Ellyssa

About Ellyssa

Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa

How to Create a Virtual Law Library Scavenger Hunt

Interested in creating a digital scavenger hunt for your library? Here’s a video walkthrough of how you can do just that.

By |August 12th, 2021|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on How to Create a Virtual Law Library Scavenger Hunt

New LibGuide: Records and Briefs at The New York Law Institute

As a court case makes its way through the legal system, it generates an extensive paper trail. For a case that goes up on appeal, the briefs are the written arguments filed by the parties before the appellate court judge. The record is its associated paperwork, such as the original complaint or summons, the […]

By |August 11th, 2021|New at NYLI|Comments Off on New LibGuide: Records and Briefs at The New York Law Institute

Return to the office or results-only work environment (ROWE)?

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

Some of us are getting ready to return to the office in the
next few months. Some of us look forward to the social interaction, while
others dread the commute and lack of flexibility. The New Yorker has an
excellent article by Cal Newport, How
to Achieve Sustainable Remote Work. The article speaks […]

By |August 9th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Return to the office or results-only work environment (ROWE)?

50 Law Library Stories You May Have Missed in July

July was a jam-packed month of law library and technology stories. Check out some of these posts, articles, and reports you may have missed last month!

Marketplace Report: ” It Checks Out — Libraries are an “Investment That’s Well Worth It” | InfoDocketEveryone in Your Organization Needs to Understand AI Ethics | Harvard Business […]

By |August 2nd, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on 50 Law Library Stories You May Have Missed in July

Got Print?

Pictured above: Library Assistant Pheobe Hurtte

By Karen
Oesterle, Head of Reference

NYLI’s been open for our members, filing supplements and lending books, throughout the pandemic.

We are in the library every day!!

Are your books now out of date?Is your filing out of control, with months of backlog?Does returning to the office mean your print collection is not […]

By |July 28th, 2021|Announcements, New at NYLI|Comments Off on Got Print?

Conference Recordings from “Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World” Virtual Event

NYLI’s Director of IT & Marketing, Ellyssa Valenti Kroski, partnered with SJSU and Library 2.0 to organize a free virtual mini conference titled Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World which took place on Thursday, June 17th, 2021.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as […]

By |July 26th, 2021|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on Conference Recordings from “Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World” Virtual Event

NYLI Now Has New York Court of Appeals Points and Cases Volumes Going Back to 1920.

by Karen Oesterle, Head of Reference

NYLI recently received a very generous donation from the New York County Lawyers Association.  We are thrilled to have acquired 190 boxes of New York Court of Appeals Points and Cases volumes going back to 1920.  Now known as Records and Briefs, these historical volumes include a wonderful […]

By |July 21st, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on NYLI Now Has New York Court of Appeals Points and Cases Volumes Going Back to 1920.

LLAGNY’s Graphic Novel Book Group July Online Meeting

LLAGNY’s Graphic Novel Book Group will meet via Zoom on Thursday July 29th at 12. We will discuss Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks (also available at NYPL).  Please see our LibGuide for past and upcoming titles.

Please contact, Eileen Dolan at edolan@NYLI.org to be added to the meeting.

By |July 14th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on LLAGNY’s Graphic Novel Book Group July Online Meeting

The 20 Most Borrowed Law Firm Library eBooks – June 2021

Compiled by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian and Ellyssa Valenti Kroski, Director of IT & Marketing.

At The New York Law Institute we provide two expansive eBook collections for remote access by our members; our OverDrive eBook collection consisting of over 100 Matthew Bender titles, nearly 200 ABA titles and the complete West Academic Nutshell […]

By |July 12th, 2021|Announcements|Comments Off on The 20 Most Borrowed Law Firm Library eBooks – June 2021

Today is Canada Day

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

July 1st is Canada Day. Today celebrates the uniting
of the colonies of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
into the Dominion of Canada. The confederation was formed when on July 1, 1867,
the Constitution
Act, 1867 (a.k.a. the British North America Act) was passed. While still
part of the British […]

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