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Maximizing Your Faculty's Scholarly Impact: Techniques To Increase Findability, Caroline L. Osborne, Carol A. Watson, Thomas J. Striepe Jul 2019

Maximizing Your Faculty's Scholarly Impact: Techniques To Increase Findability, Caroline L. Osborne, Carol A. Watson, Thomas J. Striepe

Caroline L. Osborne

Increasing the impact of faculty scholarship is consistently a top priority at law schools. Law librarians are uniquely positioned to offer a significant amount of assistance to faculty and law administration in achieving this goal and enhancing the reputation of the law school. Understanding the differences between the tools and techniques available to assist on this topic can be a complex endeavor. This program will focus on providing the best strategies to increase the impact of faculty scholarship. Speakers will discuss the various social media platforms available to upload scholarship, as well as how to increase findability in search results ...


To Leave Or Not To Leave—Law Libraries And The Fdlp: A Decade Later, Is That Still The Question?, Lauren M. Collins May 2019

To Leave Or Not To Leave—Law Libraries And The Fdlp: A Decade Later, Is That Still The Question?, Lauren M. Collins

Lauren M Collins

This article recounts the literature of the late 1990s and early 2000s, when some librarians, considering the changing form of government information, questioned whether the FDLP would survive in its existing form and recommended FDLP changes that would keep depository libraries engaged as the means of accessing digital government information evolved. In the later 2000s, articles and reports included comprehensive suggestions to the GPO, by and on behalf of library associations, of ways to make depository libraries stronger partners in the FDLP. Possibly in response to these calls for reform, the GPO polled depository libraries in its 2012 FDLP Forecast ...


Ask A Director: Tackling Technology Competencies, Kincaid C. Brown Jan 2019

Ask A Director: Tackling Technology Competencies, Kincaid C. Brown

Law Librarian Scholarship

Question: What technology competencies do librarians and legal information professionals need to assist their organizations as they grapple with issues such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, etc.?


Buckets, Kincaid C. Brown Jan 2019

Buckets, Kincaid C. Brown

Law Librarian Scholarship

Inspired by “‘A Day in My Law Library Life,’ Circa 1997,” this compilation collects descriptions of a day in the lives of law librarians in 2018. The descriptions provide a current snapshot and historical record of the law library profession, with similarities to, and differences from, the profession of 1997.


Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2018, Seaall Apr 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2018, Seaall Feb 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

The 2018 Special Election Edition of the Southeastern Law Librarian details the candidates for open SEAALL Officer positions.


Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2018, Seaall Jan 2018

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2018, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Access To Print, Access To Justice, Kimberly Mattioli Jan 2018

Access To Print, Access To Justice, Kimberly Mattioli

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This article examines the relationship between self-represented litigants and digital literacy and how this particularly vulnerable patron group stands to be harmed by the elimination of print materials from public law libraries. An examination of the literature and a survey help to shed light on this growing problem.


Leaky Boundaries And The Decline Of The Autonomous Law School Library, James G. Milles Nov 2017

Leaky Boundaries And The Decline Of The Autonomous Law School Library, James G. Milles

James G. Milles

Academic law librarians have long insisted on the value of autonomy from the university library system, usually basing their arguments on strict adherence to ABA standards. However, law librarians have failed to construct an explicit and consistent definition of autonomy. Lacking such a definition, they have tended to rely on an outmoded Langdellian view of the law as a closed system. This view has long been discredited, as approaches such as law and economics and sociolegal research have become mainstream, and courts increasingly resort to nonlegal sources of information. Blind attachment to autonomy as a goal rather than a means ...


Legal Education In Crisis, And Why Law Libraries Are Doomed, James G. Milles Nov 2017

Legal Education In Crisis, And Why Law Libraries Are Doomed, James G. Milles

James G. Milles

The dual crises facing legal education - the economic crisis affecting both the job market and the pool of law school applicants, and the crisis of confidence in the ability of law schools and the ABA accreditation process to meet the needs of lawyers or society at large - have undermined the case for not only the autonomy, but the very existence, of law school libraries as we have known them. Legal education in the United States is about to undergo a long-term contraction, and law libraries will be among the first to go. A few law schools may abandon the traditional ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2017, Seaall Oct 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2017, Seaall Jul 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


To Leave Or Not To Leave—Law Libraries And The Fdlp: A Decade Later, Is That Still The Question?, Lauren M. Collins Jul 2017

To Leave Or Not To Leave—Law Libraries And The Fdlp: A Decade Later, Is That Still The Question?, Lauren M. Collins

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

This article recounts the literature of the late 1990s and early 2000s, when some librarians, considering the changing form of government information, questioned whether the FDLP would survive in its existing form and recommended FDLP changes that would keep depository libraries engaged as the means of accessing digital government information evolved. In the later 2000s, articles and reports included comprehensive suggestions to the GPO, by and on behalf of library associations, of ways to make depository libraries stronger partners in the FDLP. Possibly in response to these calls for reform, the GPO polled depository libraries in its 2012 FDLP Forecast ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2017, Seaall Apr 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2017, Seaall Feb 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Special Election Edition 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2017, Seaall Jan 2017

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2017, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Blockchain: Web 3.0 Or Web 3.No?, Debbie Ginsberg Dec 2016

Blockchain: Web 3.0 Or Web 3.No?, Debbie Ginsberg

Debbie Ginsberg

Blockchain: What it is, how it's being used, and what it means for the future of law libraries.


