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Cornell University Law Librar y A Year in Review 2014-2015

Cornell University Law Library: A Year in Review 2014-2015

Message from the Director




The Reading Room, Then and Now


Information Management


Research and Instruction


Access Services


Enhancing Connections: New Law Library Website


New Summer College Program


Speaker Series


Bitner Fellows


Prizes and Reading Room Exhibits


Cornell Law Library Strategic Plan


Professional Activities




Message from the Director

I am pleased to bring you this report about Law Library activities and accomplishments in the past year. In this report, you will read about innovative programs and services implemented by our talented and skilled staff. The inaugural summer college three-credit course, “Foundations in American Law,” taught by law library faculty, was a resounding success. Our scholarship repository, accessed by users globally, reached its millionth download. The Reading Room, beautifully depicted in watercolor by local artist Cheryl Chalmers on the cover of this report, continues to draw enthusiastic users, as does the library’s squash court. In response to student feedback, we’ve enhanced our space with a new comfortable seating area, which has been well-received.

The library hosted visitors from across the United States and around the world, including our Bitner Fellows from Colombia and South Africa. It would be my distinct honor to host you whenever you are in the area and I extend a personal invitation to stop by the Law Library. You can also visit us virtually any time via our website or on our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. Finally, I would like to specifically acknowledge our benefactors, who have given generously so that the library can successfully accomplish its mission of advancing excellence in legal scholarship, research and instruction. Femi Cadmus Edward Cornell Law Librarian

The library’s collections, both print and digital, are growing. While our digital collections have increased significantly, there is no indication that our users have abandoned print. Circulation statistics confirm that usage of print has remained consistent, and in fact increased slightly by around 4 percent.


Collections The Law Library’s collections are expanding and evolving as the Law School adds new programs and faculty.

up from the removal of microform cabinets to create a comfortable and collaborative seating area for student use.

Over the last year, we added more monographs, as well as more ebooks. The Law Library has purchased ebook packages from some of the major law publishers, and was an early adopter of Lexis’ new ebook platform. The Lexis package includes important law treatises and two study-aid series, which have been popular with law students.

Over the past year, the Law Library set up a formal archive to collect and organize the history of the Law School. The archive contains photos, documents and ephemera from the Law Library as well as the Law School development, alumni affairs and communications departments. In its short existence, the archive has become an important resource for the Law Library and many departments within the Law School.

As more legal materials become available in digital formats, the Law Library has downsized its microform collection by 75 percent. Users almost always prefer digitized equivalents, which are easier to use and access, over microform. We donated approximately 40 percent of the redundant microfiche – more than 30,000 pieces – to the Law Library Microform Consortium, a non-profit cooperative that digitizes and archives microfiche content. The library repurposed the space freed

We added additional materials to the Law Library’s award-winning Trial Pamphlets collection, which contains contemporary accounts of trials from the 1600s to 1800s. These materials included several trial pamphlets discovered in the Law Library’s special reserves collection and sent to the Cornell University Library’s Digital Scholarship and Preservations Services for digitization. In the fall of 2014, the Law Library continued its collaborative activities with peer libraries and hosted the meeting of the Northeast Law Librarians’ Cooperative Group. This group, which includes Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Fordham, NYU, Penn, Georgetown and Cornell, was established to share information and expertise about foreign and international law resources.


The Reading Room, Then and Now It’s been six decades since Morton Bunis ’55 worked as a desk assistant in the Law Library as part of a scholarship program, but he still remembers Lexol leather cleaner. “We were working for [then head librarian] Lewis Morse and we’d just clean volumes of books,” he said, laughing. “There were four or five of us with big bottles of Lexol and we’d just wipe and wipe those books.” Bunis, who also attended Cornell as an undergraduate in the Class of 1953, went on to a successful career as a litigator in New Jersey. He has remained an active member of Cornell alumni organizations, and served as co-chair for his undergraduate class’ reunion event. He returned to campus in June for the Law School’s 60th reunion, where he reflected about time spent behind the desk in the Gould Reading Room.

Morton Bunis JD '55 and wife Anita Bunis '54.

