Tuesday, April 26, 2011

LLAGNY-PLI Research Briefing, Researching High Yield Offerings - Tools and Resources to Help You Keep Pace

PLI has generously provided the support to provide this program to librarians free of charge.

The next LLAGNY-PLI Research Briefing, Researching High Yield Offerings – Tools and Resources to Help You Keep Pace will be held on May 5th from 1 to 2 pm E.S.T. For details, please see the flyer posted on LLAGNY's website. To sign up for the program, click here. As a reminder, the LLAGNY-PLI Research Briefings are free to all librarians. The program's format is audio with web display. If you haven't already participated, you will need to register with PLI to sign up for the program. In addition, this program will be archived at a later date and made available to view/listen for up to one year.

Researching High Yield Offerings – Tools and Resources to Help You Keep Pace
May 5, 2011 1-2 pm ET
Presented by
Daniel J. Ferro--Corporate Resources Department--Fried, Frank, Harris & Shriver LLP
David A. Kanarek-- Attorney-- Fried, Frank, Harris & Shriver LLP

The past two years have been two of the healthiest on record for high yield offerings. With offerings continuing at a frenetic pace, this program will be relevant for researchers and attorneys whose capital markets practice includes high yield transactions. The program will cover the documents that make up a high yield offering, with a focus on how to cull useful information from those documents, and will highlight the free and fee-based resources best suited to support the research needs in this practice area.

Discussion topics include:
  • What is a high yield offering
  • Overview of high yield market
  • Private placements and public offerings
  • Description of notes
  • Mechanics of a high yield offering
  • Sources for general and market information
  • Sources for precedents
  • Researching documents

This briefing, featuring instruction from a noted corporate researcher and an experienced practitioner, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY). This briefing is chaired by Gitelle Seer, Janice E. Henderson, and Patricia Barbone.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Nota Bene: UNData: One-Stop Shopping for UN Statistics

Nota Bene: UNData: One-Stop Shopping for UN Statistics

Here's a blog post from a former Loon.

Congratulations to Eugene Preudhomme

Please join me in congratulating and celebrating Eugene Preudhomme, Law Library Director, Appellate Division, First Department, on his receipt of the prestigious Bernard Botein Award. The Bernard Botein Medal is awarded annually by the New York City Bar in recognition of outstanding contributions to the administration of the courts. There is a brief write up and fine photo in the New York Law Journal http://www.law.com/jsp/nylj/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202488639080

Hip hip hooray and a round of applause!

Friday, April 15, 2011

ALLUNY Spring Institute 2011

Although is seems like Spring is never going to really arrive the Spring Institute is just around the corner.  Once again we will be meeting at the Syracuse University College of Law on Friday, April 29. The title of this year's Institute is: 

Take the eek! out of e-books and e-content's effect on your library

Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 9:30 AM and last until 10:00 AM. We will have three programs at 10:10 AM, 11:15 AM, and 1:45 PM. We will also have a Wrap-up session at 2:45 PM followed by a Board meeting. All are welcome to attend the Board meeting.

The main topic of the Spring Institute will concern E-books and E-content and the impact on libraries.

The first session will feature Julia Schult, a librarian from Baldwinsville Public Library. She will discuss the development of E-books in the last decade and their recent acceptance.

The second session will feature Scott Warren, the Head of Collections at the Syracuse University Library. He will address the options that an academic library faces when purchasing E-books.

The third session will feature Dan Rosati of the Hein Company. He will present to us the vendor perspective of Digital content and E-books.

The price of the Spring Institute will remain the same as last year.

The registration form is available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/si2011/regform.pdf. Please fill it out and send it to Jean-Paul Vivian with your payment by:  Wednesday April 20, 2011

see also: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/si2011/

In memory of Emily M. Wildey

Emily M. Wildey, retired NYS Supreme Court Librarian

Emily M. Wildey, 66, of Livingston, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 8, 1944 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of the late Cyril and Emily (Hausman) Lynch.

Mrs. Wildey was the Supreme Court Librarian at the Columbia County Court House for 30 years before retiring.

