Keeping Current with News Aggregators

by Stosh Jonjak, Manager of Library Services for the Pittsburgh office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

digital-marketing-1563467_640Librarians and information professionals are accustomed to delivering relevant, late-breaking current awareness to our users. We have access to the latest and greatest news aggregating software currently available on the market. Yet, we have a tendency to overlook our very own information needs. We specialize in using news aggregators, so why not use them to stay current with law librarianship and related fields?

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When Darkness Falls, Heroes Must Rise. Law Librarians Are Positioned to be Those Heroes.

d-casey-flahertyBy way of introduction, my name is Casey Flaherty (@DCaseyFlaherty). I am corporate counsel at Kia Motors America. The opinions I express, however, are my own and not those of Kia Motors America. I was in Seattle for AALL and had a wonderful time presenting with the Queen of Tech, Monica Bay (may her reign be eternal!). Because of the great turnout and superb discussion, our gracious moderator, Steven Lastres, invited us to follow up with blog posts to speak to those who couldn’t make it. Continue reading

How to Sit at the Table: Lean In

by: Joan L. Axelroth, Axelroth and Associates, Library & Information Management Consultant

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I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about the challenges facing law firm librarians, including the obstacles to success and what we can do to overcome them.  Always a worthwhile topic, it is of particular interest these days as I work alongside a stellar committee on programming for the upcoming Private Law Library Summit to be held this July as part of AALL’s annual meeting.   Continue reading

Evaluating eBooks in Law Libraries

Ellyssa Kroski, Manager of Information Systems, New York Law Institute
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Bess Reynolds, Technical Services Manager, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Last week we had the pleasure of speaking at the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) education event: Going Digital – The Challenges of eBooks in Law Libraries. We discussed the current landscape of eBooks right now, the many vendors, publishers, and aggregators that are making these digital volumes available, the variety of pricing models employed, and criteria to determine which of these packages is right for your library. We tackled the current challenges and obstacles to be overcome by both private and academic law libraries interested in implementing an eBooks program. And finally we discussed what law libraries are doing to make eBooks available to their attorneys and patrons. Continue reading

Librarians without Limits

 Contributed by Danielle Botha, OSALL

The 11th SAOIM (SA Online Information Meeting) conference , titled: Innovation in an age of limits, and held from 6-7 June 2012, was one of the best SAOIM conferences I’ve attended. In fact, it was so refreshing, it felt like my brain had a shower. Continue reading