Fall Book Club

We have set a date for the CoALL Fall Book Club: Wednesday, November 9 at noon. RSVP to Abby Lindquist (amlindquist@hollandhart.com) and indicate your preference for meeting in Denver or Boulder.

“For our CoALL Book Club Fall Pick, we’ve decided to read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

‘A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul’s client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country?’

It involves lawyers (Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, anyone?), intellectual property, and Nikola Tesla gets in on it all too.

Kirkus wasn’t impressed, but Above the Law liked it a lot. Eddie Redmayne has already agreed to star in the movie version. And finally, NPR interviewed the author.”

-Rachel Nelson

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Brown Bag: AALL Annual Meeting Round-Up

Hi everyone!

Our first Brown Bag of the season will be the Meeting Round-Up next Wednesday. Come to discuss a conference you attended this year or just to catch up with colleagues. There’s also this recent article by David Perla causing a lot of buzz, which could make for some interesting discussion: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/08/a-challenge-for-the-gatekeepers/

Wednesday, September 21
Noon to 1 pm
Holland & Hart, 555 17th Street, Floor 32 to check in

There will also be a call-in option, so let me know when you RSVP if you need those details.

RSVP by emailing me at amlindquist@hollandhart.com

Hope you can join us!


Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061

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Brown Bag: ICCES Update on July 13th

A message from our sensational Brown Bag Chair, Abby Lindquist:

Happy Friday!

July’s Brown Bag program will feature speakers from the Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System (ICCES) with an update on the database. When you RSVP, please include any questions or comments you’d like addressed.

When: Wednesday, July 13, 12 – 1 pm
Where: Bryan Cave, 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4100, Denver
RSVPs: amlindquist@hollandhart.com by Tuesday, July 12

If you’d like to teleconference, let me know, and I’ll send you details.

Enjoy the long weekend!

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Spring Book Club: When Books Went to War

For the spring CoALL Book Club, we’ve selected When Books Went to War, a history of the Armed Services Editions, the books printed with funding from the government and shipped to soldiers during World War II. The American Library Association initiated a program earlier in the war to send donated books to the troops, and the War Department and a coalition of publishers continued the effort with ASEs.

When Books Went to War
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
By Molly Guptill Manning

Wednesday, June 1
Noon to 1 pm
Denver: If you would like to host the book club discussion, please let me know. Otherwise, we can have it at H&H.
Boulder: We can set up a conference call, if anyone there would like to coordinate location.

Coverage of When Books Went to War

New York Times Book Review

NPR Author Interview

Wall Street Journal

More on the Armed Services Editions


Library of Congress blog

Feel free to RSVP now, but I’ll send out a reminder to do so in a couple weeks. Have a great week!

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061

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Brown Bag: Space Planning Roundtable

The next Brown Bag event will be a roundtable discussion on space planning, with a tour of the new Holland & Hart Library. Have you renovated lately? Have questions on how to weed without panicking the attorneys? Come ready to chat about the challenges and benefits of a new space.

Wednesday, April 6
Noon to 1 pm
Holland & Hart, 555 17th St. (check in with Reception on floor 32)
RSVP to amlindquist@hollandhart.com by April 5

If there’s interest in a call-in option, please just let me know, and I’ll set that up.

Hope you can make it!


Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061

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Colleague Connection – Event Registration Open

2016 Colleague Connection: Predatory Publishers, Academic Libraries, and the Future of Scholarly Communication


Please join CAL, CCML, CoALL, the DU LIS Program, RMSLA, SRMA and our speaker, Jeffrey Beall, for the 2016 Colleague Connection.



Jeffrey Beall
Scholarly Communications Librarian & Associate Professor
Auraria Library
University of Colorado Denver


Program Description:

Think you know open-access? Think again. Most of the information about scholarly open-access publishing comes from open-access advocates who only tell one side of the story. At this talk, you’ll hear the other side of the story, the secrets about open-access the cheerleaders don’t want you to hear.

Register here: http://rockymountain.sla.org/registration/?action=evregister&event_id=16


Registration Deadline:

April 20, 2016


Event Date:

April 28, 2016

Event Time:

5:00pm – 8:30pm
5:00 – 6:15 Reception & Vendor Fair
6:15 – 7:20 Introduction and Dinner
7:20 – 8:30 Speaker and Q&A Session


Dinner Menu:
Entrées (choice of one):
Sesame chicken breast (Grilled breast of chicken marinated with sesame, soy, garlic and scallions)
Smoked gouda farfalle (Bow tie pasta baked with smoked gouda cheese and fresh spinach)

All entrées served with fresh baked dinner rolls and butter, a vegetable side, salad, dessert, and tea or coffee.



Regular Attendee $40
Student Attendee $30 (Student sponsorships are available. Fill out this form to apply: https://rmsla.typeform.com/to/hSitAHThe deadline is April 13, 2016)
Sponsor a Student $30 (Pay for a student to attend the event. The deadline is April 13, 2016)
Vendor Donation made separately (Includes two meal tickets and an exhibition table)
Speaker Complimentary



Pay using Paypal as a part of the registration process
or send checks made out to RMSLA to
Mary Arnold
13259  W 84th place
Arvada, CO 80005


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by April 20, 2016 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to cancellations after April 20, 2016.


Location, directions, and parking:

Ruffatto Hall, University of Denver, 1999 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210




Thanks to our Event and Student sponsors!

Colorado Bar Association
Colorado State Library
Rocky Mountain Special Libraries Association

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GRC Open Government Subcommittee Update

Hello advocates, a few updates for you. Happy spring!


DOJ Office of Legal Counsel

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairmen Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the DOJ seeking documentation to better understand the Office ofLegal Consel’s opinion-making process. The letter can be found here.


FOIA Improvement Act of 2016

The FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (S. 337) passed the Senate on Tuesday, March 15. A letter signed by AALL and other organizations in support of the bill can be found here.
–submitted by Wendy Lamar, wdlamar @ gmail.com


James Madison Award

On March 11, 2016, the American Library Association awarded Seamus Kraft, the co-founder and executive director of the OpenGov Foundation, the James Madison Award for his work advancing the public’s access to government.
The OpenGov Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting citizen participation in the legislative process through free open-source software. Their projects include the Madison Project (https://mymadison.io/), a platform enabling collaboration between lawmakers and citizens on pending legislation; and the America Decoded (http://americadecoded.org) and State Decoded (http://www.statedecoded.com/) platforms for free access to state statutes and ordinances.

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Leadership & Management Division of SLA webinar

H&H is hosting this webinar presented by the Leadership & Management Division of SLA. Please RSVP to me amlindquist@hollandhart.com by Monday morning if you’d like to attend.


When and Where:

Monday, March 28
11 am – noon
Holland & Hart, 555 17th St, Suite 3200


Program Description and Presenter Biography:

Description: Library staff are constantly being asked to do more with less. Learn how the basic tenets of project management can help your team work smarter, maximize resources and deliver high-quality services. In this session, participants will explore the principles of project management through examples from all areas of library work, including event planning, collection management, and systems administration. Participants will learn traditional project management methods, current tools used for managing projects, the skills necessary of a project manager, and new trends in project management.

Instructor: Michael Perry is the Head of Assessment and Planning at Northwestern University Library. In this role he oversees the development of the library strategic plan and the assessment initiatives and project planning that support its outcomes. Previously, he was the Collection Services Project Manager. In this role he manages a variety of projects such as an ILS migration, implementing a cloud based discovery system, and changes in classification systems. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government and from Dominican University with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on knowledge management as well as organizational analysis and design.

Hope you can join us!


Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP

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