Archives Co-Chairs: Joan Hoolihan
Principal Law Librarian
Appellate Division Law Library
50 East Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 530-3262
Robert D. Cunningham
Reference Librarian
Appellate Division Law Library
50 East Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 530-3265
Parlimentarian Chair: Elaine Knecht
Director of Information Resources
Barclay Damon, LLP
200 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 566-1595
Education Chair: Jeannine Lee
Reference Librarian
Charles B. Sears Law Library
441 O’Brian Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 912-2257
Government Relations Chair: Amy Emerson
Assistant Director for Access Services
Cornell University Law Library
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-5441
Grants & Scholarship Chair: Currently vacant
Listserv Manager: Robert J. Weiner
Electronic Services Librarian
Syracuse University College of Law, Law Library
228G Dineen Hall, 950 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5424 (voice)
(315) 443-9567 (fax)
Membership, Nominations, Elections Chair: Laura Suttell
Phillips Lytle LLP
One Canalside, 125 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 847-5427
(716) 852-6100
Communications and Outreach Melissa Sievers
Law Librarian
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 231-1227
Lisa Worhacz
Manager of Information Services
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 231-1228
Vendors & Corporate Sponsors Co-Chairs: Melissa Lamb
Hodgson Russ LLP
The Guaranty Building, 140 Pearl St., Suite 100
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 848-1218
Angela Patti
Senior Law Librarian
Supreme Court Library at Buffalo
77 West Eagle Street
Buffalo, NY 14202



Archives Committee
The Archives Committee is charged with storing and maintaining the archives of the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York. The Chair of the Archives Committee will be the Archivist.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee
Charged with reviewing and revising, when necessary, the ALLUNY Constitution and By-Laws, with an eye toward conforming with AALL. The recommendation is to retain this as a standing committee. The board and officers frequently have questions regarding the current By-Laws and Constitution during their various meetings and require interpretation from this committee chair.

Education Committee
Charged to act as a clearinghouse for program ideas for the Association. This committee will be responsible for planning and presenting workshops when they are desired by the association. It will also coordinate with the Vice-President on annual meeting programs.

Government Relations
The Government Relations Committee is charged with monitoring legislative, regulatory and judicial developments that affect the membership of the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York (ALLUNY) and/or the practice of law. This includes, but is not limited to the following areas: freedom of information, privacy/confidentiality, dissemination of government information, New York State Depository Library Program, telecommunications, intellectual property, funding for law libraries located in New York State, and censorship.

Government Relations activities regarding UELMA:
As proposed by the Government Relations Committee, ALLUNY passed “A Resolution to support Enactment of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in the State of New York” on October 19, 2014. AALL maintains additional UELMA resources.

Grants Committee
Charged with the responsibility for administering the Ernest H. Breuer Memorial, the Anthony Grech Award and other awards or scholarships presented by the association.

Listserv Manager
Responsible for the management and maintenance of the association listservs

Membership Committee
Charged with the responsibility for soliciting and processing new member applications, maintaining current records of ALLUNY members, and generating the annual directory. This committee also provides assistance with labels for all association mailings.

Websitemaster(s) & Newsletter Editor(s)
Charged with soliciting items for inclusion in the association’s newsletter. It also publishes and distributes the association’s newsletter three (3) times a year and develops and maintains website.

Nominations Committee
Charged with soliciting the membership for those people interested in filling positions as officers and members of the board, in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the By-Laws.

Public Relations Committee
Charged with publicizing the field of law librarianship and promoting ALLUNY on both the local and national levels.

Vendors & Corporate Sponsors Committee
Responsible for coordination and organization of Exhibits area at the Annual Meeting.

Social Media Coordinator
Responsible for design, organization and maintenance of the association website and coordination of social media activities.