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Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans Jun 2016

Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans

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Explores why today's students are drawn to visuals and retain information better from combinations of graphics and text, give examples of legal infographics, and present tips and free web tools for creating your own infographics to use in the classroom.


The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osborne May 2015

The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osborne

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Open access within legal academia provides a case study for the effective use of digital formats to promote scholarship. The presenters review the background historical developments in this field, and consider the benefits and rationales for providing open access to legal scholarship, including the special faculty concerns arising from SSRN and its relationship to the institutional repository. Results from the presenters’ recent empirical study of the citation advantage for open access scholarship in American law reviews will be discussed and placed in broader context of the benefits of open access scholarship.


Digital Commons And Ssrn: Turning Perceived Conflict Into Real Synergy, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson Apr 2014

Digital Commons And Ssrn: Turning Perceived Conflict Into Real Synergy, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson

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Covers the history of SSRN and the development of institutional repositories, how to positively address faculty concerns about losing SSRN download statistics, statistical analysis of downloads on each platform and research behavior, and an overview of the strengths and advantages of each platform.


Working The Room: Skills For Mastering Social Situations, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Mar 2012

Working The Room: Skills For Mastering Social Situations, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

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Provides tips to help people successfully navigate social functions, particularly professional events.


Law & Reference: Answering Legal Reference Questions, Wendy Moore, Maureen Cahill Oct 2011

Law & Reference: Answering Legal Reference Questions, Wendy Moore, Maureen Cahill

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Answering legal reference questions can be challenging, especially when you are not doing it on a daily basis. More and more legal information is available freely on the internet, but sometimes it is hard to know what the best sources are and how to make certain you are not accidentally practicing law at the reference desk. This presentation provides exposure to helpful internet resources and discussion of effective strategies to help you answer legal related reference questions in a non-law library setting with skill and confidence.


Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Jul 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

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As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting.

However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


Designing And Preserving Special Collections, Sharon Bradley, Suzanne R. Graham Apr 2011

Designing And Preserving Special Collections, Sharon Bradley, Suzanne R. Graham

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Our collections' unique holdings can make the greatest impact to scholarship, and yet our special collections often suffer from a lack of staff expertise to preserve and describe unusual formats. An experienced special collections cataloger and a special collections librarian will share the basics of standards-based cataloging and preservation of these formats. Program will include hands-on practice with creating a metadata record for a manuscript and a photograph collection (with attention paid to perceived impact of RDA).


Resource Description & Access, Suzanne R. Graham Feb 2011

Resource Description & Access, Suzanne R. Graham

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For a decade, the cataloging world has relied upon the _Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd ed. revised_ to guide its work. As soon as July 2011, AACR2 might be replaced with a new cataloging code, Resource Description & Access (RDA)

RDA is still a work in progress, but this talk covers the main goals in greater detail and points out a couple of the major changes to our MARC records (major new fields and subfields) that appear in records already.


Cataloging Staff Participation In Community Tagging, Suzanne R. Graham Oct 2010

Cataloging Staff Participation In Community Tagging, Suzanne R. Graham

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Good cataloging helps our users find relevant materials. When we add descriptive tags to our records we potentially enhance user experience in our catalog, but we need to carefully assess our catalogs’ indexing and functionality.


Paper Chase: Resources To Organize Your Papers And Bibliographies, Sharon Bradley Sep 2010

Paper Chase: Resources To Organize Your Papers And Bibliographies, Sharon Bradley

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Shares data and information management software that is freely available on the Internet for personal and professional use. Includes overviews of Zotero, Evernote, and Mendeley, which enable users to format bibliographies as well as share and save important information as documents, photographs and audio files.


Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Jul 2010

Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

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Successful meetings are the result of careful planning and facilitation, not luck. Watson and Moore share proven techniques practiced at the University of Georgia School of Law Library to enhance meeting effectiveness.


Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson Jul 2010

Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson

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Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show twenty images each for twenty seconds. The short time keeps the information flowing and engages the audience more effectively than a text-laden typical PowerPoint presentation.


Persuasive Arguments For Establishing An Institutional Repository, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson Jul 2009

Persuasive Arguments For Establishing An Institutional Repository, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson

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Presents the business case for creating an institutional repository (IR), including a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages with Social Science Research Network (SSRN); offers advice on obtaining faculty buy-in to the project in order to obtain content; reviews copyright right issues involved in depositing published materials into the repository; and suggests ways in which creating a repository can build relationships beyond the institution.