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.

Climactic Changes In Law Mean New Opportunities For Librarians, Futurist Urges

Robert Ambrogi writes for Above the Law about Climactic Changes In Law and the new opportunities those bring:
Climactic changes in the business and practice of law mean new opportunities for law librarians to refine and distribute the knowledge that will be essential to law firms’ success.
Read more here.

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The Essential Guide to Legislation

Sabrina I. Pacifici  at be Spacific discusses PoliticoPro’s new Essential Guide to Legislation
“During a single Congress, hundreds of bills are enacted into federal law – but the initial legislation proposed by lawmakers in the House and Senate can number well over 10,000 bills per session of Congress. With so much proposed legislation flowing through the standard […]

By |August 19th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Essential Guide to Legislation

Best Practices to Drive Lawyer Adoption of New Legal Technology

Jean O’Grady writes for Thomson Reuters about Best Practices to Drive Lawyer Adoption of New Legal Technology:
Clients demand that law firms focus on knowledge management, analytics and legal project management, and there is a burgeoning market of new products to address these needs. An email blast or offering free bagels no longer motivates lawyers […]

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Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books

Sabrina I. Pacifici writes for beSpacific about recent trends in the eBook marketplace with regard to libraries:

 
As co-chair of the ALA’s Digital Content Working Group from 2011 to 2014, back when libraries were working to get basic access to e-books, I came to recognize that some of the restrictions publishers place on libraries in […]

By |August 12th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books

Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?” 

Tarica LaBossiere writes for RIPS Law Librarian about Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?”:
“Even knowing these titles are just a click away, we have a few traditionalists who are adamant about obtaining their study aids in print.

“I don’t like e-book formats.”

“I can’t use an e-book to follow along with others.”

“The digital database is confusing; […]

By |August 7th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?” 

August Graphic Novel Book Group

July’s Graphic Novel Book Group meeting discussed Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do.  Don’t miss out on this month’s event on Tuesday August 13th  which will discuss The Underwater Welder.  Contact Eileen Dolan for more info.

By |August 5th, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on August Graphic Novel Book Group

Meet ‘Fenni,’ Fenwick & West’s Digital Assistant

Bloomberg Law posts about the new Digital Assistant ‘Fenni,’ at Fenwick & West.
“When Big Law attorneys want to check a billing rate, book a conference room, or find out which partners have a relationship with a certain client, they might ask their administrative staff, or run a search of the firm’s internal directory.

But at […]

By |July 31st, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Meet ‘Fenni,’ Fenwick & West’s Digital Assistant

What did you do at your Summer Conference?

Post by Emily Moog

The collaboration continues!

Librarians have a core ideal of sharing information.

That ideal continued last Monday night when Special Library Association – NY (SLA-NY) and Law Library Association of Greater NY (LLAGNY) met to discuss their annual conference highlights.

Emma Davidson, current SLA Board member, began by giving a brief overview of her association’s […]

By |July 29th, 2019|New at NYLI|Comments Off on What did you do at your Summer Conference?

Decision making in the age of urgency

This is an excellent discussion of a recent McKinsey Global Survey on the topic of effective decision making in today’s fast-paced culture.
“The survey asked about three common decision types, ranging from those that are infrequent but significant in scope to smaller, routine decisions that can be delegated. Most respondents report poor decision making across the decision […]

By |July 24th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Decision making in the age of urgency

NYLI Quarterly Newsletter – Summer Issue

Check out the Summer issue of our quarterly newsletter for a quick update on everything that’s been happening here at NYLI.

Read more here.

By |July 22nd, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on NYLI Quarterly Newsletter – Summer Issue