Thursday, August 21, 2008

Law Librarians in Virtual Worlds Webinar on August 27 at 12:00pm (Eastern)

A legal community is developing in virtual world Second Life. Discover the innovative implications of such virtual worlds for the library services profession through the concluding session of Law Librarians in Virtual Worlds. Beginning in April 2008, participants in this free, self-paced AALL/BNA-sponsored online workshop have explored the opportunities and challenges inherent in using Second Life to build a virtual presence for their libraries.
To be held August 27, the final seminar of the series will report on participants╩╝ projects, usage statistics, and lessons learned, and present conclusions about the usefulness of Second Life to law librarians. Speakers will include coordinator Kate Fitz, public services librarian at Sacramento County Public Law Library, and other interested workshop participants. Register today to reap the benefits of participants' findings.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Law Firm to Law School: We're not hiring your grads until you improve your legal research program

Here's an interesting blog entry I found on Law Librarian Blog.

Here's my comment: Ouch!

An excerpt:

"I was hanging my hopes on the implementation of a legal research bar exam component but I've just read about a much more effective way to overhaul legal research instruction in law schools; law firms go tell law schools that you won't hire their graduates until their legal research program improves. That's what one law firm did and the law school got the message. "The school ended up completely changing the structure of their program. The firms have the power to do that in law schools."