Category Archives: Library Collections

Study Aids as Library Collection

by Tig Wartluft With Spring around the corner — Punxsutawney Phil, what are you saying?! — ok, fine, let’s try this again. With Spring Semester in full gear, my focus moves from teaching the 1L research course in the Fall, to … Continue reading

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Marketing the Library Catalog as a Useful Tool

by Erik Adams When I’m not doing research instruction or providing patron services, I maintain my library’s web pages on our intranet and write software. Recently I have been updating our library catalog, which has forced me to think about … Continue reading

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The Law Library & The Bar Exam

by Dean Duane Strojny Because of another blog posting forwarded to me recently, I am moved to discuss the bar exam and the role libraries could, should, and must play in the preparation of it. This is a critical time for … Continue reading

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Print Lives! (At Least Pedagogically)

by Beau Steenken Recently, we at University of Kentucky Law have been shedding significant portions of our print collection. We have done away with journals, state codes of jurisdictions other than Kentucky, and the regional reporters (opting only to keep the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Does the U.S.C.A. “spark joy”?

by Erik Y. Adams Like many people, I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s charming book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Coincidentally, we’re going through another round of downsizing our print collection at my library. We’ve used all the usual metrics for deciding … Continue reading

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“Can I check out the Ping-Pong paddles?” Unique yet popular items that patrons crave

by Kris Turner Obviously, the most common requests in law libraries revolve around serious research. Be it books, databases, microfilm, or whatever format, law libraries are saturated with critical tools for study. But law students often require a break in their … Continue reading

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Collection Development: Just in Time & Just in Case

by Jamie Baker The way law librarians curate collections is changing. With shrinking budgets, many of us are moving from “just in case” collection development (CD) practices to “just in time” practices. “Just in case” is generally seen as the … Continue reading

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