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The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Thursday, April 23, 2015 at noon at KPMG. The meeting was called to order by our President, Mary Kate Hunter. The Membership report was approved and the Treasurer report will be approved by email. Liaison reports were presented and a number of meetings and tours were held during April and are planned for May. Please be sure to check out the calendar of events and see what great events are planned for the next two months. Library week went well and LLSDC’s charity happy hour was a big success with all proceeds being donated to the Urban Libraries Council. Thank you to those who attended this event! The Sandy Peterson Lecture, held on April 15, 2015, was also a huge success and Lyle Denniston, reporter and analyst for SCOTUSblog, was a fabulous speaker!  Remember, all educational events are open to ALL members, not just those who are members of that special group. The LLSDC Town Hall Meeting will take place, tomorrow, April, 29, 2015, and Steven Anderson, former AALL President, will be our keynote speaker. The LLSDC election for 2015/2016 is now taking place and will end on April 30th. If you have not voted, please take some time to do so before Thursday.  Finally, the Board continued its work on editing the LLSDC manual and this project will be ongoing at all future Board meetings. There was no other new business discussed. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in May.

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Thursday, March 19, 2015 at noon at Pepper Hamilton. The meeting was called to order by our President, Mary Kate Hunter. The Treasurer and Membership reports were both approved by the Board. Pam Lipscomb reported that she, along with other members, will be taking over the Membership position during this transition time. Liaison reports were presented and again, the plethora of events LLSDC offers is simply amazing! From library tours of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Daughters of the American Revolution library to educational meetings that discuss ways we can improve our job performance and new learn research skills, there are many opportunities for members to get involved with our chapter. Please be sure to check out of calendar of events and plan on attending one soon! Remember, all educational events are open to ALL members, not just those who are members of that special group. Mary Kate Hunter and Emily Florio reported back on Lobby Day and again commented on what a great opportunity the event is and they had an instructive day on Capitol Hill.  The Town Hall Meeting will take place on April, 29, 2015, and Steven Anderson, former AALL President, will be our keynote speaker. The Sandy Peterson Lecture is scheduled for April 15, 2015 at the GW Law School and Lyle Denniston, reporter and analyst for SCOTUSblog, will be our speaker. Please be sure to RSVP for both events! The LLSDC election for 2015/2016 will take place in April and emails about the election will be going out shortly.  The Joint Spring Workshop will not take place this year and the Board is working on ideas for upcoming years and how this workshop may change.  Alicia Pappas noted there will be a library week event, in support of Global Giving, on April 16, 2015, at 5:30 at the Mission in DuPont Circle. Finally, the Board continued its work on editing the LLSDC manual; a project that will be ongoing at all future Board meetings. There was no other new business discussed. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in April.

 

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at noon at Thompson Hine. The meeting was called to order by our President, Mary Kate Hunter. The Treasurer and Membership reports were not available at the time of the meeting but will be approved by email later in the month. Liaison reports were presented and many wonderful activities were reported on from various LLSDC groups and committees. For example, there was a Library of Congress tour of the Magna Carter, a presentation on searching beyond Google, a meeting regarding changes in Pacer and a tour of the Naval Observatory Library.  The holiday season certainly did not slow us down!  Please remember to check out the LLSDC Event Calendar to learn more about upcoming programs and events. Mary Kate Hunter reported on a vote that was held by conference call regarding the new Membership Secretary position. The Board voted to make one Board position a full time Membership Secretary and to remove an At Large Board member. That way LLSDC will be electing one new at large position every year to serve a two year term. Pam Lipscomb noted that the “Global Giving” campaign is being started up again and will be organized by Scott Bailey. Alicia Pappas noted that there will be a program on Lobby Day and it will be held in advance of AALL’s Lobby Day in the spring and it will be sponsored by the Access to Justice Committee. Please be sure to look out for more information on this event. Mary Kate also noted that the Director of AALL Meetings reached out to LLSDC because AALL is in negotiations to hold the 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Director was writing to find out if it could rely on our Chapter for support for local arrangements and the Board was, of course, in agreement to lend support to the meeting. Finally, Alicia Pappas noted there will be a social event planned during the spring and is likely to occur during National Library Week; more information will be forthcoming. There was no other new business discussed. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in February. We are off to a great start in 2015!

