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From the Law Librarians & Access to Justice Blog:

The Law of Prison Law Libraries,” Lewis C. Zimmerman, 2/12/18, AALL SR-SIS

The LISP/SR BLOG: Law Librarians & Access to Justice (Legal Information Service to the Public and Social Responsibilities, Special Interest Sections of the American Association of Law Libraries.)

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Powell, Melissa M. (ed.) “Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit.” Libraries Unlimited, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4408-5540-5

Check your local library or bookstore for this book and other resources on this topic and related small business and independent contractor topics.

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State Library of Oregon Digital Collections include Oregon Government Publications, Oregoniana, and much more.

From the State Library: “We are happy to announce the debut of our new digital collections platform! Using Islandora, with hosting and support from LYRASIS, we migrated all of our Oregon state government publications and added new digital content related to the state. This platform upgrade allows everyone to browse easily by agency, search full text, and access PDF files of publications.

Until this transition, the primary focus of our digital collections has been supporting government transparency and civic education by ensuring consistent and coordinated permanent public access to information published by Oregon state government. With a more flexible platform, we look forward to continuing our commitment to providing access to state government publications and expanding our digital collections to include Oregoniana, Oregon-related federal government publications, and more.

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John Waters and law librarians? This should be one for the books – and the pods, tubes, eeks, etc.

[FYI: AALL is the American Association of Law Libraries]

I’ve heard Mr. Waters speak from multiple platforms (he’s totally delightful) but never on library, legal, or access to justice topics, although he has had more than his fair share of censorship litigation experiences, so he likely has talked in the past about those. The Keynote speech should itself become a great topic for discussion at the usually, um, memorable Fastcase party.

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New public law librarians (MLS & MLS/JD) and new public law library employees usually have to tackle questions of Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and the dreaded “Forms” questions very early in their employment (or careers, if they are in it for the long haul*).

(Non-Oregon new public law library employees reading this blog post can locate similar resources within their own state’s public law librarian world.)

FIRST AND FOREMOST:

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Your digital photos, letters, books, articles, documents, messages, etc. have no existence unless you pay attention to their preservation – or without electricity, for that matter. (You can’t really hold Zeros and Ones, Nothingness if you will, in your hands, let alone bequeath Nothingness to your heirs without taking serious steps to preserve and authenticate the data.)

See, e.g. from Moritz Law Library at The Ohio State University for what PURLs are:

Research Tip: What is “Permanent” Online?

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This time it’s a county law librarian, Jennifer Dalglish, Director of the Clackamas County Law Library.

The President’s Public Leadership Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the bench and bar by individuals who are not members of the Oregon State Bar. This year’s recipient is Jennifer Dalglish.” (Oregon State Bar Annual Awards, December 8, 2016. I saved today’s view of this site at the Internet Archive.)

Previous Oregon public law librarian honoree: Cathryn Bowie, Oregon State Law Librarian.

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Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while.

Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the Oregon Archives Crawl this October 8, 2016:

2016 Oregon Archives Crawl