2006-2011 Archive of Items Posted on NJLLA’s Old Website

2010-2011 Archive of Items Posted on NJLLA Home Page

The Community Service Committee would like to thank NJLLA members for their book donations at the March meeting. Two big boxes of children’s books were donated to the Rutgers Law School clinic for use at their health fair.

Each year, NJLLA offers a grant to a member to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. The grant application is now available on the Committee page for Grants & Awards. This year’s AALL Meeting is in Philadelphia, NJLLA members should be there in record numbers!

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions at the holiday party. In addition to cash donations, we collected 17 blankets, 19 pairs of children’s pajamas and 127 children’s books. We thank you for your support of all the community service projects conducted by NJLLA. And the Pajama Program thanks us (including cute photo).

From NJLLA President Katie McCarthy:
Great to see so many members at the Holiday Party. Thank you to everyone who brought blankets, books and pajamas.
Season’s Greetings!

If you missed the November program on Strategic Advocacy, the Powerpoint slides have been posted. It’s a tough time for libraries – find out what AALL HQ and chapters have been doing and how you can help.

Our NJLLA Grant Winner, Sarah Jaramillo, fills us in on her trip to the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver.

A part-time job has been posted in Employment Opportunities on 8/4/2010.

Inspire Haiti thanks NJLLA for our generous contribution of $1025, which will go directly for the purchase of medical supplies to be taken by the Medical Mission Teams of Hackensack University Hostpital to Haiti.

2008-09 Archive of Items Posted on NJLLA Home Page
NJLLA Grant Winner Anne Shulman tells us about her experiences at AALL in Washington DC.

The Ronald McDonald House thanks us for our latest contribution, arranged by Leigh DeProspo and the Community Services Committee.

The Annual Meeting was a great success! Kudos to the Program Committee, especially Mary Knodel and Johanna Bizub, for their hard work putting together this program.  Evalutions went out via SurveyMonkey – if you have not responded, please do so. Materials from the program are being posted on the Program Committee page.

The Annual Meeting will feature two speakers, Leslie Simmel (bio) and Colleen Anderson (bio/resume) with a great topic.  Recommended reading includesCommonly Asked QuestionsBuilding Your Value Story and Value as Calculation.

A great time was had by all at the April meeting in Trenton. See from the meeting.

Two matters will be up for a vote at the NJLLA Annual Meeting on May 20, 2009.  Please look over the 2009 Strategic Plan Draft and the Proposed Bylaws Change.  NJLLA members will be asked to approve these measure at the Business Meeting.

final presidential message from Janice Schouten, NJLLA President.  Janice has done a wonderful job as President this year, filling in at a late date and leading us through a successful year. Thank you Janice!

The NJLLA Nominating Committee is proud to announce a fantastic Slate of Candidates for the 2009-2010 year.  The Slate will be voted on at the Annual Meeting on May 20, 2009.

If you’re considering attending the April program but are concerned about getting from the Trenton train station to the State Library, Dennis Kim-Prieto (Rutgers) is offering to be our “transit guide”.  He will meet people at the train station about a half hour before the program to escort the group over to the State Library.

If you are planning or hoping to attend AALL in Washington, DC in July, don’t miss out on applying for the NJLLA grant which covers registration, transportation and hotel accommodations up to $1500.  In the past, previous grant recipients were not eligible to apply.  This year any member who has not received a grant from NJLLA within the past five years is welcome to apply! was much appreciated.

NJLLA Holiday Party Picture Gallery

NJLLA members  Kathy Taggart, Betty Agin and Henry Gozdz presented “Legal Research and More- on the Web” at New Jersey Judicial College in Teaneck on November 25, 2008.

The Community Service Committee would like to encourage everyone to participate in our November collection of non-perishable food for donation to St. John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark.  Saint John’s serves 500-700 women, children and men daily, regardless of religion.

The Intellectual Property Group of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries invites all NJLLA members to the Northern New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Librarians’ Luncheon and Networking Event on October 15, 2008 at Budd Larner.  For more information, contact Susan Van Beek at 973-315-4541.

Read Janice Schouten’s latest presidential message to find out more about NJLLA’s summer news and upcoming events.

NJLLA grant winner Wei Fang tells us about his AALL experiences in Portland this year.