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Thursday, November 13th, at noon at Finnegan. The meeting was called to order by Mary Kate Hunter. The Treasurer’s report was approved and last month’s Membership report was approved by email and November’s report will be approved likewise. Liaison reports were presented and there continues to be a plethora of wonderful activities going on in the next few months, so please remember to check out the LLSDC Event Calendar to learn more about these upcoming programs and events. Mary Kate updated us on her attendance at the Magna Carter Gala that was held on November, 5, 2014. She had a great time and there will be a story featured in an upcoming issue of Lights about all the various Magna Carter events. Pam Lipscomb, along with a team of volunteers, is continuing to put out a monthly LLSDC Newsletter and it has received lots of great feedback.  If your group holds an event, please send a short description of it, or any other stories you have to add, to Pam Lipscomb or Laura Moorer. Alicia Pappas reported the LLSDC Holiday party will be held on December 11th at Woodward Table; please look for an email to come out shortly with more details. A tour of the Magna Carter is also being organized for sometime in January. The Board also decided to combine the New Member lunch with the Town Hall meeting this year. More details about those events will be coming out in the spring. Finally, our Membership chair will be stepping down this year. The Board has decided that because this position is so important, and time intensive, it is looking at various ways to make the Membership job a Board position. More information about this decision will be forthcoming.  Finally, Mary Kate discussed the possibility of holding a Lobby Day program sometime before AALL’s Lobby Day in the spring.  There was no other new business discussed. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in December at the Library of Congress. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Thursday, October 23rd, at noon at Arent Fox. The meeting was called to order by Mary Kate Hunter. The Treasurer and Membership reports were not ready at the time of the meeting and will be approved via email in the coming week. Liaison reports were presented and there are many, many wonderful activities going on in the next few months so please remember to check out the LLSDC Event Calendar to learn more about the programs planned. Mary Kate than noted that as of October 2014, LLSDC now has chapter Insurance; if you have any questions about this, please email Mary Kate. Doug Tirpak updated us on the Library of Congress Magna Carter tours. Unfortunately, LLSDC cannot have an after hour, private tour but a tour during regular business is going to be arranged so look for an upcoming email about this event in the near future. Last month was the inaugural “issue” of the LLSCC newsletter and we hope our members enjoyed reading it! Please look for the next issue to come out the beginning of November. If you have any stories to add, please email Pam Lipscomb or Laura Moorer. Mary Kate Hunter also reported back on her time spent at an all day VALL event in October. She said it was a great day and the Virginia chapter had interesting speakers present and the day concluded with a great tour of the Virginia State Law Library. Alicia Pappas reported that the opening ceremony was well attended and the first Trivia Night was a great success! She also noted that there will be a New Member lunch coming up soon and that the LLSDC Holiday Party will be in early December, so look for more information about those events in the coming weeks. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in November. We are off to great start! Click here to access last month's meeting minutes.

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at noon at the GWU Law School. The meeting was called to order by our new President, Mary Kate Hunter. The Treasurer and Membership report was received and approved by the Board. Liaison reports were presented and board members noted they will check on and updating Committee names and members in the near future. The Board would also like to work with all committee chairpersons to get a budget report from each committee and to encourage committees with upcoming events to email to Laura Moorer so they can be included on the LLSDC website event calendar. The AALL conference was a resounding success and LLSDC’s table really stood out thanks to all the hard work by Alicia Pappas.  Congratulations to Lucy Gonzalez for being the winner of a free membership to LLSDC for the upcoming year. (Her name was drawn from a bowl of cards left at the LLSDC table at AALL). Mary Kate Hunter then discussed that there use to be a monthly LLSDC newsletter and the Board would like to bring this back; it will include highlights of upcoming events, summaries of past items of interest and a volunteer link. Alicia Pappas reported that the opening ceremony will be held towards the end of September and she will be sending out more details soon. She also confirmed that there will be a Rare Book Tour at the Library of Congress and an invitation will be emailed out to members very soon. There will be a strict limit of 20 members only for this event, so be sure to RSVP as soon as the invite goes out. The Board also received a proposal from member Rebecca Katz to start an Access to Justice Committee. The Board was all in favor of such a committee and more information about its first meeting will also be coming out in the next few weeks. Finally, the Board approved two scholarship applications received from Yazmin Morris and Steven Shearer. The meeting was then adjourned. The next Board Meeting will be held in October. We are looking forward to another great year!

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Thursday, June 5, 2014, at noon at Baker Botts. This meeting served as the transitional board meeting and members from last year’s Board and the new Board members were able to meet each other and discuss ideas for the upcoming year. The Treasurer report was received and approved by the Board. (The membership report was sent in a few days later and also approved by the Board). Liaison reports were presented and Emily Carr noted that the Federal Librarian SIS was hosting a tour of the Federal Reserve Library on June 11, 2014 and there was still space for interested members. Alicia Pappas reported that the closing reception was well attended and the members enjoyed the company and food. Ed O’Rourke gave a nice closing speech regarding his year as LLSDC’s President and our new President, Mary Kate Hunter, also gave an enthusiastic speech regarding her vision for the upcoming year with LLSDC.

The baseball game is coming up on June 17th and Alicia noted the tickets were selling well and there are only around 20 tickets left to be purchased. Alicia finally noted that there is a Rare Book Tour in the works with the Library of Congress and once she receives more details, it will be emailed out to members.

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at noon at Morrison & Foerster. The Treasurer and Membership report was received and approved by the Board. Board members noted that the Town Hall meeting was a success and that David Mao gave a very interesting talk to the attendees. Board member liaison reports were heard and it was noted that the Federal SIS group was holding a program on “Libraries of the Future” on May 22nd and a PLL meeting was scheduled for that Friday, the 23rd.

