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The AALL Spectrum® Blog is published by the American Association of Law Libraries. Submissions from AALL members and other members of the legal community are highly encouraged. Opinions and editorial views expressed are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of AALL. AALL does not assume any responsibility for statements advanced by contributors. The previous Spectrum Blog was located at aallspectrum.wordpress.com.
6/26/2013 4:19:54 PM

The July Issue of Spectrum is Now Available on AALLNET

We hope you enjoy the latest issue of Spectrum and encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback using the "comments" box below!

Public Relations: A Visit to Irish Libraries
An opportunity to see some of the great libraries of Ireland
By Linda M. Sobey

In Support of Universal Citation
AALL's work to promote universal citation continues with the release of the third edition of its Universal Citation Guide
By Anne Burnett and Dan Cordova

Cooking Lessons and Legal Research
Creating and integrating instructional videos into legal research training
By Austin Martin Williams

Innovative Displays in Law Libraries
Showcase your collections and your talent with displays that capture the creative spirit of your law library
By Sherry L. Leysen and Alena L. Wolotira

A Law Librarian's Guide to Effective Committee Participation
Tips gathered from longtime committee members
By Elizabeth Outler

Are Our Users "Customers"?
A librarian's thoughts on professionalism in librarianship
By Paul J. Donovan

Is Your Library In Good Standing?
Offering stand-up desks in the academic library
By Cynthia Lewis

The Importance of Relationships
Our relationships with various constituents define what we do and who we are
By Sandy Placzek

Collection Development in Academic Libraries
What can we learn from law firms?
By Victoria Trotta

A Day in the Life
Congratulations to our 2013 photo contest winners

From the Editor
The Last Time
By Mark E. Estes

From the Secretary
Spring Executive Board Meeting
By Deborah Rusin

Washington Brief
Put Advocacy in Practice this August Recess
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
More than one co-worker has asked me to join my law firm's on-site Weight Watchers program, and I've declined each time. I continue to be asked, and I don't know how to make it understood that I don't want to participate without being rude or seeming like a snob. I just don't want to do it, and I'm also concerned about whether or not my co-workers could share information outside of the meetings. What can I do?
By Susan Catterall

Member to Member
What class do you wish you had taken in your undergraduate or graduate program (assuming it had been offered)?

Stu's Views

Views from You
Photos of Ruth Lilly Law Library hosting Indiana Canine Assistant Network service and therapy dogs for student stress relief

Members' Briefing
AALL Advocacy and You
By Emily Feltren

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5/30/2013 12:15:16 PM

The June Issue of Spectrum is Now Available on AALLNET

We hope you enjoy the latest issue of Spectrum and encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback using the "comments" box below!

Public Relations: Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional
This resource provides simple strategies to improve customer service and more
By Joy M. Shoemaker

See You in Seattle!
Counting down to AALL's 106th Annual Meeting

Local Advocacy Networks
Adopting UELMA in your state and how you can help
By Catherine M. Dunn

RLLL Mobile Turns One
Reflections on how we developed a library mobile site from the ground up
By Catherine A. Lemmer and Hannah Alcasid

Authenticating the "John Hancock" of Online Primary Legal Materials
The technical and policy concerns at play
By Anna Russell and Jane Larrington

Digging in to Patron Data
What I learned from the law school "facebook"
By Sarah E. Ryan

Recognizing the Outstanding
Carolyn P. Ahearn and Judy Meadows receive the 2013 Marian Gould Gallagher Award
By Elizabeth L. Moore

Going Green with Carpooling
Setting up a carpooling program at your institution
By Emily Marcum

Showcasing Art in the Law Library
A county law library in Pennsylvania launches its art program
By Barbara Pasqua

A Valuable Contribution to Legal Literature
AALL names its 2013 Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award winner
By Pauline Aranas

Frank Sinatra Never Branded Himself a "Ninja"
Some thoughts on informality in digital interactions
By Megan Wiseman

Introducing the Hall of Fame Class of 2013
AALL honors Brecht, Spinelli, Todd, and Wright
By Frank G. Houdek

From the Editor
Lost Days
By Mark E. Estes

From the President
Rethinking our Future
By Jean M. Wenger

Washington Brief
See You in Seattle! A Guide to Public Policy Programs at the 2013 Annual Meeting
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
I coordinate the training for new associates at a law firm, and I'm appalled when I see someone taking a call or having a side conversation when I'm talking with them or catch them texting during a training session. I'm afraid that one of them will do the same thing when they're in a shareholder's office or with a client. Doesn't anyone appreciate good manners anymore?
By Susan Catterall

Member to Member
What has been your favorite vacation?

Stu's Views

Views from You
Views of the remodeled Rare Book and Special Collections Room at Taggart Law Library, Ohio Northern University, Ada

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4/24/2013 1:29:55 PM

The May Issue of Spectrum is Now Available on AALLNET

We hope you enjoy the articles from the latest issue of Spectrum and encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback using the "comments" link below!

Public Relations: Architecture, Logos, and Brands—Oh My!
What's a library to do?
By Kathy Fletcher

Spectrum's 13th Annual Architecture Series
Read about two new buildings and four remodels/renovations from two public law libraries, one law firm, and three academic libraries
By Mark E. Estes

A Monument Gets a Makeover
Tackling the challenges of an urban renovation at the San Diego County Public Law Library
By John W. Adkins

Modern Spaces, Changing Light
Perkins Coie gets a unique and colorful makeover
By Amy Eaton

Building with Vision
The birth of Concordia University School of Law and George R. White Law Library
By Phillip Gragg

Blending Tradition and Technology
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Leon E. Bloch Law Library has completed its first phase of renovations
By Paul D. Callister and Michael J. Robak

Going Green and Repurposing Space
The University of Baltimore debuts its new law center, slated to receive LEED Platinum certification
By Clement Chu-Sing Lau and Mary Elizabeth Murtha

A Symbol of the Rule of Law
The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center consolidates the Judicial Department into a single iconic building
By Dan Cordova

Venturing Beyond Seattle
Traveling outside the Annual Meeting's host city
By Anna L. Endter

Will Google Books Library Project End Copyright?
Millions of magazines hidden in Google Books Library Project endanger U.S. copyright
By Barbara Kevles

Promoting Access to Justice with Your Local Public Library
Collaborating with the public library system on legal resource programs for public librarians
By Joseph D. Lawson

Empowering the Next Generation of Law Firm Librarians
Projecting our value to law firm management
By Scott D. Bailey and Emily R. Florio

Finding an Elegant Solution to a Failed Wiki
Surveying versus scanning
By Sally Wambold

From the Editor
Paying Attention: Design, Communication, Education
By Mark E. Estes

From the President
Rethinking Along the Strategic Continuum
By Jean M. Wenger

From the Treasurer
A Look at AALL's 2012 Fiscal Year
By Susan J. Lewis

Washington Brief
Congratulations to the 2013 Recipients of the PAGI and Oakley Advocacy Awards!
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
In the evenings and on weekends, students study at my desk, eat there, and adjust the height of my chair to suit themselves. I realize that I have little control over that, but I wish that they would clean up after themselves and leave my stuff alone. I don't know how to address this. Is it too much to expect that my space be left alone?
By Susan Catterall

The Sustainable Law Librarian
"I'm Investing in What?"
By David Selden

Member to Member
What is your favorite library building, space, or area?

Views from You
Views of participants beginning to arrive at the 31st Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, hosted by The University of Oregon Law School in Eugene

The CRIV Sheet
Volume 35, No. 3

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