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CORIE DUGAS

Executive Director

100 North Tucker Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63101

314.977.3449 

314.977.3966 (fax)

cdugas@slu.edu

Call for Papers

Call for Papers on Topics Related to Law Librarianship, Law, or Libraries

MALLCO, the Mid-America Law Library Consortium, invites all library staff researchers working at one of the 27 MALLCO member law libraries, to explore interests they may have in the areas of law librarianship, law, or librarianship in general to submit an abstract or completed paper to the MALLCO Call for Papers Committee.

Abstract Division:  This division is for works in progress, including any papers that have not been accepted for publication by Thursday, August 25, 2016, will be in this division. Individuals can submit the abstract of their presentation in no more than 500 words. Instructions on submission are below.

Paper Division:  Papers that have been accepted for publication in the areas of law librarianship, law, or librarianship in general from the dates of January 1, 2015 to and including August 25, 2016, will be included in this division. Instructions on submission are below.

We invite either abstract or paper proposals. Participants may present in the form of a traditional academic paper or in an innovative presentational form that engages video, performance, or other media. The presentation should be between twenty to twenty five minutes. We will consider proposals in any area of law librarianship, law, or general librarianship. If further guidance is needed, the following examples are offered. These are just suggestions and not intended to limit the scope of what can be submitted. Subjects of particular interest to law librarianship are encouraged. Any topic addressing the development of new technologies and the resultant re-examination of how law librarianship is seen to be done. Anything focusing on collaboration, partnerships or consortia relationships going into future. Presentations on how the new ABA standards may be affecting law librarianship will be of interest. 

Submission

Proposals should be submitted using this form.

DEADLINE for Abstract and Paper Proposals Friday, August 26, 2016

This is not a competitive Call for Papers. In other words, the Papers Committee will be accepting the vast majority of submissions. Only those submissions unrelated to law librarianship, law, or librarianship in general or not sufficiently progressed will be denied. Attendance at the larger MAALL conference is not required to participate. Accepted participants, however, will be notified by Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST so that people can make any early-bird registration decision for the larger MAALL Annual Conference that follows. Individuals do not have to be attending the MAALL conference to participate in the MALLCO Call for Papers. Only employment by / affiliation with one of the 27 member MALLCO law libraries is required.

Dates & Times

The Workshop will be held on the morning of Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the MAALL Conference Hotel, The Aloft. The MAALL Conference, it begins the afternoon of October 13, 2016.

Practicalities

For enquiries, please email Corie Dugas cdugas@slu.edu OR Joe Custer jac311@case.edu.

Submit your proposal today.

New LibGuides Sharing Program

Mid-America Law Library Consortium is launching a new LibGuides Sharing Program.The goal of this project is to cut down on the amount of time MALLCO libraries spend creating research guides while still allowing them to offer a variety of quality content to their patrons.

How does it work?

Step 1: Submit

Librarians and library staff will select their best LibGuides and submit them to MALLCO using an online form. Links to the guides will then be placed in a repository on MALLCO’s website.

Step 2: Use

Libraries can then pick from the guides that have been shared and use them on their own websites. These guides can be edited and customized to fit the secondary library’s collection.

Step 3: Voilà

More guides for more libraries!

How do we know the guides are great?

Librarians and staff who submit the guides will agree to update the content on an annual basis to ensure that it is current. They will also agree to remove any content of questionable copyright or include a note for those looking to use the guide.

Libraries using the guide will agree to credit the original content creator.

What kinds of guides are we looking for?

A variety. MALLCO would like to receive guides on core legal topics, state-specific research guides, and specialized guides. In short, if a guide might be useful to another library, submit it.

Questions?

Ask one of the committee members:

Paul Callister, callisterp@umkc.edu

Erika Cohn, ecohn2@slu.edu

Corie Dugas, cdugas@slu.edu

Allen Moye, amoye@depaul.edu

Get started today by submitting a guide!

LMN Joint Statement on Collaboration

   

                                     

                

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:

  • Regular communication among the organiziations' Executive Directors
  • Regular meetings of the Collaboration Steering Committee, in person at the Annaul Meeting of AALL, AALS or elsewhere, as well as by telephone
  • Shared Projects and Services
  • Joint Advocacy
  • Sharing Expertise
  • Joint continuing education and professional development opportunities