Just listened in to the most recent radio show on "Managing Electronic Titles in Law Libraries" with guests, Yael Mandelstam and Angela Jones providing a technical services perspective. Great stuff! And there's a chat room where listeners can exchange information, links, and ask questions. There were up to 82 listeners today. The shows are archived so you can listen in later:…
Added by Lyonette Louis-Jacques on June 5, 2009 at 4:34pm —
Last year the AALL Computing Services Special Interest Section sponsored the first Web 2.0 Challenge, an online course to introduce law librarians to social software and how to use it in their libraries. The course was so popular CS-SIS is sponsoring it again in 2009.
The Web 2.0 Challenge will provide a free, comprehensive, and social online learning opportunity designed for law librarians that incorporates hands-on use of these technologies. The course is intended for law… Continue
Added by Sally Irvin on June 3, 2009 at 11:59am —
Added by Rob Richards on May 22, 2009 at 2:03pm —
Some of us have done some testing of legal questions on WolframAlpha
this weekend; results so far are reported in the comments to this post at Legal Informatics Blog
. What are your experiences with WolframAlpha and law-related questions? Please add comments to this post or join us for discussion of… Continue
Added by Rob Richards on May 17, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Richard Macmanus summarizes Greg Boutin's presentation on Web 3.0 at http://bit.ly/ROmgs
; both look useful and current.
Robert C. Richards, Jr., J.D.*, M.S.L.I.S., M.A.
Law Librarian & Legal Information Consultant
Legal Informatics Blog:… Continue
Added by Rob Richards on May 15, 2009 at 5:26pm —
Legal Informatics Blog
, offering scholarly and professional commentary on legal information systems, is now available. It's a companion site to Legal Information Systems & Legal Informatics Resources
, which gathers resources on legal information systems research. We also have a Twitter feed at… Continue
Added by Rob Richards on May 15, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Just realized this network is a year old! All I can say is, thanks, Jim! :-) Cheers, Lyo.
Added by Lyonette Louis-Jacques on May 12, 2009 at 7:02pm —
I've drafted an article for a local newsletter on how the Kindle can be used in law settings. I tried to make it broadly applicable, but may have a law school library bias...:-) Anyway, comments and any other feedback are welcome!
[I've removed the draft pending publication of the article; will post new URL when the revised article is published - Lyo, June 2, 2009]
Added by Lyonette Louis-Jacques on May 10, 2009 at 1:00am —
I really liked the article, Why Learning about Emerging Technologies is Part of Every Librarian’s Job
posted by OPL on May 5. It discusses 21 reasons why learning emerging technologies is basically a standard for success in today's world. Being technologically adept is one of those "need to have items" on a checklist of skill sets. It was also a theme that continued to weave its way through the moderated discussion on the AALL Competencies (held by CPE last week).
It might be… Continue
Added by Celeste R. Smith on May 8, 2009 at 11:11am —
AALL Annual Meeting Workshop W-3
Managing from the Middle:
Techniques for Success in Technical Services!
There's no better time than now to speak up and speak out on behalf of your department .. register for the workshop that will help you get started.
Advocacy: how to promote your department within the library, with the main library, faculty, administration etc.
Filippa Marullo Anzalone, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for… Continue
Added by Karen B. Douglas on April 24, 2009 at 2:25pm —
On behalf of the FCIL Schaffer Grant Committee, Congratulations to Ahmadullah Masoud
, the recipient of the 2009 FCIL Schaffer Grant!
Ahmadullah Masoud is a reference librarian at the Independent National Legal Training Center
(INLTC) Law Library
, funded by the USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law… Continue
Added by Lucie Olejnikova on April 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I was at the management institute and I described myself as a pseudo- blogger to someone in my group. He thought it was kind of witty and asked what I meant by the title. For some people blogging is something they are compelled to do. They want to share their thought online for everyone and in some case feel a part of them is lacking when they find themselves in a situation where they are unable to blog. For other people, they are very aware of blogging and in our profession it is now almost… Continue
Added by Katie Brown on April 3, 2009 at 4:27pm —
Last night, I saw a draft of the soon to be released Gen X Gen Y Newsletter. As I flipped through the PDF I was so proud of what the members of the working group had accomplished. In fact what all the working groups have been able to do this year. The Gen X Gen Y Caucus was not started by me it was someone elses vision that I took over when she could no longer be the head of the caucus. Yet,I feel like the caucus is "my baby" and that I have slowly been watching it grow up, take it's first… Continue
Added by Katie Brown on April 2, 2009 at 9:20am —
I recenlty attended two conferences back to back and when I returned I was confronted with a pile of work. What I can I have been bringing home to work on. This isn't asked of me by my boss. Actually, I think they would like it if I didn't bring it home. The administration is great and very pro keep your work at work. But it gets me thinking that If I didn't bring some of the work home then it becomes one more thing added to the pile for the next day. Then there is the Snag of what is work? I… Continue
Added by Katie Brown on March 26, 2009 at 9:25am —
Added by Katie Brown on March 24, 2009 at 4:28pm —
If you're going to AALL 2009, check out the Local Advisory Committee web site: http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/aall2009/
. It offers D.C. guides (restaurants, music venues, government buildings, museums, and more), dine-around and volunteer sign up, forums for finding a roommate or trading an event ticket, and more.
Added by Sara Burriesci on March 6, 2009 at 2:30pm —
It is Spring break once again and a hush falls over the law library. I have a few diehard student still studying in the library. I am sure you have these students at your school they are the one who come it 9:00 AM to study over break instead of standing at the door at 7:30 AM when we open. You have to love the diehard student they are usually the first ones to sing the librarians praises to anyone who will listen. We also have a few maintenance folks coming in out on various projects. For the… Continue
Added by Katie Brown on March 3, 2009 at 5:49pm —
The Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (FCIL
) is now accepting applications for the 2009 FCIL Shaffer Grant.
The FCIL Schaffer Grant for the July 25-28, 2009 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC provides a waiver of the AALL
Annual Meeting full registration fee and a grant of a minimum $2,000
to assist with… Continue
Added by Lucie Olejnikova on December 12, 2008 at 5:50pm —
There's been quite a bit of buzz about the article below:
145 Lawyers (and Legal Professionals) to Follow on Twitter
Posted on September 9, 2008 by Adrian Lurssen
He's adding to the list. He's presently at 180 and… Continue
Added by Lyonette Louis-Jacques on September 11, 2008 at 1:03pm —
We are working on a Spectrum magazine article about long-distance collaboration projects and are looking for your input! Please take 5 minutes to finish our survey - we'd like to hear about your experiences and opinions. The survey is available at http://tinyurl.com/676ucy
. Thank you in advance for your time and your feedback!
Jessica and Lucie
Reference /… Continue
Added by Lucie Olejnikova on September 5, 2008 at 10:00am —