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Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 748

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • May 3

    Summer Student Newsletter is here!

    Summer Student Newsletter is here!
    As we say farewell to our graduating 3L’s and LLM students we would like to take this opportunity to provide some crucial information about ongoing access to databases and library materials.(Spoiler alert: You MAY have to take some…
  • Apr 29

    Congress.gov for Treaty Information

    Congress.gov for Treaty Information
    As you may know, Congress.gov is the official website for official U.S. legislative information and documents such as bills, committee hearing transcripts and committee reports. It took over that roll from THOMAS, the original…
  • Apr 28

    The Marriage Arguments at SCOTUS Today

    The Marriage Arguments at SCOTUS Today
    Due to the extraordinary public interest in the oral arguments held today at the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges and the other same-sex marriage cases, the Court has made the audio recording of the argument available on the same…
Rank this Week: 1166

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • May 3

    Police groups object to ‘Don’t Shoot’ art piece in Madison

    Police groups object to ‘Don’t Shoot’ art piece in Madison
    “Police advocacy groups in Wisconsin on Friday objected to a painting displayed at the Madison Public Library that shows an African-American boy pointing a toy gun at three riot police officers who have their weapons aimed at the child,…
  • May 3

    Supporting a seamless learning environment

    Supporting a seamless learning environment
    “This week, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released new data (pdf) showing that the most powerful demographic predictor of library card ownership is poverty—more than 60 percent of children living below the…
  • May 2

    National Library of Ireland to make parish records digital

    National Library of Ireland to make parish records digital
    “Ireland’s national library will make its massive collection of Catholic parish records accessible for free online starting this summer. The National Library of Ireland announced Wednesday it will be digitizing about 400,000…
Rank this Week: 367

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 3

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • May 3

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research

    Summaries Sunday: OnPoint Legal Research
    One Sunday each month OnPoint Legal Research provides Slaw with an extended summary of, and counsel’s commentary on, an important case from the British Columbia, Alberta, or Ontario court of appeal. Sampley v. Sampley, 2015…
  • May 1

    The Friday Fillip: Crawl

    The Friday Fillip: Crawl
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
Rank this Week: 40

Old Fox's KM blotter

Old Fox's KM blotter

Covers knowledge management.

http://0ldfox.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Freemason Handshake

    Freemason Handshake
  • Apr 26

    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway

    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway
    Psalm 46 KJV - God is our refuge and strength, a very - Bible Gateway:46 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried…
  • Apr 25

    Chappaqua

    Chappaqua
    link'A meeting between Frank Giustra and Kazakhstani nuclear holding company Kazatomprom was held in the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, NY. Clinton officials and Giustra both denied such a meeting took place until a NYT reporter, Jo…
Rank this Week: 543

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • May 2

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection
    The Yale Law Library’s collection of early Italian statutes is the largest outside of Italy. One of its strengths is its manuscripts. A list of them, “Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection, Yale Law Library,” is now…
  • Apr 30

    Therapy dogs at the library- May 6 and 7

    Therapy dogs at the library- May 6 and 7
    Jozy and Denver (our latest, newest therapy dog!) will be stepping up their visits to the library as we move towards reading and exam periods. We currently have the following dates and times confirmed (with more to follow): Wednesday May 6,…
  • Apr 24

    Extra! extra! CELS Conference Paper Submission Deadline: June 26, 2015

    Extra! extra! CELS Conference Paper Submission Deadline: June 26, 2015
    The Tenth Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held October 30-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Paper submissions are due June 26, 2015. For more information on submitting your…
Rank this Week: 313

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • May 2

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection
    The Yale Law Library’s collection of early Italian statutes is the largest outside of Italy. One of its strengths is its manuscripts. A list of them, “Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection, Yale Law Library,” is now…
  • Apr 21

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .
    …50 years ago. NEW YORK - Bill Epton stood before the court at his sentencing hearing and delivered the fiery speech “We accuse.” In it Epton, a community organizer, accused the government of violating his First Amendment…
  • Apr 13

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"
    “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New Haven…
Rank this Week: 250

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Pitt app

    Pitt app
    And speaking of apps, Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) recently  announced the Pitt App Store, designed to serve as a one-stop shop for University-related apps. It includes apps for the University’s…
  • May 2

    Mobile Apps for Law site updated

    Mobile Apps for Law site updated
    The Informed Librarian Online has announced that the Mobile Apps for Law database was recently updated with the addition of a number of new entries; the entire database was also updated. The database is a comprehensive directory of mobile…
  • May 1

