Guest post by Amanda Watson, president of LIT-SIS, Director of the O’Quinn Law Library, and Assistant Professor of Law the University of Houston Law Center. 

It’s official! CS-SIS is now LIT-SIS: Legal Innovation & Technology SIS.

Two years ago, our SIS took a survey to ask members to consider our strategic planning moving forward. Many great ideas were gathered, one being that we should evaluate whether “computing services” was a name that captured our goals as a group. The following year we formed a task force to consider just that.

A survey and tricider were presented to the SIS membership to provide information on the potential rebranding. These are the results:

Response Rate

64 members responded to our survey. 48 members suggested or voted on potential new names.

How well does CS-SIS describe our SIS?

When presented with a slider to value this question from Very Poorly to Very Well:

Very Poor (score of 20 and under): 16
Poor (21-40): 14
Slightly Poor (41-48): 10
Neutral (49-51):  10
Slightly Well (52-59): 9
Well (60-79): 2
Very Well (80 and above): 1

Should we change our name?

Yes: 45
No: 3
I don’t think it matters or I don’t care: 10
Other: 5

What should our name be?

LIT-SIS (Legal Innovation & Technology SIS)                                36 votes

LLI-SIS (Library & Legal Innovation SIS)                                       8 votes

At our 2020 business meeting, we voted unanimously to change our name. After a little paperwork with AALL, we are officially the Legal Innovation & Technology SIS. At this time, no links will change.


Research Librarian, Perkins Coie LLP