Tag Archives: academic law libraries

Join PLI for a Lunch & Learn at the AALL Annual Meeting

AALL - Lunch and Learn Invite (2)

For additional information or questions, please contact PLI Library Help Desk at
libraryrelations@pli.edu or (877) 900-5291.

Zombies Are Bad for Circulation

I have a bat in my apartment whose purpose is two fold:
1) To fend off attack
2) To fend off attack from zombies

Luckily, the University of Florida Library is way ahead of me.

The Zombie Survival Guide outlines how to survive if (when) the zombies invade the campus. Also features a handy way to interest students in off-campus access of resources.

In preparation for Zombie infections which may affect UF campus services, this guide shows how library services can be accessed remotely. It also provides pathways for researching survival skills.

Sign up for Events Using Google Docs

Whether its 1Y library introduction or advanced database instruction, getting your law students to sign and show up to an event can be challenging.

Now Google Docs and Calendar is here to make your life just a little bit easier. Allie Jordan has a guest post on the LibraryTech blog where she goes through how to create a form and sign-up process through Google Docs and calendars, allowing your students to register for an event with the click of a button.

Article here.

NY Times Article About the Changing Role of Librarians

Sunday’s New York Times has an article about the changing role of librarians in this new digital age. While the article has a focus on school media specialists, it is an interesting read, and a great bit of visibility for the profession.

It also discusses some of the challenges that librarians face today; balancing an ever-shrinking budget with an ever-expanding amount of information, and the need for a trained professional to filter out the relevant content.

(It’s also the second most emailed article of the day!)

Article here.

Google Backup

In an attempt to provide information from a source that’s not in some way related to Google, a group of academic libraries who have been participating in the Google pooling of resources has created a back-up.

The libraries seek to “create a stable backup of the digital books should Google go bankrupt or lose interest in the book-searching business.”

Article here.

Who Wants $5,000? You Want $5,000.

Just a heads-up: the AALL Research & Publications Committee is accepting research grant applications for the AALL/Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Grants Program ($5,000) until Monday, November 3.

So if you have a research question you’d like to be paid to answer, throw your hat in the ring.

Guidelines and technical information

Things Other Than Westlaw

The ABA recently released the 2008 Legal Technology Survey Report, which showed that the number of lawyers doing online research is larger than ever, and the majority of them are using free online sources, rather than the traditional Westlaw and Lexis.

Which leads the Law Librarian Blog to ask law school and firm librarians: Are you showing these lawyers how do to these things? Come on now, where else did they pick this kind of behavior up?
Are Librarians Training Lawyers and Law Students in the Use of Alternatives to LexisNexis and Westlaw?

The Start of the School Year for Academic Law Libraries

This week’s edition of The Law Librarian, Internet Radio Talk Show (and how much do you love that this exists) talks about what academic law libraries are doing to start the school year off on a good foot.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/2008/09/what-academic-l.html

Registration is required to leave a comment, but you can listen for free (and use the call-in number, if you’re so inspired!)