She was a member of the Greenport Garden Club and loved gardening and cooking. She also enjoyed caring for her parrots, Murphy and Jack, but her family was her top priority. Emily was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.

She was the beloved wife of 46 years of Roland D. Wildey. They were united in marriage on Oct. 3, 1964 in Mahopac, NY. Also surviving are her devoted children, Douglas W. Wildey of Amsterdam, Heather M. Wildey-Fallon of Clinton Corners, and Faith A. Kubow (Walter J. Kubow, Jr.) of Kinderhook, her brother, Robert (Sandy) Lynch of Endicott, NY, and six loving grandchildren, Danielle E. Fallon, Walter J. Kubow, III, Matthew S. Kubow, Samantha Rose Kubow, Anastasia Wildey, and Dresden R. Wildey. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Cyril Lynch.

Visiting hours are 4-7 pm Friday at the Bates & Anderson - Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am Saturday at the Livingston Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Emily's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.

from The Register Star Online

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Job Posting - Law Library Faculty Position - (Public Services) CUNY School of Law

An announcement from CUNY School of Law Library.  For information regarding CUNY School of Law, please refer to the website http://www.law.cuny.edu


We are currently seeking enthusiastic, energetic candidates , who are willing to be an integral part of the library management team at CUNY School of Law.  The successful candidate will be joining a library that is committed to providing the highest level of research support to students and faculty.  She/he will be responsible for providing reference services to the library community, teaching in the first year Legal Research Program in a collaborative environment, and assisting the Faculty Research Services Program.  The full time position will be filled at the entry or mid-level range depending on the experience of qualified candidates. 
We are looking for individuals with a desire to help us further the Law School’s mission of “Law in the Service of Human Needs.” Towards that end, we are ideally looking for applicants whose background or experience illustrate a strong commitment to social justice and supporting our faculty and students’ work in the public interest.
Law Librarians are active participants in shaping the future of the institution.  They have full faculty status and are completely integrated into the governance processes of the Law School. Working with our colleagues outside of the Library, librarians add to the rich diversity of the law school experience by having their own scholarship interests, in addition to supporting those of the other members of the faculty.
All librarians must have a J.D. and M.L.S. in order to be considered for a tenure track faculty appointment.  Salary Range: Assistant Professor ($43,306 – $98,840); Associate Professor ($56,163 - $120,876).  Further detailed information can be found at :

To apply, please go to <http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html
> , click on "How to Apply Online" box and follow the instructions.

For position inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Rosa Navarra
Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment Committee

Friday, April 8, 2011

ALLUNY President Honored for Excellence in Librarianship

University at Buffalo, Annual Celebration of Academic Excellence website

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship, first awarded in 1977, is presented to honor exceptional skill – both professional and scholarly – in librarianship. The award in librarianship pays tribute to noteworthy contributions to the library profession and extraordinary service to the university.

  • Nancy M. Babb, Charles Sears Law Library


Thursday, April 7, 2011

OFR Blog | Regulation Identifier Numbers

OFR Blog | Regulation Identifier Numbers

Regulation Identifier Numbers

Here’s some inside baseball for FR readers now that spring training is over. Have you ever wondered what a Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) is, and what you can do with one? The West Reference Attorney Blog has a good explanation, plus two files of agency RIN codes are attached for download. Students of rulemaking may wish to delve into this regulatory cryptology and see how it all fits together in Federal Register 2.0.

In Federal Register 2.0, agency RINs are listed in the “key information sidebar” to the right of document text. We hyperlink those RIN entries to Unified Agenda abstracts, where you can get additional background and the regulatory history of rulemaking actions. For example, look for the RIN in the key information sidebar of FDA’s Restaurant Nutrition Labeling document in the 4/7/2011 issue of the Federal Register. It links to this Unified Agenda abstract.

For more about the use of RINs, check out OMB’s recent memorandum on Use of the Regulation Identifier Number (RIN). That memo is listed along with other resources on our Regulatory Improvement page.