Many things about the library have changed, he said, but much has also remained the same. The lighting of the reading room is vastly improved, he said. The seats – not so much, he said, joking that one of the main perks of working for the library was access to the choicest seating. “It wasn’t the epitome of comfort,” he said. He noted other cosmetic differences, such as the location of desks and the cork floors that have been replaced by carpeting. The feel and character of the room, however, is little changed from his 1950s student days, he said. “The room remains the same and it’s a stirring room,” he said. “There’s a certain elegance to that room.”


Information Management Projects

The Law Library has increased access to electronic resources while maintaining the print collection, which grew this year by 18 percent. With subscription costs escalating and unsustainable, we’ve discontinued some print titles, including subscriptions for state codes and statutes outside our core jurisdictions of New York, surrounding and selected states. Additionally, the Law Library now retains only the top 50 student-edited law reviews in print. While cost was not the main factor in this decision, associated costs related to processing, binding and space informed this decision. For both law reviews and primary materials, discontinued print titles are available in stable digital formats. Electronic collections expanded with the purchase of several large ebook packages from Hein, Brill, Elgar, Lexis and the Practising Law Institute. We’re adding records to the online catalog to enhance the discoverability of these titles. To free up much-needed space in the stacks, we have been sending infrequently used material to off-site storage at the Library Annex. This year, as we neared the target for space, the pace of this activity slowed significantly. The number of vol-


umes transferred to the Annex declined by more than 92 percent from the previous year, to 1,156 volumes from 15,332. The Annex currently houses 62,278 volumes from the Law Library’s collection. In another long-term effort to create new space in the stacks, we completed the withdrawal of several hundred microform titles available in alternate formats. We relocated the remaining microform cabinets to the New Ground Floor, creating room for a soft seating area in the third-floor stacks. Digital repository

The content of our digital repository, Scholarship @ Cornell Law ( edu/) expanded significantly. We loaded all issues of Cornell’s three student-edited law reviews into the repository, which now exceeds 6,400 items. Efforts are underway to provide access to a collection of nearly 100 video recordings of oral-history interviews and Law School events via the repository. We reached a major milestone in October 2014, with the repository’s millionth download. The article, “Street Harassment and the Informal Ghettoization of Women,” by Professor Cynthia Grant Bowman, originally appeared in the Harvard Law Review in January 1993. The average number of daily downloads from the repository increased more than seven-fold this year, from about 200 to 1,550. Professor Cynthia Grant Bowman, author of the digital repository’s millionth download.


Research and Instruction The Research and Instruction Services department serves our users through a variety of media and on diverse subjects. Research librarians are actively involved in teaching all levels of students at the Law School, in the classroom as well as in library orientations and trainings. In August, the librarians participated in the LL.M. orientation program, instructing approximately 85 incoming international graduate students in the basics of U.S. legal research and law library services. At an orientation open house, we introduced new J.D. students to library services. First-year students received 12 hours of legal-research instruction from the research librarians in their Lawyering class. We taught three classes of Principles of American Legal Writing each semester in the fall and spring. Research librarians also provided instruction for new associates on the Law School’s three journals and for participants in moot court competitions. Upper level J.D. and LL.M. students chose from four specialized librarian-taught courses: Administrative Law Research; Law Practice Technology; Foreign and International Research; and Online Legal Research. Students consistently give these courses positive feedback. Law librarians regularly supported classes and seminars with subject-specific instruction in courses such as Transactional Lawyering and Immigration Law.

Instructional outreach extended to continuing legal education (CLE) for alumni in the workshop “The Cloud, Metadata, Social Networking, and You: How Technology Is Changing the Practice of Law,” which law librarians taught during Reunion 2015. Amy Emerson and Dan Blackaby also taught the CLE “How the Cloud and Metadata are Changing the Practice of Law” to members of the Onondaga County Bar Association in Syracuse in February. The newly restructured Faculty Services Department completed its first full year. In addition to managing the faculty liaison program, in which each faculty member is assigned a research librarian for research and course assistance, we launched a new faculty email service. The service, Ask Lloyd, permits faculty to request document retrieval. “Taylored,” the new quarterly student e-newsletter from the Law Library, with information on research, library services and events, began publication in November 2014, providing another means of disseminating timely information. November also saw the debut of a new quarterly e-newsletter for faculty, “Nota Brevia,” containing news and announcements relating to research services, additions to print and electronic collections, and other relevant events.

