Do you like to open mystery boxes? This job is for you! The remainder of the Heller Ehrman library is stored in boxes on floor 62 of the BOAT. We’d like to inventory the boxes, create a list from that inventory, and donate the books to our County Law Libraries or Public Defender offices around the state. Please contact Jill Allyn if you are interested in volunteering to assist with the inventory.
Have you noticed the subtle nips and tucks updating both Lexis and Westlaw over the past few years? First, they freed us from the shackles of six measly tabs. No more redecorating your 6-tab limit to fit your current research need. Now you can have loads of tabs, and you can even customize your very own tab. You can select multiple databases and search across them. No need to walk into each room to see if what you’re looking for is there. No, now it’s like one big, beautiful, high-ceilinged loft where you can take it all in at once. The question is: will you still be able to find your slippers?
What could be more challenging than asking loquacious lawyers to sum up their greatness in 140 words or less?
You may recall mention of an interesting RFP, conducted via Legal OnRamp, in Brenna’s October review of social networking sites. Turns out that law firms were asked to Tweet about why they felt they should be hired to provide legal counsel for FMC. As reported in this Legal Blog Watch story, 8 of the 50 firms that submitted an RFP tweeted their way to Round II. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that there’s no bathing-suit competition.
Get a Free Year of AALL Membership with Nonmember Annual Meeting Registration
New this year AALL is offering nonmembers a complimentary one-year membership when they register for the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, held July 10-13 in Denver. The membership includes:
- Career resources, such as the online AALL Career Center and continuing education to help you learn new skills to advance in your career
- Access to specialized information created just for law librarians, such as the AALL Biennial Salary Survey and the AALL Price Index for Legal Publications
- Subscriptions to the monthly magazine, AALL Spectrum, and quarterly journal, Law Library Journal, to help you keep up on the latest trends in law librarianship
- The opportunity to network and connect with other law librarians from across the country who share similar interests and are facing the same challenges
- Discounted rates on all AALL products and services, such as publications, webinars, and online job postings
Annual Meeting registration opens February 17. Be sure to take advantage of this special offer for nonmembers.
by Kristine Lloyd
From time to time, I find things that I immediately want to share with all of you, but I usually tell myself that you are all so on top of it, you’re probably already miles ahead of me. Well, these recent posts are too interesting not to share, and if you have already seen them, what are your thoughts?
Half of Westlaw’s Library Relations Team to get the Axe: This new post from 3 Geeks and a Law Blog speculates on West’s decreased commitment to their Librarian Relations Team, including rumored layoffs of half of these specialist positions in late January.
Check out This Groovy Chart: myCorporateResources.com conducted a social media survey of AmLaw 100 firms. This chart speaks volumes about how pervasive Social Media is becoming in the legal world. Firms are even Twittering. About what, I wonder? “We rocked during oral argument today!” or “Today’s cafeteria offerings may cause intestinal distress.” Note that many of the firms have signed up for a Twitter account but have yet to tweet.
by Kristine Lloyd
Happy New Year, LLOPS members! Are we all still nibbling on the remnants of holiday goodies? The office remains a wonderful dumping ground for all those chocolate-covered cherries and fruitcakes that you want to excorcise your home of, which, of course, makes New Year’s resolutions such a challenge. Speaking of New Year’s resolve, your own LLOPSCited Blog has made a few resolutions for 2010: