Research + Analysis

British Legal Research Post-Brexit

Find out how the legal research landscape has changed since the United Kingdom left the European Union at the beginning of 2021. This discussion would provide pointers for navigating legal issues spanning the period of time while the UK was a member of the EU that continue to be relevant today, as well as highlighting new resources that have become increasingly important for working in the current British legal landscape.... more »

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Finding Government Info on Social Media

Over the past decade, social media platform have been important sources of government information. Government agencies as well as elected officials used these platforms to share public information which can't be found anywhere else. As law librarians, how can we leverage these platforms to use them in our research? What kinds of government information we can find in social media and how best to access and capture it for... more »

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Information Management

Long-Term and Ethical Implications of Subscription Collection

Subscription and License-based models of information consumption are becoming the norm in most aspects of life. Instead of purchasing movies, we subscribe to netflix. Instead of buying a copy of a book we might license the ebook on Kindle or Nook or other proprietary platforms. Similarly, more and more academic law libraries rely on licenses to electronic information over purchase of physical (or digital) items in order... more »

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We're All on the Same Boat, One Leak and We All Sink

To continue the conversation from Library Infrastructure 101 during AALL 2021, we need to bring in professionals from outside of technical services into this conversation. How do we continue to communicate our value outside of technical services? How do we demonstrate our value and necessity to keep our staffing budgets? How do we adjust our workflows to keep everyone engaged as print declines and online resources increase?... more »

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Life after the Bluebook Edited

As we learned this year, the Bluebook has a lot of issues. One of the biggest is that it's 500+ pages of esoteric rules and abbreviations - not something that is at all accessible to a researcher outside the law and keeps outside researchers out of the legal research space.  I'd love a discussion about what could be done to simplify and improve it - and are we ready to go in a whole new direction for citations?

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Cryptocurrency and the Law

Recently, the legal community has had to grasp with the rapid developments related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Panelists will discuss the latest trends and challenges both here in the US and in other countries. The discussion will include how this topic is evolving in general as well as its connection to the law and sharing any relevant sources of information.

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Current Challenges in Environmental Law

With the increase of extreme national disasters and changes to the climate and environment, the law has had to catch up to unprecedented challenges and unforeseen situations. Panelists will discuss the latest changes to environmental law nationally and internationally. The panel would also be a good opportunity to showcase the multiple ways in which Colorado has been at the forefront of environmental law in the US and... more »

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Emojis in the Law

Over the past decade, emoticons and emojis have continued to appear in multiple cases here in the US and abroad. Their appearance have raised issues of definitions, research and usage among others. The panelists will describe different caselaw which has included emojis as well as discuss the challenges when establishing the meaning of emojis, their different usage in the law and sources to help with legal research in... more »

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Researching Brazilian Law

Given its history, politics and language, Brazilian law can be difficult to understand and locate. A group of law librarians and legal experts in Brazil and the US can briefly introduce the audience to Brazilian law and the judicial system in the country. They can also mention numerous free and subscription-based sources/databases which are essential when it comes to Brazilian legal research. The panelists can also speak... more »

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Marketing + Outreach

Continuing the Conversation on Mental Health

During the 2021 Conference, our academic colleagues hosted "Insight into the Mental Health of Our Students: Leading the Way to Open Communication, Access to Information, and Institutional Support" and it was incredibly useful.

I'd like to suggest opening this conversation to other library types.  How do we support the mental health of our patrons in law firms, government, and public-facing law libraries?  How do we support... more »

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Advancing Access to Justice – Bridging the Digital Divide

The pandemic amplified the issues of the digital divide as law libraries shifted to remote resources and services. Many patrons experienced limited or no access to crucial legal information due to a lack of devices and skills. Learn about innovative programs and opportunities to address the digital divide in your community and how you can create an action plan for those in need.

Possible speakers and/or examples include:... more »

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