Category «Law Librarians»

Features – Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move

Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move By Mary Whisner

Mary Whisner is Head of Reference at the Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington .

Subjects: Features, Law Librarians

Features – Intranet and Knowledge Management Solutions: Law Librarians Lead the Way

Intranets and Knowledge Management Solutions: Law Librarians Lead the Way By Sabrina I. Pacifici and Roger Vicarius Skalbeck

Sabrina I. Pacifici is the Editor, Publisher and Web Manager of LLRX.com , the legal Webzine on research and technology.

Subjects: Features, Information Management, Intranets, Law Librarians

Reference from Coast to Coast – Working Part-Time

Reference from Coast to Coast: Searches and Strategies By Annette J. Cade, Reference Librarian Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago Working Part -Time Welcome to Reference From Coast to Coast: Sources and Strategies, a new monthly column written by the KMZ librarians. Headquartered in Chicago, Katten Muchin & Zavis has reference librarians in Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles. There are eight professional librarians who are assisted by a great support staff. The KMZ librarians field questions and participate in research in a myriad of subject areas. This column will highlight some of our favorite reference sources and research techniques in the hope that sharing information will help you in your day to day jobs. We welcome all of your comments and questions, and would particularly like feedback on sources and strategies that YOU use for research on our column topics.

Please send comments to the author. For the past four years I have been one-half of a librarian. More accurately, I job share a reference position and work part-time. Working part-time has been a successful experience, and has in some ways made me a better librarian. It has challenged me to be more efficient so that I make the most of the two days I am at the work place each week. Things which I took for granted when I worked full-time for 17+ years at another law firm I no longer take for granted. I don’t have my own office any more where I can create piles of stuff that only I know about. Instead, I have to be flexible with my work surroundings. I am now required to to handle research requests from one of three reference librarian offices, as well as occasionally from home. I have to be what I call a portable librarian.

Below are some practical tips that help me work effectively as a part-time reference librarian.

Subjects: Law Librarians, Reference from Coast to Coast

Extras – The Trial of Heaven Corporation v. Michael Jordan

The Trial of Heaven Corporation v. Michael Jordan By Beth A. Mrkvicka

Beth A. Mrkvicka is a Reference Librarian at Katten Muchin & Zavis. Previously, she was a Librarian at both the Chicago and Houston Public Libraries, and KPMG Peat Marwick. She has a B.A. from DePauw University and an MLS from Indiana University.

Subjects: Extras, Law Librarians

Extras – An Interview with Albert Brecht, USC Chief Information Officer

An Interview with Albert Brecht USC Chief Information Officer By Rachel Pergament

Rachel Pergament is currently the Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Southern California Law Library.

Subjects: Extras, Law Librarians

Extras – Business Ethics for Information Professionals

Business Ethics for Information Professionals

Presented July 13, 1998 at the AALL 1998 Conference, Independent Law Librarian Program, Anaheim, CA

Subjects: Extras, Law Librarians

Extras – Nothing but the Net: Internet Librarian – November in Monterey

Nothing but the Net Internet Librarian – November in Monterey By Cindy L. Chick

Cindy Chick has been a law firm librarian for 17 years. She received her M.L.S. from UCLA with a specialization in law librarianship. Cindy is the co-editor of LLRXchange, and has developed several software programs for law libraries under the name of CINCH Library Software

Subjects: Extras, Law Librarians

Guide on the Side – Annual Reports: Connecting the Parts with the Whole

Guide on the Side Annual Reports: Connecting the Parts with the Whole By Marie Wallace

They resemble vines with roots in the past and new growth in the future.

Subjects: Guide on the Side, Law Librarians, Writing Skills

Features – Law Librarians and their Evolving Role as Information Technology Managers

Return to Library Law Librarians and their Evolving Role as Information Technology Managers By Sabrina I. Pacifici

Sabrina I. Pacifici is the Editor, Web Master and Publisher of LLRX.com. For the past decade, she has been a legal newsletter editor and publisher, as well as a frequent writer and speaker on issues relating to law firm technology. Sabrina has been a law firm librarian in Washington, D.C. for 18 years.

Subjects: Features, Law Librarians
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