Nina Scholtz, Head of Reference Services and Instruction Coordinator 6

During the 2014-2015 year, Faculty Services completed a steady stream of transactions. Due to the faculty’s range of scholarship, we handle a broad array of projects, in both law and multidisciplinary topics.

faculty member said. “Having someone know what I'm interested in and having that person notify me when something is being considered for purchase is invaluable. Thank you for this direct and personal service.”

“I think the most valuable aspect is the connection between faculty and librarians,” one


Access Services


This summer Access Services launched paging and scanning services, available to both Cornell Law students and faculty, to meet our patrons’ changing needs.

As always, the Gould Reading Room provides Cornell Law students and visiting legal scholars with an iconic setting to pursue legal scholarship.

The paging service allows users to request delivery of titles from the Law Library’s collection to the Gould Reading Room circulation desk. Law faculty may still have items delivered directly to their offices. The new SCANit service lets students and faculty request scans of articles or book chapters, which are sent to them electronically at no charge.

The library maintains both quiet study spaces and collaborative areas for students. This year all of these spaces moved to an online client reservation system for easier use. A popular new reading and eating space was added to the library’s third floor. Other enhancements include a third electronic key access point to the Reading Room for after-hours entry, addi-

tional phone-charging stations throughout the library, and Reading Room seat cushions and standing workstations. The Law Library also hosted several events in the Reading Room, including two during orientation, one for entering LL.M students and one for entering 1L students. Students were introduced to the wide range of available library services, including access to Cornell University Library’s campus-wide collection and ever-expanding lending agreements with partner institu-

tions such as Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan. The Law Library’s ever-popular Animal Therapy Program saw the return of the much beloved llama, Deacon Blue. The Law Library welcomed Margaret Ambrose ’11, who joined the department in the newly created role of access and research services librarian. Margaret previously worked in the non-profit sector as a program manager for Habitat for Humanity, where she tracked affordable housing

Image: Law students posing for photos with our beloved llama, Deacon Blue


Access Services legislation and developed communication plans. Her prior library experience includes designing a usability study for Binghamton University, developing library programming for public libraries and working as a weekend reference librarian in the Cornell Law Library. As part of the Law Library’s greater strategic mission of advancing excellence and continuously improving services, the Access Services Department successfully completed Cornell’s LEAN Process Improvement program. Through LEAN, staff members closely review their workflow to identify areas that may be streamlined. Efficiencies, established over a 90-day implementation phase, save time and result in greater productivity and lower stress.


Enhancing Connections: New Law Library Website

In February, the Law Library unveiled its new website. Built on a Drupal 7 platform, the revamped site features a responsive design which is adaptable to desktop, tablet and mobile devices. It also has a more modern look. From every page, users can search the catalog, view library hours and reserve rooms. The site also contains web forms, course reserve lookups and an interactive Law Library timeline. Additionally, rotating media spotlights and carousels highlight the activities and resources of the Law Library. The website redesign was overseen by Dan Blackaby, with assistance from the Law Library Web Committee, comprising Margaret Ambrose, Amy Emerson, Matt Morrison, Nina Scholtz and Carissa Vogel. Cornell University Library web-design specialists Manolo Bevia, Jenn Colt and James Reidy built and perfected the new site. 11

New Summer College Program: Foundati This summer, the Law Library hosted 24 talented high school and college students in the inaugural class of Foundations in American Law, part of the Cornell University Summer College Program. The three-credit course, “Introduction to the Structure and System of American Law,” introduced students from around the world to the American judicial and legislative systems, legal research and technologies, and careers in law. The program was conceived by Edward Cornell Law Librarian Femi Cadmus, and designed and taught collaboratively with Law Library faculty members Amy Emerson, Thomas Mills and Nina Scholtz. Instructors sought to simulate a real-world law school experience, employing the Socratic method in classroom sessions. “The faculty in ‘Foundations in American Law’ made my stay at Cornell fun and enlightening,” one student wrote in the course evaluation. “This course especially made me lose all doubts about choosing law as a career.” Held from mid-June through early July, the intensive threeweek program covered fundamental subjects of American legal study including constitutional law, torts, criminal and contract law, while developing legal skills 12

