News from the Field

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 […]

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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

Today is Flag Day

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

June 14th is Flag Day. The Continental Congress
adopted the flag on June 14, 1777. In 1916 President Wilson issued Proclamation
1335 asking that June 14th be observed as Flag Day. However, it
was another 33 years until, on August 3, 1949, President Truman signed PL
81-203 requesting the President to issue an […]

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GPO Produces official Photographs of President Biden and Vice President Harris

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) produces the official photographs of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. These photographs will be hung in more than 1,600 Federal buildings managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), military installations, and other Federal facilities. GPO will print more than 55,000 photographs…Read more here.

By |June 7th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on GPO Produces official Photographs of President Biden and Vice President Harris

ARK Law Firm Libraries 2021 Conference Coverage: Expert Perspective on Change Management

by Lucy Curci-Gonzalez/ NYLI Executive Director 

For the second pandemic year, the annual ARK Law Firm
Libraries conference went virtual.  I
attended this highly regarded program from my home office where I attended a
number of excellent sessions  that
delivered high-quality content on a usable platform.

ARK’s annual Law Firm Libraries program is noted for
bring together leaders from the legal […]

By |April 28th, 2021|Announcements, News from the Field|Comments Off on ARK Law Firm Libraries 2021 Conference Coverage: Expert Perspective on Change Management

New book: Principles of Legal Research

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

The best legal research is always that which is provided to
you by your favorite law librarian. However, for students and/or attorneys who would
like to learn the methods of online and printed research, Principles
of Legal Research 3rd edition by Olson, Kirshefeld and Mattson
is an ideal resource. The book is available […]

By |April 27th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on New book: Principles of Legal Research

Covid-19 and the Library of Congress

by Eileen Dolan, Technical Services Librarian

It has been over a year. Sometimes it feels like a week,
other times it feels like forever.

The Library of Congress (LC) has started  building
collections documenting this time in history.

LC is crowdsourcing photographs and graphic art on Flickr. You may submit your pictures of the pandemic to the […]

By |March 31st, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on Covid-19 and the Library of Congress

FDLP Webinar: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web.”

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)  Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

Speakers:Kimberley Carter, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Treasury LibrarianAndrew Young, U.S. Department of the […]

By |March 24th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on FDLP Webinar: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web

New from GovInfo.gov and Congress.gov

Check out all of the most recent releases on govinfo.gov and congress.gov. Updates to these two excellent, research-friendly government sites are detailed in this new post from the CRIV blog.

Read more here.

By |March 17th, 2021|News from the Field|Comments Off on New from GovInfo.gov and Congress.gov