Category Archives: Planning

Off the Library Map

by Paul Gatz Every library should have a good map. A map offers a perspective that you cannot otherwise gain. From above, you can see the whole library spread out before you, enabling you to take it all in with … Continue reading

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A New Way of Law Library Management is HERE!

by Dean Duane Strojny The shift has been going on for years, but it seems to finally be here. We have moved the majority of research to an online format and with that comes significant changes for the management of … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Library Event Planning…or What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Crowd

by Ashley Ahlbrand At the start of the school year, our library began a new tradition: Welcome Week.  For three days, from 9 to 5, we took turns staffing a table in the library lobby with library swag, food, and … Continue reading

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A Basic Primer on Value Engineering

In my library school program, we were required to take two ‘out of discipline’ graduate classes that were not in the library program. I wanted to take grant writing, but I waited too long to sign up. So I ended … Continue reading

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Knowledge Management within an Academic Setting

Knowledge management or KM is a trending topic within the law library world. While KM is typically implemented within a law firm, it can also be used within a law school or government law library. How can we apply this … Continue reading

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Should all legal research instruction look alike?

My library recently expanded our advanced legal research course offerings.  As part of the expansion, we are teaching two sections of a traditional advanced legal research class and have been using instructor-librarians, for which this has been their first foray … Continue reading

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‘Focusing’ in on patron needs

Ah, tis the season for holiday parties, time off, and perhaps snow (although it is in the 80s here in Florida this week). But for most of us, it is time to really plan next semester and think about projects … Continue reading

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