Friday, December 11, 2015

Law Collections - Special collections from Cornell University Law Library

Cornell Law Library's special collections has a newly redesigned portal and interface. Additionally the Nuremberg, Liberian, Scottsboro and Trial Pamphlets digital collections have augmented features including;
  • Enhanced searching and filtering functions.
  • New image viewing and display capabilities including social media sharing. Explore the excellent flip book feature.
  • Enhanced integration with Cornell University Library catalog allowing for increased discoverability.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Employment opportunity: Electronic Resources Librarian (Albany, NY)

The Office of Cultural Education has announced that it anticipates filling a Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) position in the Public Services Unit of the New York State Library in Albany, NY.

For more information, including duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GPO to Digitize Two Million Pages of the Federal Register

“The project is expected to be completed in 2016. Currently, digital versions dating to 1994 to the present are available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).”

Friday, September 18, 2015

Don't miss out! ALLUNY's annual meeting is fast approaching!

Hotel and registration for ALLUNY's upcoming Annual meeting are fast approaching.  Don't miss out!

You're invited to attend the association's annual meeting, Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, 800 Pittsford-Victor Rd., Pittsford NY 14534.

You'll find the meeting agenda, hotel information, and other details at:

Full registration, still at 2008 prices, includes all meals except for Saturday dinner. You can register and pay online, or print and mail your registration form and payment. Please register by Sept. 25.
You can reserve a hotel room, with conference rates starting at $119 per night, without tax, using this link:
The deadline for hotel registration has been extended to Sept. 21.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Won't you join us? ALLUNY 61st annual meeting, Oct. 2 - 4, 2015

You're invited to attend the association's annual meeting, Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, 800 Pittsford-Victor Rd., Pittsford NY 14534.

You'll find the meeting agenda, hotel information, and other details at:

Full registration, still at 2008 prices, includes all meals except for Saturday dinner. You can register and pay online, or print and mail your registration form and payment. Please register by Sept. 25.
You can reserve a hotel room, with conference rates starting at $119 per night, without tax, using this link:

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

ALLUNY Newsletter for summer 2015 is here!

The latest issue of ALLUNY Newsletter (July 2015) is now available at This issue is chock full of fun summer reading, including reports from Spring Institute and the AALL Annual Meeting, committee activities, and news from our members. Enjoy!
And please be inspired to contribute to the next issue, too.

Job posting at the OAG Albany Law Library

The Office of the Attorney General in Albany, NY, is seeking a law librarian (Librarian 1, Librarian 2 or Senior Librarian).  For more information and to apply, please visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Research analyst position at Harris Beach PLLC (Pittsford)

The following job announcement may be of interest to ALLUNY members: 

JULY 2015

Reporting to the Director of Libraries and Research Services, the Research Analyst will conduct legal, business and other non-legal research on behalf of legal staff and clients.

  • Performs comprehensive, sophisticated legal, business and other non-legal research and preliminary analysis in an innovative and timely manner for attorneys, clients and staff
  • Independently analyzes and synthesizes information from diverse sources to solve problems creatively
  • Conducts on-site research at various area libraries as necessary
  • Provides educational instruction and support in legal research and information literacy
  • Visits practice offices regularly to provide education instruction and promote efficient use of research tools
  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in library environment preferred
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
  • Well developed research skills
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as the Internet, Westlaw, and other standard law library applications
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications
  • Military experience a plus 
Please submit cover letter and resume to 

Harris Beach PLLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Librarian positions at Albany Law School

Albany Law School is currently accepting applications for two different librarian positions:
For more information on these (and other) jobs at Albany Law, visit

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Save the Date: ALLUNY Annual Meeting Oct. 2 - 4, 2015

The ALLUNY 61st Annual Meeting will be held October 2 – 4, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Pittsford-Victor Road, Pittsford, NY 14534. Scheduled speakers and programs include Tom Bruce of Cornell’s Legal Information Institute; Joe Gerken, author of the forthcoming “The Invention of Legal Research”; and Amy Emerson and Margaret Jane Ambrose on LEAN Process Improvement. Meeting check-in is scheduled to start Oct. 2 at 10 a.m., with the opening luncheon and vendor meet & greet beginning at noon. The annual banquet dinner with be Friday night at the hotel, and rumor has it the local arrangements committee is planning a post-dinner, outdoor s’mores party. Registration materials will be sent via the ALLUNY listserv in early August. You can also keep up with all things ALLUNY at the association web site:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Come to the Joint Reception at AALL

Each year, ALLUNY, LLAGNY, and NJLLA host a joint reception at the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.  This year's reception has been scheduled for Monday, July 20, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, in the Marriott-Grand Ballroom Salon B. For more information and to add this event to your conference schedule, visit

We're looking forward to seeing other ALLUNY members and our LLAGNY and NJLLA colleagues there!

Library job postings in Upstate New York

Although not specifically law library-related, there are a couple of recently posted library jobs in ALLUNY's area, that may be of interest to ALLUNY members:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Job posting: Director of Copyright Services (Cornell)

Cornell University Library has shared a position announcement that may be of interest to ALLUNY members:

Director of Copyright Services-27730

The Cornell University Library (CUL) stands at the center of intellectual life at the university, fostering connections and knowledge that help faculty,students, and researchers from around the world excel in research, scholarship and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, cutting-edge services and facilities, and a deep network of digital resources. Its impact reaches beyond campus boundaries with initiatives that extend the university's land grant mission to a global focus.

