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In And Out Behind The Desk--In And Out Of The Country, Kimberli Kelmor 2011 Georgetown University Law Center

In And Out Behind The Desk--In And Out Of The Country, Kimberli Kelmor

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

In the fifteen-plus years I've been a law librarian, I've been in and out of the closet. Or, more accurately, I've been out, back in, and back out again. That status could change at any time.


Regulating Social Media Use In The Workplace, Yemisi Dina 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Regulating Social Media Use In The Workplace, Yemisi Dina

Editorials and Commentaries

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 ...


Tenure Advice For Law Librarians And Their Directors, Carol A. Parker 2011 University of New Mexico - School of Law

Tenure Advice For Law Librarians And Their Directors, Carol A. Parker

Faculty Scholarship

Successful tenure candidates will excel as librarians, master shared governance concepts and understand their institution’s culture. Candidates should engage in self-reflection and seek feedback throughout the tenure-track process. Supportive directors and supervisors will provide support to candidates and ensure well-developed promotion and tenure policies exist and are consistently applied.


Access To Digital Legal Information: Focus On The English-Speaking Caribbean Countries, Yemisi Dina 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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

Articles & Book Chapters

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 ...


Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2010, SEAALL 2010 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Fall 2010, Seaall

Newsletters

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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 2010 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

Library Staff Publications

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.


Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2010, SEAALL 2010 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Summer 2010, Seaall

Newsletters

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Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2010, SEAALL 2010 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Spring 2010, Seaall

Newsletters

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Overcoming Your Aversion To The M Word: Marketing Your Library Effectively To Patrons, Lisa Smith-Butler 2010 Charleston School of Law

Overcoming Your Aversion To The M Word: Marketing Your Library Effectively To Patrons, Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa Smith-Butler

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Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2010, SEAALL 2010 University of Kentucky

Southeastern Law Librarian Winter 2010, Seaall

Newsletters

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A Primer On Digital Object Identifiers For Law Librarians, Benjamin J. Keele 2010 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

A Primer On Digital Object Identifiers For Law Librarians, Benjamin J. Keele

Library Staff Publications

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Change And Continuity (Rip Van Winkle's Reference Office), Mary Whisner 2010 University of Washington School of Law

Change And Continuity (Rip Van Winkle's Reference Office), Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

How much has law librarianship changed over the past twenty years? Ms. Whisner imagines coming back to her library after being asleep for twenty years, and concludes that while our tools have changed, the basics of our jobs have remained remarkably stable.


Llne Letter To Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Susan Drisko Zago 2010 University of New Hampshire School of Law

Llne Letter To Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Susan Drisko Zago

Law Faculty Scholarship

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.


Library Anxiety Of Law Students: A Study Utilizing The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale, Stacey L. Bowers 2010 University of Denver

Library Anxiety Of Law Students: A Study Utilizing The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale, Stacey L. Bowers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether law students experienced library anxiety and, if so, which components contributed to that anxiety. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale (MLAS) developed by Dr. Doris Van Kampen was used to assess library anxiety levels of law students. The MLAS is a 53 question Likert scale instrument that measures the construct of library anxiety. Participants in the study were law students enrolled in a private Midwestern university during the 2009-2010 academic year who completed the survey instrument.

Law students are a unique graduate school population who undergo an extremely rigorous and competitive ...


Copyright And Education: Lessons On African Copyright And Access, Dick Kawooya 2010 University of South Carolina

Copyright And Education: Lessons On African Copyright And Access, Dick Kawooya

Faculty Publications

The African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project is a pan-African research network of academics and researchers from law, economics and the information sciences, spanning Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Research conducted by the project was designed to investigate the extent to which copyright is fulfilling its objective of facilitating access to knowledge, and learning materials in particular, in the study countries. The hypotheses tested during the course of research were that: (a) the copyright environments in study countries are not maximising access to learning materials, and (b) the copyright environments in study countries ...


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