Another year’s AALL Conference has come to an end.  Make a note of next year’s convenient-to-Jersey location – Washington DC!  A big thanks to NJLLA member Joni Cassidy, who took charge of the NJLLA table in the Exhibit Hall.  Joni reports: “The theme was ‘Take time to smell the roses. Portland is the home of the country’s oldest rose garden: The International Test Rose Garden.’  We gave away rose candles and directions to the garden.”  Check out these pictures of the NJLLA table.

NJLLA members attending SLA gather for their traditional photo during the June conference in Seattle.  NJLLA members are Kathy Agno, Anne Shulman, Gayle Lynn-Nelson, Jay Greenstone & Ed Dabkowski.

Our friends at Gann Law Books are offering a CLE program “Hon. Sylvia B. Pressler 0n New Jersey Court Rules: 2008 Rule Amendments & Recent Case Developments” in September 2008.  Discounted registration ends July 15.

 Janice Schouten, NJLLA President, welcomes members to the 2008-2009 Association year.

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:

The 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).

2006-07 Archive of Items Posted on NJLLA Home Page

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 Chuang The 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).

The American Association of Law Libraries presents a continuing professional education webinar”Buying Electronic Content: The Theory of Negotiating Capital” on May 23, 2007 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST. Negotiating contracts to buy or license electronic content is quickly becoming one of an information professionals most important tasks. Yet even experienced e-content negotiators often fail to receive optimal value for their licensing expenditures because they have failed to learn how to play the game of negotiation. Speaker: K. Matthew Dames, founder and principal of Seso Group, LLC, and executive editor of Copycense (www.copycense.com) Register by clicking here.

Maja Basioli reports on a symposiumheld at Seton Hall University on the impact of digital information on libraries – a thought-provoking piece on a topic that will affect libraries of all types in the U.S. and beyond.

Despite the inclement weather, the April 12th program had a great turnout at Morristown’s Porzio, Bromberg & Newman. The topic was “Advanced Business Reference Techniques and Sources, presented by Lynne Olver from the Morris County Library. Check out the web page Lynne made for this presentation – lots of great links!

The Nominating Committee is pleased to present the slate of candidatesfor the 2007-2008 NJLLA Executive Board. The slate will be voted on during the NJLLA Annual Business Meeting on May 15, 2007.

The American Association of Law Libraries’ Continuing Education Grants Program (CEGP) is designed to encourage program development and sharing of programs and continuing education opportunities among AALL entities. Funding is available to chapters, SIS’s, member institutions, other AALL entities and individual AALL members to assist in providing ongoing quality continuing education programming outside of the annual meeting. The deadline for the fourth round of proposals is May 4, 2007. An online form for requests for educational programming funds is available at http://www.aallnet.org/prodev/grant_program.asp. Guidelines for program proposals and program evaluation criteria are also included.

Congratulations to former NJLLA President Stephanie Fox who is moving on up at Thomson West.

NJLLA’s Outreach Education Committee held the 16th Annual Bridge the Gap Summer Associate Legal Research Program on Saturday March 24, 2007. They did a stupendous job with a re-designed program that included Power Point and small group interactive research groups. The tremendous amount of work the committee puts into this program is clearly evident in the presentations and the attendance. Thank you Committee! You make us all look good. And those summers will have a head start on research, and a new respect for librarians. Committee photo

NJLLA’s March program, the New Jersey Law Journal lunch, tour and discussion, was a great success. Check out the Photo Gallery and look for our picture in the March 19, 2007 NJ Law Journal, page 13.

The Nominating Committtee needs your suggestions for the 2007-2008 slate of candidates for the NJLLA Executive Board! Please submit names using the Nominating form by March 28th.

Missed the February Brown Bag lunches on billing issues? NJLLA President Lucy Rieger provides us with an informative summary and photos from the Newark location.

The NJLLA Grants & Awards Committee is now accepting applications for a grant to attend the 2007 AALL Annual Meeting in New Orleans, July 14-17, 2007. The Grant covers the cost of registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations up to $1,500. Applicants must be NJLLA members. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2007. For more details, refer to the grant application (PDF or Word).

