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A Transition To Retirement, Mary Whisner 2023 University of Washington School of Law

A Transition To Retirement, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

Perhaps this article will start you thinking about your own retirement, whether it’s around the corner or many years in the future. You can talk to financial advisers about pensions and health insurance. It’s also important to think about intangibles, like changing your professional identity and what you will miss about your work. You plan your other career moves (job to job, city to city); this transition is worth planning, too.


Ok, Zoomer: Teaching Legal Research To Gen Z, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck 2023 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Ok, Zoomer: Teaching Legal Research To Gen Z, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck

Library Staff Articles

Generation Z has entered law school. With each new generation comes new education preferences. While research on Gen Z in the legal academy has grown over the past few years, to date none deal explicitly with teaching legal research to Gen Z. This article connects Gen Z’s childhood and resulting peer personality to 10 tangible pedagogical changes for teaching legal research to Gen Z.


Locating Free And Low-Cost Secondary Sources In Michigan, Cody James 2023 University of Michigan Law School

Locating Free And Low-Cost Secondary Sources In Michigan, Cody James

Law Librarian Scholarship

Secondary sources are all the legal resources that describe what the law is without actually having the force of law. For example, treatises, law review articles, and practice series are secondary sources while statutes, regulations, and cases are primary sources. Although secondary sources are not binding authority, they provide valuable, up-to-date insight and commentary about existing laws. These insights are especially useful when handling matters outside of an attorney’s usual areas of practice.

Unfortunately, secondary sources are not cheap — consider that a full set of Michigan Civil Jurisprudence has a retail cost of $25,119. That said, a lot of …


Law Libraries And Sustainability Of Judicial Precedent In Nigerian Legal System, Emmanuel Owushi Dr 2023 University of Port Harcourt

Law Libraries And Sustainability Of Judicial Precedent In Nigerian Legal System, Emmanuel Owushi Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study adopted descriptive study to examine law libraries and sustainability of judicial precedent in Nigerian legal system. The population involved legal educators, law librarians and practitioners in four States in different geopolitical zones of Nigeria, namely Rivers State, Lagos State, Benue State, and Anambra State. Due to the large population, the study employed multi-stage of balloting and random sampling techniques to sample 100 respondents each from the selected states. Out of the 400 samples, 389 respondents responded correctly to the questionnaire, indicating a 97.3 percent response rate. A self-designed questionnaire was utilized and means score was used to answer …


Generative Ai And Finding The Law, Paul D. Callister 2023 University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Law

Generative Ai And Finding The Law, Paul D. Callister

Faculty Works

Legal information science requires, among other things, principles and theories. The article states five principles or considerations that any discussion of generative AI large language models and their role in finding the law must include. The article concludes that law librarianship will increasingly become legal information science and require new paradigms. In addition to the five principles, the article applies ecological holistic media theory to understand the relationship of the legal community’s cognitive authority, institutions, techné (technology, medium and method), geopolitical factors, and the past and future to understand the changes in this information milieu. The article also explains …


Deeppatent2: A Large-Scale Benchmarking Corpus For Technical Drawing Understanding, Kehinde Ajayi, Xin Wei, Martin Gryder, Winston Shields, Jian Wu, Shawn M. Jones, Michal Kucer, Diane Oyen 2023 Old Dominion University

Deeppatent2: A Large-Scale Benchmarking Corpus For Technical Drawing Understanding, Kehinde Ajayi, Xin Wei, Martin Gryder, Winston Shields, Jian Wu, Shawn M. Jones, Michal Kucer, Diane Oyen

Computer Science Faculty Publications

Recent advances in computer vision (CV) and natural language processing have been driven by exploiting big data on practical applications. However, these research fields are still limited by the sheer volume, versatility, and diversity of the available datasets. CV tasks, such as image captioning, which has primarily been carried out on natural images, still struggle to produce accurate and meaningful captions on sketched images often included in scientific and technical documents. The advancement of other tasks such as 3D reconstruction from 2D images requires larger datasets with multiple viewpoints. We introduce DeepPatent2, a large-scale dataset, providing more than 2.7 million …


Overcoming Barriers To Documenting Institutional Knowledge, Cynthia Bassett, Lauren Seney 2023 University of Missouri Law School

Overcoming Barriers To Documenting Institutional Knowledge, Cynthia Bassett, Lauren Seney

Faculty Publications

It is inevitable—employees come and go in libraries. When they leave, they take their institutional knowledge out the door with them unless it is captured before they go. Documenting institutional knowledge is crucial for continuity of service. Anyone who has ever inherited a department or started at a new library with highly reined and involved procedures knows that learning how and why processes are managed can be overwhelming. If there is no documentation to explain things, library staff can be stymied for months as they get up to speed, severely impacting productivity and morale. Knowing all of this, many libraries …


Prison Libraries, Intellectual Freedom And Social Justice In Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Oluyomi Abidemi Awofeso PhD 2023 Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Prison Libraries, Intellectual Freedom And Social Justice In Nigeria, Olusegun Adebayo Opesanwo, Oluyomi Abidemi Awofeso Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper deployed a systematic review to examine prison libraries and intellectual freedom towards attaining social justice in Nigeria. Information resources used cover the periods of 2010 and 2020 to articulate the necessary development in prison libraries, intellectual freedom and social justice in Nigeria. Search engines such as Google scholar, Semantic Scholar, and RefSeek were used to retrieve information and through different queries yielded several results but very few of them were selected to fit in the study due to limited studies directed to address the focus of this study particularly in the Nigeria scenario. Information obtained were subjected to …


