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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. Previously, the AALL Spectrum Blog was located at aallspectrum.wordpress.com.

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10/12/2012 12:57:39 PM

Highlights from Fall 2012 LLAM eNews

The fall 2012 issue of LLAM eNews, a publication of the Law Library Association of Maryland, has been posted. In addition to organization notices and reviews of AALL Annual Meeting sessions, this issue includes a  concise but informative piece on delivering final products to library clients. The article includes a number of considerations that are worth keeping in mind, such keeping deliverables in proportion to the requests they are responding to, and always providing source information. Deliverables that consistently have the characteristics discussed in this article will likely lead to satisfied and happy clients and patrons.

Posted By Benjamin Keele at 10/12/2012 12:57:39 PM  0 Comments
10/12/2012 12:26:38 PM

Highlights from MALL Markings, Volume 21, Issue 4

Volume 21, Issue 4 of MALL Markings, the publication of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, has been released. Two especially interesting articles in this issue come from the Creighton University Law Library. The first discusses creative ways to recycle obsolete, hardcover volumes. Two suggestions were donating volumes to high schools for use in art projects, and giving them away for targeting practice. Apparently hardcover law books hold up well to shotgun rounds.

The second article describes Creighton's project to digitize briefs filed in the Nebraska's Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. The article walks through workflow library staffs follows to scan the briefs and load the files into the school's institutional repository.

Posted By Benjamin Keele at 10/12/2012 12:26:38 PM  0 Comments
10/4/2012 3:03:00 PM

Highlights from Summer 2012 Southeastern Law Librarian

The summer 2012 issue of the Southeastern Law Librarian, the publication of the Southeastern Chapter of AALL, has been released. In addition to organizational notices and reports, this issue contains a number of essays by recipients of SEAALL scholarships.

Clanitra Stewart writes about ProQuest Congressional and Legislative Insight and provides some tips for researchers. Endia Sowers discusses the pros and cons of law libraries using social media tools. Christine Napoleon  muses about social stereotypes of librarians and how real librarians deviate from those expectations. Finally, Teresa Kleitches has advice for library school students looking to become involved in the law library profession.

Posted By Benjamin Keele at 10/4/2012 3:03:00 PM  0 Comments