    Westlaw: new KeyCite flag

    Westlaw: new KeyCite flag
    Westlaw has added a new flag to KeyCite. In addition to the red flag, warning that a case is no longer good law for at least one of the points of law it contains and the yellow flag, warning that the case has some negative history but…
Rank this Week: 430

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Alternative Legal Research Database

    Alternative Legal Research Database
    When you think of online legal research, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext, or BloombergLaw probably spring to mind. With summer fast approaching, it may be worthwhile to explore some alternative legal research databases. As a general rule, no other…
  • Apr 28

    Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Oral Arguments in the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Case
    SCOTUS heard arguments today and you can listen to the recordings on Question 1 and Question 2.
  • Apr 24

    Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Oral Arguments in Same-Sex Marriage Case
    On Tuesday April 28th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriages and state bans on recognition of existing same-sex marriages. When decided the consolidated cases will have the title…
Rank this Week: 369

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • May 1

    Friday Fun: A Cat Story

    Friday Fun: A Cat Story
    Librarians tend to be fond of cats.  As the most recent example, during the break at the MichALL session I attending on April 17th I overheard more than one conversation where cats were discussed.  Years ago a friend of mine who…
  • Apr 29

    Supreme Court Action: Campaign Contributions for Judges and Conciliation Efforts by the EEOC

    Supreme Court Action: Campaign Contributions for Judges and Conciliation Efforts by the EEOC
    The Supreme Court issued two opinions this morning.  The first, Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar (13-1499), decides whether a rule in the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct baring direct solicitation of contributions by a candidate for…
  • Apr 27

    Supreme Court Action: Limitations and the Federal Tort Claims Act

    Supreme Court Action: Limitations and the Federal Tort Claims Act
    The bane of my existence is meetings and/or doctors.  I had enough of both last week to prevent me from writing about the lone Supreme Court decision that came out last Wednesday.  That case is United States v. Kwai Fun Wong…
Rank this Week: 1731

AALL's Washington Blawg

AALL's Washington Blawg

From the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://aallwash.wordpress.com
  • May 1

    May Washington E-Bulletin

    May Washington E-Bulletin
    The May issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET. IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 2015, Issue 05 A LOOK AHEAD GPO Funding Under Threat Surveillance Reform Faces Uncertain Future Awaiting Action ACT NOW Urge Congress to…
  • Apr 29

    AALL Urges Enactment of USA FREEDOM Act

    AALL Urges Enactment of USA FREEDOM Act
    By Elizabeth Holland The USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 2048, S. 1123) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress yesterday by a bipartisan, bicameral coalition of members. Though more limited in scope than legislation by the same name which…
  • Apr 23

    AALL Strongly Opposes Clean Reauthorization of Section 215 of USA PATRIOT Act

    AALL Strongly Opposes Clean Reauthorization of Section 215 of USA PATRIOT Act
    By Elizabeth Holland With the June 1 expiration looming, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have introduced legislation to reauthorize of key provisions of…
Rank this Week: 617

Pace Law Library Blog

Pace Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, environmental law, immigration law, international law, law and technology, as well as special posts for law students, legal research and writing, and professional responsibility.

http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/
  • May 1

    Law Day 2015 and the Magna Carta

    Law Day 2015 and the Magna Carta
    Today, May 1, 2015, is Law Day, and this year it marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Pace Law School will host the ABA/Library of Congress exhibit on the Magna Carta October 12-26, 2015. In preparation for the exhibit,…
  • Apr 30

    Getting Ready for Final Exams? Check Out the Study Aids!

    Getting Ready for Final Exams? Check Out the Study Aids!
    As the final exams are approaching and our students begin their preparations, we thought that the following list of the variety of study aids the library has might be helpful. Our collection includes Questions & Answers, Examples &…
  • Apr 28

    Event: Prof. Gershman as Clarence Darrow

    Event: Prof. Gershman as Clarence Darrow
    On Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm and on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm, the Pace Law School community was in for a treat: Prof. Bennett Gershman delivered a fantastic performance as Clarence Darrow. He fearlessly tackled a one-man…
Rank this Week: 632

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • May 1

    Turn Your Tax Law Seminar Paper into Cash

    Turn Your Tax Law Seminar Paper into Cash
    Cash prizes of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500 for top papers are offered through the Tannenwald Writing Competition. The competition is open to any full- or part-time law student, undergraduate, or graduate student. Papers on any federal or state…
  • Apr 30

    Reflections for Developing Your Professional Identity

    Reflections for Developing Your Professional Identity
    A forthcoming article written by E. Scott Fruehwald looks at how future lawyers can develop their professional identities. Professional identity is something separate from ethics (the rules of professional conduct) or professionalism (acting…
  • Apr 29

