Category Archives: Reference Services

Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?”

by Tarica LaBossiere Our law library hosts three digital study aid libraries – LexisNexis Digital Library, West Academic, and Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. Between these three subscriptions, our library is able to place over 700 titles at the … Continue reading

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A Day at the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference

by Brandon Wright Adler This past Friday, I spent my day in Baton Rouge, LA at the Louisiana Library Association’s (LLA) annual conference. I chose to only spend one day at the three-day conference for a couple of reasons, the … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper into a Patron’s Question

by Emily Donnellan On Thursday I got an e-mail from a law clerk asking for a specific secondary source. I sent him the source, but he wanted the historical 1986 version. This wasn’t something I was going to be able … Continue reading

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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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