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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

The Keepers – A New Library-Oriented NPR & Podcast Series

The Kitchen Sisters have launched a new series — The Keepers — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas.

Read more here.

By |October 10th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Keepers – A New Library-Oriented NPR & Podcast Series

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Research

David Lat writes for Above the Law about how “Technology and innovation are transforming the legal profession in manifold ways”.
“The importance of legal research persists, but how it’s conducted is constantly advancing and evolving. Just as attorneys who used hard-copy books for all of their legal research would be amazed by online legal research […]

By |September 19th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Research

Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation

Cassie Dubay at RIPS Law Librarian Blog is writing a three-part series on self-evaluation entitled Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation which she explains could be helpful with new attorneys or summer associates.
“Example questions include:

What is a secondary source?
Name one specific title of a secondary source you have heard of or have used.
The citation “Pub. L. […]

By |August 22nd, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation

ALM Releases Report on Artificial Intelligence in Law Firms

Jean O’Grady writes for Dewey B Strategic about a new report from American Lawyer Media entitled Law Firms Need Intelligence to Stay in the game.
“The report highlights the risks of law firm complacency in ignoring AI as corporate clients both embrace AI themselves and seek out alternative legal research providers which are leveraging AI […]

By |August 20th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on ALM Releases Report on Artificial Intelligence in Law Firms

How Intel Professionals Can Prepare for Meetings with Decision Makers

Kristan J. Wheaton at Sources and Methods is writing a six-part series of articles discussing what intel professionals need to think about when they are in a meeting with decision makers. She has published the first three parts of the series and will follow up wth part 4 “What does the DM mean when […]

By |August 15th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on How Intel Professionals Can Prepare for Meetings with Decision Makers

Surveillance and Legal Research Providers: What You Need to Know

Sarah Lamdan writes for LLRX about the growing trend of Surveillance and Legal Research Providers.
“Legal research companies are selling surveillance data and services to law enforcement agencies including ICE. Their participation in government surveillance raises ethical questions about privacy, confidentiality and financial support: How private is your search history when your legal research vendors […]

By |August 13th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Surveillance and Legal Research Providers: What You Need to Know

Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

Robert Ambrogi writes for Law Sites about Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest.
“Hand in hand with the changing role of law librarians is the fact that information science itself is being radically transformed by technology. The buzzwords permeating this conference were the same you’ll hear at any legal technology conference — artificial intelligence, analytics, […]

By |August 6th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian

David Lat writes for Above the Law about the The State Of Biglaw And The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian.
“Kovalan opened the discussion by sharing findings from ALM Intelligence’s annual survey of law librarians. He showed a chart reflecting what many observers of Biglaw already know: since the Great Recession, demand for Biglaw […]

By |August 1st, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian

The Ultimate Law Firm Automation Checklist

Lisa Pansini at Rocket Matter’s Legal Productivity blog has created an infographic of law firm automation including tools and strategies you can use to be more productive.

See the full infographic here.

By |July 30th, 2018|News from the Field|Comments Off on The Ultimate Law Firm Automation Checklist