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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...
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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....
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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...
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Name: Jeanine Cali Organization: McGuireWoods Title: Librarian How did you first get involved in law librarianship? Before going to library school, I worked as a paralegal for a mid-sized firm in Washington, D.C.  I was given a research assignment that took me to the Law Library of Congress. Like most librarians, I have always loved...
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Caroline L. Osborne is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library at West Virginia University College of Law.  There, she is responsible for all aspects of the law library, oversees the first-year course in legal research, and teaches Introduction to Legal Research, Copyright Law, and Cultural Property. ...
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“Jorge Juarez currently serves as the Secretary of VALL. He is a Reference Librarian at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, headquartered in downtown Richmond. One of the perks of his current position is being able to walk to work in less than ten minutes. Prior to joining the Fourth Circuit Library,...
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Victoria has been with the State Law Library since December 2019. Before that, she worked at 2 law firm libraries in Richmond. In addition, she has worked in various academic, special and public libraries in Virginia, North Carolina and Illinois. Victoria feels fully qualified to perform as Treasurer for VALL from prior professional fiscal duties...
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Stella is passionate about helping institutions unlock their potential through technology and innovation. Prior to joining EAB's Legal & Business Affairs team as Senior Specialist, Stella served as Christian & Barton's Law Librarian, managing the firm's Legal Technology Acquisition & Implementation. During her two terms as VALL's Website Committee Chair, she piloted the creation and...
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Name: Megan Molinaro Organization: McGuire Woods, LLP Title: Reference Librarian How did you become involved in Law Librarianship? I stumbled into Law Librarianship.  I started part-time in an academic library in St. Louis, and then worked in a paraprofessional position for a medical library in a hospital in Kansas City, MO.  However, between my years...
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Date: Friday, October 23  Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   RSVP: https://bit.ly/VALL-Fall2020   Legal Analytics: A Competitive Marketplace for Competitive Tools  Alexis Sharp, Hunton Andrews Kurth Michele Gernhardt, Hunton Andrews Kurth Doris Morgan, McGuire Woods  Description:  Legal Analytics is the use of data to make quantitative legal predictions that inform decisions. With so many legal analytics tools on the market touted by...
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