Cornell Law Library Annual Report 2012-2013
A Year in Review 2012/2013 Cornell University Law Library Gould Reading Room Message from the Director This was a year of amazing change in the library. We started off the academic year with a fond and emotional farewell to our beloved Rare Book Room. The temporary move of most of our rare collections last fall to Cornell University’s offsite storage was prompted by new construction in the Law School. We have retained a very small collection of rare materials in a climatecontrolled secure location in the Law School for exhibit purposes. You can read more about the move on page 15 of this report. Last year, proposed renovations of library space put the move of infrequently used materials to off-site storage into high gear. This proposed phase of renovations is now on indefinite hold, but the book move project continues because of the need to create space for our growing collection of print materials. In general, acquisition of print materials has held steady while digital collections have grown significantly, allowing for increased, flexible access to the library’s collections. However, the expansion of digital collections has not decreased foot traffic to the library, and our Reading Room and carrels are highly sought after and frequently used. Book checkouts have also held steady. Our surveys of faculty and students reflect a high level of satisfaction with library services, and our faculty liaison and student outreach services continue to be heavily used. We welcomed and hosted international visitors to the Library, including Bitner Research Fellow, Priya Rai from the National Law University in Delhi, India. Ms. Rai’s visit is chronicled in detail on pages 12 and 13 of this report. I also had the distinct pleasure of meeting Law School alumni and incoming law students during visits to major cities in the past year. These visits provided me an opportunity to give updates on the Law Library and Law School developments. Law Library New Student Orientation Open House Last spring, a new librarian was added to our existing team of enthusiastic librarians as Carissa Vogel assumed the role of Assistant Director for Research and Instruction. Our librarians continue to be active professionally, contributing to the intellectual discourse on legal information both on local and national levels while working here at the Law School to advance our mission of excellence. The library received recognition for our digitized Nineteenth Century Trials Pamphlet Collection and was awarded the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2013 award for Law Library Publications in the Nonprint Division. Needless to say, the accomplishments documented in this report could never have occurred without the dedication and commitment of our professional and support staff. I hope you are able to capture the excitement and vibrancy of the Cornell Law Library through the narratives in this report. Femi Cadmus Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Associate Dean for Library Services, & Senior Lecturer in Law Page 3 Collections As the legal information landscape continues to change, so has the collection of the Cornell Law Library. The library continues to expand its electronic resources while, at the same time, building a more focused print collection and deaccessioning older materials in outdated formats, all with the aim of meeting the needs of the library’s users. Expenditures for electronic resources more than tripled in FY13, as the Law Library purchased or subscribed to several major electronic legal databases (see Figure A). The preference of the Law Library is to choose an ownership or perpetual access model for electronic databases when either choice is an option, and, when it is financially feasible, the Law Library will acquire access to electronic databases for the entire Cornell community. In FY13, this was true for all of the databases the Law Library acquired. Among the databases acquired by the Law Library were ProQuest Legislative Insight; Proquest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions 1789-2013, which includes the full text of all U.S. public and private bills and resolutions; Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources 1600-1970; Making of Modern Law: trials, 1600-1926; and Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, which includes early U.S. state codes. All of these digital resources include fully searchable images of the original documents and books. Monograph purchases in FY13 were up slightly in comparison to FY12, as the Law Library maintains its core collection and expands into new areas that reflect changes in the Law School curriculum and faculty and student research interests. The well-received “Popular Reading Collection” has also continued to expand and, with the addition of a new DVD collection, the Law Library now offers its users a wide variety of “leisure time” materials. In FY13, the Law Library started to deaccession a large portion of its microfiche collection, which will allow the library to repurpose much needed space. Microfiche has increasingly become an outdated format as older legal information resources are digitized and made available electronically. Decisions on which microfiche to deaccession were based on whether the material was available elsewhere on campus or easily accessible online from a reliable and stable source. The Law Library will continue to maintain microfiche for material that is only available for its users in this format. The Law Library continued its collaborative efforts in FY13 with other unit libraries in the