We are seeking a Director of Copyright Services who will lead a program of assistance,consultancy, training, and advocacy to promote effective sharing and use of scholarly resources, including issues such as fair use, open access, author's rights, and Creative Commons licensing. The target audience for this program is the broad Cornell community, including faculty, staff, and students. The position will be reporting to the Associate University Librarian for collections, digital scholarship, and preservation services. The incumbent will collaborate with a range of constituencies, including liaison librarians, selectors, and acquisition staff in understanding service and policy development needs in the program area and serve as liaison to the Office of University Counsel on legal-related issues. This position is expected to be 50% to 75% of full-time equivalent.

  • Respond to questions related to fair use, open access, author's rights, and Creative Commons licensing from faculty, staff, and students - provide referrals as needed
  • In conjunction with the University Counsel's Office, educate the Cornell community about copyright issues through the Cornell Copyright Information website, workshops and other outreach strategies
  • Manage Cornell's copyright website at
  • Draft and review policies, contracts,and license agreements for digital resources, repositories, and various user services such as reserves with an eye towards use rights in a range of settings
  • Coordinate library policy initiatives in related areas such as privacy, publishing contracts, donor relations, and legislative initiatives
  • Participate in national and international efforts to improve the legal environment for libraries and archives
  • Monitor and stay current on requirements for open access deposit and collaborate with other library staff in related service areas to develop policies and procedures to support researchers in meeting these requirements
  • Partner on the development of Open Access strategies for the Cornell community, and monitor new policy developments(legislation, executive orders, etc.)
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or an equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in support of creation, dissemination, and re-purposing of scholarly content (including open access, fair use, authors' rights and scholarly use of intellectual property)
  • Minimum three years of relevant experience in an academic institution with the design, provision and evaluation of related services
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively articulate and communicate complex legal and policy concepts to broad audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with information technologies and systems, and awareness of issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines
  • JD or other formal training or experience in intellectual property law is desirable
Expected Salary Range for this position is $65K - $75K (annual equivalent)

Apply online at

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cornell Law Library Diversity Fellowship - Assistant Law Librarian - 27595

Cornell Law Library has shared the following announcement about their Diversity Fellowship - Assistant Law Librarian opening:

Background: Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 596 J.D. students, 83 LL.M. students, 3 J.S.D. students, and 57 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute. The Law Library houses an outstanding collection of print and digital resources and promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies and a tradition of excellent services. Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system.
Position Description: Cornell Law Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow, under the close supervision of the Associate Director, the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program for each Fellow will be developed to balance individual goals and interests with the Cornell Law Library's needs for new initiatives. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with conference travel funding, a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, participation on library committees, and possible administrative assignments.

This is a fully funded two-year appointment. The position is available on August 1 and the start date is negotiable.

JD/MLS from ABA-and ALA-accredited institutions respectively. Graduation from either program should be within the last three years.

Knowledge of legal research strategies; strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research services.

Application: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience which would demonstrate success in engaging with diverse faculty and students. Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close on May 22, 2015. For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services at 607-255-5859, or To apply, go to  

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hot off the presses! A new issue of ALLUNY Newsletter

The new issue of ALLUNY Newsletter is available to brighten your day -- hooray! You can find the latest issue at .

More information about the Newsletter and back issues are at

Congratulations and thanks to editor Barbara Briggs and to all the contributors on another wonderful issue!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CALL: Fundy tour and early bird registration

If anyone is thinking about attending the CALL/ACBD conference in Moncton, New Brunswick in May (, early bird registration ends on Friday, April 3rd. 

Coming in on Friday or Saturday? Participate in the Bay of Fundy Coastal Tour leaving at 1: 30 pm and coming back at 6:30 pm. Featured are visits to Hopewell Rocks, including a walk on the ocean floor as well as a visit to Cape Enrage.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Job opportunity: Reference Librarian & Assistant Manager (Buffalo, NY)

Hodgson Russ LLP has posted the position of Reference Librarian & Assistant Manager:  

"We are seeking an experienced and motivated professional to join our Library team in the Buffalo office. This individual is responsible for providing legal and non-legal reference and research services to attorneys, paralegals and other staff members. This individual also participates in collection development and with various aspects of Library administration and service."

To view further details about this position and to apply online, visit the online posting at Hodgson Russ LLP.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Job opportunity: Law Librarian (Rochester, NY)

"Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is seeking a dynamic professional to join its team in Rochester, NY. This position will be responsible for the delivery of information services, particularly legal reference and research, involving the use of Federal and New York State resources in print and digital formats. Areas of research may also include domestic and international business, science and technology, competitive intelligence, business development and market research."

For more information, and to apply, visit

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Job opportunities of ALLUNY interest

We've received notice of a few job opportunities that may be of interest to ALLUNY members, including:

The winter Newsletter has arrived!

Are you ready for some good reading? Then do I have a link for you!

The latest (Winter 2014/2015) issue of ALLUNY Newsletter is now available at: The issue is chock full of news, articles, and reports -- there’s sure to be something for every reader. The issue is also linked with past issues and notice of upcoming deadlines at .

Please join me in a hearty cheer for editor Barbara Briggs and her many fine contributors! Happy reading, everyone.

Monday, January 26, 2015

NCSL’s Ballot Measures database

NCSL’s Ballot Measures database includes all statewide ballot measures for more than a century. The database is searchable by topic area, with options such as abortion, bond measures, criminal justice, education, elections, health, labor and employment, natural resources, tax and revenues, transportation and more. The database is updated as new ballot measures qualify to be on the ballot. On election night, each entry is updated with “pass” or “fail.”
This database is provided for informational purposes only. For details on ballot measures, please contact the appropriate state’s election officials. For information about the database, contact NCSL’s elections team via email or at 303-364-7700. Also, read analysis by NCSL experts of statewide ballot measures on 2014 ballots.