Category Archives: Library Displays, Inspiration and Design Ideas

Teaching Students to “Tech Like a Lawyer”: Imagining a Law Library Makerspace

I recently accepted my first full-time position as a legal reference librarian. So far, I’m off to a great start: I’ve settled into my office, I’ve fielded reference questions both mundane and complex, and I’ve managed to keep my caffeine … Continue reading

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Outreach in Partnership with Student Organizations

by Malikah Hall This year, our library has changed our outreach efforts to be more collaborative. We have created an outreach calendar that highlights different holidays, news worthy events, faculty and student accomplishments and other law and government related themes. … Continue reading

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Ode to the Plastic Sign Holder

by Beau Steenken Law libraries spend a lot of money. Beyond the six figures (or more) that a library spends on maintaining its print collection and electronic subscriptions, money must be spent on shelving (and, in some instances, compact-shelving service … Continue reading

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A “Catalog of Ideas”

by Cynthia Condit Pinterest has been called a social scrapbooking site, a social media network, a content sharing platform, and a visual bookmarking and discovery platform. For many, it brings to mind crafts, recipes, and weddings. But in an interview … Continue reading

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Encouraging Community in the Physical Library Environment

In my last post, I discussed creating a virtual community for online learners, but what creative things are we doing to create communities in our physical libraries ? What kinds of cultures are you trying to create in your library, … Continue reading

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How would you look for “The Princess Bride?”

Regularly librarians make decisions that affect our library users’ ability to access the materials we collect.  Case in point:  the Georgia State University College of Law Library DVD Leisure Collection. Pam Brannon, Faculty Services Librarian, started our Leisure Collection to … Continue reading

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Does the Desk Define Us?

When I was just a wee one, librarians already were asking a sacrilegious question: Does the reference desk define us? Barbara Ford presented a paper at ACRL in 1986 titled “Reference Beyond (and without) the Reference Desk.” And Gabriela Sonntag … Continue reading

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