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New on LLRX – Law Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner

Via LLRX.comLaw Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be A Service…It Must Be A Strategic Partner
Greg Lambert speaks to fellow Law Librarians, Knowledge Managers and law firm info pros from a pro-active position as he addresses the increasingly prevalent issue of outsourcing critical librarian staff. Institutional knowledge, excellent communications skills, teaching and training competency, a focus on the delivery of excellent customer service, and the capability to respond rather than react to requirements in an increasingly fast paced and competitive arena are key strengths of in-house staff. This conversation has both strategic and tactical implications which our profession must address expertly, actively and timely.

Dentons launches free law firm referral network

“Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, today announced that it has created the only free law firm referral network. Named “Nextlaw Global Referral Network,” it is based on a new technology platform that will allow member law firms to easily connect and track referrals. Nextlaw Global Referral Network avoids the problems of existing referral networksContinue Reading

Top Private Companies by Employee Size

Via The Business Journals – Get vital information about some of the nation’s top private employers, as defined by employee size. First click on a region. Then choose a city from the listed provided.

WSJ – Blue Feed, Red Feed See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side

Blue Feed, Red Feed: “Facebook’s role in providing Americans with political news has never been stronger—or more controversial. Scholars worry that the social network can create “echo chambers,” where users see posts only from like-minded friends and media sources. Facebook encourages users to “keep an open mind” by seeking out posts that don’t appear inContinue Reading

Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity

Hamilton, Neil W. and Organ, Jerome M., Thirty Reflection Questions to Help Each Student Find Meaningful Employment and Develop an Integrated Professional Identity (Professional Formation) (May 13, 2016). Tennessee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2779741 “Law schools must now define learning outcomes for their programs of legal education. Many law schools (andContinue Reading

Large law firm licenses IBM Watson technology

[Note – not affiliations whatsoever – just interesting announcement] – “ROSS Intelligence is proud to announce that AmLaw100 law firm BakerHostetler has agreed to retain use of ROSS Intelligence’s artificial intelligence legal research product, ROSS Intelligence Co-Founder Andrew Arruda officially announced the partnership at Vanderbilt Law School’s “Watson, Esq.” conference in Nashville, Tennessee in April.Continue Reading

FDA Seeks Comments on Draft 3D Device Printing Guidance

Document issued on May 10, 2016 – “FDA has developed this draft guidance to provide FDA’s initial thinking on technical considerations specific to devices using additive manufacturing, the broad category of manufacturing encompassing 3-dimensional (3D) printing. Additive manufacturing (AM) is a process that builds an object by iteratively building 2-dimensional (2D) layers and joining eachContinue Reading

ALA report provides practical advice about adopting 3D printers in libraries

“The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released Progress in the Making: Librarians’ Practical 3D Printing Questions Answered. Co-authored by 3DPrint360 CEO Zach Lichaa and ALA Senior Policy Analyst Charlie Wapner, the document poses and answers sixteen practical questions related to establishing 3D printing as a library service. All ofContinue Reading

Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI

Via OCLC – Addressing the Challenges with Organizational Identifiers and ISNI – “Organizational affiliations of the creators of works are important to a variety of stakeholders, including academic administrators, funders, publishers, repository managers, software developers, rights agencies, and individual researchers. Identifying and tracking these affiliations can be challenging, as organizations may be known by aContinue Reading

Anything can happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System

Anything can happen in the Zone: Library and Departmental Change Driven by Migration to a Cloud-based Library Management System, Josh Petrusa, Library Leadership & Management (LL&M) , Vol 30, No 3 (2016) Abstract – “Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services remained unchanged and bound to legacyContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Introducing a New Success Framework for Information Professionals

Via LLRX – Introducing a New Success Framework for Information Professionals – Author, librarian, and professor Bruce Rosenstein’s article clearly articulates key deliverables that librarians and information professionals can frame, communicate about and deliver – specifically expert knowledge services, data curation, research, training and leadership skills – to organizations in a wide range of sectors.

Full-time female lawyers continue to earn less than male counterparts

ABA Journal – “Median pay for full-time female lawyers was 77.4 percent of the pay earned by their male counterparts, according to data for 2014 released earlier this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. In all law-related jobs, median pay for female workers in 2014 was 51.6 percent of the pay received by male workers,Continue Reading