The co-founders of LawArXiv - MALLCO, NELLCO, LIPA, and Cornell University Law Library - were recently awarded the American Association of Law Libraries Innovations in Technology Award.
From AALL, "The Innovations in Technology Award was established in 2009 to recognize an AALL member, SIS, chapter or library for their innovative use of technology in the development and creation of an application or resource for law librarians or legal professionals."
LawArXIv was founded in 2017 to serve as a completely free, open access repository for legal scholarship. As of May 2018, 689 papers have already been uploaded to LawArXiv. Learn more about LawArXiv and search or upload papers here.
JUNE BOARD WEBINAR
Robert Dugan will be our presenter for the MALLCO board call on June 15. He will be discussing using ALLStAR reports for benchmarking by showing best practices of the ALLStAR reporting functionality. This process can help identify libraries doing something that your library wants to do. Real-life, hands-on examples will be shown.
Dugan will also discuss the creation of the new "ALLStAR Official Collection" which will incorporate the best of ABA, ARL, ACRL and US News performance indicators into one survey. The Official Collection will also establish reporting definitions and instructions to ensure consistency in survey results.
At the July Board Meeting, the following statement on collaboration was approved:
LIPA, MALLCO and NELLCO, having acknowledged a shared goal of expanding and supporting collaboration among law libraries, are committed to working together in furtherance of that goal. The leadership of all three organizations will encourage and support cross-organization collaboration where such effort is mission-consistent, efficient and efficacious.
These efforts may include, but are not limited to, the following: