Author: Jessica Pasquale

Underground Above Ground: A New Demonstration Series

The following post is authored by Reference Librarian Kate Britt (University of Michigan Law Library). This summer the librarians at the University of Michigan Law Library began brainstorming ways to reach the greater law school community, both for general outreach

AALL 2018 Annual Meeting: Exhibitor Showcase Sessions

As promised, here is a list of the Exhibitor Showcase Sessions at the AALL 2018 Annual Meeting that may be of interest to CS-SIS members. For descriptions, see the conference event page or the app. Sunday 11:30 Legal Analytics for

AALL 2018 Annual Meeting: Program Preview

Since the AALL 2018 Annual Meeting in Baltimore is drawing closer, I’ve gone through the conference schedule to pick out some programs that may be of particular interest to CS-SIS members. To read full descriptions of each program, visit the

Social Media Use by Law Libraries

What we’ve done… Over the past few years our library has been working to enhance our presence within our Law School community. We’ve redesigned our website, are working on a new physical and digital marketing campaign with our communications office,

Cool Tool Spotlight #9: Gail Mathapo on Zotero

This week’s featured tool will be the last video from AALL 2017. The tool is Zotero, a free online citation tracker. Gail Mathapo, Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law –

Cool Tool Spotlight #8: Tawnya Plumb on

This week’s featured tool is, a web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Tawnya Plumb, Head of Electronic and Digital Services at the University of Wyoming College of Law Library, demonstrated this at the

Cool Tool Spotlight #7: Debbie Ginsberg on Grammarly, Word Rake, Perfect It

This week’s featured tool is actually a combo of Grammarly, WordRake, & Perfect It, three writing tools designed for lawyers to check for common style and consistency errors. Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library,

Cool Tool Spotlight #6: Rachel Purcell on Shorthand Social

(Apologies. This post was originally posted as #7 when it is, in fact, #6!) Welcome to 2018! This week’s featured tool is Shorthand Social, an easy to use “story builder” that integrates with social media. Rachel Purcell, Information Management Librarian

Cool Tool Spotlight #5: Patrick Parsons on Pixlr

Who doesn’t love alliteration? This week’s featured tool is Pixlr, a browser-based photo editor that can be used to create marketing or promotional material for free. Patrick Parsons, Research Instructional Services Librarian at the Georgia State University College of Law Library,

Cool Tool Spotlight #4: AJ Blechner on Poll Everywhere

This week’s featured tool is Poll Everywhere, a web-based audience response system that gives presenters immediate feedback with live, interactive audience participation. AJ Blechner, Research Librarian and Librarian Instruction Coordinator at the Harvard Law Library, demonstrated this at the 2017 AALL