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Published in the November / December 2019 issue of AALL Spectrum, this article is a behind-the-scenes look at algorithims that rank results in Bloomberg Law, Fastcase, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw.
The law library is seeking a librarian with a strong interest in teaching to fill the role of Instructional Services and Research Librarian. In this position, the librarian is required to provide formal classroom instruction, teach legal research to first year law students, participate in applying instructional design to the law library’s course offerings, and offer instruction in other settings such as clinical programs and in doctrinal classes. For more information, the complete position description and application instructions are available online.
Law Library Fellow Gerard Fowke had his article titled "Librarians Before Congress: Advocacy and Identity" published in the current issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly. The article explores the connection between congressional testimony and political identity for libraries. Researchers can access the article on the LRSQ website.
The Clifford Calhoun Service Award is given to Prof. Thompson in recognition of her commitment to public service, and ongoing contributions to the legal community, which exemplify the spirt and tradition of Professor Calhoun’s altruistic career. She will be honored by the law school at the Faculty and Staff Awards Lunch held on May 14, 2019.
The Technical Services Special Interest Section Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is Karen Selden.
Karen is the Metadata Services Librarian and Interim Head of Technical Services at the William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School. Karen's distinguished service to law library technical services and law librarianship in general include leadership roles at the local, regional, and national levels, active committee service, significant publications and scholarly work, and numerous conference presentations.
Karen joined the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1998, and currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the AALL Board where she brings to the Association a much-needed technical services perspective. On her path to AALL leadership, Karen brought her considerable skills and energy to both the Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section (OBS-SIS) as an active member, chairing and participating in committees, proposing and presenting educational programs on cutting edge issues of importance to technical services librarians, and of interest to public service librarians, as well.
The Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award recognizes extended and sustained distinguished service to technical services law librarianship and to AALL, in memory of Renee D. Chapman, former head of technical services at the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo and chair of the TS-SIS in 1988-1989.
The Associate Director and Head of Technical Services reports to the Director of the Law Library. The position is a faculty position within the law school, at the instructor or senior instructor level. The successful candidate will provide administrative assistance to the Director and administer the Technical Services Department.
Our law library is engaged in developing new services, methods of access, and innovative pedagogy to meet the needs of current and future legal researchers. This fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent library or law school graduate (or both) to fully participate in those endeavors. This one-year fellowship will serve as a foundational experience for a new law librarian to start his or her career. You can find out more information about the law library fellow here: https://lawlibrary.colorado.edu/law-library-fellow. For more information about the opening, and for informaton on how to apply, please read the complete job description.
The School of Law welcomes applications for Serials & Acquisitions Assistant - Library Technician II . This role receives and processes all serials (hardbound, advance sheets, pocket parts, microforms, periodicals and looseleafs) and government documents; completes initial processing of invoices; receives all newly ordered materials; and initiates vendor claims for unreceived materials. Specific duties include: check-in and labeling of all serials and government documents; ensuring bibliographic, check-in, order, and item records are accurate; processing materials for the bindery; supervising student workers; opening, sorting and delivering mail. For complete details and to apply for the position, see the job posting on the University of Colorado's website.
The 11th Annual Boulder Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship & Teaching has announced its call for papers on “All Aspects of Legal Information.” The draft must be more than an outline, but need not be in publishable form (between 6 and 10 pages). Drafts can be sent via email to Susan Nevelow Mart, firstname.lastname@example.org. The work should focus on an aspect of (1) The use or teaching of legal information; (2) An aspect of information retrieval; (3) Law and policy; (4) Information access issues; or (5) Practice issues.
The conference will be held July 11-12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Applicants to the conference should submit a draft project no later than April 8, 2019.
The Oral History of Law Librarianship series contains more than 200 video interviews of active and retired law librarians and others related to the profession. This ongoing series showcases individuals in the profession as they reflect on their experiences. New videos interviews are added monthly.