Category Archives: Presentations & Workshops

Emerging Technologies & Law Libraries

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 Emerging Technologies in Law Libraries Bonnie Shucha Powerpoint presentation to accompany my presentation at the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Meeting, May 29, 2009

Global Financial Crisis and Implications for Wisconsin Workshop

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.
Speakers are:

  • 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”

Fastcase Webinars for WisBar Members

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

WI Journal of Law, Gender & Society Announces Symposium on Gender & Criminal Justice

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society is hosting a symposium entitled Gender and Criminal Justice: The Impact of Gender in Criminal Law from Legislation through Incarceration. The event will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 from 10am-4pm at the University of Wisconsin Law School (Lubar Commons- Room 7200, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI)
The symposium is sponsored by the:
Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, University of Wisconsin Law School, Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Association for Women Lawyers of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Criminal Justice Certificate Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP information is available on the journal’s website.

Free Webinars for Librarians on Tech Planning & Tech Toys

SirsiDynix is offering two free webinars for librarians:

Midwest Law and Society Retreat Scheduled for Sept. 19-20

From Law School News:

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.

For more information about the retreat, see the Institute for Legal Studies web site. I’m scheduled to give a research methods presentation on Saturday.

Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium

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.