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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.
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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3/27/2013 1:05:25 PM

The April 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: Relationship Marketing
How to market your library by supporting public interest law auctions
By Frances M. Brillantine

Gamification: Is it Right for Your Library?
The rewards, risks, and implications of gamification
By Carli Spina

Cloudy with a Chance of Collaboration
How cloud services can enhance collaboration among librarians
By Carla Wale and Ellen Richardson

This Summer, in Seattle . . .
Rethink your value at the 106th Annual Meeting in Seattle
By Julie Pabarja

Law Firm Changes Offer Opportunities for Libraries
Suggestions for getting ahead of the curve
By Sarah Sutherland

(Re)Thinking Seattle
The co-chairs of this year's Local Arrangements Committee talk all things Seattle
By Rita Dermody and Tina Ching

A Pilot Using OverDrive
E-lending in academic law libraries
By Nina E. Scholtz

Can I Cancel My Print Case Reporter Collection?
A look at the merits of free online resources as a substitute
By Paul Galfano

From the Editor
Initial Reactions
By Mark E. Estes

Washington Brief
Policy Priorities and Strategies for 2013
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
One of our vendors recently dropped off a box of fancy chocolates. I happened to walk into the break room as one of our younger librarians was cutting a tiny piece off of a corner of a chocolate. She explained that she wanted to know what the center of the candy was. I blurted out that many people don't want a piece of candy that someone has cut into. Did I overreact?
By Susan Catterall

Member to Member
What is one word or phrase you would like to ban from law librarians' vocabulary?

Views from You
Photos of the 3rd Annual 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship at White Park, across the street from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord

Members' Briefing
AALL Guide to Fair Business Practices for Legal Publishers
By Kay Todd, Margaret K. Maes, Michelle Cosby, and Michael Bernier

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2/26/2013 11:29:19 AM

The March 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: Digital Signage
A new tool in your arsenal of knowledge
By Deborah Schander

How Can We Make Our Discovery Layer More User-Centric?
Using Banned Books Week to reconnect with our users
By Christine Korytnyk Dulaney

The "Social" Side of Law Libraries
How are libraries using and managing social media
By Ashley Ahlbrand

Request for Proposal: a Requirement for all Professionals
Using an RFP to select the best technology system for your library
By Richard Jost

Cheaper Online?
Our firm library's gradual move to all electronic
By LaJean Humphries

Attitude is Everything
Surveying the perceptions and attitudes of embedded law librarians
By Andrea Alexander and Jordan Jefferson

The Missing Link
Making research easier with linked citations
By Nick Harrell

From the Editor
Fresh Bread
By Mark E. Estes

From the President
2013-2016 Strategic Directions: Mission Based, Goal Oriented
By Jean M. Wenger

Washington Brief
Opening the Government
By Emily Feltren

The Reference Desk
I have been serving on the Executive Board of my regional association as secretary-treasurer, and it is almost expected that I run for vice president/president-elect. However, I am in the process of changing jobs. I am torn between my committment to my association and my responsibilities to my new employer. What steps should I take?
By Susan Catterall

Member to Member
When you are taking notes, do you prefer to use a computer, tablet, smart phone, or paper and pen? Why?

Views from You
A view of the Placer County Courthouse in Auburn, California, from the front porch of the Placer County Law Library

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