AALL reports this morning the name change proposal failed. A little more than 4 out of every 5 votes received were
Though I have been accused of having “grizzly bear” hair by a certain toddler who shares a house with me,
If you are a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and have not been living under that proverbial
Welcome to Part 2 of this series, where we will cover specific marketing opportunities that currently exist for the law
The Cool Tools Café program at this year’s AALL Annual Meeting showcased–like it always does–many great presentations concerning implementing technologies
The Exhibit Hall at AALL showcased a clear trend towards vendors offering visualization tools to improve the process of legal researching. From a macro level, legal research has transitioned from being a chiefly print-based medium to a primarily electronic-based medium, and, encouragingly, vendors have developed tools to really exploit this shift.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we are not referring to the end of the year holidays. We are talking about library summer conference season, of course. That time of year when the business cards come out, the presentations go on, and the networking and educational opportunitiesget craaaaazy! Hold onto your lanyards folks, because iBraryGuy is hitting the road with you.
(photo (c) 2009 Dorli Photography, available here) As collections are becoming more electronic, the value of the library space is becoming increasingly questioned. A trend among articles written by non-librarians is to link the edifice with the profession: the librarian works in a library, technology is making libraries obsolete, therefore librarians will also become obsolete (librarians are a dead end job according to this article from Yahoo Education, and librarians are a dying breed according to this article from Digital Book World). Even articles that attempt to exclaim the value of librarianship focus heavily on the library spaces, rather than the professionals in those spaces. For example, this recent CNN article kindly relates how libraries are thriving, but focuses almost completely on the edifices themselves: the architecture of the Seattle Public Library, 27 fascinating buildings, the library as a community space, and a photographer’s book of photos of public libraries are all given substantial ink (pixels?). Again, the perception is the
AALL announced details on its plans to produce a ROI study about law librarians and law libraries (press release available
Add another candle to the cake! On Firmer Ground, the little law librarian blog that could, has turned two years