Author Archives: Brian Flaherty

A Deep Dive into Big Data

A Deep Dive into Big Data Brian Flaherty I have a colleague who now and again laughs about the time “when we were wizards.”  When we reference librarians would wave our wands (or eyes) over digests or (worse yet) shepards … Continue reading

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Dispatches from AALL: Chicago – On Gender

AALL Chicago: On gender by Brian Flaherty Welcome to Chicago & AALL – if only by remote. I want to include here a few dispatches from AALL, if only to be expanded on at home. I wanted to start by … Continue reading

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Theory into Practice: Coverage vs. Comprehension

It’s been quite some time since I believed that Lecturing was the best way to teach legal research.  But I still find myself having the same dialogue, internal and external, that led me to believe that it is better to … Continue reading

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Dispatches from AALL Philadelphia: Legal Innovation

So here’s a good rule of thumb: whenever you get the opportunity to hear Legal Informatics fellows Pablo Arredondo (Casetext) & Daniel Lewis (Ravel Law) speak, you should take it.  Add Cisco security expert Lance Hayden and you’ve got the … Continue reading

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Dispatches from AALL Philadelphia – Something I learned: Electronic routing and current awareness

From Jessica Panella: Sometimes small snips of ideas can be very powerful and helpful. From LLNE’s own Boston University School of Law Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries was a poster on expanding a library’s current awareness lineup.  Jennifer Robble, Corinne Griffiths … Continue reading

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Dispatches from AALL Philadelphia – something I learned: presentation resources

From Diane D’Angelo: Want to create cool animated presentations? Check out Powtoon! It’s a free resource that will help you captivate & engage students. Attorneys, judges, faculty and deans will also be drawn in to what you have to say with … Continue reading

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Dispatches from AALL Philadelphia – More praise of round tables:

Because there are so many folks from LLNE here in the city of heat and humidity – er, I mean brotherly love, I’ve been asking folks to send me snippets of things they’ve learned at various programs, from posters, & … Continue reading

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LLNE Legal Research Instruction Program

Every year LLNE runs the Legal Research Instruction Program, offering legal research training to folks in the community, from technical services librarians to library students, for the amazingly low price of $150.00. This was my first year administering the program, … Continue reading

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Theory into Practice: Looking Forward, Looking Backward

by Nicole Dyszlewski, Roger Williams Univesrity School of Law When Brian Flaherty started his “Theory Into Practice” posts on the LLNE blog, he asked some of the members of the LLNE Executive Board if there had been any memorable experiences … Continue reading

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Theory into Practice: CALI Author

by Brian Flaherty In my inaugural “Theory into practice” column, I talked about taking some of the great things I took away from the AALL conference in San Antonio, and putting them into practice in my Advanced Legal Research class … Continue reading

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