2007-08 Archive of Items Posted on NJLLA Home Page

NJLLA is proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its AALL Chapter Induction with a year of special programs and events

NJLLA members – if you are attending the AALL meeting in Portland, you are invited to the ALLUNY/LLAGNY/NJLLA Joint Chapter Reception on 7/14/08.  If you are planning to attend, please click the link and RSVP soon, as space is limited!

AALL’s Special Interest Section (SIS) Council is proud to announce its sponsorship of two unique volunteer opportunities in Portland during the Annual Meeting and Conference. Both projects will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn more by visiting the Portland Community Service Projects Web page –http://www.aallnet.org/events/communityproject.asp

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate of Candidates for the 2008-2009 Executive Board. The slate will be voted on during the Annual Business Meeting on May 5, 2008.

Interested in attending the AALL Annual Meeting in beautiful Portland, Oregon?  Need some professional motivation during the month of July  (July 12-15, to be exact)? Well, your chance has arrived in the form of 2 grants to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. The first is our traditional NJLLA Grant (Word | PDF) and second is one offered every few years by AALL, a Registration Grant (PDF). The deadlines are April 11, 2008 for the NJLLA Grant and April 15, 2008 for the Registration Grant.

From Karen Brunner – Chair of the Community Service Committee: On behalf of the Community Service Committee, I would like to thank all members who have participated in the activities we have sponsored so far this year. Fourteen blankets were collected at the November meeting for the “Trade Blankets for Blessings” drive. The giving spirit prevailed at the holiday party where 44 sets of pajamas and 125 books were donated for the Pajama Program. Please see the thank you letters from the organizations. Let’s keep up this great work in 2008!

The New Jersey Lawyer provided some very nice coverage of NJLLA and our event at the Ballantaine House – see this link – http://www.njlnews.com/articles/2007/12/28/news/a14-lawlibrarians.txt

Our November program on Web 2.0 was a big success. Our thanks to Kevin Reiss for a great introduction to Web 2.0 and a thought-provoking presentation of ideas for implementation. As promised, his presentation appears here and on his presentations page.

Kathleen Agno of Greenberg Traurig, recipient of the NJLLA grant to attend the AALLNortheast Regional Law Libraries Meeting in Toronto, Canada, provides an essay of her experience. The meeting was held October 17-20 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre.

The Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies Alumni Association cordially invites all SCILS alumni, faculty, Staff, and friends to a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, October 12, 2007 at the brand new Heldrich Center in New Brunswick. Dinner will start with cocktails from 7-8 p.m., followed by a four-course sit-down dinner, program, music, and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. See program flyer for all details.

Kathleen Agno of Greenberg Traurig is the winner of the NJLLA one-time $1000 grant to attend the AALL Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The meeting will be held October 17-20 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre. Congratulations!

In other grant news, Yu-Hui Chuang, the winner of the NJLLA Grant to attend the AALL Annual Meeting, contributes an essaydetailing her exciting experiences in New Orleans.

Two new opportunities have been posted on the Employment Opportunities page.  Click  for details.

Grant Opportunity – The NJLLA Execuitve Board has approved a one-time $1000 grant for one NJLLA member to attend the AALL Northeast Regional Law Libraries Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The meeting will be held October 17-20 2007 at the Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre. See the Grants & Awards Committee page for more information and the application.

How was SLA 2007? Jay Greenstone from McCarter & English provides some inside informationfrom his trip to the mile-high city.

Wei Fang, Electronic Services Librarian at Rutgers Law Library in Newark, has just had an article published in Library Philosophy and Practice. The article discusses Google analytics and may be of interest to librarians that maintain web sites. Check out the HTML and PDF versions of the full text article.

If you’re attending the AALL meeting in New Orleans, be sure to register for the Joint Chapter reception with LLAGNY and ALLUNY.  Space is limited so register early!

If you’re considering attending the Northeast Regional Conference in Toronto, October 17-20, 2007, registration is now open at http://www.librarieswithoutborders.net/registration.html. Please note that registration for the closing banquet is not included in the price of the meeting. Guests are welcome at both the opening reception and the closing banquet.

Thanks to Carol Roehrenbeck and Wei Fang of Rutgers University, we have a podcast of the NJLLA Annual Meeting on May 15, 2007 available at http://law-library.rutgers.edu/feeds/podcast.php.  It is broken into 2 parts, the program and the business meeting. This podcast will be recorded in our NJLLA history as a first!

The NJLLA Grants & Awards Committee is proud to announce grants and awards for this year:


  • NJLLA Grant for the AALL Annual Meeting – Yu-Hui ChuangThe NJLLA Annual meeting on May 15th promises to be historic in many ways. A first for NJLLA, Rutgers University will podcast our meeting. Our meeting venue, Liberty Hall, is acclaimed as a New Jersey treasure, a gift of history from the Kean family. Our speaker, Mark Lender, history professor at Kean, is working on the recent George Washington letter discovery.Read more about Liberty Hall in the Star Ledger articles on May 6th “A priceless historic gift from state’s first family” (http://tinyurl.com/yp3yyt) and May 10th “Opening the door to the past” (http://tinyurl.com/ypgnde).