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Can You Haiku?? Librarians Can !!

The Librarian community once again showed its creative side with an astounding response to The New York Law Institute’s Haiku contest !

27 great entries, a fireside reading session, & one chosen for a Starbucks Card !!

The winning entry was submitted by Jessica Field
from Miller Johnson.

It’s not all online.

And even if it […]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can You Haiku?? Librarians Can !!

Three Wise Guys @ NYLI !!

Are NYLI luminaries Francis Brockholst Cutting, John Anthon and James T. Brady getting ready for Santacon ?

Or are they just celebrating the Season…..??

Let’s hope these legal eagles don’t get BUSTED… as they celebrate & wish the entire legal community a Very Happy Holiday & a Prosperous 2020 !!!

By |December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Wise Guys @ NYLI !!

Researching Great, Great, Great.. and a few more G’s.. Grandfather James W. Gerard at NYLI !

Researching Great, Great, .. and perhaps a few more G’s.. Grandfather James W. Gerard at The New York Law Institute !

Sumner Gerard , a direct descendant of NYLI founder James W. Gerard , was able to research some family history with the help of our resources and reference skills.

James W. Gerard (1794- 1874) was certainly […]

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LLAGNY Book Club goes Bad-Ass with Joshua Hammer’s best seller….All at NYLI !!

The LLAGNY Book Club returned to the theme of librarianship in November with a spirited discussion of The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer.  This dense documentary-style book raised more questions than could possibly be answered in one meeting, but all agreed that […]

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Talking Turkey: NYLI’s collections & celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month!

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. “U.S.S. New York” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1916. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c1e518e3-df45-5ef2-e040-e00a18063c7a

It’s been nearly 30 years since Congress declared November as National American Indian Heritage Month accompanied by Presidential Proclamation 6230 . The U.S. Government provides some […]

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It’s “White Shoe” at LLAGNY’s Book Club – with author John Oller in attendance…all at NYLI !

LLAGNY’s third book club offering explored the world of law firms, as they were in the turn of the 20th Century, and when the rules of law firm management were set in place by Paul Cravath.

And, as an added bonus, author John Oller attended and took part in the conversation, answered questions and signed […]

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Reach out… NYLI…now has greater access to borrow for you !

We have a new agreement with OCLC that allows NYLI to borrow from other institutions…..  Reach out… as we now has greater access to borrow for you !!!

Fee will only be $20 plus any delivery cost incurred…

Just one more way that NYLI is A legacy library offering leading-edge services !!

By |September 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reach out… NYLI…now has greater access to borrow for you !

Sex, Drugs & Rock: LLAGNY Book Club Rolls on with Patti Smith’s Just Kids

My colleague Sarah Dowson & I cover LLAGNY’s last book club selection “Just Kids” by Patty Smith… check out our Law Lines article here….

By |September 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sex, Drugs & Rock: LLAGNY Book Club Rolls on with Patti Smith’s Just Kids

Henry Brockholst Livingston……Hey, Where’s my musical?

Wartime aide-de-camp to George Washington?
Involvement with Aaron Burr?
Fatal Duel in New Jersey?
No, it’s not the guy on the ten-dollar bill, founder of The NY Post, and subject of Broadway’s phenomenal hit.
It’s Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757-1823), U.S. Supreme Court Justice and participant in a 1798 duel that killed James Jones!
 

But Brockholst, as he preferred to […]

By |September 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Henry Brockholst Livingston……Hey, Where’s my musical?

LLAGNY/SLA-NY Host AALL/SLA Conference Experience Event at NYLI

LLAGNY and SLA-NY are hosting a joint education program recapping the programs, highlighting the takeaways, and engaging colleagues in conversation about the profession among those who attended the AALL and SLA CLEVELAND conferences as well as those who did not.

Save the date – July 22, 2019 at 6pm at the New York Law Institute, 120 Broadway.

Registration link here.

By |July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LLAGNY/SLA-NY Host AALL/SLA Conference Experience Event at NYLI