Cornell University Library (CUL) system to serve the legal research needs of the entire Cornell community. In addition to acquiring the electronic databases mentioned above, the Law Library (along with other unit libraries) contributed funds to package deals from publishers to purchase material for the entire campus. By pooling funds across units, CUL is able to obtain more material at an overall lower cost. The Law Library also spearheaded an initiative to bring Overdrive, which provides electronic access to material from popular press publishers, to Cornell. Finally, the Law Library acquired a dedicated WestlawNext terminal, which is located in the Law Library’s Reading Room. The faculty and students of the Law School have access to WestlawNext through our academic subscription, which does not include the rest of the Cornell community. To fill this unmet need, the Law Library subscribed to WestlawNext for users from outside the law community, and it has proven to be quite popular. Figure A The Medals of Myron C. Taylor Myron C. Taylor, 1874-1959, was a member of the Class of 1894. A Cornell trustee for over 30 years, he was a leading figure in American industry and politics for more than half a century, achieving renown as an astute financier, prominent industrialist, esteemed diplomat, and respected ambassador for two presidents. In the spring of 2012, the Law Library displayed his medals to the Cornell community for the first time in over 40 years. Among the many medals on display were: the Presidential Medal for Merit, awarded by President Harry S. Truman, the highest American honor a civilian could receive at the time, which testifies to Taylor’s outstanding career; the Knight of the Order of Pius IX First Degree, for Taylor’s distinguished service as a personal representative of the President of the United States to the Holy See; and the Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian Red Cross, which Taylor was awarded on Sept. 21, 1950, for his work in the reorganization of the Italian Red Cross. There are many other medals in the collection from organizations benefitting from Taylor’s wide philanthropy, including the American Hebrew Medal, the Peace Award from the Third Order of St. Francis, and the 50 Year Medal of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York from the Freemasons. These medals speak to the extraordinary life and achievements of one of the foremost benefactors of the Law School. Page 5 Information Management Projects Projects in Information Management during FY13 reflected the Library’s increasing focus on providing access to electronic resources, while still maintaining a print collection that supports the Law School curriculum and faculty research. Even with the increase in acquisition of electronic resources, the purchase of print monographs during FY13 remained on par with the previous year, which provided Information Management with a steady flow of titles to process and catalog (see Figure A). In addition, the ongoing need to relieve congestion in the stacks continued to occupy considerable staff time in the Information Management department. While the number of withdrawals of duplicate and superseded volumes declined by approximately 12% from FY12, the number of volumes sent to the Library Annex more than doubled during FY13 in comparison with the previous year (see Figure B). A major project begun near the end of FY12 and completed during FY13 was the relocation, due to the Myron Taylor Hall construction project, of all the rare book and special collections materials previously housed in the Rare Book Room. Over 3,700 volumes were inventoried, cataloged, and barcoded in a collaborative effort between the Information Management and Access Services departments. Most of these volumes have been moved to the Cornell University Library Annex, and all are still accessible to library users via an online material request system. Another long-term project begun in FY13 is the withdrawal of several hundred microform titles, all of which are available electronically or duplicated in another library on campus. Digital repository During FY13, 165 articles were added to our digital repository, Scholarship @ Cornell Law (http://scholarship.law. cornell.edu/). Scholarship @ Cornell Law provides free, permanent online access to conference papers, lectures, reports, workshop presentations, published articles, and works-inprogress produced by Cornell Law School faculty, researchers, students, and visiting scholars. Storing this scholarly material in the Law Library’s online repository maintains free and open access to it, enhances its discoverability through Internet search engines, and puts a “seal of approval” on the material by associating it with the Cornell Law Library and the Law School. This past year, the discoverability of the repository’s content was enhanced by the platform-wide implementation of a subject taxonomy that aggregates the content of our repository with that of repositories at other academic law libraries. The total number of full-text downloads from the repository increased by 29%, to 672,321, during FY13. Professional activities An important milestone was reached on April 1, 2013, when Cornell University Library catalogers, including those at the Law Library, began cataloging under a new international cataloging standard. The implementation of RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the culmination of two years of study and training by the catalogers. Page 7 Office space reallocation A space reallocation project in the Information Management department created an office for a