Monthly archives: November, 2006

Reference from Coast to Coast: The Test Results are In!

This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen offer tips for finding Bar exam results, exam schedules, and reciprocity, and also provide links to relevant court, association, government and legal newspaper websites.

Subjects: Court Resources, Government Resources, Legal Profession, Legal Research, Reference from Coast to Coast, Reference Resources

Extras – Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity

By Beth Wellington

Subjects: Congress, Extras, Government Resources, Legal Research

Law Librarian One of Top Ten Finalists for Animal Planet Hero of the Year Award

Law Librarian One of Top Ten Finalists for Animal Planet Hero of the Year Award

By Kara Phillips

Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director at Seattle University Law Library since 1997, has worked for various state agencies in Washington as a contract librarian as well as the Gallagher Law Library East Asian Law Department and Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. Recipient of a Blakemore Fellowship, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the Stanford Center in Taipei, Taiwan in 1996 and during her sabbatical in 2007 will work in China, setting up an American legal collection at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Law.

Subjects: Features, Libraries & Librarians

Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries

Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries

by Jason Eiseman

Jason Eiseman (MLS) is the Computer Automation Librarian at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon.

Subjects: E-Commerce, Features, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Library Marketing, Presentation Skills, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Strategies

The Government Domain: Information Checks and Balances

The Government Domain

Information Checks and Balances

By Peggy Garvin

Peggy Garvin of Garvin Information Consulting is author of The United States Government Internet Manual (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills (TheCapitol.Net).

Subjects: Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Legal Research, The Government Domain

After Hours: New Products, More Gifts and Many Thanks

Delicious new pantry items, artisanal cheeses, tins of fresh cookies as last minute gifts, and a combination CD and cookbooklet from a multi-talented performer round out Kathy Biehl’s column this month.

Subjects: After Hours, Food

Burney’s Gadgets for Legal Pros – Reviews: Dragon Speaking Naturally 9 and Adobe Acrobat 8

Brett Burney reviews the improvements in voice-recognition software and recommends that attorneys consider the software as a complementary application to their current choices. In addition, he offers an overview of the new features in the latest version of Acrobat.

Subjects: Adobe Acrobat, Burney's Legal Tech Reviews, E-Discovery, Information Management, Legal Technology, Litigation Support
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