A-1 Law Library Research Assistant Program: Institutional Jewel In The Crown
(Sunday, 11 July 2004)
Description: A law library RA program can enhance the library's values and market librarian skills within the institution, while expanding the teaching role of librarians. Students learn effective resource selection and search techniques in a supported employment setting, and gain recommendations from faculty. A library RA program promotes faculty recruitment and retention by providing skilled and accountable research assistants to law faculty. A law librarian will explain how to start and administer a library RA program. A professor and former associate dean, and a practicing lawyer who worked as a law library research assistant, will discuss how the program benefits them.
D-5 ABA Statistics: Tackling Topical Questions -- 2004 Update (Monday, 12
Description: Annually, academic law libraries are required to complete and submit library statistics forms to the ABA. Issues addressed in professional listservs speak to the fact that there is some confusion when counting and compiling the information (interpretation of questions, counting aggregate databases, materials costs/formats, etc.). New items in the questionnaire concern web-based resources, it staff and wireless connectivity. Our speakers are among those responsible for compiling the information and competing the forms for their libraries, and we will discuss these and related issues. Questions and discussion from the audience is highly encouraged.
E-2 Create Powerful Web Presentations Without An Internet Connection (Tuesday,
13 July 2004)
Description: Using a live internet connection in a presentation can be risky. Connections can be lost and download time can be slow. Using an "internet agent" allows the presenter to grab single or multiple pages from the internet and stores them for off-line use. All links are maintained and presentations using an agent mimic a live connection perfectly. The agents also allow the presenter to add notes to web pages, further enhancing the presentation.