Tag Archives: Libguides

Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition

by Ashley Ahlbrand At the beginning of the spring semester, our school transitioned to a new website with a more modern look but a much more rigid architecture. As often happens with new website launches, there were obstacles to overcome throughout … 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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We Met in the Middle: A Review of ORALL’s Annual Meeting

Though a faithful attendee at AALL’s Annual Meeting each summer, I had not immersed myself in the regional associations. So I was pleased to attend the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries this month to experience … Continue reading

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Taking on a Nontraditional Reference Duty

This past year, our library started strongly marketing research help in an area we had not publicized before – completing the Character and Fitness portion of the state bar application. This was a serious push: we advertised at new student … Continue reading

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Opening the Doors

When information is digital, it is nothing but strings of 1s and 0s. Unlike printed text or analog recordings, those 1s and 0s can be rendered in many different ways without changing the underlying information. This flexibility has the potential … Continue reading

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Optimizing Research Guides for Usability

Online Research Guides are proliferating. With the widespread adoption of LibGuides, it is easier than ever to develop a research guide that incorporates video, images, hyperlinks, and RSS feeds. By using a little “Advanced Common Sense” of the Steve Krug … Continue reading

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Leaving the Nest

I remember the first “real” legal research problem I had. An attorney who I wanted to work with had a friend who ran a bar. The bar wanted to show NFL football games.  The bar owner installed a satellite dish that could … Continue reading

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