Category: Library and Legal Trends
Last November, the Lane Powell library put on an evening showcase to highlight select electronic resources. Attorneys turned up for a wine and resource pairing, and learned new tools and search tips. Join us to learn how Philippe Cloutier and Laurel Evans developed and facilitated this event at their firm.
When: Wednesday, April 29th Noon – 1 pm
Where: Lane Powell, 1420 5th Ave #4200 Seattle, WA 98101 42nd Floor Conference room – behind the reception desk. Please have your ID with you.
Come for the programming and stay for the networking! In addition to our amazing line up of speakers, we will have time for you to meet with your colleagues and vendors over beverages and tasty snacks. We will close our networking activities with a drawing for… well, you’re just going to have to come see for yourselves!
Register by March 11 at: http://goo.gl/oxqhJC
You have ONE MONTH to propose a session for CALIcon15. How have you used technology in your classroom? What is a cool tool you made with a Raspberry Pi? Did you solve the problem of keeping ebooks in your library’s collection? Tell us all about it! Don’t worry if you think your idea is not good enough- we’ll be sure to crush your hopes and dreams when we vote on presentations after April 3.
Go to http://conference.cali.org/2015/, log in if you registered last year or register on the site and submit a presentation. If your presentation is selected, you get to attend CALIcon for the low, low, LOW price of $95.
Many LLOPS and AALL members also retain ALA membership, and are gearing up for the 2015 ALA Election. Seattle’s own Joe Janes is a candidate for ALA President. Joe Janes has been with UW’s Information School since 1999, and is the current chair of the MLIS program.
Read more about Joe and other ALA Presidential Candidates on the ALA Election Information webpage!
This Friday, October 17, at 2PM, Central Time, the podcast “Law Librarian Conversations,” will host a conversation about law librarianship education and as a career. Brought to you by the Schmid Law Library at the University of Nebraska College of Law, you can listen in to the podcast live on BlogTalkRadio.
Our special guests this month will be Penny Hazelton, Library Director and Professor at the University of Washington School of Law and Mike Chiorazzi, Associate Dean for Information Resources and Professor at the University of Arizona College of Law.
The show will be co-hosted by Roger Skalbeck, Associate Librarian for Electronic Resources, Georgetown University Law Library, Marcia Dority Baker, Access Services Librarian at the Schmid Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law and me. We’ll be joined on the panel by Elizabeth Farrell, Associate Director at Florida State University College of Law.
Please join the conversation by listening in live, or subscribing to the podcast from iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Don’t forget to join the chat room during the show, if you listen live. Follow this link to listen in, join the chat room or call in at (347) 945-7183.
by Michelle Bagley
Dean of Clark Libraries and Academic Success Services
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month in Washington State! Thank you for your partnership on this important initiative. As stated by the National Forum for Information Literacy (NFIL): “As a member of the 21st century workforce skills movement, the practice of information literacy nurtures the development of a critical skill set needed so that any learner and/or worker can thrive and compete effectively in today’s global digital economy. As we move further into the 21st century, we are convinced that information literacy will become the standard-bearer for academic achievement, workforce productivity, competitive advantage, and national security.”
Post a link to your social networking sites using this link- http://librariesthriving.org/partnerships/2014-information-literacy-campaign or use the digital badge to show your support.
Washington joins the more than twenty three states and one U.S. territory who have issued IL Proclamations! http://infolit.org/nfil-proclamation-campaign-project/ . Learn more about the 2014 Information Literacy Campaign here – http://www.librariesthriving.org/partnerships/2014-information-literacy-campaign.
by Peggy Jarrett
This week’s AALL e-news includes this urgent message about H.R. 4195, a bill which removes the statutory requirement to print the Federal Register and CFR and eliminates all requirements to produce indexes for these materials:
Act Now: Tell Congress to Oppose H.R. 4195, the Federal Register Modernization Act
The Government Relations Office has learned that the House of Representatives may soon vote on H.R. 4195, the Federal Register Modernization Act. Please contact your representative NOW to urge him or her to vote NO on H.R. 4195. The bill, which AALL opposes, would remove the requirements to print the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations and their indexes. Read more about the bill in our advocacy one-pager. Thank you in advance for taking action!
Special Report: Competitive Intelligence Program at 2014 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference
At the beginning of June, I attended a special program on Competitive Intelligence at SLA in Vancouver. The speaker was CI pro, Zena Applebaum. Zena’s goal was to empower the librarians and information professionals in the audience to “draw your own conclusions.” Librarians who don’t regularly do CI as part of their jobs typically stop at step 2 in the CI cycle (below). It’s time we started closing the loop. Our end goal when we do CI should be to mobilize the end user so that they are decision-ready.
This post has been reposted from the Public Law Library of King County
Inmates with family support during incarceration are less likely to reoffend, according to the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC). One of the family support programs offered through the DOC allows for video visits with inmates at most facilities, at a cost of $12.95 for a thirty-minute visit.
The Public Law Library of King County is now offering free video conferencing between inmates housed in a DOC facility and their friends or family members who are on an approved visitors list.
The Law Library was awarded funds from a class action settlement regarding inmate collect calls. The settlement funds are generally limited to projects that directly benefit inmates and their families. The Law Library has used a portion of these funds to purchase video conference equipment at both library locations (at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent). Each private video visit meeting room is equipped with a large flat-screen television, web camera with audio, and computer.
In addition, the settlement funds will be used to reimburse video visits participants for the cost of the visit. To qualify for reimbursement, the video visit must be scheduled in advance and take place at one of the Law Library locations. A participant will first schedule and pay for his or her appointment through the third party vendor’s website and then contact the Law Library to schedule a video visit appointment. At the end of the visit, the participant will receive a cash payment of $12.95 as provided by the settlement funds.