    Students Can Win Indians Fun Money or a Playhouse Square Gift Card

    Students Can Win Indians Fun Money or a Playhouse Square Gift Card
    Your law library is hosting an end of year contest. Each contestant must be enrolled in C|M|Law for the Spring 2015 semester. Contestants must answer all questions to be eligible. All correct entries will be placed in a drawing for a $100…
Rank this Week: 224

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 1

    CfP & Conference: Empirical Legal Studies–St. Louis, MO

    CfP & Conference: Empirical Legal Studies–St. Louis, MO
    Washington University School of Law and the Center for Empirical Research in the Law will host the 10th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on Oct. 30-31, 2015. CELS...
  • May 1

    Savannah Law Review Symposium–Savannah, GA

    Savannah Law Review Symposium–Savannah, GA
    The Savannah Law Review will hold its symposium, called “The Walking Dead,” on Sept. 18-19, 2015. The journal is currently accepting submissions for the symposium and welcomes interdisciplinary submissions from...
  • May 1

    Food & Drug Law Symposium–Washington, DC

    Food & Drug Law Symposium–Washington, DC
    The Food and Drug Law Journal, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Law Institute and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, will hold a symposium on...
Rank this Week: 22

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 1

    Tech and Lawyers: Let's Start Simple

    Tech and Lawyers: Let's Start Simple
    Image [cc] Rachel As I was rolling around the Future Law conference via my Beam vehicle on Thursday, Twitter was lighting up with a series of tweets from the actual presentations (as well as about my robot form.) During his State of the Art…
  • Apr 30

    I'm The Robot In The Back of the Room

    I'm The Robot In The Back of the Room
    Your Conference Robot Overlord My post earlier this week about Stanford's CodeX program got me an invite to the conference being held there today. Since I didn't have enough time (or money) to make an immediate flight to the Bay Area, the…
  • Apr 27

    I'm Excited Again About New Legal Research Product

    I'm Excited Again About New Legal Research Product
    Image [cc] photologue_np Over the past few years I have been less than impressed with the types of new research tools that have entered the legal market. Especially from the major players. In the past five years, all of the major vendors have…
Rank this Week: 863

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

Delaware Campus Library Blogs

From Widener Law.

http://blogs.lawlib.widener.edu/delaware
  • May 1

    Check out the law library’s old exam archive

    Check out the law library’s old exam archive
    The number one question I’ve been getting since the website redesign is “where did the old exams go?” The exam archive couldn’t stay on the new website so we’ve moved it to TWEN. Once you’ve logge on to…
  • Apr 28

    Law library now on exam hour

    Law library now on exam hour
    The Widener Law Delaware campus law library is now on exam hours. We will be open until 2:00 a.m. every night through May 13th. For a complete listing of hours see our webpage.
  • Apr 10

    National Library Week at the Law Library

    National Library Week at the Law Library
    Celebrate National Library Week at the Law Library April 13—April 17 With Free PB&J! 11:30am—3:30pm You just have to make the sandwich yourself!
Rank this Week: 497

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

The Fred Parks Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and resources. From the South Texas College of Law.

http://thefredparkslawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Law Day 2015: Celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta

    Law Day 2015: Celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistThis year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta at Runnymede.  The barons of England forced King John to sign it to address their many…
  • Apr 30

    Collection Spotlight - Exam Study Aid

    Collection Spotlight - Exam Study Aid
    by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog LibrarianNow Appearing in the Library!The Library has many resourcesto assist you in preparing for exams.Many of them can be found inKF 283 (Reserve and Main4).There are also online aids -- seethe Study…
  • Apr 23

    Throwback Thursday: Texian Edition

    Throwback Thursday: Texian Edition
    by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College ArchivistOn April 21, 1836, the Texian Army, headed by General Sam Houston, engaged in battle with the Mexican Army, led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Roughly twenty minutes…
Rank this Week: 1188

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • May 1

    All about the HLS Faculty Portrait Collection

    All about the HLS Faculty Portrait Collection
    If you’ve enjoyed the collection of Harvard Law School Faculty Portraits Collection–either the paintings in the Library or the black and white photos formerly in Pound and now located in the WCC–you may enjoy learning more…
  • Apr 28

    Student-Curated Exhibit “By Popular Demand” Now on View

    Student-Curated Exhibit “By Popular Demand” Now on View
    Recently, we gave HLS students a list of some of our favorite items from Historical & Special Collections’ extensive holdings of rare books, early manuscripts, faculty papers, photographs, and art objects. We asked them to select…
  • Apr 27

    Summer 2015 Access to Legal Research Databases and More

    Summer 2015 Access to Legal Research Databases and More
    Got questions about using your Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw accounts over the summer?  Here’s what you need to know about using each of the legal research databases. BLOOMBERG LAW If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you…
Rank this Week: 816

