Category Archives: Faculty services

What Do We Know About Federal District Judge Appointments?

by Tarica LaBossiere A while back, I was passed a specific research request from the Dean of our college of law. I was asked to compile (1) shortlists of federal judge candidates since 1980 to the Southern District of Florida … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Librarians and Library Value Inhibit Impact

by Brandon Wright Adler In my last post, I let everyone know that I had made the move to a non-law academic library at the University of New Orleans. My primary roles as UNO’s new Information Literacy Librarian is to … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the Metric Football

by Christine Anne George I do not often compare myself to Charlie Brown, but when it comes to citation metrics, I am Charlie Brown with the football. Why is that? Because there is no perfect way to collect citation metrics. … Continue reading

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Moving Forward After an Unsuccessful Grant Application

by Malikah Hall This Spring, my colleague Aaron Retteen and I applied for our first research grant. We are working on a project, the abstract of which can be found here, on utilizing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in legal scholarship. … Continue reading

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Taking Charge of Your Changing Role

by Dean Duane Strojny Two big changes are happening in my workplace world within the next few months. They do not seem linked, but read on and you will see the connection. First is the implementation of an online time … Continue reading

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Open Access Initiatives: Law Reviews, SSRN, & IRs

by Jamie Baker Open access initiatives have permanently taken hold as librarians continue to promote widespread access to information. Many law reviews have jumped on the open-access bandwagon and are seeing higher scholarly impact as a result. A study by … Continue reading

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Seeking perfection in an imperfect world: Metrics and Academic Law Libraries

by Kris Turner My colleagues and I are currently hip-deep in conversation about how to best measure and present the impact that our faculty have on the larger academic community. This information is critical to tenure committees, libraries, the faculty … Continue reading

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