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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

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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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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 ...


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

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Time Traveling With Timelines: Web Apps For Storytelling In Libraries, Sharon Bradley, Rachel S. Evans 2019 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Time Traveling With Timelines: Web Apps For Storytelling In Libraries, Sharon Bradley, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

From online embeds to interactive displays, timelines can serve many purposes and tell powerful stories. At the University of Georgia’s Law Library we have teamed up with faculty and staff to bring history to life, engage students, and preserve scholarly and institutional milestones. Through trial and error we have found a variety of tools for creating timelines digitally. In this article we share our four favorite web-based applications for creating timelines including Tiki-Toki, TimeToast, Prezi and Piktochart.


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David deMaine, Susan Azyndar 2019 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Reflections From Calicon19: Two Best Sessions, Rachel S. Evans 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Reflections From Calicon19: Two Best Sessions, Rachel S. Evans

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Rachel Evans summarizes the recent Computer Assisted Legal Education (CALI) conference held in Columbia, SC in June 2019. Specifically Evans reviews two sessions related to automating work in institutional repositories and using eResources for more affordable course materials.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL groups.


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 ...


An Introduction To Legal Research, Anne Burnett, Stephen Wolfson 2019 University of Georgia Law Library

An Introduction To Legal Research, Anne Burnett, Stephen Wolfson

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As part of UGA Summer Academy Legal Camp two law librarians teamed up to give an introduction to legal research to high school students from across the country, including tips and strategies for using Google effectively.


A Time Lord, A Timeline And Legal Instruction, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, Eleanor Lanier 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

A Time Lord, A Timeline And Legal Instruction, Rachel S. Evans, Sharon Bradley, Eleanor Lanier

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From online embeds to interactive displays, timelines can serve many purposes and tell powerful stories. In this session librarians team up with an archivist and a clinician to bring history to life, engage students, and preserve the scholarly and institutional milestones. A variety of tools for creating digital timelines and gathering content will be shared including TikiToki, TimeToast, and Piktochart. Comparisons will be given based on cost, technical limitations, collaborative potential, and general ease of use. Potential applications for timelines will also be shared in the form of examples including:

  • a TimeToast embedded timeline tribute for individual faculty scholarship as ...


Automating Processing And Intake In The Institutional Repository With Python, John Beatty 2019 University at Buffalo School of Law

Automating Processing And Intake In The Institutional Repository With Python, John Beatty

Law Librarian Other Scholarship

The Charles B. Sears Law Library at the University at Buffalo School of Law recently completed a seven-month project to load the entire backfile of the school's six law journals onto its Digital Commons repository. The vast majority went fairly quickly, but some of the early volumes required a large amount of additional processing. For its first 22 volumes, the Buffalo Law Review covered current legal developments through case notes, including 14 years of in-depth coverage of the previous year's New York Court of Appeals term. These case notes provide a contemporary review of the development of New ...


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

Faculty Scholarship

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 ...


Quick Question: What About Conferences?, Rachel S. Evans 2019 University of Georgia School of Law

Quick Question: What About Conferences?, Rachel S. Evans

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Rachel Evans targets other merging technical services librarians in this blog post for new members. The post shares personal experience with conferences and other advice as well as offers other members to contribute their own advice and memories in response.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL groups.


Sustainable And Open Access To Valuable Legal Research Information: A New Framework, Alex Zhang, James Hart 2019 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Sustainable And Open Access To Valuable Legal Research Information: A New Framework, Alex Zhang, James Hart

Alex Zhang

This article evaluates the current status of access to foreign and international legal research information, analyzes the challenges that information providers have experienced in providing valuable and sustainable access, and proposes a model that would help create and facilitate effective and sustainable access to valuable foreign, comparative, and international legal information.


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