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Sports and Taxe

    Sports and Taxe
    The NFL draft occurred yesterday with two quarterback positions filled first. Those two young men are probably thrilled, but I have no doubt they were far more excited about the Ohio Supreme Court's ruling that occurred the same day…
  • Apr 26

    Leaving Valuables Unattended in the Library Can Have Bigger Consequences Than You Think

    Leaving Valuables Unattended in the Library Can Have Bigger Consequences Than You Think
    Please exercise caution with your possessions in the law library, particularly during exam time when you might be more inclined to park your stuff and leave to grab a snack. It's not just the laptop itself that is valuable---it may also be…
  • Apr 24

    Big Google

    Big Google
    Slate.com just posted came across a "fun" article on how you can download your entire Google search history (i.e., searches you ran while logged in to a Google product (e.g. YouTube, Gmail, Blogger)). Presumably, the searches…
Rank this Week: 627

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Study area tip

    Study area tip
    Exams have begun and you need to find that perfect spot.  Since it is my job to prowl the Library, I am expert in what goes on where.  So here are my tips:For study groups - reserve a Study Room.  These go quickly so plan…
  • Apr 30

    This Day In The Law: OAS Established

    This Day In The Law: OAS Established
    April 30, 1948 saw the establishment of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Bogota, Colombia, the date of the signing of the Charter of the Organization of American States at the Ninth International Conference of American…
  • Apr 29

    New on LLRX: How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1)

    New on LLRX: How To Conduct Free Legal Research Using Google Scholar In 2015 (Part 1)
    Google Scholar includes journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports and other scholarly literature from all broad areas of research. You'll find works from a wide…
Rank this Week: 268

Cocky Law Blawg

Cocky Law Blawg

Legal research tips & musings. By the Coleman Karesh Law Library.

http://blawg.law.sc.edu
  • May 1

    This Week In Legal New

    This Week In Legal New
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a challenge to Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol. Also on Wednesday, the North…
  • Apr 30

    Are You Working as an Research Assistant This Summer?

    Are You Working as an Research Assistant This Summer?
    If so, we have a great training opportunity for you on May 13th and May 14th.  As you know, in the 1L curriculum, we focus primarily on primary sources at both the state and federal level.  There are a ton of other resources out…
  • Apr 28

    Have You Ever Wondered What This Thing Is?

    Have You Ever Wondered What This Thing Is?
    Enormous paperweight, book binding machine, or perhaps a torture device for late library book offenders?  Actually, it’s an antique copy machine. If you think current copiers can be a pain, keep this tedious process in mind the…
Rank this Week: 965

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • May 1

    One Street, Two Jurisdictions, Four Libraries – Pics of the Week

    One Street, Two Jurisdictions, Four Libraries – Pics of the Week
    One of my favorite weekend pastimes is urban hiking.  Washington, D.C., especially at this time of year, is perfect for that.  I particularly enjoy walking up and down Georgia Avenue, which extends from parts of D.C. (it changes to…
  • Apr 29

    The Phase Out of Non-Machine-Readable Passport

    The Phase Out of Non-Machine-Readable Passport
    The following is a guest post by Shameema Rahman, a senior legal research specialist in our Public Services Division. The Convention on International Civil Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention) was signed on December 7, 1944, by 52…
  • Apr 28

    The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World

    The Unacknowledged Legislators of the World
    The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. In honor of National Poetry Month, I want to consider the intersections between law and…
Rank this Week: 175

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • May 1

    Law Day

    Law Day
    May 1 is Law Day. This year’s theme for law day is the Magna Carta. The “Great Charter” is 800 years old this year. As the American Bar Association says: “Perhaps more than any other document in human history, Magna…
  • Apr 30

    Old Exam

    Old Exam
    We get asked this question often during the exam period. The law library’s exam collection was stopped in 2003 (don’t blame us; it was not our decision). If you want more recent exams or exams from professors not represented in…
  • Apr 29

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource

    Research Guide on Exam Taking Resource
    Need help preparing for exams? Consult our online research guide for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation.
Rank this Week: 451

The BIALL Blog

The BIALL Blog

From the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.

http://biall.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    More from the Awards & Bursaries Committee

    More from the Awards & Bursaries Committee
    The BIALL Awards & Bursaries Committee will be pleased to consider applications from BIALL Members for bursaries to assist in attending the IALL Conference in Berlin from September 20 - 24, 2015. A preliminary programme for the conference…
  • Apr 30

    Don't delay book today!

