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.

Technology & Innovation: Trends Transforming The Legal Industry…

Richa Kachhwaha at Live Law discusses the changing face of the legal industry.

“Globally, the legal industry is experiencing an era of transformation. The changes are unmistakable and diverse. Paperwork and data management- long practiced by lawyers- is being replaced by software solutions; trans-national boundaries are legally shrinking; economic forces are re-defining law practices; innovative […]

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All About NYLI Webinar

The New York Law Institute now offers members a variety of resources and services including 2 eBooks collections providing access to over 160,000 eBook titles. We offer the entire West Academic Nutshells series in eBook format, hundreds of ABA titles, and Mathew Bender legal treatises.  We also offer access to valuable electronic resources such as […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on All About NYLI Webinar

The Growing Collaboration Between Legal and IT

Ari Kaplan at Reinventing Professionals speaks with Arup Das, the co-founder and CEO of Alphaserve, a global provider of managed IT, cloud, and cybersecurity services about the genesis of Alphaserve, how the collaboration between legal and IT is evolving in corporate legal departments and law firms, whether law firms are ready for the emergence […]

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NYLI Now Offers HeinOnline Bar Journals

NEW!! HeinOnline Bar Journals: Over 1700 Bar Journals from outside New York are newly available from NYLI through HeinOnline. We are excited to add this resource for our members and now have access to 1732 additional bar journals, ranging from 3 titles each for Alaska and Hawaii to 184 California bar journals and […]

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OverDrive eBooks Master Class

June 6th 1:30-2:00 pm EST

Join Research Librarian Karen Oesterle to learn all about the ins and outs of our Lexis Digital Library,  a collection of over 500 eBooks from major legal publishers such as Matthew Bender and the ABA as well as the West Academic Nutshell series…all at your fingertips.  This Master Class will provide detailed […]

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The Right Way to Learn from Failure

Nick Milton writes for Knoco stories about the difference between mistakes and failures and how we can meet success by learning from failure.
There are therefore four categories when it comes to learning from failure.

1) There is learning from a failure when trying the unknown. You were trying something new, and met an unexpected barrier. This […]

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NYLI Closed for Memorial Day

The New York Law Institute will be closing early at 3 PM Friday, May 25, 2018 and closed Monday, May 28, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day . NYLI will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:30 a.m.

Happy Memorial Day!

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Quick Tips for Creating Tutorials

Daniella Smith, associate professor at the University of North Texas and former school and public librarian offers 12 helpful tips for creating online tutorials for the AASL Knowledge Quest blog.

Avoid background noise by using a microphone or headset. When you are in a busy place, there is no telling what type of noise […]

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Time Bandits and Productivity

Marlene Gebauer writes for 3 Geeks and a Law Blog about “time-theft thieves” as discussed in Dominica DeGrandis book, Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow.
“The way to combat the thieves, according to DeGrandis, is to make work visible and to publicize what prevents work from flowing. This is harder […]

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Why Special Libraries are Important Destinations

The folks at Lucidea have published an interesting article on their blog about the importance of special libraries as places to visit as well as sources of knowledge.

 
“In addition to being technology powerhouses, special libraries as destinations—rather than exclusively virtual services—share a number of characteristics with brick and mortar public and academic libraries. Special […]

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