Round Up: What I’m Reading

Pierce County Law Library Opens Kiosk at Lakewood Library from the Tacoma Daily Index (Hooray for law library partnerships!) How Hackathons are Helping to Decode the Justice Gap by Jack Karp for Law360’s Access to Justice newsletter Legal Deserts Push NM to Consider Non-Lawyer Services by RJ Vogt for Law360’s Access to Justice newsletter (Aside from unauthorized […]

Law Libraries in ICE Detention Centers

I’m in the middle of my summer internship with the Law Library of Congress. Among other duties, I’ve been working on compiling immigration law resources. I came across this article, and thought it had some interesting tidbits. From the Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania): Standards of care ICE has created detention standards that state the basics of care needed […]

Round-Up: What I’m Reading

How Do We Engage with Ideas that Make Us Uncomfortable from the RIPS Law Librarian Blog Digital Divides and Justice Gaps from Ex Libris Juris, a blog publication for the Harris County Law Library Legal Reference for Public Libraries from the Maryland State Law Library 2013 National Self-Help in Libraries Survey by the Self-Represented Litigation Network’s Library Working Group […]

Lots of Good A2J Reads This Week! + Two Essay Contests for Library Students

On my reading list: Legal Self Help Should Swipe Right on Google: Given that search engines are the primary way non-lawyers search for legal information, CALI exec John Mayer proposes Google create a special interface to display legal self-help search results. Google already does this when you search certain keywords – for instance, searching “measles” […]

Attack of the Flu + Draft of Symposium Poster on Best Practices for Helping Self-Represented Litigants

January was a LONG month. I ended up missing my library school’s symposium due to a nasty flu, and I feel as if I’m just coming up for air. My research still has a long way to go. Below is my symposium poster showing my findings – I call it a draft because my research […]

Interesting Convo on Non-Law Student Use of Academic Law Libraries

Our Canadian lawbrarian friends at the University of Calgary Bennett Jones Law Library are currently in a (heated?) debate over SNAILS (“Students-Not-Actually-In-Law-School” – their term, not mine) using the library. Their issue: the non-law students are loud and take up too much space. Although I am still in lawbrarian infancy, I have heard similar debates carry […]