Cool Tools Cafe (I7)

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2017: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Coordinator: Jessica Hanes, University of Michigan Law Library
Speakers: AJ Blechner, Harvard Law School Library; Deborah Ginsberg, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Malikah Hall; Jessica Hanes, University of Michigan Law Library; Casandra Laskowski, Duke University School of Law; Corrine Latham, Vinson & Elkins, LLP; Patrick Parsons, Georgia State University College of Law Library; Tawnya Plumb, University of Wyoming; Rachel Purcell, University of Florida Levin College of Law Legal Information Center; Rebecca Rich, Nova Southeastern University; Heather Simmons, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign; Kris Turner, University of Wisconsin

Tracks: Information Technology; Library Management; Reference, Research & Client Services; Teaching

One of the most attractive features of the Cool Tools CafĂ©, for both the presenters and attendees, is the casual atmosphere. Gathering in small groups, participants will learn about emerging or existing technologies from librarians who have implemented these technologies in their own libraries. This more intimate setting allows for the opportunity to discuss why the technologies are useful, how they work, and how they can be implemented. Tools for legal research, collaboration, marketing services, instruction, productivity, citation, presentation, and website functionality are examples of past demonstrations. The variety of the demonstrations epitomizes the dynamic role of today’s legal information professional.

NOTE: Due to the structure of this program it was not recorded; however, the program’s supplemental materials are available.