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The Promise And Perils Of Massive Open Online Courses: Moocs And The Role Of Law Librarians, Sara Sampson, Leslie A. Street 2019 William & Mary Law School

The Promise And Perils Of Massive Open Online Courses: Moocs And The Role Of Law Librarians, Sara Sampson, Leslie A. Street

Leslie Street

No abstract provided.


Finding The Middle Ground In Collection Development: How Academic Law Librarians Can Shape Their Collections In Response To The Call For More Practice-Oriented Legal Education, Leslie A. Street, Amanda M. Runyon 2019 William & Mary Law School

Finding The Middle Ground In Collection Development: How Academic Law Librarians 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. The results of their survey are followed by recommendations about how academic and firm librarians can work together to best provide law students with materials they will need in practice.


A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses, Leslie A. Street, Shawn G. Nevers 2019 William & Mary Law School

A Golden Opportunity: Legal Research Simulation Courses, Leslie A. Street, Shawn G. Nevers

Leslie Street

No abstract provided.


Georgia And State Research Resources, Pamela C. Brannon 2019 Georgia State University College of Law

Georgia And State Research Resources, Pamela C. Brannon

Pamela Brannon

Shares a variety of websites for gathering the state of Georgia and other state information from for legal research.


Law Library Blog (August 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2019 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (August 2019): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Cyberlaws And Cybercafés: Analysis Of Operational Legislation In Some Commonwealth Jurisdictions And The United States, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Cyberlaws And Cybercafés: Analysis Of Operational Legislation In Some Commonwealth Jurisdictions And The United States, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

This chapter will discuss the existing cyber laws in some commonwealth countries and the United States. It compares the various definitions accorded to cyber crimes in these countries. It examines and discusses when cyber crime occurs in the various jurisdictions regardless of where it originates, the laws that apply to pornographv, the significance of jurisdiction for Internet criminals in all these countries, as well as when cybercafe operators are liable in cyber related crimes.


Reaping The Benefits Of Mentors And Trusted Advisors, Carol A. Watson, Kristina L. Hiedringhaus, Caroline Osborne 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Reaping The Benefits Of Mentors And Trusted Advisors, Carol A. Watson, Kristina L. Hiedringhaus, Caroline Osborne

Caroline L. Osborne

This program delved into the benefits you can gain from cultivating a network of mentors and trusted advisors. Participants learned how to find their own mentor or advisor, how to build that relationship, why more than one mentor or advisor may be helpful, and why you are never too old (or experienced) to need a mentor. Participants had a hands-on opportunity to create their own mentorship plan by defining what they need from a mentor, how to find someone who can fulfill those needs, and how to begin developing that relationship.


Fake News, Post-Truth & Information Literacy, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kristina L. Niedringhaus 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Fake News, Post-Truth & Information Literacy, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne, Kristina L. Niedringhaus

Caroline L. Osborne

What is fake news? How did it arise? Why does recognizing fake news matter? How do we create information literate consumers in the legal community? This program will discuss the intersection of fake news and information literacy theory. We’ll provide an overview of the rise and proliferation of fake news including highlights of historical instances; a discussion of the impact of failing to detect fake news; and strategies for creating successful information literacy programming.


Legal Information Institutes (Llls) - Free Legal Stuff, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Legal Information Institutes (Llls) - Free Legal Stuff, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

Multi-disciplinary and comparative approach to legal studies implies that research should go outside the conventional research sources and consult a variety of options. Open access to legal information is made possible by legal information institutes worldwide. In the early 1990s, the Australian Legal Information Institute (AustiLII) initiated this unique medium of disseminating free legal information.


Maximizing Your Faculty's Scholarly Impact: Techniques To Increase Findability, Carol A. Watson, Thomas J. Striepe, Caroline Osborne 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

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

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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 focused on providing the best strategies to increase the impact of faculty scholarship. Speakers discussed the various social media platforms available to upload scholarship, as well as how to increase findability in search results and take ...


Leading, Energizing, And Developing Staff Through Times Of Change, Carol A. Watson, June Liebert, Jane Sánchez, Austin Martin Williams 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Leading, Energizing, And Developing Staff Through Times Of Change, Carol A. Watson, June Liebert, Jane Sánchez, Austin Martin Williams

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The nature of library work is changing. New technology, user preferences, tighter budgets, and new expectations have meant that libraries have altered and adapted the way they provide resources and services. While these changes have brought many benefits to library users, innovations in how libraries provide resources and services often have long-term implications on the skills needed from librarians and staff. Now more than ever, it's important to communicate to staff about the future of their work and their roles in the library, and to provide them with the development and training they need to transition into new roles ...


Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson 2019 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson

Presentations

A baseline understanding of cognitive theory and educational psychology concepts is critical to successful student learning. With librarians in all settings providing more teaching and training than ever, designing educational experiences with these concepts in mind will result in greater retention and understanding for their patrons. This program will discuss five important ideas from cognitive learning science and give examples of how librarians and other information professionals can incorporate those theories into their instructional offerings. Participants will then work in groups to brainstorm ways various theories can be applied as they design or restructure their own instructional programs.

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Access To Digital Legal Information: Focus On The English-Speaking Caribbean Countries, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Access To Digital Legal Information: Focus On The English-Speaking Caribbean Countries, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

The Internet and various digitization initiatives have opened up immediate access to legal materials such as statutes, bills, law reports etc. through government websites and the Legal Information Institutes. There is a dearth in the legal information that is free and openly accessible for countries in the English-speaking Caribbean even though there has been relative progress in the last ten years. A number of these countries have Freedom of Information or Access to Information legislation which requires that government must make information openly accessible to its citizens. This paper reviews developments and government efforts in providing free and accessible legal ...


Law Via The Internet: Report On The Conference, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Law Via The Internet: Report On The Conference, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York hosted the LVI (Law via the Internet) 2012. The conference also marked the twentieth anniversary of the LIIs (Legal Information Institutes) of the world, which have grown exponentially. The anniversary was not a cake-eating celebration but a two-day deliberation with members of an open access society who have been striving to make legal information freely available on the Internet. Many of the speakers at the sessions shared their experiences from the different projects they have been working on over the past twenty years or more, and the LIIs continue to improve. It was ...


Heinonline’S World Constitutions Illustrated In Top 5 Fcil Sources, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Heinonline’S World Constitutions Illustrated In Top 5 Fcil Sources, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

World Constitutions Illustrated provides access to constitutions of various jurisdictions. There is a current constitution in the original language, one English language translation for each country, and amending laws for each constitution.

The database provides access to constitutional development documents, which is very important and critical, especially when researching smaller economies and jurisdictions. It serves as a one-stop shop for materials that may not necessarily be easily available anywhere else.


Regulating Social Media Use In The Workplace, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Regulating Social Media Use In The Workplace, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

The advent of social networking sites (SNS) has become a reality of the digital age. These sites are highly interactive, creative and addictive for individuals to exchange personal, professional and social ideas but its use has also been the subject of litigation in the courts lately just like any man made invention. People using these sites have sparked a number of legal challenges that have dramatically changed the world. This raises a number of questions as to whether there are clear guidelines on the use of these tools by employers and employees.

This paper is a case commentary of one ...


Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yemisi Dina 2019 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Book Review: Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Yemisi Dina

Yemisi Dina

Americanah is based on a love story that revolved around 3 continents - Africa, North America, and Europe. The themes of race, gender, and identity feature prominently in this award winning novel. Adichie’s story gives a vivid description of the lives of young teenagers of various ethnic and class structures in military-ruled Nigeria from the late 1970s to the 1990s and the beginning of a democratic government. It subtly describes the different ramifications of corruption and highlights a very degenerative period and the beginning of professional brain drain in the country.


Maximizing Your Faculty's Scholarly Impact: Techniques To Increase Findability, Caroline L. Osborne, Carol A. Watson, Thomas J. Striepe 2019 West Virginia University College of Law

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 ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2019, SEAALL 2019 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2019, Seaall

Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Non-English Materials For The English Speaker : European Languages, Erin Gow 2019 University of Louisville

Non-English Materials For The English Speaker : European Languages, Erin Gow

Erin Gow

So many legal materials are in languages other than English worldwide, that it is inevitable that most of us will need to find or access one of these documents at some point. Foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) librarians often work with materials in languages in which they are not fluent, and can provide useful ideas and insight for the non-FCIL specialist faced with this type of research. This portion of a 2019 AALL webinar titled "Non-English Materials for the English Speaker" focuses on European languages, and provides practical guidance in finding English translations of European laws, tips and techniques ...


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