Update: Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research

I am  pleased to announce that the ALL-SIS Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research has now been migrated to the new AALLNET website. This means that AALL members will be able to access the Sourcebook using their personal AALL login credentials–you will no longer need to use a special username and password combination. You’ll find a link to the Sourcebook listed under the “Popular Resources” tab on the main ALL-SIS website (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all).

At this point, all ALL-SIS website content has been migrated and is available through the AALLNET portal.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any problems or concerns related to the ALL-SIS website.



Creighton J. Miller, Jr.
ALL-SIS Webmaster
Librarian for Research & Bibliographic Instruction
Washburn University of Topeka
School of Law Library
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Election Issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter

The Election Issue of the ALL-SIS Newsletter is online and posted to the newsletter page at  http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/resources/newsletter .  It includes photos, biographies, and personal statements from all the candidates for ALL-SIS office for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Please make sure to check it out, and please VOTE!



Barbara G. Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
Jamaica NY

Announcing the New Student Services Toolkit

The ALL-SIS Student Services Committee is pleased to announce that the new Student Services Toolkit is now available online: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/storage/committees/students/Student-Services-Toolkit

The Toolkit was created due to the efforts of the 2012-2013 Student Services committee, led by Morgan Stoddard, and to the current committee.

The committee has also re-organized and added content to the Student Services website (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/committees/pages/student-services.html), and to the Student Services Websites & User Guides page (http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/storage/committees/students/projects/websites-and-user-guides.html).

We hope the ALL-SIS community finds these resources useful in their efforts to expand or enhance services to students. Please feel free to contact the committee with any questions or comments, or to submit additional materials for the Toolkit. We plan to solicit for some specific content in the upcoming weeks.

A huge thank you is due to the ALL-SIS webmaster, Creighton Miller, and to all the committee members past and present who have worked so hard on these three projects:

Amy Ash
Robert Beharriell
Heather E. Casey
Stacy Etheredge
Margaret Krause
Joe Mitzenmacher
Maureen Moran
Jennifer Prilliman
Jacob Sayward
Erin Schlicht
Morgan Stoddard
Jackie Woodside

Frances M. Brillantine
Chair, ALL-SIS Student Services Committee 2013-2014
Head of Access Services
Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library
Catholic University of America


The Annual Conference will be here before you know it, and this is an excellent time to apply for an ALL-SIS Award!

Applications are now being accepted by the ALL-SIS Awards Committee for the following Awards:

  • The Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship
  • ALL-SIS Outstanding Article Award (for an article published either in print or electronically that was not published in the Law Library Journal or the AALL Spectrum.)
  • ALL-SIS Outstanding Service Award
  • ALL-SIS Active Member Stimulus Grant ($1000)
  • ALL-SIS Regular Member Stimulus Grant ($1000)
  • ALL-SIS CONELL Grant ($500)

The Criteria for each of the Awards is available at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/awards/Criteria.

Please submit all materials to Irene Crisci at icrisci@tourolaw.edu in a single PDF for each award, by 11:59 p.m. on March 17, 2014 (Eastern Standard Time).

Best of Luck to all applicants!

Irene Crisci
Head of Public Services
Touro College
Central Islip NY

ALL-SIS Newsletter, Winter issue, is posted

The ALL-SIS Newsletter, Volume 33, Issue 2 (Winter 2014) is available on the ALL-SIS website: http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all/resources/newsletter

Thanks to all the contributors!
Barbara Gellis Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
Jamaica NY

(Apologies for the delay in posting this notice. –Webmaster)

New ALL-SIS Website Now Live

ALL-SIS has a new home on the web!

The newest version of the ALL-SIS website is now live at http://www.aallnet.org/sections/all. All of the content and features from the old site can be found at the new location, but with an updated organization scheme and a design that fits with AALL’s current branding.

On the backend, the ALL-SIS site is now part of AALLNET’s Symplicity content management system. This means that most of the resources previously accessible only with a special password can now be accessed with your basic AALL login credentials. (For now, the Sourcebook for Teaching Legal Research remains an exception; please contact me if you need the special password for accessing this resource.)

At least through the end of the 2013 annual meeting, both the new site and the previous ALL-SIS website(http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/) will be accessible. ALL-SIS committees and members who wish to use pages from the old site during the conference should feel free to do so. However, AALL plans to eliminate access to the old site in the near future, so please transition to the new website at your earliest convenience.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or criticisms about the website.

–Creighton Miller, ALL-SIS Webmaster

Creighton J. Miller, Jr.
Librarian for Research & Bibliographic Instruction
Washburn University of Topeka School of Law Library
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1041

Faculty Services Round Table

Hi All,

The Faculty Services Committee is anticipating another successful round table at this year’s Annual Meeting.  The following five topics will be discussed:

  1. Marketing library services to faculty.
  2. instructing faculty on new ways to access traditional resources (ex. WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, library catalogs using discovery platforms, etc.)
  3. Roles librarians can/should play in assisting faculty with substantive course content.
  4. Emerging issues with distance learning (from working with faculty and LLM students, to training RAs who are off-sight)
  5. Promoting faculty scholarship and online repositories.

The 2013 Faculty Services round table will be on Sunday, July 14th, at 12:30.  We look forward to a good turnout and to discussing these topics.



Seth Quidachay-Swan
Faculty Services Librarian
University of Michigan Law Library
Ann Arbor MI