in critical thinking, problem solving, analysis and case briefing. Students were exposed to legal-research methods, tools and technologies, and used legal databases such as WestlawNext and LexisAdvance. Other sessions covered the intersection of law and technology. The students viewed some of the university’s unique holdings during a tour of the Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Coursework was supplemented by two field trips. At the Tompkins County Courthouse, students engaged in an interactive exercise with a deputy district attorney and an assistant district attorney who spoke about criminal law from the prosecutor’s point of view. Students observed courtroom proceedings in Family Court and County Court, and two local judges shared their perspectives on the American legal system. Students later traveled to the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm in Syracuse, where they met with a panel of four new associate attorneys, including Cornell alumnus Scott F. Regan ’14. The young attorneys discussed their own career paths and described a typical day in their practice areas. The course coincided with one of the most memorable weeks in Supreme Court history with King v. Burwell (health care) and Oberge-

ions in American Law fell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage) decided on consecutive days. Noted constitutional scholar and Cornell Law Professor Michael Dorf visited the class to host a discussion on Obergefell v. Hodges following the decision, adding context and realism to the course and students’ understanding of the practice of law. Several other guest speakers visited the class. Eduardo Penalver, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, discussed the continuing importance and relevance of legal education, as well as the broader mission of Cornell Law School. Stephen Yale-Loehr, an adjunct law professor and immigration attorney at the Ithaca law firm Miller Mayer, used case studies to provide an introduction to immigration law. Elizabeth Brundige, executive director of the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice, as well as Avon Center fellows AnneClaire Blok and Sharon Pia Hickey, discussed their work and the intersection of domestic and international law. Director of Career

Services Nicole Sandoz and Associate Dean for Admissions Rick Geiger spoke to the students about applying to and succeeding in law school. The course concluded with a moot court exercise, offering students the opportunity to make their arguments in the Law School’s MacDonald Moot Court Room and exposing them to legal writing, legal citation and court etiquette. The moot court session was a fitting capstone to the course, allowing students to apply the lessons learned to perhaps chart a future career in law. “Thank you for the wonderful time and learning experience I had at Cornell,” a student wrote. “I will always cherish the memories and it is now my ambition to return to Cornell as an undergraduate and someday become a lawyer.”

The inaugural “Foundations in American Law” Summer College class at the Tompkins County Courthouse. Law Library director, Femi Cadmus pictured on the far right.


Programs: Law Library Speaker Series

Robert D. Ziff Professor of Law Kevin Clermont speaking with Yale Book of Quotations author Fred Shapiro at a book signing in the faculty lounge.

Fred Shapiro’s interest in quotations started early. “When I was ten years old, my father, who was not a literary-type person at all, he was an engineer – for some reason picked up a copy of Bartlett’s Quotations . . . and brought it home and gave it to me,” said Shapiro, during a Nov. 14 talk in the Law Library. “There was something about Bartlett’s that really appealed to me.” That appeal stayed with Shapiro through his college years and into his professional life, when he decided to edit his own book, The Yale Book of Quotations, released in 2006. Shapiro, who also works as an associate law librarian at Yale’s Lillian Goldman Law Library, 14

presented “Quote Unquote: Compiling the Yale Book of Quotations” as part of the Cornell Law Library Speaker Series. “I have a very dilettantish mind,” he said. “I was attracted to the idea of snippets that you find in quotations as an easy way to learn about history and literature and other things.” In indulging that dilettantism, he became an expert – in quotations. Unlike other popular quotation books like Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations or The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, which tend to focus on classic quotes from a U.K. perspective and feature historical figures such as Shakespeare or Lord Alfred Tennyson, Shapiro’s quotes come from a broad range of sources, including American popular culture. A reader is just as likely

2015 Programs and Speakers

to find a quote from the late New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra as one from the Bible. Playing to his natural curiosity as well as his profession as a law librarian, Shapiro researches the origins of the quotes extensively. He has often discovered that a popular quote existed several decades earlier than originally thought, or was misattributed entirely. Though his research had led to corrections in the record, Shapiro readily admits his book is far from perfect. He regularly finds new sources and errors with the help of research databases, Google Books, and a vibrant Internet community interested in quotations. Comparing part of his process to crowdsourcing, Shapiro said he has been able to leverage others’ research prowess along with his own. “I thought, ‘I’m way beyond anyone else . . . no one is going to find any corrections,’” he said. “Boy, was I wrong.” Incorporating the new discoveries yielded from that work has been one of the biggest challenges in compiling a second edition, which he is currently editing. Shapiro said it took six years to compile the first edition and anticipated that it could take at least three to five years to complete a second.

