A discussion and collaborative exploration of topics in law library diversity, equity and inclusion, with a focus on library employee recruiting and retention. This is sponsored by VALL, SWALL, NOCALL, ORALL, LLSDC, and ALLA. As a resource to use before the event, we developed a reading list of articles, organizations and efforts to create and...Read More
The VALL Grants Committee is now accepting applications for the following grants: AALL Chapter Registration Grant A full registration to the AALL meeting. This grant has a quick turn-around time. Applications are due Thursday, May12th and the winner will be notified by Friday, May 13th. AALL Annual Meeting Grant VALL is offering two travel grants...Read More
Guest post by: Maureen Moran, Research & Faculty Services Librarian, Richmond School of Law Ah, student loans. They both make your dreams possible and limit your possibilities when it comes time to repay them. Fortunately for those of you who work in or are interested in public interest organizations, government service, nonprofits, nonprofit education, or...Read More
In their day to day, librarians and lawyers need to tailor their writing to fit various contexts and audiences. Web content, academic scholarship, and work emails all require different writing styles and levels of formality, but the undergirding principles of effective written communication are the same. Effective writing has brevity, clarity, and the correct tone....Read More
Visual communication is a strategic way to present information without using words. Visual icons engage the reader by presenting information in a different way. Visual icons help serve as guideposts for navigating dense documents. Graphs and flowcharts can emphasize concepts by (literally) drawing out logical connections. They also provide a way to present statistical information...Read More
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