Jean O’Grady has opened up her annual survey of what’s hot and what’s not in law libraries and research centers, and in legal technology and research products. Participate in the annual hits and misses survey on the Dewey B. Strategic blog to add your input on which new products are worth pursuing, and on how well vendors supported their customers during the pandemic. The survey also asks how information professionals assisted their firms as they swung into action to respond to the pandemic.
Respond to the 2020-21 What’s Hot and What’s Not Survey here.
Submitted by Jean O’Grady, Library Director at DLA Piper
The Poll: Please take the brief (10 question) Start/Stop 2013/2014 Poll
I am a big believer in new beginnings. The dawn of a New Year always provides a good excuse to hit the “pause button” and reassess my trajectory both personally and professionally. I started 2014 with a good omen – being bumped up to first class on my first flight of the year. I will add it to my “good luck” inventory of the year – a list which I consult in those inevitable moments of psychic whiplash. Continue reading
By Laura K. Justiss, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas
 A clumsy paraphrase of a quote from one of my favorite movies, “If you build it, he will come.” by The Voice, to protagonist Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), A Field of Dreams (Universal Pictures 1989).
As a former law firm librarian, and now academic law librarian, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your new Blog, On Firmer Ground. Your fresh insights and terrific ideas, while particularly applicable to law firm librarianship, are easily transferrable to law school libraries. We, just like you, are always seeking to identify the most effective ways to reach our primary patrons, leverage our budgets and demonstrate our value to our institutions. Thus reading about the issues and solutions that are uppermost in your minds helps us to better tailor our teaching opportunities with law students.