Alicia Pappas reported that banners and items to be handed out at the

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at noon at George Washington University. The first item discussed was the LLSDC election. It was reported that the election was going well and results were expected to be announced the next day, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Treasurer and Membership report was received and approved by the Board. Ed O’Rourke announced that the Scholarships and Grant cycle was closed for the spring and that four applications were sent to the committee for review. Scott Bailey and Mary Kate Hunter reported that AALL Lobby Day was exciting and a well organized event. The Board did discuss the possibility of publishing the event more next year and perhaps holding a brown bag session to discuss the issues AALL was advocating for that year for member’s who may be interested.

Alicia Pappas reported that the Town Hall meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2014, and will be held at Jenner & Block, more details to follow. The Closing Reception is also coming up and will be held sometime near the end of May and more information will be coming out soon.

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Monday, February 10th, 2014, at noon at the Public Defender Service for DC. The Treasurer report and Membership report was received and approved by the Board. The Board was pleased to report that Laurie Green has agreed to chair the Nominations Committee. Alicia Pappas reported that the number of attendees for the 75th Anniversary Reception was very promising and final preparations were in full swing. President Ed O’Rourke announced that LLSDC would be sponsoring and attending LLAM’s upcoming LRI Program “Access to Justice” that is being held on March 18th in Baltimore. Finally, Alicia Pappas reported that the archived files belonging to LLSDC, currently stored at Catholic University, are being moved to a new location and these files will eventually be indexed and sorted. The meeting was adjourned at 1 pm and the next Board meeting will be held on March 18, 2014 at KPMG. And, for those of you who are interested, here is a link to last month's Board Meeting Minutes. Enjoy!

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at noon at Ropes & Gray. The Treasurer report and Membership report was received and approved by the Board. The Board is still looking for someone to chair the Nominations Committee, so if you know anyone that may be interested, please have them contact Ed O’Rourke. Alicia Pappas updated us on the planning for the 75th Anniversary Reception and noted things are going well. Paper invitations to past LLSDC Presidents will be going out in the next few weeks and electronic invitations will be going to members by the end of January. There will also be a membership drive starting at the end January and a get together to launch this drive will be announced shortly. Finally, there is interest from LLSDC to possibly help with LLAM’s upcoming LRI Program “Access to Justice” that is being held in March. We are waiting to hear back from those organizing the event to see what help we may be able to provide.  The meeting was adjourned at 1 pm and the next Board meeting will be held on February 10, 2014. And, for those of you who are interested, here is a link to last month's Board Meeting Minutes. Enjoy!

The Private Law Libraries Group of LLSDC met on Friday December 13th for a presentation by Sue Ann Orsini from Fried Frank on Legislative Histories for the Novice Researcher.  As Fried Frank’s Legislative Reference Librarian, Sue Ann spends most of her day compiling legislative histories and her expertise definitely showed during her presentation.  Sue Ann provided an overview of how to do legislative history research and walked through a couple of laws and acts to outline the overall process.  For the presentation, Sue Ann created a flowchart and guide to showcase the various access points and how to use those when locating legislative materials. 

 

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held Monday, December 16, 2013, at noon at Thompson Hine. The Treasurer report was received and approved and Pam Lipscomb noted we have around 550 members in LLSDC at this time. The transition to the new website is almost complete and it is expected that access to the old site will be turned off in early 2014. Mary Kate Hunter reported that the LLSDC archive files, which are currently being stored at Catholic University’s Law Library, will be picked up and moved to storage at Jones Day. In the coming months, a team of volunteers will be put together to go through and index the organization’s archived files. Alicia Pappas, by email, reported that the LLSDC Holiday party was a great success and all those attending had positive feedback regarding the location and food. Thanks to all who were able to attend! Alicia also noted that the planning for the 75th Anniversary party being held in 2014 is still ongoing and electronic invitations should be going out in late January. Finally, the Board discussed providing two grants for LLSDC members to attend the AALL Leadership Academy in the spring of 2014. It was voted on and decided to award such grants and one will be in honor of Harva Sheeler and another one time grant, to attend AALL, will be awarded in honor of Constance Dickson. The meeting was adjourned at 1 pm and the next Board meeting will be held on January 7, 2014. And, for those of you who are interested, here is a link to last month's Board Meeting Minutes. Enjoy!

The LLSDC Executive Board meeting was held yesterday, November 12, 2013, at noon at Arent Fox. The Treasurer and Membership reports were received and LLSDC is pleased to announce two new members this month: Molly Kasperek and Krista Stracka. Board members also discussed that the transition to the new LLSDC website is going well and a team of volunteers is working with Pam Lipscomb to double check that all links are working properly and that other transition issues are still not lingering. Alicia Pappas updated the board regarding the planning of the LLSDC Holiday Party, which will be held sometime in December (no firm date yet) and also noted that plans are coming along nicely for the 75th Anniversary party being held in early 2014. The meeting was adjourned at 1 pm and the next Board meeting will be held on December 9, 2014. And, for those of you who are interested, please check out last month's Board Meeting Minutes. Enjoy!