Are you interested in resources for research and scholarship? The ALL-SIS Research & Scholarship Committee is conducting a brief, seven-question survey of AALL membership to help us find out more about commonly perceived obstacles to research and scholarship as well as the kinds of support that would assist and promote your projects. The data collected will help us as we develop new ways to encourage your scholarly endeavors.
Please follow this Survey Link to share your thoughts and experience with us.
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I am pleased to announce our newly elected board members, whose terms will begin in July.
Vice Chair/Chair Elect: Caroline Osborne, Washington & Lee University
Secretary/Treasurer: Genevieve Tung, Rutgers University
Congratulations to you both and thank you for commitment to ALL-SIS! Thanks also to Chris Dykes and Matthew Braun for their willingness to serve.
Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
As chair of the ALL-SIS Awards Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the AALL Leadership Academy grants:
Susan Gaultier, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian, Louisiana State University
Benjamin Keele, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University – Indianapolis
Austin Williams, Assistant Law Library Director, North Carolina Central University
ASST. DIRECTOR FOR FACULTY SERVICES
CHASE COLLEGE OF LAW LIBRARY
NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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
As of June 30, 2013, all available issues of the ALL-SIS Newsletter are posted to HeinOnline. You will find them in the “Spinelli’s Reference Shelf” library (look under “All Titles”, not “AALL Publications”). The missing material consists of all of Volume 1 and Issue 1 of Volume 2. If anyone has access to these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hein at 1-800-277-6995.
Barbara G. Traub, J.D., M.L.S.
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
St. John’s University School of Law Library
The ALL-SIS Task Force on Library Marketing & Outreach is pleased to announce the release of the White Paper on Library Marketing and Outreach, along with its online companion, the Academic Law Library Marketing & Outreach Toolkit. Both resources can be found on the Task Force website: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/committees/marketingtf/index.asp
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments, or to submit additional materials for the Toolkit. We hope that the Toolkit will become a dynamic resource that is added to over time.
ALL-SIS Task Force on Library Marketing & Outreach
Amanda Runyon, Chair, University of Michigan
Carol Watson, Vice-Chair, University of Georgia
L. Cindy Dabney, Indiana University – Bloomington
Liz McCurry Johnson, Wake Forest University
Emily Lawson, University of Houston
Shira Megerman, University of Florida
Jamie Sommer, John Marshall Law School
T.J. Striepe, University of Georgia
Michele Thomas, University of Arkansas – Little Rock
ALL-SIS’s Task Force to Review & Update the ALL-SIS Web Presence has produced a report on options for conducting online conference calls and meetings. The ALL-SIS Executive Board hopes that these options can help ALL-SIS committees and groups conduct their business throughout the year. A link to the report is available from the Task Force webpage at http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/committees/webtf/index.asp.