    Don't delay book today!
    Time is running out on the early bird offer for the Biall Conference.  You only have a day left to book your place at the early bird rate, which runs out on 1 May.Visit the Biall Conference webpages to book your place…
  • Apr 27

    Legal Reference Materials Course Bursary

    Legal Reference Materials Course Bursary
    Members of BIALL are invited to apply for a bursary to attend the Legal Reference Materials Course that will take place in York on 24th July 2015. One bursary is available to cover the full course fee and travel expenses of up to…
Rank this Week: 561

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 30

    OTC derivatives statistics at end-December 2014

    OTC derivatives statistics at end-December 2014
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released OTC derivatives statistics at end-December 2014. OTC derivatives markets contracted in the second half of 2014. The notional amount of outstanding contracts fell by 9% between…
  • Apr 30

    Transportation Alternatives by Census Region

    Transportation Alternatives by Census Region
    “Transportation Alternatives by Census Region,” a new infographic in the Measuring America series, highlights household public transportation use with statistics from the 2013 American Housing Survey. It summarizes…
  • Apr 30

    Climate change could eventually claim a sixth of the world’s specie

    Climate change could eventually claim a sixth of the world’s specie
    Sid Perkins – Science: “Up to one-sixth of the species on Earth could disappear if climate change remains on its current course, according to a new analysis of more than 100 smaller studies. “All the studies are in pretty…
Rank this Week: 14

ThomChat

ThomChat

Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog

http://tjsllibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 30

    New Bill Would Require Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Law

    New Bill Would Require Federal Government to Respect State Marijuana Law
    A new bill introduced on April 22, 2015 (HR 1940) would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act and require the federal government to respect state laws that have ended prohibitions on marijuana. Under this bill, federal agencies…
  • Apr 26

    Supreme Court to Hear Argument Regarding Same Sex Marriage This Week

    Supreme Court to Hear Argument Regarding Same Sex Marriage This Week
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument on April 28 in four consolidated cases challenging state bans on same sex marriage. The consolidated cases will be decided under the name Obergefell v. Hodges. The Court will be releasing audio…
  • Apr 22

    Free Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

    Free Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop
    Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop Friday, April 24, 2015  Host: Kamala Janiyani, UC San Diego Organizer: San Diego Center for Systems Biology Interested in Intellectual Property? Attend this free workshop on Intellectual…
Rank this Week: 614

CWSL Library News

CWSL Library News

From the California Western School of Law.

http://blogs.cwsl.edu/blog/library/
Rank this Week: 3153

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/30

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/30
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html Petition for certiorari was filed in Stop the Casino 101 v. Brown (Indian Gaming; Tribal Jurisdiction) and denied in Western Sky Financial v. Jackson…
  • Apr 16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/16
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2015cta.htmlSchaghitoke Tribal Nation v. Kent School Corp. Inc. (Indian Nonintercourse Act; Lands)* State Courts…
  • Apr 3

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03

    NILL added new content to the Indian Law Bulletins on 4/03
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.html Petition for certiorari was file on March 23, 2015 in Oklahoma v. Hobia (Indian Gaming; Tribal Lands) * State Courts…
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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Apr 30

    Exam Etiquette 101

    Exam Etiquette 101
    While the library staff wishes all students the best of luck on their exams, we want to remind you about library etiquette while studying during this important time: No eating in the library, including the elevator corridors. No talking in…
  • Apr 24

    Exam Time Succe

    Exam Time Succe
    This time of year can be quite overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. There are many resources in the library to help you succeed. Listed below are some of the resources. If you have questions about them, please feel free to stop by…
  • Apr 23

    Study Room Reservations & Library Hours for the Reading/Exam Period: April 30 – May 15, 2015

    Study Room Reservations & Library Hours for the Reading/Exam Period: April 30 – May 15, 2015
    During the reading and exam period, you must make a reservation to use a library study room.  Mandatory study room reservations will begin on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00am; at that time all study rooms will be locked and you must go…
Rank this Week: 873

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 30

    LAW DAY CELEBRATES MAGNA CARTA

    LAW DAY CELEBRATES MAGNA CARTA
    In 1961, Congress officially designated May 1 as Law Day (36 U.S.C.§ 113): §113. Law Day, U.S.A. (a) Designation. May 1 is Law Day, U.S.A. (b) Purpose.-Law Day, U.S.A., is a special day of celebration by the people of the…
  • Apr 27

    PLEASE DONATE USED BOOKS, CDS, AND DVDS

    PLEASE DONATE USED BOOKS, CDS, AND DVDS
  • Apr 20

    LAW LIBRARY SURVEY: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    LAW LIBRARY SURVEY: WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
    GMUSL Students: please complete our brief annual Student Survey of Library and Technology Services. The library staff values highly student feedback to our surveys. We read the results carefully each year and make adjustments as we can.…
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Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law…

