News from the Field

LLAGNY’s Birthday – Celebrating 80 years of Sharing our Talents!

Our Reference Librarian Emily Moog has published an article in LLAGNY’s Law Lines titled LLAGNY’s Birthday – Celebrating 80 years of Sharing our Talents!:
“LLAGNY is officially an octogenarian !  Former LLAGNY Presidents Janice Henderson and John Davey organized a fabulous talent show to help celebrate this milestone.  Like the librarian profession it celebrated, the talent […]

By |May 7th, 2019|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on LLAGNY’s Birthday – Celebrating 80 years of Sharing our Talents!

A Day in My Law Library Life,” Circa 2018

Inspired by “‘A Day in My Law Library Life,’ Circa 1997,” this compilation featured in the latest issue of Law Library Journal by Scott Frey collects descriptions of a day in the lives of law librarians in 2018. The descriptions provide a current snapshot and historical record of the law library profession, with similarities […]

By |March 13th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on A Day in My Law Library Life,” Circa 2018

The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

Bob Ambrogi writes for Law Sites about the 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018 including:

1. Analytics become essential.
2. Legal tech goes global.
3. Legal research gets smarter and more comprehensive.
4. Investment hits $1 billion.
5. Acquisitions accumulate.

Read more here.

By |March 4th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

The Most Popular Fact-Checking Stories of 2018

Daniel Funke and Alexios Mantzarlis at Poynter have rounded up the most popular fact-checking stories of 2018 including:

10. ‘How To Spot A Deepfake Like The Barack Obama–Jordan Peele Video’ by Craig Silverman, BuzzFeed News
9. ‘Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?’ by Pew Research Center
8. ‘Truth, Disrupted’ by Sinan Aral, Harvard Business Review

Read more here.

By |January 30th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Most Popular Fact-Checking Stories of 2018

Scientists Examine What Having Constant Access to Information Does to Our Memory

The WisBlog at the University of Wisconsin Law Library sums up the recent studies:
“Intrigued by this question, researchers from UW-Madison, Columbia, Harvard took a closer look at what having constant access to information does to our capacity to retain information, reports Interesting Engineering.  “Together, they conducted a series of experiments with student volunteers which provides […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Scientists Examine What Having Constant Access to Information Does to Our Memory

15 out of 30 Law Firms Best at Client Service are NYLI Members!

50% of the law firms rated with the best customer service according to a BTI Client Service survey are NYLI members. Ask us how we can help your firm deliver great service in the new year!

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By |December 17th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on 15 out of 30 Law Firms Best at Client Service are NYLI Members!

Guide to Privacy Resources 2019

Marcus P. Zillman at LLRX has put together a stellar list of privacy resources for the new year.
“This guide is a comprehensive listing of free privacy applications, tools and services that users may implement across multiple devices. These applications are from a range of sources that include small and large tech companies as well […]

By |December 5th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Guide to Privacy Resources 2019

Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

The folks at MIT Technology Review have created a flowchart to help distinguish what systems are using artificial intelligence and which ones aren’t.
“The definition of artificial intelligence is constantly evolving, and the term often gets mangled, so we are here to help.”
Read more here.

By |December 3rd, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out

Project Management for Law Librarians Q&A Data Blitz (Webinar)

On December 4th 2018 at 1pm Eastern, LLAGNY will host a 30-minute Q&A discussion of questions submitted by participants concerning project management’s role in the Law Librarian’s career featuring NYLI’s Director of IT Ellyssa Kroski. Questions on the features of project management software and platforms, and their importance in implementing successful projects will be discussed […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on Project Management for Law Librarians Q&A Data Blitz (Webinar)

Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available Online

For the first time, the Library of Congress is providing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public. The reports are available online at crsreports.congress.gov. Created by experts in CRS, the reports present a legislative perspective on topics such as agriculture policy, counterterrorism operations, banking regulation, veteran’s issues and much more.

By |October 17th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Congressional Research Service Reports Now Available Online