Category Archives: Law Librarian News

Creative Commons Tips for Special Librarians

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 217

Creative Thinking

Like so many of us, Lucidea‘s Lauren Hays does a lot of presentations. Often these involve using images pulled from the internet. That means consideration must be given to image rights and ownership. Of course, we all know the pain and frustration of finding useful images for our slide decks and presentations. Lauren demystifies the process for one of the more common sources of these images in her latest blog entry: Creative Commons Tips for Special Librarians.

Legal Publishing: Open Access, Open Minds, Open Wallets

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 217

Great Gratitude!

Slaw’s Robert McKay writes, “I found it challenging recently to be asked if I have any further observations or opinions in relation to open access to the law book environment.” Luckily for us, he took some time to think it through and pen a very thought-provoking exploration of the question. Open access clearly has its place, but perhaps not as a means to get by doing legal research on the cheap. Spend some time digesting the very timely: Legal Publishing: Open Access, Open Minds, Open Wallets.

Librarian Read Thyself

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 216

Looking Critically at Librarianship

Explaining the wide spectrum of capabilities and responsibilities an info pro has can be challenging. Last night, my personal trainer and I were chatting and he finally had a bell ring in recognition of what my job is. Info pros across the spectrum are boxed into a public image of our capabilities and that image is often misinformed, incomplete or just plain wrong. Librarian, Read Thyself highlights the dichotomy of views held about librarians and the critical view of a segment of the profession that warrants interest and potentially action.

What Info Pros Are Grateful For

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 216

Great Gratitude!

Once in a while it is nice to slow down, breathe deeply and exhale with gratitude. What Info Pros Are Grateful For shares a spectrum of answers to three questions that inspire deep breaths and long exhales.

Exploring Needs, Tools and Methods in Education

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 213

Getting Educated

From CLE’s in law firms to revisiting legal research training methods and tools, today’s top news highlights explorations that embrace the virtual reality we operate in now.

Product Updates: Westlaw News and Wolters Kluwer Practical Content Dashboard

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 211

Enhancements and New Products

  • Westlaw tabs into ties with Reuters to provide the latest legal news and more. The sources include CQ Roll Call, the Hill and more. Read additional details in Thomson Reuters Unveils Westlaw Today
  • Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory continues to enhance Cheetah. Jean O’Grady gives us the scoop in Wolters Kluwer Releases Practical Content Dashboard. The dashboard brings forward smart charts, smart tasks and other practical content to integrate content into the legal workflow.

Driving Legal Forward

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 210

Steady Ahead

Even with all of the chaos and uncertainty that 2020 has brought, the legal industry has continued to press onward. We see it every day. Despite the lockdowns, social distancing, and myriad restrictions, there is still business to be done and plenty of work to keep us busy. Anecdotally, I have personally heard from colleagues that the workload has actually increased since the pandemic began. The bottom line is that life continues to go on. In the case of the legal industry, what is it that propels us forward even during times of challenge nd upheaval? Ari Kaplan sits down for a candid chat with JEGI’s Scott Mozarsky. They discuss “the strength of the legal market, the enthusiasm for legal technology, what investors are looking for in legal, and where legal is headed”. It’s a fascinating and, I dare say, heartening listen. Check out: Driving Legal Forward.

Early weekend edition

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 209

Taking a Day

Co-editor John has the day off today. Though he is out, he has curated the Friday digest for your reading pleasure. He has chosen the following posts and sends them along without the usual commentary. Enjoy and have a safe and relaxing weekend!

4 dimension for knowledge transfer

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 208

Balancing KM Elements

Nick Milton takes the complicated process of Knowledge Management and provides a simple view that drills to the basics in 4 dimensions for knowledge transfer. Using a Boston Square to document the elements and process for knowledge transfer. This visual makes it easy to see where your attention is and what perhaps you need to focus on to bring your KM efforts into balance.

The future of the law firm library is digital

Librarian News Digest

Vol. 9, No. 206

Spotlighting the Digital Transformation

LAC takes a spin at highlighting the progression in law libraries in The future of law firm library is digital. Reflecting the webinar hosted earlier in the month the article summarizes attorney work habits, the impact of remote work on print use and the changing views of the library.

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