Monday, April 30, 2007

Multi-talented Law Librarians

John Pedini, librarian at Social Law, was kind enough to share with several of us his band's latest CD. The band is the Incontinentals and the CD is Ships That Pass Out in the Night. To sample one of the tracks, You Can Always Count on Me (To Let You Down) go here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


Registration information for the joint LLNE/SNELLA Luncheon, to be held on Monday, July 16, 2007 at AALL in New Orleans, is now available at

The cost is $25 per person, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Thomson Global Products. We hope to see many of you there!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

LLNE 2007 Spring Meeting Materials

Due to popular demand LLNE News has acquired the materials from Friday's excellent Spring meeting.

Many thanks to the Social Law Library for hosting and creating a superb meeting and program!

Program Faculty Profiles

Spring Meeting Bibliography

Medicare Part D Resources

Health Care For All's Powerpoint Presentation

Medical Records - HIPAA Privacy Regulations

Saturday, April 21, 2007

ICJ launches new site

The International Court of Justice launched a new website. The press announcement discussses its new content and features


GLIN now available through WorldLII

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) from the Law Library of Congress now searchable through the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII).

source: beSpacific


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Interesting Case Study of SharePoint Implementation

There is an interesting new Microsoft Case Study on Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton's new Intranet based on Sharepoint and and product called XMLAW. Sheppard Mullin implement the Sharepoint system to improve access to firm documents and client information.

Source: LawLibTech

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Summer Internship Opportunity

Perkins Coie LLP Library Diversity Internship Program, 2007

Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, Washington, seeks a summer library intern. The internship is a summer program designed to introduce candidates from diverse backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law firm librarianship. The library intern will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the variety of functions in a large law firm library. The intern will receive training in technical services, have designated reference desk hours, attend staff planning meetings, network with law librarians from other institutions and be involved in special projects such as web page development and library-sponsored training.

Benefits to the intern include the opportunity to work with a team of experienced law librarians in a top AmLaw 100 law firm; introduction to all aspects of special librarianship including serials management, cataloging, circulation, interlibrary loan; development of reference skills and expansion of knowledge of legal resources and databases. Beyond their assigned duties, the intern will be expected to design and carry out a research, instructional or service-based project and to create a research guide or article that may be used on the law firm's intranet.

We are seeking applicants who are currently enrolled and satisfactorily performing in an ALA accredited school of library and information science. Class work in legal bibliography is preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent communications skills and experience with Microsoft Word/Excel. We are seeking applicants with diverse cultural and life experiences. The library internship will run for 6 weeks, beginning in late June or early July, and is a full-time, paid position.

If you wish to apply for this internship, send the following application materials to and refer to job number S20070404.
· Resume;
· Names of three references;
· Library school transcript;
· Personal statement including career goals and reasons for applying for the internship (approx. 1 page in lieu of a cover letter).

Applications should be received on or before May 4, 2007.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

scholarships for AALL Annual Meeting

The 2007 AALL Meeting in New Orleans is only three months away. The LLNE Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for support to help pay the costs of attending. Applications are due by April 30. The policies and application forms are available on the LLNE website at: Completed applications should be sent by mail or fax to: Margaret Cianfarini, Chair LLNE Scholarship Committee Harvard Law School Library 1545 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

AALL Report on State Online Documents


A significant number of the state online legal resources are official but none are authenticated or afford ready authentication by standard methods. State online primary legal resources are therefore not sufficiently trustworthy. Citizens and law researchers may reasonably doubt their authority and should approach such resources critically.

There are included individual reports of all the New England States.

Source: WisBlawg

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