

2016 Annual Business Meeting & AALL Visit

Join us for our Annual Meeting at one of Newark’s most exciting new venues and a one-of-a-kind rooftop bar and lounge, SkyLab at Hotel Indigo. We will be joined by Holly Riccio, Immediate Past President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).  Holly is the Director of Knowledge Management at Nossaman LLP in the San Francisco Bay area, where she manages the development and implementation of innovative strategic initiatives firm wide and oversees all aspects of the Firm’s daily library operations.

DATE:                Thursday, May 5, 2016

LOCATION:     SkyLab at Hotel Indigo
810 Broad St., Newark, NJ

TIME:                12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lunch:  12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Program: 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Annual Business Meeting & Election: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  See nomination slate below

Please arrive promptly so that you can enjoy lunch & networking 

COST:             Members: $25.00        Students: $15.00         Non-Members: $35.00

RSVP: by Friday, April 29, 2016 

This program is generously sponsored by

Community Service Project:

New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House: A “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving care at local medical facilities.
Heavy duty paper plates & bowls; to-go food storage containers; small bottles of blowing bubbles; white non-slip shelf liner; packages of snack size wrapped cookies, nuts, granola bars, fruit bars and snack size bags of chips (all kinds). Gift cards for Target, Stop & Shop, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Costco.

Check donations (made payable to The Ronald McDonald House) are also gratefully accepted.

RSVP for the Event with a check payable to: New Jersey Law Librarians Association 

Mail to: Kathy Taggart, Lowenstein Sandler, 65 Livingston Ave., Roseland NJ, 07068
email: ktaggart@lowenstein.com or call 973-422-6442

2016 Annual Meeting Flyer (PDF)
2016-2017 Nomination Slate (PDF)


In accordance with Article IX, Section 1 (b) of the bylaws, the Nominating Committee is pleased to present its candidates for the following offices:

(Appointed automatically by succession.)
Joanne Murphy
Saiber LLC
Florham Park, NJ

Sheryll Rappaport
McCarter & English LLP
Newark, NJ

(Appointed automatically by succession.)
ianne Oster
Seton Hall Law Library
Newark, NJ

(Appointed to a 2 year term.)
Anne Shulman
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
Morristown, NJ

Rebecca Kunkel
Rutgers Law Library
Newark, NJ

Johanna Bizub
Prudential Insurance Company
Newark, NJ

Leigh DeProspo
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
Iselin, NJ


The Nominating Committee solicits the membership for input during the selection process and it is deemed that the nominees presented are the candidates of the membership. However, any member in good standing in the Association may make additional nominations by petition. The member must contact the President at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting, submitting the petition in writing, endorsed with the signatures of at least 10 other members, as specified in Article IX, Section 1 (c) of the Association’s bylaws.


Election of officers will occur at the Association’s annual business meeting on May 5, 2016.

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Apply for NJLLA’s 2016 Founders Grant to Attend AALL

The AALL Annual Conference is approaching fast! The Grants & Awards Committee encourages our members to apply for NJLLA’s 2016 Founders Grant to attend AALL’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 16-19, 2016.  The purpose of this Grant is to financially assist a member of NJLLA to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. This NJLLA Grant covers the cost of registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations up to $1,500. Grant applications must be received by April 15, 2016.

Attending the Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to explore current issues in the field of Law Librarianship and meet Librarians from across the United States. Fill out the application (available in Word or PDF) letting us know how you will benefit from attending the 2016 AALL Annual Meeting. And we look forward to seeing you there!

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April Meeting: Reflections on Women in the Law by Justice Virginia Long 🗓 🗺

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Saiber LLC 18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 20 Florham Park, NJ Map

Reflections on Women in the Law

Presented by Retired New Jersey
Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long

As a 1966 graduate of Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and a practicing attorney and jurist for decades thereafter, Justice Virginia Long is uniquely qualified to offer reflections on women in the legal profession. When Justice Long began her legal career, women were still strangers in a male-dominated profession. Nevertheless, she quickly rose to positions of prominence and leadership, including as Commissioner of Banking. Few women had served as judges when Governor Byrne tapped her for the bench in 1978; and even fewer had served as justices of the New Jersey Supreme Court when Governor Whitman elevated her to that position in 1999. On the High Court she served with distinction until her retirement in 2012. Mark your calendar and join us as Justice Long shares with us her unique insights into women in the legal profession based on her legal career now spanning 50 years.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 12 noon to 2PM

Saiber LLC
18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 20
Florham Park, NJ

Directions: http://www.saiber.com/office.asp?id=1&/Florham_Park

$12 members; $15 nonmembers; $6 students

By Wednesday, March 30, 2016 to Anne Shulman; email: ashulman@riker.com

Make check payable to: New Jersey Law Librarians Association

Mail to:
Anne Shulman
Riker Danzig LLP
One Speedwell Ave
PO Box 1981
Morristown, NJ 07962-1981

Community Service Project:

Supplies for an animal shelter: canned cat and kitten food; canned dog and puppy food; peanut butter; dog and cat treats; hard dog toys and cat toys; gift cards for national pet stores; blankets and towels. Cash donations are also welcome.


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