AALL Spectrum magazine

Have you had a look lately at Spectrum, a monthly magazine published by the American Association of Law Libraries? Although some of the content is specific to jurisdictions in the US and Canada, there are always interesting discussions about legal education and service provision that are relevant to all law libraries.

http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Publications/spectrum/Archives/Vol-19/No-6The April issue was recently published, and back issues are also available on the AALL website.

One article in particular that recently caught my eye was:

"Closing the Gap Teaching 'practice-ready' legal skills" by Christine M. Stouffer (February 2015) -- well worth a read by anyone working with law students and graduates.

The April issue contains the following:

  • Outcomes in the Balance The crisis in legal education as a catalyst for change By Beau Steenken
  • Keepers of History Law libraries in the community By Nichelle Perry 
  • Public Relations: Reputation Management Changing your patrons' perceptions By Ingrid Mattson
  • Dead Poets Society? A new approach to course reserves in the law library By Julian Aiken
  • Outreach Beyond the Traditional Adapting services to promote access to justice By Robyn M. Moltzen and Mary Pinard Johnson
  • Tell It to the World (Wide Web) Promulgating academic law library pro se patron policies via the internet By Artie Berns and Corrine Vogel
  • Tips from the Trenches Best practices for working with publishers By Jaye A. H. Lapachet
  • From the Editor The Measure of a Career By Catherine A. Lemmer 
  • From the President: Daring to Connect By Holly M. Riccio
  • Washington Brief: Congress at Work: The Structure and Significance of Congressional Committees By Emily Feltren
  • The Reference Desk I've noticed a negative change in my supervisor's behavior and am not sure what to make of it or whether I should say anything. By Susan Catterall
  • Member to Member What words of wisdom would you share with your younger self?  

ALLA(WA) Committee Secretary - Megan Fitzgibbons. 
Librarian, University of Western Australia.  


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