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.

NYLI Will Close Tomorrow

The New York Law Institute library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to severe weather of heavy snow and blizzard conditions predicted for the New York City area.
NYLI cannot fulfill book loan and document delivery requests tomorrow and late fees for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 will be waived.
Weather permitting, NYLI will […]

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New Book from NYLI’s Director of IT

On March 1st, NYLI’s Director of IT Ellyssa Kroski published a new book with the American Library Association titled The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook which aims to be an essential all-in-one guidebook to the maker realm written specifically for librarians.  It will inspire readers through practical projects that they can implement in their libraries right now. […]

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Is Virtual Reality Ready for Business Use?

Photo: Google Smart Contact Lens

Joseph Raczynski, Manager, Techical Client Management, Thomson Reuters writes about VR for business in the January issue of Practice Innovations.
“VR is a slice of sci-fi we have been anticipating for decades. Incubating in a state of inertia, it has been waiting to leverage the Trinity of Forces to rise. Widely […]

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National Library Week Legal Peeps Online Contest

Photo: Gallagher Law Library blog

We are hosting an online legal Peeps contest! We invite you, our members to get creative and design your best law-related Peeps diorama for our online contest and send us your photo. What’s at stake? Well, not just props for the best Peep pic, but a whopping $25 gift card for […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on National Library Week Legal Peeps Online Contest

NYLI Services New Staff Orientation Webinar

The New York Law Institute now offers members a variety of resources and services including 2 eBooks collections providing access to over 100,000 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 Proquest […]

By |February 20th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Services New Staff Orientation Webinar

NYLI Closed for President’s Day

The New York Law Institute will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of the Presidents’ Day national holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st at 8:30 AM.

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Digital Curators,Connectors, Change Agents and Innovators Panel

Jean O’Grady writes for Dewey B Strategic about the first panel of the new Legal Pros track at Legal Week–  New Ways for Law Librarians & Knowledge Managers to Become Indispensable which brought in a standing room only crowd.

Read the full article here.

By |February 8th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Digital Curators,Connectors, Change Agents and Innovators Panel

NYLI OverDrive Collection Webinar

February 8th 1:30-2:00 pm EST

The New York Law Institute now offers members direct free access to a collection of over 500 eBooks from major legal publishers Matthew Bender and the ABA through their new OverDrive Collection.  This collection also includes 116 West Academic Nutshells eBooks.

Join Research Librarian Karen Oesterle to learn more about this exciting […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI OverDrive Collection Webinar

Lucy Curci-Gonzalez at LegalTech

Our Executive Director, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez presided over the AALL booth at this year’s LegalTech conference. See more photos and LegalTech posts on the AALL Facebook page here.

By |February 2nd, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on Lucy Curci-Gonzalez at LegalTech

How to Winterproof your Library

In this insightful article, NYLI member Sarah Mauldin, Director of Library Services at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, discusses how the New York Law Institute can play a key role in your backup plan when your library experiences closures due to inclement weather or other instances when you need to share your workload.

Read the […]

By |January 25th, 2017|News from the Field|Comments Off on How to Winterproof your Library