Ellyssa

About Ellyssa

Ellyssa is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 35 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker.

Surveillance and Legal Research Providers: What You Need to Know

Sarah Lamdan writes for LLRX about the growing trend of Surveillance and Legal Research Providers.
“Legal research companies are selling surveillance data and services to law enforcement agencies including ICE. Their participation in government surveillance raises ethical questions about privacy, confidentiality and financial support: How private is your search history when your legal research vendors […]

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NYLI Closing Early on Thursday

The New York Law Institute will close at 3pm on Thursday, August 9th so that staff may attend an event. We will re-open on Friday, August 10th at 8:30am.

By |August 8th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Closing Early on Thursday

Research Librarian / Legal Information Specialist Position, New York Law Institute

The New York Law Institute is recruiting for a Research Librarian/Legal Information Specialist.  This critical position provides legal, business, and general information services to NYLI’s members using print, historical, and electronic resources. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Executive Director and Senior Research Librarian to support NYLI’s mission.

Located in Manhattan’s financial district, […]

By |August 7th, 2018|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on Research Librarian / Legal Information Specialist Position, New York Law Institute

Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

Robert Ambrogi writes for Law Sites about Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest.
“Hand in hand with the changing role of law librarians is the fact that information science itself is being radically transformed by technology. The buzzwords permeating this conference were the same you’ll hear at any legal technology conference — artificial intelligence, analytics, […]

By |August 6th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian

David Lat writes for Above the Law about the The State Of Biglaw And The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian.
“Kovalan opened the discussion by sharing findings from ALM Intelligence’s annual survey of law librarians. He showed a chart reflecting what many observers of Biglaw already know: since the Great Recession, demand for Biglaw […]

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The Ultimate Law Firm Automation Checklist

Lisa Pansini at Rocket Matter’s Legal Productivity blog has created an infographic of law firm automation including tools and strategies you can use to be more productive.

See the full infographic here.

By |July 30th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Ultimate Law Firm Automation Checklist

2018: A Legal Research Odyssey: Artificial Intelligence as Disruptor

Jamie J. Baker, Interim Director, Texas Tech University School of Law Library, writes for Law Library Journal about artificial intelligence and its role in legal research.
“This article provides context for current computing capability and ultimately
warns against the use of AI in violation of certain legal ethical obligations.
Paragraphs 7–39 summarize current advances in AI technology […]

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Keeping Up with KM, AI, and Legal Tech – Recommended Sources

Ron Friedmann at Prism Legal has put together a helpful list of sources that will help you to keep up with KM, AI, and legal tech. They are divided into blogs, daily email newsletters, and one book on KM.

Check it out here.

By |July 18th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Keeping Up with KM, AI, and Legal Tech – Recommended Sources

NYLI Escape Rooms Poster at AALL

This year NYLI will be presenting a poster session on Escape Rooms for Library Outreach, Instruction, and Team-Building at the AALL Annual conference.  We will be poster number 16 in the exhibit hall, and we will be there for Q&A on Monday July 16th from 8:45 – 9:45 am, please stop by and say hello!
“Escape […]

By |July 11th, 2018|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on NYLI Escape Rooms Poster at AALL

NYLI Member Survey Report 2018

In light of our approaching 190th Anniversary at The New York Law Institute, we partnered with Law Library Management, Inc in order to conduct a member survey to inform our strategy, goals, and plans for future services, collection, and location. The survey found that lending services, document delivery, and research assistance are considered the […]

By |July 5th, 2018|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on NYLI Member Survey Report 2018