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Spring 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood 2018 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Spring 2018 Newsletter: The Docket, Emma Wood

Law Library Newsletter

Copy of the Spring 2018 issue of the UMass Law Library Newsletter, The Docket.


Coding With The Building Blocks Of The Web, Nick Szydlowski 2018 Boston College Law School

Coding With The Building Blocks Of The Web, Nick Szydlowski

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Brexit From The Reference Desk : Understanding And Researching The British Exit From The European Union., Erin Gow 2017 University of Louisville

Brexit From The Reference Desk : Understanding And Researching The British Exit From The European Union., Erin Gow

Erin Gow

The result of the British referendum on leaving the European Union came as a shock to many, and the legal, financial, and social implications of “Brexit” are being felt as far away as the United States and even Kentucky. This article presents a brief history of the UK’s role in the EU, an overview of issues that Brexit raises, and an outline of reliable free resources for librarians assisting users at all levels, from students to professionals, who are researching or working in this rapidly changing landscape.


Proquest Regulatory Insight, Pamela C. Brannon 2017 Georgia State University College of Law

Proquest Regulatory Insight, Pamela C. Brannon

Pamela Brannon

No abstract provided.


Llne Letter To Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Susan Drisko Zago 2017 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Llne Letter To Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Susan Drisko Zago

Susan D Zago

A letter from Law Librarians of New England President Susan Drisko Zago urging Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to restore funding to the State Library of Massachusetts for FY 2010 and subsequent years to a realistic level needed to maintain and increase its collections and services.


Law Library Blog (October 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (October 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository 2016/17, Richard Vaughan 2017 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Annual Report Of The Indiana Universiy Maurer School Of Law Digital Repository 2016/17, Richard Vaughan

Digital Repository Annual Reports

A brief annual report documenting the use and growth of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library, Digital Repository. Includes lists of the most downloaded documents and attached Excel spreadsheets of data.


Law Library Blog (September 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (September 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (August 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (August 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Proquest Regulatory Insight, Pamela C. Brannon 2017 Georgia State University College of Law

Proquest Regulatory Insight, Pamela C. Brannon

Faculty Publications By Year

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Service Within And Beyond Our Walls, Mary Whisner 2017 University of Washington School of Law

Service Within And Beyond Our Walls, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

With the growth of the Internet, the typical patron base that reference librarians serve has increased to a much wider group of people who use various electronic means of communication to seek assistance. Ms. Whisner examines how technology has expanded these service borders and discusses the ramifications for the modern reference librarian.


Law Library: 1859-2017, Barbara H. Garavaglia 2017 University of Michigan Law School

Law Library: 1859-2017, Barbara H. Garavaglia

Book Chapters

The Law Library was established in 1859 as part of the Law Department and continues to be "maintained and administered as a part of the instruction and research operation of the Law School." The library has been considered the "apparatus" of the Law Department and "the lawyer's laboratory." Indeed, this underlying view led the library to build a comprehensive collection that would provide "the means necessary for original investigation" and "permit scholars to do research work in any field of law, regardless of country or period." The collection development policy--to collect primary sources of law: statutes, civil law codes ...


Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt

Presentations and other scholarship

Lost & Found is a strategy card-to-mobile game series that teaches medieval religious legal systems with attention to period accuracy and cultural and historical context.

The Lost & Found games project seeks to expand the discourse around religious legal systems, to enrich public conversations in a variety of communities, and to promote greater understanding of the religious traditions that build the fabric of the United States. Comparative religious literacy can build bridges between and within communities and prepare learners to be responsible citizens in our pluralist democracy.

The first game in the series is a strategy game called Lost & Found (high-school and up). In Lost & Found, players take on the role of villagers who must balance family needs with communal needs. They must balance cooperative actions even while addressing individual needs. The game emphasizes the pro-social aspects of religious legal systems including collaboration and cooperation.

Both this game and the second game in the series (Order in the Court) are set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the 12th Century, a crossroads of religions. Lost & Found and Order in the Court both teach elements of the Mishneh Torah, the Jewish legal code written by Moses Maimonides. Maimonides was influenced by the works of Islamic legal scholars and philosophers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Al Ghazahli; he also influenced Islamic scholars.


Brexit From The Reference Desk : Understanding And Researching The British Exit From The European Union., Erin Gow 2017 University of Louisville

Brexit From The Reference Desk : Understanding And Researching The British Exit From The European Union., Erin Gow

Faculty Scholarship

The result of the British referendum on leaving the European Union came as a shock to many, and the legal, financial, and social implications of “Brexit” are being felt as far away as the United States and even Kentucky. This article presents a brief history of the UK’s role in the EU, an overview of issues that Brexit raises, and an outline of reliable free resources for librarians assisting users at all levels, from students to professionals, who are researching or working in this rapidly changing landscape.


Animal Stories For Good Reference Librarians, Mary Whisner 2016 University of Washington School of Law

Animal Stories For Good Reference Librarians, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

This essay uses animals and animal-related metaphors to illustrate several short lessons about practicing reference.


Not What I Planned (A Writing Detour), Mary Whisner 2015 University of Washington School of Law

Not What I Planned (A Writing Detour), Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

Ms. Whisner reflects on the busy lives of law librarians and why sometimes the demands of reference work may keep law librarians from completing planned writing projects in a timely manner.


Libraries And Legal Education, Jonathan Franklin 2015 University of Washington School of Law

Libraries And Legal Education, Jonathan Franklin

Librarians' Chapters in Books

Academic law libraries are in the midst of radical change, probably more so than at any time in the past 100 years. Two factors are converging that make business as usual no longer viable for academic law libraries: transition of legal resources from print to digital formats and economic changes in legal education.

Best Practices for Legal Education did not address the role of law libraries in the delivery of legal education. The changes facing law schools suggest now is the time to articulate how libraries can best contribute to the endeavor. How can best practices for law libraries be ...


Institutions Of Learning Or Havens For Illegal Activities: How The Supreme Court Views Libraries, 25 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 1 (2004), Raizel Liebler 2014 Selected Works

Institutions Of Learning Or Havens For Illegal Activities: How The Supreme Court Views Libraries, 25 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 1 (2004), Raizel Liebler

Raizel Liebler

The role of libraries in American society is varied: libraries act as curators and repositories of American culture's recorded knowledge, as places to communicate with others, and as sources where one can gain information from books, magazines and other printed materials, as well as audio-video materials and the Internet. Courts in the United States have called libraries "the quintessential locus of the receipt of information, "'places that are "dedicated to quiet, to knowledge, and to beauty," and "a mighty resource in the free marketplace of ideas." These positive views of libraries are often in sharp contrast with views by ...


Public Libraries And People In Jail, Kathleen de la Peña McCook 2014 University of South Florida

Public Libraries And People In Jail, Kathleen De La Peña Mccook

Kathleen de la Peña McCook

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963. That detention can turn into a horror like that at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison is hard to fathom, but incarceration of any sort always seems to exist on the edge of sanity, ready to transmute into grim, even fatal, encounters.[sup1] The inhumane treatment of prisoners in Iraq or Afghanistan is emblematic of the worst sort ...


Race And The Reference Librarian, Mary Whisner 2014 University of Washington School of Law

Race And The Reference Librarian, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

Ms. Whisner examines how race arises in the day-to-day work of law librarians, and discusses how law librarians can foster cultural competence and create more welcoming environments in diverse institutions.


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