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.

BUSTED!! Librarian discovers the identities of two New York Law Institute statues !!

Post authored by Emily Moog

NYLI Research Librarian Emily Moog was reviewing 19th Century newspapers regarding its history when she discovered the identities of the two unknown busts residing in its reading room

They are James T. Brady and Francis Brockhoist Cutting !

 
James T. Brady bust currently at NYLI and painting by Joseph Alexander Ames, 1869, The […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BUSTED!! Librarian discovers the identities of two New York Law Institute statues !!

NYLI Staff Members Win LLAGNY Awards!

Congratulations to our Head of Reference Karen Oesterle for winning LLAGNYs 2019 Outstanding Member Award and to our Research Librarian Emily M. Moog for winning this year’s AALL/ PLLIP SIS Summit grant.  Both of these talented, hard-working researchers deserve this recognition, kudos!

By |June 17th, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on NYLI Staff Members Win LLAGNY Awards!

To Our Friends and Colleagues affected by the helicopter crash

We are very concerned to hear of events earlier this week, and know that the incident must have jarred your nerves as well as caused displacement in your workplace.

We offer NYLI’s workspace and resources for any firms affected by this tragedy, whether they are members or not. If you would like to come in […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI, News from the Field|Comments Off on To Our Friends and Colleagues affected by the helicopter crash

Drowning in Research Reading? AI Could Help

Lindsay McKenzie writes for Inside Higher Ed about Artificial intelligence that reads journal articles and highlights key findings could help researchers stay on top of the latest research. But the technology isn’t ready for prime time.
“Using a form of artificial intelligence called a neural network, scientists at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute […]

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You’ll Never Escape…The Library? Escape Room Tests Research Skills of Law Students

Law Librarians at the Sir James Dunn Law Library at Dalhousie University designed an escape room to test and compare legal research skills retention among first, second, and third year law school students.
“In a corner of the basement of the Sir James Dunn Law Library, behind an unassuming door, is a room on campus […]

By |June 10th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on You’ll Never Escape…The Library? Escape Room Tests Research Skills of Law Students

Librarians and Technology #10: Deep Thinking Means Focused Attention

In this series of blog posts, Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD writes for Lucidea about Librarians and Technology: Deep Thinking Means Focused Attention.
“As we think deeply about information, we realize that all information, all knowledge is interconnected. That statement seems very jejune but the concept is often lost as we spend our days in the […]

By |June 5th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Librarians and Technology #10: Deep Thinking Means Focused Attention

CI tools and wishlists for law firms

The folks at the LAC Group discuss what CI tools are used by law firm researchers and librarians in their post CI tools and wishlists for law firms.

Read more here.

By |June 3rd, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on CI tools and wishlists for law firms

New York Real Estate LibGuide from NYU’s Jack Brause Library

The Jack Brause Library has created an excellent LibGuide for research materials pertaining to real estate, particularly in New York.

The Jack Brause Library was established in 1983 to support New York University’s Real Estate Institute and now supports all other NYU programs based at the NYU Midtown Center.

By |May 30th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on New York Real Estate LibGuide from NYU’s Jack Brause Library

Nothing Artificial About It: How Law Firms (Really) Use AI in Practice

Ed Walters writes for the LLRX March issue about How Law Firms (Really) Use AI in Practice.
“This new age of law firm innovation can create changes in the nature of legal services, moving from anecdotal to data-driven insights, and better-informed guidance for clients. It also holds the promise of preemptive advice to avoid risk, […]

By |May 29th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Nothing Artificial About It: How Law Firms (Really) Use AI in Practice

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 |May 27th, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on All About NYLI Webinar