On November 2nd at 1pm Eastern our Executive Director, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez will be speaking in an intriguing webinar for AALL PLLIP titled Membership Has Its Privileges – It’s Time to Join a Membership Law Library.

This webinar examines the return on investment of joining a membership law library. These libraries are partners with the information professionals in law firms and corporate legal departments and other organizations, and the attorneys who are their members providing a mix of access to print collections, research services, and electronic resources for the price of membership.  MML’s have different membership models, level of service, and dues pricing structures.   Presenting this program are the directors of two different kinds of MMLs, a library consultant, and a law firm librarian.


Legal information services managers and law firm administrators interested in cost effective tools and strategies to support the research needs of their organizations through strategic alliances with membership law libraries.  They will also learn about the different MML models and be better equipped to determine which type of MML best fits their organization’s needs.  Membership law library leaders seeking to provide innovative services to their members will learn how to present these services to their members.

Attendees will learn about the different models of membership law libraries and the several reasons joining a MML is a cost effective investment.   Several use cases demonstrating the ROI and use of MML resources will be presented.


Monice Kaczorowski is the Vice President Library Strategy and Innovation at FEIT Consulting. Over the span of her career, Monice has been a highly respected executive successfully supporting law firms first as the Director of Library Services and more recently as a Chief Knowledge Officer. She is an experienced information and competitive intelligence professional driving growth and identifying new business prospects. Monice is a published professional sharing her insight and tools for success within the research community and among her fellow legal administrators. 

John Adkins is Director of Libraries at the San Diego County Public Law Library.  With over twenty years of senior level management experience in legal/library settings, John now directs a large, multi-branch public law library; challenging operations to offer superior services to a highly diverse patron base; and redefining the library as a progressive, useful, and innovative county-wide agency where learning how to find the law is made a public imperative. He currently serves the legal information community in leadership positions with the American Association of Law Libraries, the California Commission on Access to Justice, and the Council of California County Law Libraries.

Lucy Curci-Gonzalez is the Executive Director of The New York Law Institute where she coordinates a top-notch team that strives to provide NYLI member organizations and their legal information professionals with a digital branch library by offering leading-edge services, sought-after electronic resources and collections while continuing NYLI’s nearly two century missions of providing members with access to a wealth of print legal materials and excellent research and reference services. At NYLI Lucy is developing strategic partnerships with vendors, consultants, and other research institutions to achieve these goals. Lucy’s support of law libraries and law librarians is demonstrated her many leadership roles in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and its Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals (PLLIP) Special Interest Section and in LLAGNY (Law Library Association of Greater New York) and her presentations and articles. Prior to joining NYLI, Lucy directed two law firm libraries and was a NYLI member.

Sarah Mauldin is the Director of Library Services at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP working in Atlanta, Georgia. Her firm maintains offices in New York; Washington, DC; Jacksonville, FL; and Austin, TX as well as in the UK and Germany but only has a library staff in Atlanta, making membership libraries a necessity. Sarah is a frequent speaker and writer on law library topics and active in AALL, SLA, ALLA, SEAALL, and the Georgia Library Association. Prior to Smith Gambrell, Sarah was Branch Librarian at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka in Atlanta and Directory of Library Services at Lionel Sawyer & Collins in Las Vegas, NV.  Sarah is the author of Data visualizations and infographics, Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


To register go to attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/136510251862423555

If you have questions or need assistance please contact Sarah Mauldin.