Category Archives: Planning

Effective Law Library Staff In-Services

by Dean Duane Strojny It is that time of the year where a lot of libraries may be looking at the calendar and realize that the annual staff in-service date is not too far off. As an organizer of dozens … Continue reading

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On the Brink of the Abyss; Planning for Library Services after the Plunge

by Beau Steenken Though I have written about politically-related topics a time or two on this blog, this week’s title does not refer to North Korea, Syria , Russia, or France. No, the title refers to something much more certain and imminent: … Continue reading

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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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