Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Please do share -- we're on blogger & Facebook & Twitter & in the News so any form will do.
I'll tell you mine if you'll tell me yours.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
If you are interested, please get in touch with Annmarie Zell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate whether you are interested in submitting a review within the next two months or would like to be considered for later issues.
Monday, December 7, 2009
If you make one, let us know how it turns out! Pictures, please :)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Table of Contents: http://www.aallnet.org/
Thursday, October 29, 2009
From James M. Donovan
Date Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 8:55 AM
Subject [LAW-LIB:60403] AALL Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers
Probably everyone out there has an idea or a point they'd love to communicate to their peers, and an excellent soapbox is the 2010 AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers competition.
Papers can be entered in one of three categories: OPEN (for active and retired AALL members and law librarians with five or more years of professional experience), NEW MEMBERS (AALL members who have become law librarians since July 1, 2005), and STUDENTS (enrolled in law school, or in a library school, information management, or an equivalent program, either in the Fall 2009 or Spring 2010 semester). The fundamental requirement is that the submission be scholarly; it need not have the look and feel of a law review-type article.
A $750 prize is awarded in each category, and the winning paper is considered for publication in Law Library Journal. Winning writers will also be invited to present at the 2010 Denver annual meeting.
Deadline for Open and New Members categories is March 2, 2010. Student papers are due April 15, 2010. Full details and application can be found at the committee website http://www.aallnet.org/about/award_call_for_papers.asp. As a new tool, we have posted recent winning papers on a Selected Works page donated by bepress, at http://works.bepress.com/aallcallforpapers. Perusing these shows the wide range of topics past winners have selected.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com, or one of the other committee members, David Hollander (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Connie Lenz (email@example.com).
Please forward to anyone you may know who may have an interest in submitting a paper.
James M. Donovan, J.D., Ph.D.
Chair, AALL Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Committee
Faculty and Access Services Librarian
School of Law Library
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6018
Publications available at:
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"On behalf of the Executive Board Strategic Directions Committee, I would like to personally welcome you to 'Strategically Thinking,' the AALL blog for all things futuristic. As the Association develops the new roadmap for the next three years, we need you - the members - to provide the directions, speed and forecast. Tell us what is going on in and around you. What you would like to see change and what things should we keep doing? Feel free to share, brainstorm and collaborate. Each week will feature a new thread mixed with 'open mike" sessions.'
"The blog is for everyone and it's open 24/7. Your input is a vital resource as we set the course for the next three years.
"Visit us at http://aallstrategize.wordpress.com ."
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
myCorporateResource.com is designed to empower corporate professionals with the latest in legal and commercial information from the world’s top law firms and industry insiders. Every year the top 100 American law firms produce more than 10,000 Client Alerts addressing the key commercial and legal issues faced by their clients. We aggregate, review, sort and summarize this content -for free- to give you a really useful corporate resource.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Grants Committee Chair Linda Dean reminds us that, "There is grant money available for attendance at the upcoming ALLUNY Annual Meeting to be held in Syracuse September 11-13. There are two grants available: the Ernest H. Breuer Memorial Grant which awards $250 to an ALLUNY member, and the Library Studies Student Grant which gives $150 to a Library Science/Studies student to attend the annual meeting. Please visit the ALLUNY website to access the application forms, and submit the forms to my attention by August 26. Annual Meeting registration materials will be emailed to you by August 10."
Full information, including Linda's contact info, is online at http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/alluny/grants.asp
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
For the full archive of strips, visit The Official Mutts Comics site at http://www.muttscomics.com/strip.aspx
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Please send me your ideas for annual meeting programs. All suggestions are welcome!
In what topics are you interested, personally and/or professionally? Is there a speaker that you'd like to recommend? Perhaps a colleague or local "expert" on a legal or library topic? What issues do you consider up and coming? I need to hear from you. Are there topics you are tired of hearing about? I want to know.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
There will be a short program at 9:30 on Thursday, May 21, in the main courtroom of the Broome County Courthouse followed by light refreshments in the library.
All ALLUNY members are invited to stop by and join the celebration.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Special Libraries Association blog has a good piece on "tips for making the most out of an SLA conference". Most of the tips go beyond SLA -- they're useful in whatever professional development conference you attend. Among the tips that I thought were most relevant (and most needed (IMHO)
-- Have at least two sessions chosen for every time slot. That way, if you get to one and the room is overflowing or the topic isn't what you thought it would be, you can make the most of your time by heading to your second choice.
-- Try to attend a few sessions outside of your area or specialty.
-- Bring 50-60 business cards. Be ready to distribute them to people who ask or who want to trade.
-- At sessions, sit in the front so a speaker notices you. Don’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions and be noticed. Network.
--When you attend a session, don’t sit with friends. Sit down and meet someone new on either side of you, since you never know where this will lead.
The tips were written by Special Libraries Association board members Ann Sweeney and Ruth Wolfish. Great job, Ann and Ruth!
From - Librarian of Fortune http://www.librarianoffortune.com/librarian_of_fortune/2009/05/making-the-most-out-of-a-professional-conference.html
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
At some later date, an archive of argued cases will be available on the website. Until then, the best source remains the Government Law Center at Albany Law School.
Much thanks to Frances Murray for sharing this news!
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Court is hosting a Law Day ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 12 noon. Chief Judge Lippman will preside and the speakers will include the Governor, the A.G. and the President of the NYSBA. The ceremony will be broadcast on the Internet.
SIMULCAST: On Law Day, there will be a link on the Court of Appeals website that will go live shortly before noon. The Internet address for the Court of Appeals website is: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ctapps/
PERMANENT WEBCAST: When the simulcast ends, the link will be converted into a permanent webcast at: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/ctapps/. The permanent link (works for last year's program as well) can be found by going to the "About the Court" link on the right-hand side of the page and then clicking on "Latest Court News". Then scroll down to the second-last category "Law Day" and choose the link for the year you want.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here's another bit of news along those lines:
from MOTHER JONES - By slipping a simple, three-sentence provision into the gargantuan spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last week, a congressman from Silicon Valley is trying to nudge Congress into the 21st Century. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) placed a measure in the bill directing Congress and its affiliated organs—including the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office—to make its data available to the public in raw form. This will enable members of the public and watchdog groups to craft websites and databases showcasing government data that are more user-friendly than the government's own."
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Learn about the "complete history of the murder of Bertha May Johnson by her inhuman father" or read the execution sermon about John W. Webster, "a man of ungoverned passions".
Among the other collections on Tools of History are the Mark Twain archives from Elmira College and the Alfred University archive images.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
For more information, consult the Research and Publications Committee website at http://www.aallnet.org/committee/respub/ and the full announcement at http://www.aallnet.org/committee/respub/2009LexisAvailabilityAnnounce2.pdf
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Kevin, from Thomson Reuters, is at the conference and blogs about this session: What is Twitter and How Can I Use It?”
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I would guess that not many librarians are part of the survey groups since we all know that librarians are usually on the cutting edge of many of the new technologies. As is evidenced by several of our recent programs at our Spring Institutes and Annual Meetings, ALLUNY certainly has quite a few members who are actively involved in the various forms of communication mentioned above. And I would hazard a guess that our average age is probably considered part of the Boomer generation.
Teens and Generation Y (internet users age 18-32) are the most likely groups
to use the internet for entertainment and for communicating with friends and
family. These younger generations are significantly more likely than their
older counterparts to seek entertainment through online videos, online games,
and virtual worlds, and they are also more likely to download music to listen
to later. Internet users ages 12-32 are more likely than older users to read
other people's blogs and to write their own; they are also considerably more
likely than older generations to use social networking sites and to create
profiles on those sites.
Compared with teens and Generation Y, older generations use the internet less
for socializing and entertainment and more as a tool for information searches,
emailing, and buying products. In particular, older internet users are
significantly more likely than younger generations to look online for health
information. Health questions drive internet users age 73 and older to the
internet just as frequently as they drive Generation Y users, outpacing teens
by a significant margin. Researching health information is the third most
popular online activity with the most senior age group, after email and online
Not only do we have a presence on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Second Life, some of us have the latest gadgets be they MP3 players, iPods, Blackberries, or iPhones (does anyone have a Kindle yet?). Still others follow many blogs and engage in podcasting. Exciting times and we as a group - as well as individuals - are not only ahead of the curve but embracing the new technologies as fast as we can get them.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I think ALLUNY members will very much enjoy this illustrated essay. (And please share the contest with any interested community college students!) Many, many thanks to Frances Murray for sharing the link.
Friday, January 16, 2009
to say about Twitter. Even if you DO already sort of get it, this will be helpful.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Two good finds from his recent issue:
This site represents an interagency effort by the United States to provide
the public with the latest information on America's trade agreements.
You'll find links here to learn more about free trade agreements, including
news, speeches, press releases, and fact sheets. And of course the site has
information on pending and existing free trade agreements, which you can
browse by country.
Researching Medical Literature on the Internet
I haven't mentioned anything from the great legal research site LLRX in a
while, so I'm glad to talk about this article. It's published by Gloria
Miccioli, a law librarian for Manatt Phelps in Washington, D.C. She
provides a great listing of sites that will help you research medical
literature on the Internet. Much of the article is taken up talking about
the fantastic National Library of Medicine databases, but you'll also find
other U.S. government sites, medical metasites, medical libraries and
librarians, drug information, journals and textbooks, visual information,
medical search engines, and a lot more. This is a terrific resource
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I found out about the rules because one of this firm's attorneys is seeking a correlation table between the old and new rules, along with a 'black-lined" version of the to-be-replaced (to-be old?) rules. Good luck, I say. Perhaps a publisher will make this information available when the rules are published in print format. Any news - please send it my way, or better yet, share it here.