Strictly Legal - The Birkbeck Law Librarian's Blog

Features library news, tips on new resources, links to useful web sites and more.

http://birkbecklibrarylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Magna Carta and the British Library

    Magna Carta and the British Library
    To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta the British Library is currently hosting an exhibition, The Future of Liberty: Magna Carta and beyond (Student entry is £5, full price £12).Two of the remaining…
  • Mar 31

    New online resource - Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

    New online resource - Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
    The Library has recently set up an online subscription to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL). The Encyclopedia contains peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law and aims to reflect…
  • Mar 17

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

    New resource - Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, as the name suggests, is a collection whose content focusses on the following areas:* Criminology* Criminal Justice* Forensic sciences & investigation* Substance abuse & addiction*…
Rank this Week: 1478

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 30

    Oregon Supreme Court: PERS Decision (4/30/15)

    Oregon Supreme Court: PERS Decision (4/30/15)
    Moro v. State of Oregon, 357 Or 167 (S061452) (2015) “.... Before Balmer, Chief Justice, and Kistler, Walters, Linder, Brewer, and Baldwin, Justices, and Haselton, Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, Justice pro tempore.**…
  • Apr 29

    Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riot

    Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riot
    Hat Tip to Library Link of the Day (4/29/15). “Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riots, Because ‘The Community Needs Us: All library locations, including those at the epicenter of the riots, are welcoming patrons today,”…
  • Apr 29

    Preventing Link Rot: Lawyer and Librarian Friend Perma cc Wins Webby Award

    Preventing Link Rot: Lawyer and Librarian Friend Perma cc Wins Webby Award
    From ABA News: “Site aiming to prevent ‘link rot’ for legal researchers wins 2015 Webby,” by Molly McDonough, 4/27/15: Excerpt: “A service that enables courts and researchers to make permanent links to research…
Rank this Week: 167

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features news, tips, and information about Oregon legal research.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com/
  • Apr 30

    Oregon Supreme Court: PERS Decision (4/30/15)

    Oregon Supreme Court: PERS Decision (4/30/15)
    Moro v. State of Oregon, 357 Or 167 (S061452) (2015) “.... Before Balmer, Chief Justice, and Kistler, Walters, Linder, Brewer, and Baldwin, Justices, and Haselton, Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, Justice pro tempore.**…
  • Apr 29

    Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riot

    Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riot
    Hat Tip to Library Link of the Day (4/29/15). “Baltimore Libraries Stay Open Through Riots, Because ‘The Community Needs Us: All library locations, including those at the epicenter of the riots, are welcoming patrons today,”…
  • Apr 29

    Preventing Link Rot: Lawyer and Librarian Friend Perma cc Wins Webby Award

    Preventing Link Rot: Lawyer and Librarian Friend Perma cc Wins Webby Award
    From ABA News: “Site aiming to prevent ‘link rot’ for legal researchers wins 2015 Webby,” by Molly McDonough, 4/27/15: Excerpt: “A service that enables courts and researchers to make permanent links to research…
Rank this Week: 3278

The Competitive Edge

The Competitive Edge

Musings from the librarians of the Cornell Law Library on library resources, research tips and news.

http://blog.law.cornell.edu/library
  • Apr 30

    Reminder: Restricted Access During Exams April 29 – May 12

    Reminder: Restricted Access During Exams April 29 – May 12
    The exam period has arrived and access to the Law Library will be restricted from Wednesday, April 29, through Tuesday, May 12. During restricted access periods the law library is open to law school affiliates, university faculty, and non-law…
  • Apr 27

    Reminder: Animal Therapy Tomorrow from Noon to 1PM!

    Reminder: Animal Therapy Tomorrow from Noon to 1PM!
    Just a friendly reminder that it’s time for pet therapy! Stop by the Student Lounge tomorrow, April 28, from Noon-1pm, to unwind with therapy dogs and a llama. This is also the perfect opportunity to enter a drawing to win Lloyd the…
  • Apr 21

    New Books List for April 2015

    New Books List for April 2015
    Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for February 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below. The First Amendment Bubble: How…
Rank this Week: 864

TSLL TechScans

TSLL TechScans

Covers the latest trends and technology tools for Technical Services Law Librarians.

http://tslltechscans.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Highlights of the RDA Toolkit update published April 14, 2015

    Highlights of the RDA Toolkit update published April 14, 2015
    An update to the RDA Toolkit was published on April 14, 2015. LC issued a 10-page summary of the changes, available at: http://www.loc.gov/aba/rda/pdf/summary_rda_changes_2015.pdf.  A list of changes made to LC-PCC policy statements is…
  • Apr 29