The Research Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is accepting applications through April 1, 2007 for research grants from the AALL/LexisNexis Research Fund Grants Program, totaling up to $5,000. The submission deadline for applications is postmarked by April 1, 2007. The grant application and complete guidelines are available athttp://www.aallnet.org/about/grant_application.asp.

NJLLA Holiday Party pictures

NJLLA Group Shot

February is flying by! Time to snap your pics for the A Day in the Life of the Law Library Community Photo Contest during the month of February. Last time, we only had a few NJLLA entries – let’s aim for more! Visit the Day in the Life sitefor complete contest rules, photography tips, and the winning 2005 photos.

REMINDER from the Chair of AALL’s Awards : The nomination deadline of February 1 for most of the awards is just around the corner. Take one last minute to think about whether you would like to nominate an individual (Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award or the Public Access to Government Information Award), a product from a publisher (New Product Award, Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award), or a product from your library (Law Library Publication Awards, Thomson/West Excellence in Marketing Awards). There is also the Chapter Professional Development Award. These awards give us the opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals who work with us and the sources we create and use in our daily work. Details on how to submit nominations for awards were in the November issue of AALL Spectrum (pages 24-25) or can be viewed at the Committee’s website

It’s another sad day for NJLLA as we learn of the passing of one of the founding members and giants of New Jersey law librarianship, Bob Bland, who retired from the State Law Library in 1999. Bob passed away on December 9, 2006 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia after a battle with esophageal cancer. For a generation of New Jersey law librarians, Bob Bland was a mentor, a teacher of legal research, a professional in every sense of the word. His contributions to NJLLA and the State Law Library were enormous. We felt his loss upon his retirement and we greatly feel his loss now. Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. Obituary Guest Book

The American Association of Law Libraries is sponsoring the 2007 AALL Management and Leadership Institute from March 5-8, 2007 in Tucson, AZ. AALL is underwriting a portion of the costs for participants to attend. This is a four day Management and Leadership Institute facilitated by respected organization development consultant, Maureen Sullivan. For more information and to apply online, please visit the Calendar of Events section on AALLNET at http://www.aallnet.org/calendar/

We are sad to post the news that Rita Bronnenkant, NJLLA member, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Obituary Guest Book Rita was an active and spirited member of our law librarian community, always posting and responding to questions on the NJLLA and law-lib listservs. A natural born researcher, she was an early internet user and NJLLA’s first webmaster. Rita worked at the law firms of Hannoch Weisman, Gibbons Del Deo, and McCarter & English before taking a public library position within walking distance of her home in Verona last year. She will be missed.

AALL’s Continuing Education Grants Program is accepting applications for funding requests for educational programming and development. The deadline for this second round of proposals is Friday, November 27, 2006. For more details, read this announcement or speak to NJLLA member Karen Brunner.Gann Law Books sponsored a “Part II” event discussing the changes to the second half of the New Jersey court rules. Mary Ellen Kaas provides an enlightening overview.

 Check out Law Librarian Blog’s latest spotlightfeaturing NJLLA member Molly (Mary) Brownfield, Reference Librarian, Rutgers Law School – Newark.

The GALIC committee has been hard at work – read about their latest successwith free access to the New Jersey Administrative Code and New Jersey Register on the internet.

What’s a wiki? Do we want them? Marlene Gebauer explains why we do. NJLLA’s September program, Working with IT: A Positive Collaboration, brings out the members. Maja Basioli reviews the event.

 Leigh DeProspo’s creative side takes over in this Halloween meets law librarianship cartoon. NJLLA President Lucy Rieger welcomes all members to a new NJLLA year.

Photos from 2006 AALL Meeting in St. Louis(Photo Credits: Lucy Rieger)Henry Gozdz, recipient of NJLLA’s 2006 grant to attend AALL in St. Louis, gives us the conference rundown and the court librarian perspective

Our March program, “Training Tips and Strategies” was recently reviewed in LLAGNY’s newsletter by NJLLA/LLAGNY member Marlene Gebauer

Best of luck to Emma Williams, former NJLLA president, who has just retired from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Lucy Rieger, NJLLA President, reflects

NJLLA Members travel to SLA, June 11-14 in Baltimore. Photo

Congratulations to the 2006-2007 NJLLA Executive Board, voted into office on May 2, 2006. Click here for incoming President Lucy Rieger’s speech.