by Anna L. Endter
I’m back with a second report about my trip the ALA Midwinter Exhibit Hall. As promised in Part One, this post will focus on what I learned from talking with vendors.
One of the products that Thomson was showcasing at ALA was EndNote, it’s citation management tool. Endnote is much like Zotero and RefWorks in that it was designed to help people organize and collect resources during the course of scholarly research. (As an aside, while it might seem like citation management is primarily an academic concern, attorneys in private practice also write articles and might benefit from learning to use one of these tools. And Zotero is free!). Continue reading 'ALA Midwinter Exhibit Hall: Part Two'»
by Anna L. Endter
A wrinkled t-shirt, as it turns out. This is a side effect of my shirt’s afternoon spent crumpled in a free ALA bag with other library swag and material. Today, I made a field trip to the ALA Midwinter 2013 Exhibit Hall.
Now, having just recently been to my first AALL Conference and experiencing that exhibit hall, I was curious to see how ALA does things. I was also looking for some perspective about the library profession generally since my focus has been on law librarianship. It was time to learn more about the larger world of linking people and information.
This post includes my observations about visiting the Exhibit Hall. Stay tuned for Part Two where I’ll report on my discussions with Thomson Reuters about its citation management tool Endnote and ProQuest about the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Continue reading 'Today I Bought a T-Shirt: The ALA Midwinter Exhibit Hall, Part One'»
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SharePoint can improve work processes and streamline team-related tasks, adding value to your firm/organization. Please join Catherine Monte, chief knowledge officer at Fox Rothschild LLP, and Misti Conway, director of library services at Fox Rothschild, for a webinar on February 28 at 11 a.m. (CST). Learn how to harness this technology for creating custom pages without coding experience. Panelists will share examples of how they are directly involved with intranet development, not only in creating research pages, but also in creating team sites to increase efficiency for collection development, competitive intelligence, general project/task management, and reporting/ROI. Find out how you can do the same – register by February 21. Continue reading 'AALL February Announcements'»
by Amy Eaton
We enjoyed the opportunity to show off our new library space to everyone who attended the December LLOPS Holiday party. The highlight of the library is, of course, our custom built library reference desk (although I really do like the white leather chairs which swivel). I recently posted a short article about the desk on the AALL Spectrum Blog. Make sure you read through to the end and spend a few minutes watching the time lapse video of the construction process. It was quite a project and I feel fortunate to have been a part of it. Many thanks to the artist team of SuttonBeresCuller which made our idea take shape!
The work above the desk was painted by local artist Allison Collins.
by Jennifer Hill
I can’t believe that six months have gone by since I started my term as LLOPS president. It seems like only yesterday I was in July-hot Boston completing chapter leadership training at the AALL conference and here I am today writing the winter president’s message. This past year was lots of fun: our Halloween party meeting provided a fun break with good food and fun with glue guns (thanks, Kim Ositis!); we had happy hour at Gordon Biersch and we capped the year off with our wonderful holiday party. The party was very nice with great food and a fabulous location. Thanks very much again to Thomson Reuters for sponsoring our annual event and to Heather Heen, Kim Ositis and Amy Eaton for all of their hard work with planning/hosting.
I am looking forward to 2013: we’ll have our first business meeting of the year at the end of January and in May we will have a visit from AALL President Jean Wenger. Then of course in July we get to experience AALL in Seattle! Plenty of LLOPS members are working on local arrangements and hopefully many of us will plan to attend. This year’s meeting is sure to be one of the best ever.
Happy New Year!