Last Friday, I had the the pleasure of speaking at the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Spring Conference. My presentation was entitled Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries: It’s Everyone’s Business.
I was the keynote speaker and they asked me to give an overview of emerging technologies and how law librarians are using them. I floundered around a bit as I was preparing my talk – how to cover the tons of amazing resources available in one hour – and not completely overwhelm them.
I ended up taking a step back and talking about why it’s important that ALL law librarians stay aware of these technologies (see the excellent post at Librarians Matter, 20 reasons why learning emerging technologies is part of every librarian’s job).
I followed up by briefly explaining what each tool does and showcasing how libraries are using them. My powerpoint, which I posted to Scribd, is below. You can also view my handout which has urls for all of the resources I discussed. Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries
The University of Wisconsin Law School Global Legal Studies Center has announced an outreach workshop entitled Global Financial Crisis and Implications for Wisconsin. Attorneys, policy makers, state agencies, civil society groups and other interested groups are invited to attend.
The workshop will be held on March 25, 2009, 2:45-6:00 pm at the UW Law School in the Lubar Commons (7200 Law). CLE credit for Wisconsin attorneys pending. See the draft agenda.
Professor Mark Copelovitch, Political Science Department, UW-Madison
Professor Menzie Chinn, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
Professor Darian Ibrahim, UW Law School
Sara Jensen, Promega Corporation, Madison
To register, complete the registration form by March 20, 2009.
This is part of a series of workshops on global legal issues on the theme: “International law and Globalization: Implications for Wisconsin”
Wisconsin State Bar members are invited to attend free webinars from Fastcase explaining this new member benefit. Fastcase offers free, unlimited access to a comprehensive 50-state and federal case-law database including coverage of federal appellate and bankruptcy courts; the U.S. Supreme Court, and access to Wisconsin statutes, the Administrative Code, Supreme Court rules, the Constitution, attorney general opinions since 1982, and acts since 1989.
Seminars are scheduled for:
* Monday, Feb. 23, 12 – 1 p.m. (CST)
* Monday, March 23, 12 – 1 p.m. (CDT)
* Thursday, April 23, 12 – 1 p.m. (CDT)
* Thursday, May 14, 12 – 1 p.m. (CDT)
For more information, see WisBar Inside Track
Tinkering in the Techie Toybox: Staying on Top of Consumer Technology – Nov 14, 2008 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Do you have patrons asking if their MP3 players will work with your digital book collection? Trying to plug their digital cameras into your public computers to upload photos to Facebook? If so, you just might need a Techie Toybox.
In a recent Wisconsin Technology News article, Paul Gibler has compiled some great presentation resources. There are tools for content creation, presentation delivery, presentation distribution, and presentation asset management. Lots of good stuff.
The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Institute for Legal Studies will host its fourth Midwest Law and Society Retreat on September 19 and 20, 2008, at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus.
The interdisciplinary symposium draws faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students from diverse social science and law programs in the Midwest for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building.
Each month, the Milwaukee Public Library holds a free workshop on Patents 101: How to do a Patent Search. The next workshop is scheduled for Monday, April 28th from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Central Library. For more information call (414) 286-3000.
Source: Now @ MPL
The 2007-2008 Wisconsin International Law Journal’s Symposium entitled “Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: US-EU Dialogue” will be held at the University of Wisconsin on Friday, March 7, 2008 in the Health Sciences Learning Center. For more information, visit the symposium Web site.
To register, e-mail WILJSymposium@gmail.com by February 29, 2008. The event is free and open to the public. Continuing legal education credits for Wisconsin attorneys pending.