newly hired librarian as well as a much-needed conference room. Staff members also moved into new cubicles, giving the room a sleeker and more professional appearance. Staffing changes In May 2013, Gary Bogart, a 44-year Information Management veteran, retired. Gary’s responsibilities encompassed serials check-in, claiming, and routing. Gary’s tenacity and dedication to the Law Library will be missed. In June, the library welcomed Abigail Ricklin to the staff as Gary’s successor. New Popular DVD Collection Figure A The Law Library introduced a Popular DVD Collection in the spring of 2013. With DVDs available for browsing in the Reading Room, students, faculty, and staff can access titles focusing primarily on law, lawyers, public policy, and government in feature films such as The Paper Chase and Michael Clayton. The number of titles continues to grow in both number and subject matter, expanding from law-related movies into popular works such as HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones and the considerably less than legal exploits of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Figure B Reference and Research Services The Reference and Research Services Department enjoyed another busy year. During the fall and spring semesters, search committees were formed to fill two open librarian positions left vacant by retirements. The open positions were reimagined to fit the changing needs of our users and the library. Carissa Vogel joined the library as Assistant Director for Research and Instruction in February 2012. Mark Williams was hired to be the new Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian in May of 2012, and when he started in August, the library was back to full staffing levels. The Law Library continues to look for new and better ways to serve our users. Our reference desk continues to be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Along with our walk-up service, reference services are also available via email and chat reference. The Library continues to use social media, everything from our blog, InfoBrief, to Twitter, to connect with users. This year, our online research guides were migrated to a new platform called LibGuides, which has several organizational advantages and is very useful for the interdisciplinary researcher. Reference librarians continue to be heavily involved in orientations, trainings, and classroom teaching. In August, the reference librarians participated in the LL.M. orientation program, instructing approximately 85 incoming international students on the basics of researching U.S. law over three two-hour sessions. Research instruction with the LL.M. students continued in September with three sessions in the Introduction to American Law class. Over the course of the year, reference librarians also provided instruction for new associates on the Law School’s three journals and participants in moot court competitions. Additionally, as part of a new program in the Cornell University Library system, the reference librarians taught three well-attended sessions in basic U.S. legal research for librarians from other unit libraries on campus. During the 2012/2013 academic year, reference librarians taught three for-credit research courses. The for-credit courses included Business Law Research, Foreign and International Research, and Online Legal Research and Resources. These courses were well received with very positive student evaluations. This comment is typical of what students have said about the Law Library’s research courses: “Very practical course. I have recommended it to my friends because the substance and style of the course are great.” Faculty research support is always an important focus of the Library’s reference and research services. Each faculty member is assigned a reference librarian who provides both research and course assistance. This includes training student research assistants, handling reference and research requests from individual faculty members, and providing research instruction in courses and seminars. Research support this past year covered a broad range of topics and needs, including historic legislative history; equal protection; materials on corporate directors; and scholarship addressing the intersection of tort and contract law. Numerous courses and seminars were supported this year with specific research instruction, including American Legal Writing, Labor Law, Human Rights, and Transactional Lawyering. In addition, the Law Library employed a law student as a Library Fellow to provide assistance with in-depth faculty requests. The Law School has been welcoming a growing number of visiting scholars, who continue to benefit from the Law Library’s reference and research services. Most of the scholars are from abroad, so assistance with using U.S. legal resources is vital. This year, the Law Library was fortunate to host our own visiting scholar, Priya Rai, the Deputy Librarian in Charge at the Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library at the National Law University in Delhi. Rai presented a workshop for librarians and faculty titled, “Access to Legal Information in the Digital Age: A Comparative Study of Electronic Commercial Databases and Public Domain Resources in Law.” Her presentation included the results of her research of law students and faculty from leading law schools in India. In addition to comparing open access and commercial legal databases, she discussed initiatives to promote access to legal information to all Indian citizens. Rai’s visit was made possible through the Bitner Research Fellows Fund. This endowment is