Tuesday, August 23, 2005

AALL materials still available

Just a reminder that presentation materials submitted in advance of the San Antonio conference are still available for downloading at http://programmaterials.aallnet.org/

new LLRX article discussing Maine and New Hampshire legislative histories

Susan H. Paschell, a Legislative Specialist at Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell, P.C. recently published The State of Online Legislative Research and What Makes a Good Legislative History on LLRX. The article discusses researching legislative histories in Maine and New Hampshire.

Friday, August 19, 2005

LLNE Introduction to Legal Research Course Update

The LLNE Introduction to Legal Research Course meets Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
September 13, 2005 to November 1, 2005 (no class on Oct. 4).
The registration form is available at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/ilr/registration05.pdf

Monday, August 15, 2005

Save the date!

The LLNE Fall Meeting, hosted by Roger Williams University Law Library, will be held on Friday, November 4, 2005. More details will follow.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Are your ears burning?

Abbie Bradfield Mulvihill at AbsTracked mentions the new Burning Ears, a new blog with local news items about law libraries and law librarians.

source: AbsTracked

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Materials from presentations in San Antonio

We have noticed that presentation materials from some programs at the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio have been posted in various locations. Be sure to check out the following examples:

Professor Jerry Kang (UCLA School of Law) has posted presentation materials from Plenary II: Pervasive Computing: Embedding the Public Sphere to the Talks page of his website.

Lolly Gasaway's PowerPoint presentation for Multimedia Presentations: How to Get Copyright Clearance and other Permissions for Digital Projects which is linked at the Computing Services-SIS Resource Page for Copyright and Licensing Digital Materials, also prepared for the program by Therese A. Clarke Arado.

Supplementary materials for "Don't Throw That Away!": Ensuring Future Access to Legal Information in an Age of Digital Media" have been posted at http://www.sandiego.edu/lrc/aall.html

Want to "hear" what you missed? Tapes and CD's of San Antonio programs are available for purchase.

Monday, August 08, 2005

local blog link added

We have added to our list of local legal and library blogs the Garbrecht Gazette by the Garbrecht Law Library at University of Maine School of Law.

LLNE Member Bibliography

The 2005 bibliography of member publications & presentations has been posted to the LLNE webpage: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/resources/memberbib.htm

Saturday, August 06, 2005

reminder: program proposals for St. Louis due August 15th

Just a reminder that program proposals for next year's AALL Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri are due Monday, August 15, 2005. For more information, see the 2006 Annual Meeting Program Committee website. "Pioneering Change" is the theme of the meeting.

On a related note, AALL President Claire M. Germain is looking for your input. If you missed her e-mail, From the Desk.

What RSS Can Do for Lawyers

Robert Ambrogi has a useful article on law.com entitled What RSS Can do for Lawyers.

source: Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Depository Library Council blog

The Depository Library Council (DLC) now has a blog (DLC Vision Outline) where members of the library community and the general public can post comments on Toward a Vision of the Government Information Environment of the 21st Century: A Draft Outline.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Announcing the LLNE Introduction to Legal Research Course

Seven weeks of hands-on instruction in the basic skills and materials of legal research, taught by experienced law librarians from the membership of the Law Librarians of New England (LLNE).
Tuesday Evenings September 13, 2005 to November 1, 2005 (no class on Oct. 4)
At the Boston College Law School, 885 Centre Street, Newton Centre, MA
Topics covered include:
What is Law? - What is Legal Research?
Basic Legal Research Finding Aids
Shepard's and KeyCite
The Importance of Cases, Court Structure, and Court Reporting National Reporter System and West Digests
Statutes & Legislative History
Administrative Law & Loose-leaf Services
Secondary Sources
On-line Services - LEXIS and WESTLAW
Strategy - How to approach a problem
Hands-on Research Exercises
Course fee: $125 Registration deadline, September 9, 2005.
Registration form and course syllabus will soon be available on the LLNE website.
To reserve your place, or for more information, contact Joan Shear at 617-552-2895.