The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus Dec 2016

The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus

Femi Cadmus

Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly. This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. The quintessential law library and librarian cannot only survive but can also thrive in the digital era by continuing to demonstrate value through ...


The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus Oct 2016

The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly.

This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. The quintessential law library and librarian cannot only survive but can also thrive in the digital era by continuing to demonstrate value through ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2016, Seaall Oct 2016

Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2016, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Finding The Middle Ground In Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections In Response To The Call For More Practice-Oriented Legal Education, Leslie A. Street, Amanda M. Runyon Aug 2016

Finding The Middle Ground In Collection Development: How Academic Law Libraries Can Shape Their Collections In Response To The Call For More Practice-Oriented Legal Education, Leslie A. Street, Amanda M. Runyon

Leslie Street

To examine how academic law libraries can respond to the call for more practice-oriented legal education, the authors compared trends in collection management decisions regarding secondary sources at academic and law firm libraries along with law firm librarians’ perceptions of law school legal research training of new associates.


The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken Aug 2016

The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken

Franklin L. Runge

Law libraries are filed with the rules that govern our society, thoughtful scholars, conscientious lawyers, some hard working students, and some procrastinating students. In the past, this required libraries to collect hardbound volumes and loose leafs. Today, the collection is beginning to give way to research platforms filed with those same, or similar, materials and then some; much of the primary legal documentation is even freely available on the web. While the physical footprint of the library may be smaller as a result of this transition, the amount of legal information that researchers have access to has grown exponentially. We ...


The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken Aug 2016

The Future Of Law Libraries, Tina M. Brooks, Franklin L. Runge, Beau Steenken

Law Faculty Popular Media

Law libraries are filed with the rules that govern our society, thoughtful scholars, conscientious lawyers, some hard working students, and some procrastinating students. In the past, this required libraries to collect hardbound volumes and loose leafs. Today, the collection is beginning to give way to research platforms filed with those same, or similar, materials and then some; much of the primary legal documentation is even freely available on the web.

While the physical footprint of the library may be smaller as a result of this transition, the amount of legal information that researchers have access to has grown exponentially. We ...


Analysis Of Citation In Undergraduate Law Projects In Faculties Of Law Libraries In Anambra And Enugu States Of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu Dr, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu Aug 2016

Analysis Of Citation In Undergraduate Law Projects In Faculties Of Law Libraries In Anambra And Enugu States Of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu Dr, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study sought to find out secondary sources of law undergraduate law students cite in their research projects. The study further sought to determine most frequently cited sources as well as their availability in faculty of law libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria. Five research questions guided the study. Survey research design was adopted for the study. A total of 543 projects were used for the study. Checklist and interview were the instrument for data collection. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages to answer research questions 1,2 and 3. Responses from ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2016, Seaall Jul 2016

Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2016, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Bringing Law To The Community: Facilitating Access To Justice In Metropolitan Detroit, Beth Applebaum, Jan Bissett, Michelle Lalonde, Michael Samson, Virginia Thomas Jun 2016

Bringing Law To The Community: Facilitating Access To Justice In Metropolitan Detroit, Beth Applebaum, Jan Bissett, Michelle Lalonde, Michael Samson, Virginia Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

Wayne County is Michigan’s most populous county with 1.775 million residents and its county seat in Detroit. Unlike many other counties throughout the state, Wayne county does not provide a government-supported law library to serve its residents. The Arthur Neef Law Library which serves the Wayne State University Law School has a long-standing tradition of opening its doors to provide legal research services and resources to members of the community.

A fundamental mission of the Law Library, as well as the entire University, is “…meaningful engagement in its urban community”. Legal professionals, students and faculty from other educational ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2016, Seaall Apr 2016

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2016, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2016, Seaall Jan 2016

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2016, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey, Kincaid C. Brown Jan 2016

Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey, Kincaid C. Brown

Law Librarian Scholarship

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of law libraries managing institutional repositories for their law schools. In 2011, there were some 30 law schools with such repositories; now, 80 of the top 100 law schools have their own or participate in a university-wide repository wherein the law school has an identifiable, school-specific collection or community. This article discusses a survey of the of the top 101 law schools, in hopes of facilitating an understanding of the breadth of material to be found in law school institutional repositories.


The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus Jan 2016

The Quintessential Law Library And Librarian In A Digital Era, Femi Cadmus

Faculty Scholarship

Libraries, like most institutions and industries today, are faced with disruptive technologies that challenge their relevancy in a digital era. As a result, erstwhile notions and nostalgia associated with the quintessential library and librarian are changing rapidly. This is a compelling era to reimagine the library, retaining essential traditions alongside the new technologies, which facilitate the preservation, discoverability, accessibility, and delivery of information. It is also an opportunity for libraries to respond creatively and innovatively to change. The quintessential law library and librarian cannot only survive but can also thrive in the digital era by continuing to demonstrate value through ...