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This article in Law.com reports that law librarians like their jobs, but are unhappy with the tools they have to use and the vendors who furnish them.
Today's law library is tightly integrated with the rest of the firm. It's vital not only for finding case law but for finding new business, too. LawFirmInc.'s sixth annual survey of law firm librarians at Am Law 200 firms reveals that they are continuing to move beyond "traditional" library work, like legal research, and into marketing and competitive intelligence, computer training and even knowledge management projects. (Ninety-five firms participated in the survey.)
Genie Tyburski writes "Is print losing ground to electronic formats for the publication of research materials for lawyers? If so, will those who conduct research primarily through books soon become inefficient, costly and possibly, negligent researchers? This article examines the relevancy of both book and electronic research skills in today's environment."
Joe Hodnicki writes "Claire Germain, Edward Cornell Law Librarian and a Cornell Law School professor of law, was awarded the Chevalier de la LÃ©gion d'Honneur medal, France's highest honor. See http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/07/cornell-law-l-2.html"
Joe Hodnicki writes "Meet Julie M. Jones, a member of the Cornell Law Library public services staff at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/07/spotlight-on-la.html"
Gerard E. Dempsey and Janet N. Petsche Say the past few years have witnessed an increasing number of "employment discrimination" cases that formerly might have been viewed as extreme instances of individuals seeking to impose their personal choices on their employers, but that now are characterized as violating the employee's "protected" characteristics. This article will look at three areas: "tattoos," "body piercing," and general physical appearance.
Joe Hodnicki writes "On the Law Library Directors listserv, Carl Yirka posed the question, "What have you stopped doing?" Academic law librarians didn't need an explanation as to "in what context." Read more about it at Law Professors Blog"
Joe Hodnicki writes "Good Things Happen to Good Law Schools: Marquette Law Receives $51 Million Gift for New Facility at
and UC Irvine Law School Receives $1 Million Gift to Support the Law Library at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/05/uc_irvine_law_s.html"
Joe Hodnicki writes "The oddest law books poll is based on nominations from law librarians, law profs and one law school dean but you don't have to fit one of those categories to vote! Place your vote at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/04/vote_for_the_od.html"
Joe Hodnicki writes "I received so many emails identifying odd law titles in response to yesterday's post about Bookseller's poll for the oddest book title of the year that I have decided it would be fun to run a contest to identify the oddest law book title. For details and to nominate a book, see http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blo g/2007/03/nominations_sou.html"