    Emergency Preparedne

    Emergency Preparedne
    In 2005, not long after a series of strong hurricanes struck the gulf coast, the Heritage Health Index, a National Collections Care Survey, reported that few of the institutions they surveyed have disasters plans. Even when an institution did…
  • Apr 22

    The law library in an information age: it is time to do away with the local online catalog and focus on research guides and digital content

    The law library in an information age: it is time to do away with the local online catalog and focus on research guides and digital content
    An SSRN paper by Jonathan E. Germann His premise: It is time libraries stop investing in a local public online catalog, a century old device used to facilitate access to physical holdings within a library. Instead, it is time for libraries to…
Rank this Week: 1094

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Apr 30

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Finding Pennsylvania Ethics Opinions Online

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Finding Pennsylvania Ethics Opinions Online
    There are very few free online sources for Pennsylvania Ethics Opinions online. The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) will only release Pennsylvania Ethics Opinions to PBA members. PBA members can access ethics opinions at…
  • Apr 28

    A Brief History of May 1: Labor, Loyalty, and the Law

    A Brief History of May 1: Labor, Loyalty, and the Law
    The history of May 1 in the United States is characterized by the celebration of spring, labor, loyalty and the law. Originally honored in medieval and modern Europe as an agricultural holiday, some religious and secular communities still…
  • Apr 23

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Pennsylvania Statute Citations Explained.

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Pennsylvania Statute Citations Explained.
    P.S. is the citation abbreviation for Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes, the unofficial codification of the Pennsylvania laws published by Thomson Reuters (formerly West). John Purdon, Jr. was one of the original publishers of a subject version…
Rank this Week: 359

VALLTalk

VALLTalk

From the Virginia Association of Law Libraries.

http://valltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    2015 AALL Award Recipient

    2015 AALL Award Recipient
    Congratulations to the following VALL members: Timothy Coggins (Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award); James Heller (Hall of Fame) and Donna Bausch (Volunteer Service Award)!
  • Apr 17

    VALL Grant Recipients!

    VALL Grant Recipients!
    Congratulations to Suzanne Corriell (4th Circuit Law Library) and Kathleen Klepfer (University of Richmond Law School Library) for being awarded VALL grants to AALL! We look forward to reading about their experiences at AALL in Philadelphia.
  • Apr 16

    VALL Spring Meeting 2015

    VALL Spring Meeting 2015
    The Spring meeting is always an exciting one because it marks the changing of the guard -- saying farewell to an outgoing president and welcoming the incoming one. About 30 VALLers met at the picturesque University of Virginia Law School to…
Rank this Week: 1484

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Apr 30

    Law Faculty Offers Summer Reading Suggestion

    Law Faculty Offers Summer Reading Suggestion
    Now that summer is almost here, you may be thinking of more than just reading class assignments. To help you, our law faculty has offered some summer reading suggestions. Whether you like non-fiction or thrillers or something in between, we…
  • Apr 28

    The Chevron Doctrine in song and dance

    The Chevron Doctrine in song and dance
    Some of you may be studying the Chevron Doctrine and its evolution in preparation for exams. Here is a clever interpretation to help you remember the high points. If you need a complete break from legal doctrine, here is your obligatory cute…
  • Apr 21

    Tracking 2015 Georgia Enacted Bills and Veto

    Tracking 2015 Georgia Enacted Bills and Veto
    The 2015 Session of the Georgia General Assembly concluded on April 2, 2015. Following the final adjournment of the General Assembly, known as sine die, the Governor has 40 days to sign any bills or resolutions received after the 34th…
Rank this Week: 729

Mendik Matters

Mendik Matters

Law school information and legal research blog of the Mendik Library of New York Law School.

http://www.mendikmatters.org/
  • Apr 30

    Free E-Book Provides Overview of Emerging Law Office Technology

    Free E-Book Provides Overview of Emerging Law Office Technology
    The former director of the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center  recently published an e-book, Law Practice Technology: An Introduction for Law Students, that introduces law students to current law office technology. …
  • Apr 24

    Study Hall Notice

    Study Hall Notice
    With final exams approaching, the Mendik Library has begun its Study Hall schedule. Our facility – including reading rooms, Group Study rooms, and computer labs – opens at 7 a.m. every morning, and remains open until 2 a.m. every…
  • Apr 21

    It’s Our Turn to Lead

    It’s Our Turn to Lead
    April 22 marks Earth Day’s 45th anniversary with the theme of “It’s our turn to lead.”  Did you know that the original symbol of Earth Day was created by artist and cartoonist Ron Cobb in 1969?  According to…
Rank this Week: 2547