designed to provide foreign law librarians with exposure to Cornell Law Library’s excellent resources and the expertise of its professional librarians, while learning about advanced legal research in a global context. Trial Pamphlet Collection As mentioned in last year’s Annual Report, the Law Library launched its Trial Pamphlet Collection website in the spring of 2012. This project allowed the library to make this unique collection of over 450 pamphlets ranging in date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s instantly available to users around the world. It can be found at http://ebooks.library. cornell.edu/t/trial/ . Making the pamphlets widely available has been well received by faculty, students, authors, and the public for its utility as a historical legal research tool and as an important work of preservation. The project won the American Association of Law Libraries’ 2013 award for Law Library Publications in the Nonprint Division and was also the featured collection in the May/June 2013 edition of D-Lib Magazine, a publication focusing on digital library research: http://www.dlib.org/. Cornell Law Library Prize for Exemplary Research The 2012/2013 academic year was the third year for the Cornell Law Library Prize for Exemplary Student Research. The winners from the 19 submissions received were: • • First place to Milson Yu (3L) for “LIBOR Integrity and Holistic Domestic Enforcement” Second place to Kirk Sigmon (3L) for “How to Kill Copyright: A Brute-Force Approach to Content Creation” The prizes are funded by an endowment given to the Law Library by Barbara Cantwell in honor of her late husband, Robert Cantwell, a 1956 graduate of Cornell Law School. Page 9 Access Services The Access Services department continues to look outward with the goal of expanding services to Law Library users. For this reason, the circulation desk now opens earlier on weekends to meet the needs of students, who have 24/7 access to the library. A new self-checkout machine at the circulation desk now provides library users with the option to check out books at their convenience, and it is especially helpful for students who need to check out books during the hours when the circulation desk is closed. Nearby, a new charging station offers three charging options for students to recharge the batteries on their phones and other devices in only 15 minutes, and a new, state-of-theart fiche-reading machine turns what used to be a laborious process into a relatively simple task. A new carrel reservation system was implemented this year, with preference given to students who serve on journals, moot courts, or work for professors. In addition, all carrels are now shared by two students to maximize the number of students with carrel space. The Law Library also implemented a new online room reservation system for study rooms and the squash court. Students may now make their own reservations for these spaces from their computers or phones. The Reading Room was the site of three large open houses this year. The first was an orientation event for entering 1L, exchange, and LL.M. students to introduce them to Law Library’s collections and services. The second open house was an opportunity for the Law School community to see treasures from the rare book collection before these materials were sent temporarily to remote storage due to the construction. Finally, the Law Library hosted an open house for Alumni Weekend that featured an exhibit from the Nuremberg Trials collection and gave the alumni a chance to meet and talk with representatives from various Law School groups, including the Legal Information Institute, the Journal of Empirical Legal Research, and CeRI (the Cornell eRulemaking Initiative). Due to their popularity, therapy pet visits from Cornell Companions have become regular events hosted by the Law Library immediately preceding exams in the fall and spring semesters. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club and the Graduate and Professional Student Association Finance Commission contribute to the success of these visits by providing refreshments. Throughout the year, Access Services staff provided a steady flow of earplugs to students to block the construction noise that at times echoed throughout the reading room and other parts of the library. Occasionally portions of the Reading Room were cordoned off as construction workers worked on nearby areas of the building. Also as a result of the construction, the library’s casual Reading Room, which often serves as a classroom and meeting space, was closed for the year and will not reopen until construction is complete. New Casual Reading Area Figure A As part of an ongoing effort to make the Law Library an inviting, comfortable, and welcoming space, one of the alcoves in the reading room was turned into a soft seating area. This new soft seating alcove provides an area for students and faculty to relax and read current newspapers and popular magazines. They can also browse the Law Library’s new DVD collection or look for fiction and non-fiction titles in the popular reading collection. J.S.D. student Frank Zhang at the new self-checkout machine Figure B Page 11 Bitner Research Fellows Program The Bitner Research Fellows program started in 2002 to provide opportunities for foreign law librarians to access Cornell Law Library’s resources and the expertise of its staff while learning about advanced legal research in a global context. Funded by the family of Professor Harry Bitner, the Cornell Law Librarian from 1965-1976, the fund carries on his legacy and contributions to the Cornell law community and