Build A Career That Aligns With Your Passions, Ashley A. Ahlbrand 2023 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Build A Career That Aligns With Your Passions, Ashley A. Ahlbrand

Articles by Maurer Faculty

When I was wrapping up my final semester of law school, I was fretting about what I would do next. The job market for new attorneys had tanked, less than half of my classmates had job offers lined up, I had no connections of my own that I could work, and worse, I still didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Expressing my anxiety to our school’s Westlaw rep at the time, she asked me to reflect on my favorite parts of law school. That was easy: I loved any class where I could write a …


Law Library Blog (December 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2022 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (December 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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The “Food Blog” Scroll And Its Impact On Online Legal Research, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck 2022 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The “Food Blog” Scroll And Its Impact On Online Legal Research, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck

Library Staff Online Publications

After transitioning from a written to a “live” format for assignments in my Advanced Legal Research class, I noticed a vaguely familiar pattern of students unintentionally scrolling past relevant information on their screens.


Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita 2022 University of Georgia

Digital Library Of Georgia (September 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (November 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2022 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (November 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


W&L Law Library Newsletter, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 (Nov. 2022), The Law Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law 2022 The Law Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law

W&L Law Library Newsletter, Vol. 2, Iss. 1 (Nov. 2022), The Law Library At Washington And Lee University School Of Law

W&L Law Library Newsletter

W&L Law Library Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1 (November 2022).


Case Files From The Late Hon. Michael S. Kanne Donated To The Jerome Hall Law Library, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Case Files From The Late Hon. Michael S. Kanne Donated To The Jerome Hall Law Library, James Owsley Boyd

Keep Up With the Latest News from the Law School (blog)

The case files of the late Judge Michael S. Kanne have been donated to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Jerome Hall Law Library.

Kanne, a 1968 graduate of the Law School, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1987 up until his death in June 2022. Prior to his elevation to the Seventh Circuit, Judge Kanne served on the bench of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Indiana.

Judge Kanne’s files span the entirety of his service on the Seventh Circuit, and contain papers regarding opinions, concurrences, and dissents …


W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2022, Andrew Christensen, Michelle Cosby, Jennifer Mitchell, Christopher B. Seaman, Melanie D. Wilson 2022 Washington and Lee University School of Law

W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration 2022, Andrew Christensen, Michelle Cosby, Jennifer Mitchell, Christopher B. Seaman, Melanie D. Wilson

Library Events

On October 6, 2022, the Washington and Lee Law Library hosted the fourth W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center and took place in the Law Library's main reading room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

On display were dozens of scholarly articles, books, and chapters authored by the W&L Law faculty and student body between October 2019 and October 2022, with hundreds of additional works accessible online through the Scholarly Commons institutional repository.

Faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators mingled with law students over hors d'oeuvres and wine to peruse the formidable scholarly …


Citation Sources For Legal Scholarship: Ranking The Top 28 Law Faculties, John R. Beatty 2022 University at Buffalo School of Law

Citation Sources For Legal Scholarship: Ranking The Top 28 Law Faculties, John R. Beatty

Law Librarian Contributions to Books

This study examines the effects of the data source on citation metrics and faculty rankings by comparing three sources of legal scholarship citation data: Google Scholar, Westlaw, and HeinOnline. It compares six years of citations to works by all of the tenured and tenure-track members of the top twenty-eight faculties as determined by two recent legal citation studies. Rankings generated using the Leiter-Sisk method on the data from the three sources showed moderate to high correlation (0. 77 to 0. 96) to each other. Total citations and total publications for each faculty were moderately to highly correlated to rankings, while …


Academic Law Librarian Credentials And Student Loan Debt, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck 2022 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Academic Law Librarian Credentials And Student Loan Debt, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck

Library Staff Online Publications

When Joe Biden announced some student loan debt forgiveness last week, borrowers everywhere let out a collective (if muted) sigh of relief: finally. The student loan debt crisis and resulting debate is well-documented and I won’t go into more detail on it in general. But I’ve been thinking about the relationship between student debt and librarian credentials and the emerging crisis in academic law libraries: too many job openings, not enough qualified candidates. It’s all connected. But how?


Law Library Blog (August 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2022 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (August 2022): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


We’Re All Historical Researchers Now: The Impact Of Dobbs On Legal Research Instruction, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck 2022 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

We’Re All Historical Researchers Now: The Impact Of Dobbs On Legal Research Instruction, Olivia R. Smith Schlinck

Library Staff Online Publications

Congratulations, it’s July, which means you have officially survived what may very well be considered the most consequential Supreme Court term in the history of the United States. Simply existing in this country over the past few weeks (months? years?) feels like trying to swim through rapidly drying concrete. Avoiding the news is impossible if for no other reason than the direct impact so much of the news of late has on the job of a law librarian. Imagine teaching a legal research class at the end of this past SCOTUS sitting? I’ll spare you the image because I did, …


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