2006 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Program A - Western Legal History 101: Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide

Las Vegas is the place to learn about early legal research in the West. Three recent co-authors and a co-editor of Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide (Haworth Press, 2005) will speak on historical and territorial research of various Western states. They will also share tips on writing a legal bibliography and getting it published.

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Program B - Games We Don’t Want to Play: Negotiating Electronic Resources Contracts

Does the thought of negotiating an electronic resources contract make you squirm? How much bargaining power do we, as librarians, actually have? Join the experts for a discussion on the types of contract clauses that can and can't be negotiated, tips on the art of negotiating and the advantages of consortial involvment in the negotiation and licensing process.

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Program C - Lawyer in the Library Program : Assisting Pro Se Patrons in County and Court Libraries

Sandy Marz of the Washoe County (NV) Law Library discusses her institution's "Lawyer in the Library" program in which local attorneys meet weekly in the library with pro se patrons looking for a little guidance.

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Program D - Tag You’re it: UNLV’s Experience with RFID

Librarians from the Law Library and the University Libraries discuss the benefits and costs associated with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

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Program E - Gaming the System: Interactive Teaching Strategies for Law Librarians

There is no better place than Las Vegas, the home of electronic gaming, to find out why and how best to teach using interactive classroom technologies. Audience members will have the opportunity to fully participate as the benefits of interactive learning strategies are demonstrated and explored before your very eyes.

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Program F - Web-based Legal Research Instruction: Does It Work?

Four librarians share their experiences using web-based tools to teach legal research by discussing the specific methods they employed.

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Program G - Substantive Law: The Sex Industry in Nevada

The only state where prostitution is legal, learn about the history and regulation of this industry.

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