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2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!

I am happy to announce that Vicki Szymczak, Library Director & Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, is the 2017 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors

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CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an AALL

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Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Applications

CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants: AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide financial

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Call for Nominations – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award

The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The inaugural award recipient was Ken Hirsh, in

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Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologists

Caroline Young, chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, graciously invited me to be the breakfast speaker at the section’s business meeting during the 2015 annual meeting and conference of the American

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Web Accessibility Update

The comment period recently closed on the U.S. Access Board’s 508 Refresh proposal that updates Section 508.  Though Section 508 and the 508 Refresh technically apply only to federal agencies, the Justice Department has for many years applied Section 508

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Cool Tools Café Survey 2015

We're excited that the Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year! We're looking for suggestions on which technologies to present and volunteers to do a 5-10 min demo of each. If you have ideas

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Technology Skills for Law Librarians

We recently had a discussion with students interested in law librarianship which included course recommendations for library school. In today’s environment technology skills are an important component of your knowledge base, and in some positions are just as essential as

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2015 CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grants

On behalf of the CS-SIS Grants & Awards Committee, I am very pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Meeting grant recipients. Barbara Ginzburg has been awarded the grant for Experienced Librarians. Barbara is Electronic Services Librarian at Washburn University School

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2015 CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award

On behalf of CS-SIS I am happy to announce that Meg Kribble is the 2015 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award.  The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding

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