Category Archives: Reference Services

The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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Jim Crow’s Last Stand in Louisiana and Reviewing Library Diversity and Inclusion Implementation

As our country seemingly becomes more and more politically divided, and in some cases ethically divided, I feel excitement and fear about the vote tomorrow. I feel excitement because tomorrow will likely (and hopefully) be a historic day for the … Continue reading

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Statistics and Academic Law Library Survival

(Full disclosure is required here. Although our library does not participate in ALLStAR, mentioned within this post, they have offered and I have accepted a trial offer to dig around a little bit more. I promise to do an update, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Leadership: E-Reference Policies and the Importance of Goals

This semester, I was tasked with developing a written e-reference service policy for implementation within our law library.  As a newer law librarian (less than two years in the profession), I will admit to my limited experience with policy development. … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time

Regardless what road you want to take, trust that the law Librarian knows what road will get you where you need to be. Continue reading

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Popular Face-to-Face Conferencing Software

by Brandon Wright Adler In law firm libraries webinar and conferencing services may be a common place software package to supply to the information centers and attorneys. However, working in an academic law library, I have rarely had the occasion … Continue reading

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How Does Online Access to Court Records in Your State Compare?

by Nicole Downing One of the most common reasons public patrons call our reference desk is to ask about online access to North Carolina state court records. When we explain access in North Carolina, we receive one of two reactions: … Continue reading

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