News from the Field

Listen up: why we can’t get enough of audiobooks

Steven Poole at The Guardian discusses the appeal and state of the market of audiobooks:

 
Are audiobooks the new… books? It was recently revealed that audiobook sales rocketed by 43% in 2018, while those of print books declined (by 5%) for the first time in five years.
 

Read more here.

By |August 26th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Listen up: why we can’t get enough of audiobooks

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.

By |August 21st, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Climactic Changes In Law Mean New Opportunities For Librarians, Futurist Urges

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 […]

By |August 14th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Best Practices to Drive Lawyer Adoption of New Legal Technology

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?” 

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

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

LLAGNY Book Club at NYLI

The LLAGNY Book Club will be meeting to discuss Just Kids by Patti Smith on Tuesday, July 9th from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The discussion will take place at the New York Law Institute. Please RSVP to Anne LeCard at lecarda@dany.nyc.gov by Monday, July 8th.

To learn more about the LLAGNY Book Club and […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Announcements, New at NYLI, News from the Field|Comments Off on LLAGNY Book Club at NYLI

Advice for Law Students – From Reducing Stress to Nailing Your Time as a Summer Associate

Greg Lambert & Marlene Gebauer at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog offer some valuable Advice for Law Students in their latest podcast, a mini-episode of The Geek In Review:
“This week, we continue our discussion on how law students can have a stressful time in the three years they are in law school. We […]

By |June 24th, 2019|News from the Field|Comments Off on Advice for Law Students – From Reducing Stress to Nailing Your Time as a Summer Associate