News from the Field

“Ransomware – What You Need To Know” On-Demand Webinar Review

by Karen Oesterle, Head of Reference

McAfee Chief Scientist Raj Samani along with a team from Agile Cybersecurity Systems provided an in-depth overview of how ransomware is taking various industries by storm in this on-demand webinar.

Attendees were given a review of how ransomware works and some sobering data about its prevalence and the increased frequency […]

By |October 4th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on “Ransomware – What You Need To Know” On-Demand Webinar Review

Celebrating New RIPS-SIS Teach-In Kits

by Karen Oesterle, Head of Reference

The National Legal Research Teach-In, sponsored by AALL’s Research Instruction and Patron Services-Special Interest Section, is an annual campaign helping law librarians share materials and ideas for legal research instruction.  These kits make it easier for librarians to get key information to the right people; each RIPS-SIS Teach-In Kit […]

By |September 20th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Celebrating New RIPS-SIS Teach-In Kits

New Topic Pages on ProQuest Congressional

by Karen Oesterle, Head of Reference

What a delight to realize that ProQuest Congressional has recently added Topic Pages for your use, 57 at this point.  The list of timely and important subjects includes Artificial Intelligence, HBCUs , Net Neutrality, the Opioid Crisis, and Telehealth/ Telemedicine.  Each page includes Background Reports, Viewpoints, In […]

By |September 8th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on New Topic Pages on ProQuest Congressional

Ooh la la! Fashion Research at LOC

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

The Library of Congress is offering a webinar via Zoom on how to conduct
fashion research in the Prints & Photographs Division collections.

If your firm works with fashion and retail law, the Library
of Congress print collection along with Practising Law Institute’s Fashion
and retail law 2021 and the American Bar […]

By |September 7th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Ooh la la! Fashion Research at LOC

Women’s Right to Vote (the 19th Amendment)

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. A little over a year later, on August 18, 1920, it was ratified.  Seneca Falls, NY, home to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, was the site of the First Women’s Rights Convention on July 19, […]

By |August 16th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Women’s Right to Vote (the 19th Amendment)

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

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

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 […]

By |July 1st, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Today is Canada Day

State-Specific Legal Research Guides: CA, MA & NY

If you will be doing legal research in California, Massachusetts, or New York this summer, members of the Harvard Law School Research Services team have created guides to introduce you to legal research resources for these three states.  Read more here.

By |June 21st, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on State-Specific Legal Research Guides: CA, MA & NY