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11/28/2012 3:32:40 PM

The December Issue of Spectrum is Now Available on AALLNET


We hope you enjoy the articles and encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback using the "comments" link below!

Public Relations: A Day in the Life 2013
AALL seeks your photos for its annual contest
By Shawn Friend

The Dual Degree
A requirement in search of a justification
By Stephen Young

Hey! Employers! What is it That You Want?
The baffling job search of a recent graduate
By Patrick S. Daly

Librarians: Go and Be Disorganized!
A blog post got me thinking about our future
By Megan Wiseman

Why Does a Wiki Succeed or Fail? 
Using one wiki's failure to understand why some wikis succees
By Sally Wambold

Law Libraries Linking Data to Mobile Devices
Save patrons' time and stay hip
By Anna Russell and Carli Spina

Rules of Dating
How to court your faculty or a managing partner
By Elizabeth Johnson

Attitude, Creativity, Collaboration, and Tech
The new success formula for law librarians
By Monice M. Kaczorowski and Jaye A. H. Lapachet

Online only!
Isn't it Time to Establish Library-Related Social Media Best Practices Guidelines?
By Bobby Studwell

Online only!
Sweet e-Freedom
By Bret N. Christensen

From the Editor
Reassessing our services and processes ensures that they are efficient, elegant, and effective instead of merely "good enough"
By Mark E. Estes

Washington Brief
Lessons learned from the 2011-2012 legislative session
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
Is it acceptable to use mobile devices during meetings? 
By Susan Catterall

Member to Member
What was your favorite class in library school or law school?

Views from You
A double rainbow over downtown Seattle as seen from a window at Lane Powell PC

Members' Briefing
AALL's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
By Marci Hoffman

Posted By Ashley St. John at 11/28/2012 3:32:40 PM  2 Comments
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11/5/2012 10:41:09 AM

Put Your Library on the Map, Part 1: How to Put Your Library Floor Plan into Google Maps Floor Plans

Getting your patrons in the front door is only half the battle. Once library patrons cross your threshold, they may become lost in the stacks or be too embarrassed to ask for assistance. Google Maps Floor Plans can help.

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11/5/2012 10:38:06 AM

How to Save 100 Hours, See a Beautiful City, and Expand Your Horizons

Those of us fortunate enough to have travel budgets have probably attended the AALL Annual Meeting at least once, so we know what to expect--lots of programming, some more and some less relevant to our needs, but all of it related to some facet of law librarianship. So what happens when you send a law librarian to a conference that has nothing to do with law librarianship?

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