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Also from LawSites: an inspiring view of the legal information world of today (which will be tomorrow really, really soon):

Turning Challenges into Opportunities: New Directions for Legal Information Professionals

Leaving aside the hilarious Dilbert & Wally 9/5/01 cartoon regarding opportunities and challenges, I have to agree with Bob Ambrogi when he says, “To my mind, there has never been a more exciting or important time to be a legal information professional.” [Link to full article.]

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LAW LIBRARIES AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE, A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries, Special Committee on Access to Justice, July 2014

AALL’s new white paper, Law Libraries and Access to Justice: A Report of the American Association of Law Libraries Special Committee on Access to Justice, is now available on AALLNET. The white paper is the work of AALL’s 2013-14 Access to Justice Special Committee, chaired by Sara Galligan, and explores how all types of law libraries – including private; state, court, and county; and academic – contribute to the ATJ movement.

As AALL Past President Steven P. Anderson noted in his introduction, “As the principal providers of legal information, law libraries are an indispensable part of the services that can be provided to those with legal needs. Law libraries make “The Law” available, and law librarians serve as guides to finding the most relevant legal information.” The white paper explains the myriad ways law libraries can contribute to the administration of an effective ATJ system and successfully work with others on the front lines of ATJ.” [Link to a PDF of the full Report.]

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Don’t let it be a disaster. Short and sweet, from iLibrarian:

What Happens if Your Library Systems Go Down?

For full-fledged disasters (floods, fire, earthquakes, hurricanes, shooters, bomb threats, bombs, building collapse, etc.) check with your managers, your organization, and your local librarian community for specific and recommended disaster planning checklists. (And if they don’t help, use The Google! Don’t let others’ failure to prepare become your disaster.)

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iLibrarian post: A Guide to Little-Known Image Collections with Millions of Free, Hi-Res Images

…. There have been several new image collections that have opened up to the public just within the past year that not many people are aware of yet, but they offer access to thousands, or in some cases millions of outstanding photographs that can be downloaded for free….” [Link to full post.]

This is quite a treasure trove. Use of images will vary. For example:

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Our beloved Unshelved team has come up with a T-shirt for the rockets scientists, and the clueless, in our lives: “Without Rockets, it’s Just Science.

Link back to the comic strip that spawned a T-shirt.

Very high cool factor!

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Take a sneak peak at the Google Map of Oregon County Law Libraries. We plan to add Oregon state and academic law libraries to the final map, so stay tuned for the final Oregon Law Libraries Google Map.

Our inspiration? The California County Law Libraries Google Map, of course!

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