to the field of law librarianship. Professor Bitner’s Effective Legal Research, first written in 1953, was one of the first standard books on legal research and its many editions were long considered to be among the best in the field. During his time at Cornell he established the first specialized legal research course at the Law School and contributed to the expansion of the library staff and collections, particularly in the area of foreign and international law materials. Similarly, his travels abroad informed his approach to the profession with a focus on placing legal research in a global context. Prior to his arrival at Cornell he served as an Eisenhower Fellow and later spent time in Africa working to establish the first law library in what is now the country of Tanzania. It is Professor Bitner’s international experiences and interest that serve as the foundation for the Bitner Research Fellows program. The Bitner family started the endowment on his behalf to help the law library facilitate an international network of legal researchers and interconnected knowledge. The program provides students and scholars at Cornell and abroad the opportunity to explore their interests in legal research training by providing funds for travel, housing and related costs of legal research projects. The 2012 Bitner Fellow was Priya Rai, Deputy Librarian in Charge at the Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library, National Law University in Delhi, India. Rai made her visit to Cornell in July of 2012, conducting a law school faculty workshop titled “Access to Legal Information in the Digital Age: A Comparative Study of Electronic Commercial Databases and Public Domain Resource in Law.” Her presentation highlighted the results of her research involving law students and faculty from leading law schools in India as well as a discussion of her efforts promote access to legal information to all Indian citizens. Along with the presentation her visit included exposure to the law library’s organization and management structure, while also meeting with members of the Legal Information Institute and the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice to discuss open access to legal information issues relating to India. Rai’s time at Cornell is a prime example of the mutually beneficial learning experience the Fellows program was designed to foster and a perfect tribute to the legacy of Harry Bitner and the Cornell Law Library. Professor Harry Bitner Law Librarian 1965-1976 Peter Martin, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus, and Ms. Priya Rai, 2012 Bitner Fellow Page 13 In Progress: Law School Construction A Temporary and Fond Farewell to the Edwin Dawson Rare Book Room Over the years, the Cornell Law Library’s Edwin S. Dawson Rare Book Room has witnessed numerous open houses, exhibits, class lectures, and even the exchange of marriage vows between two Law faculty members (Professors Emily L. Sherwin and Kevin M. Clermont). With the Law School construction project necessitating the complete removal of the library’s Rare Book Room, the Law Library hosted a final open house and reception on Oct. 24, 2012. The open house was one of the best attended in the Rare Book Room’s history, with a strong showing of support from old friends, students, Law faculty and staff, the university, and local community. Old favorites from the collection were on display, including the Scottsboro train replica used as an exhibit in the historic 1930s trial of the Scottsboro boys and trial pamphlets from the Nineteenth Century Trials Pamphlet Collection. Also on display for the first time were the impressive and ornate medals of Myron C. Taylor. A significant portion of the current rare book collection consists of materials acquired at the inception of the Law School and have become rare through the passage of time. A majority of acquisitions have been obtained through gifts and diligent purchases. With the increasing addition of materials to the collection, it became obvious that the library lacked the facilities to house its growing rare treasures and by the mid-’70s, the need for a rare book room was manifestly evident. At that time most of the library’s rare collection pre-1700 was being held at the Olin Library. Construction of a new rare book room commenced in May 1981, and was completed in August of the same year. In 1985, the room was dedicated as the Edwin S. Dawson Rare Book Room, a gift of Donato A. Evangelista ’57 in memory of his father-in-law. Thankfully, this is not a permanent farewell, as the Dawson Rare Book Room will be back. A new room is slated for construction in the future. In the meantime, most of the collection has been transferred on a temporary basis to the Cornell University Library Annex, a secure state-of-the-art high-density facility with a climate-controlled environment. Library users will enjoy uninterrupted access to the collections and can request items through the library catalog, with a 24-hour turnaround. A small and select collection of materials are being retained in a climate-controlled and secure room in the Law School. This will enable the library to continue to showcase some materials and host exhibits. Furthermore, some of the rare book collection has been digitized and is accessible via the Law Library’s website all year round. The most recent and ambitious digitization project, which started in 2011, is the Nineteenth Century Trials Pamphlet Collection, a collection of 19th-century popular and official trial accounts whose restoration was made possible with funding from the Save America’s Treasures Grant Program: http:// ebooks.library.cornell.edu/t/trial/ . A version of this article previously appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of the Law School Forum. Page 15 Professional activities Dan Blackaby Book review, 41 INT’L J. LEGAL INFO. 84 (2013) (reviewing MARK WONNACOTT, THE HISTORY OF LANDLORD AND TENANT LAW IN ENGLAND AND WALES (2012)). Regular contributor, TSLL TechScans, http:// tslltechscans.blogspot.com. “Analytics to Find Opportunities or What Google Can Tell You About Your Users and Yourself.” Presentation, Conference for Law School Computing, June 2013, Chicago. Member, Education Committee, American Association of Law Librarians Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section. Member, CUL Libraries Outside the Libraries Committee. Member, CUL Public Computing Advisory Committee. Thomas Mills Book Review Editor, International Journal of Legal Information. Co-Chair, Instruction Committee of the CUL Public Services Executive Committee. Law Library Representative, CUL Collection Development Executive Committee. Law Library Representative, Northeast Foreign Law Librarians Cooperative Group. Law Books: History & Connoisseurship course, Rare Book School at Yale University. Matt Morrison Member, CUL Economic Status of Librarians Committee. Member, Awards Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Femi Cadmus Not Your Parents’ Law Library: A Tale of Two Academic Law Libraries (with Julian Aiken and Fred Shapiro), 16 GREEN BAG 2D 13 (2012). “Finding the Next Generation of Law Librarians.” Presentation, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries, Shanghai, June 2013. “In Defense of Law Libraries.” Presentation, Cornell Law Alumni Reception (hosted by Eric Greenberg ’83), Chicago, February 2013. “The Changing Law Library.” Presentation, Cornell Law Alumni Reception (hosted by Lawrence P. Postol ‘76 and Seyfarth Shaw), Washington, D.C., May 2013. Member, American Association of Law Libraries Executive Board. Jean Pajerek Co-chair, CUL RDA (Resource Description and Access) Training Committee. Chair, CUL RDA Policy Committee. “Launching into RDA: The New Frontier.” Presentation, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2012, Boston. “RDA Is Here! Now What?” Presentations, Western New York Library Resources Council. Member, Serials Standing Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section. Regular contributor, TSLL TechScans, http:// tslltechscans.blogspot.com. Amy Emerson Nina Scholtz “What Makes an Effective Member.” Panelist, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, April 4, 2013, Washington, D.C. “Effective Strategies for Conducting Online Legal Resources Using Free and Low-Cost Sources.” Presentation, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, October 16, 2012, Syracuse, N.Y. Co-Chair, International Legal Research Interest Group, American Society of International Law. Member, Schaffer Grant Fundraising Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Foreign, Comparative & International Law Special Interest Section. Member, Instruction Committee of the CUL Public Services Executive Committee. Member, CUL Public Services Executive Committee. Mentor, CUL Mentorship Program. Participant, Executive Harold D. Craft Leadership Program. Book review, 40 INT’L J. LEGAL INFO. 603 (2012) (reviewing NAOMI CAHN AND JUNE CARBONE, RED FAMILIES V. BLUE FAMILIES: LEGAL POLARIZATION AND THE CREATION OF CULTURE (2010)). A Pilot Using OverDrive: E-Lending in Academic Law Libraries, AALL SPECTRUM, Apr. 2013, at 21. Table Moderator, ALL-SIS Legal Research Roundtable, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2013, Seattle. Member, Legal Research & Sourcebook Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Member, Instruction Committee of the CUL Public Services Executive Committee. Participant, Workshop for Scholarship on Legal Information and Information Law and Policy, April 2013, Chapel Hill, N.C. Carissa Vogel Jackie Magagnosc Member, Serials Standing Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section. Regular contributor, TSLL TechScans, http:// tslltechscans.blogspot.com. Moderator, “RDA Group Therapy” informal discussion group, North American Serials Interest Group, June 2013, Buffalo, N.Y. Member, CUL Career Development Committee. Column Editor, For the Leader in You, AALL e-Newsletter, http://aallnet.org/main-menu/ Publications/enews. Chair, New Academic Law Libraries Committee, American Association of Law Libraries Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Member, Leadership Development Committee, American Association of Law Libraries. Member, Instruction Committee of the CUL Public Services Executive Committee. We gratefully acknowledge the following Cornell University Law Library endowed funds, which provided income to expand the Library’s collections in 2012/2013: Earl J. Bennett Memorial Book Fund Jack G. Clarke (LL.B. ’52) International Law Collection Fund Cuccia Honor with Books Fund Mary Heagen Cuccia Memorial Book Fund Inside back cover image with text Guryan Family Law Librarian’s Endowment Kurt Hanslowe Memorial Fund Herbert D. Laube Endowment Fund Judge Alfred J. Loew (LL.B. ’21) Memorial Fund Lindseth-Martina Library Director’s Discretionary Fund Nelson & Hattie Rosenbaum Book Fund Arthur H. Rosenbloom (J.D. ’59) Law Library Endowment Sonya A. Sasuta Memorial Fund Arthur H. A.B. (’19 & LL.B. ’23) & Mary Marden Dean Library Fund Thomas B. Gilchrist Memorial Endowment Sheppard Guryan (J.D. ’67) Law Library Endowment Edited by Thomas Mills. Photography by Carol Clune, Kim Gruver, Thomas Mills, Chris O’Hara, and Jean Parjerek.