Class Action Countermeasures

Class Action Countermeasures

Covers class action defense. By McGuireWoods LLP.

http://www.classactioncountermeasures.com
  • Apr 30

    April is the busiest month

    April is the busiest month
    It’s been a busy April ‘round these parts, even if there haven’t been many posts going up. So I thought I would let everyone in on a few of the things that have been going on: HR 1927. Earlier … Continue Reading
  • Mar 31

    The Proposed Rule 23 Amendments Are Here, and They’re Not Good

    The Proposed Rule 23 Amendments Are Here, and They’re Not Good
    Last week, the Rule 23 Subcommittee of the Federal Rules Advisory Committee published its draft concept amendments to Rule 23.  You can find them here.   (They’re in the April 2015 Agenda Book.)  What follows is my…
  • Mar 4

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability

    Rule 23 Study Agenda – Ascertainability
    The Subcommittee believes that drafting a formal ascertainability requirement is too difficult; it should try nonetheless. The final topic the Subcommittee has announced it will examine is the possibility of adopting a formal…
Rank this Week: 539

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Cleveland Law Library Weblog

Informs local attorneys of major legal developments important to their practice. By Sue Altmeyer.

http://suealtmeyer.typepad.com/cleveland_law_library_web/
  • Apr 30

    Tech Thursday: Is Your Smartphone Tracking You?

    Tech Thursday: Is Your Smartphone Tracking You?
    "If you have an iPhone or an Android, chances are that every single move you make is being tracked, location by location, including the exact times you were there." That quote, from Today's Jeff Rossen and Jovanna Billington, is a...
  • Apr 23

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe Online

    Tech Thursday: Staying Safe Online
    How about a little spring cleaning for your online security? Keeping your online information secure is a must these days. CNET's Eric Franklin's article "How to stay safe online: CNET's security checklist" gives you some great ideas to get…
  • Apr 10

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Nation's 1st Online Hybrid Law Degree is Underway in St. Paul, Minnesota
    The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American...
Rank this Week: 509

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 30

    ALR Student’s Corner: FBI Website: Where the Crime I

    ALR Student’s Corner: FBI Website: Where the Crime I
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is an agency set-up to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and provide leadership within…
  • Apr 28

    Where Are They Now? The Law Library Checks in with Alumnus Joshua W. Goodman

    Where Are They Now? The Law Library Checks in with Alumnus Joshua W. Goodman
    The Charlotte Law Library checks in with one of our alumni, Joshua E. Goodman, and asks him a few questions about life after law school … What was the biggest adjustment after graduating from law school? Finding my niche in ……
  • Apr 28

    Where Are They Now? The Law Library Checks in with Alumnus Joshua W. Goodman

    Where Are They Now? The Law Library Checks in with Alumnus Joshua W. Goodman
    The Charlotte Law Library checks in with one of our alumni, Joshua E. Goodman, and asks him a few questions about life after law school … What was the biggest adjustment after graduating from law school? Finding my niche in ……
Rank this Week: 1464

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 30

    Copyright follie

    Copyright follie
    The joy of being a copyright specialist is the amazing array of cool, beautiful, and profound things that make up the raw material of what we do.  It is a privilege to be granted even a tiny window into the creativity of the many people…
  • Apr 27

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling
    It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings.  The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after…
  • Apr 14

    A new home for copyright?

    A new home for copyright?
    The idea that the Copyright Office should move out of the Library of Congress was first raised some years ago by Bruce Lehman, who was, at the time, the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The idea seemed to be that the…
Rank this Week: 626

The Running Librarian

The Running Librarian

Covers legal publishing and web 2.0. By James Mullan.

http://www.therunninglibrarian.co.uk/
  • Apr 30

    8 ways to kill your intranet and other problems!

    8 ways to kill your intranet and other problems!
    Fancy sorting this mess out?I appear to have been a bit lax (again) about updating this blog so to stop that that in its tracks here are two articles I have read recently about intranets, which I think will be of interest more…
  • Apr 9

    Gravesend Floodlit Series 2015

    Gravesend Floodlit Series 2015
    My favourite number...ermm Earlier tonight I took part in the final race in the Gravesend Floodlit Series. This is a series of 10k races, which take place at the Gravesend Cyclopark, this is a fantastic facility designed to…
  • Apr 1

    Intranet resources - March 2015

    Intranet resources - March 2015
    I thought it was about time I did another round-up of articles I've seen about intranets and other tools that interest me. I last did a round-up of intranet resources in  January and it proved popular so I'm happy to do it again.So…
Rank this Week: 4391