“Competitive Intelligence in Big Law” John Yanchak Senior Business Research Specialist/ Lead Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP February 23, 2015 “Finding Common Ground: Linking Law Student Learning with Law Firm Research Needs” Steve Lastres Director of Knowledge Management Services Debevoise & Plimpton LLP March 6, 2015 “Teaching Through Instructional Design” Leslie del Angel Thunderbird School of Management March 12, 2015 “An Empiricist’s Guide to Empirical Legal Research Support” Sarah Ryan Empirical Research Librarian Yale Law Library May 14, 2015 “Recent Developments in Law Library Services – the NCCU Experience” Michelle Cosby Senior Reference Librarian North Carolina Central University School of Law Library June 10, 2015 “Our Tendencies and Communication Preferences” Al Gonzalez Founding Partner GIVE Leadership Institute June 18, 2015 “Your Story, My Story” Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble June 18, 2015 15

Programs: Bitner Research Fellows Cornell Law Library hosted two Bitner Research Fellows this year: Maropene Ramabina of the University of Venda Library in Thohoyandou, South Africa; and Nubia Mateus Zorro of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Cornell Law Library colleagues gave me access to several copyright and Intellectual property materials (both print and online),” he wrote in his final report. “Meeting with Cornell Copyright Office colleagues was the best moment for my research. It was good to interact with someone who is working with copyright materials on a daily basis, hear about the gaps, loopholes, opportunities for further research etc.” Throughout his fellowship, Ramabina met with members of the Cornell Law Library and Law School communities and visited law school class sessions. He had the opportunity to attend the Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York’s annual conference in Syracuse. Maropene Ramabina

Maropene Ramabina visited Cornell in October 2014. Along with a general immersion into the law library’s organizational structure, Ramabina focused his fellowship research on copyright enforcement in academic libraries. “My visit to Cornell Law Library helped me a lot to gather information for my research.


Ramabina concluded his stay with a presentation to Law Library staff about the efforts of the law library at the University of Venda and his plans for the future. “Thank you very much to Cornell Law Library staff members and the Bitner Family for giving me an opportunity to be part of this exciting and beneficial project,” he said.

and an assistant professor of research methodology, giving her valuable experiences and insights to bring to the Cornell community. Like Ramabina, Zorro took full advantage of Cornell resources, meeting with faculty and staff and touring facilities. Zorro’s visit also coincided with the Law Library’s inaugural Foundations in American Law Summer College course for high school and college students, allowing her multiple opportunities to observe library faculty teaching. Zorro’s concluding presentation offered an overview of the legal system in Colombia as well as the structure of the library at Universidad de los Andes.

Nubia Mateus Zorro

Nubia Mateus Zorro’s fellowship took place in July 2015. Zorro has served as a law librarian at the Universidad de los Andes for 18 years. She has also worked as a freelance librarian

“The organization of the Law Library, the kindness of the staff and faculty, and the easy access to the services by the students were some of the most wonderful lessons that I learned at Cornell,” she said in her final report. “I am most grateful to the Bitner Fellowship for giving me the chance to enjoy this experience. Because of this opportunity, I was able to share my working experience, explain our domestic legal system and, at the same time, be exposed to a whole new way of management and organization of a Law Library.”

About the Bitner Fellowship

The Bitner Research Fellowship was established in 2002 to provide opportunities for foreign and U.S. librarians and researchers to receive instruction in effective legal research methodology from Cornell Law Library experts. The endowment is funded by Lorraine and Richard Gilden, ’71, the daughter and son-in-law of the late Professor Harry Bitner, Cornell Law librarian from 1965 to 1976, and carries on his legacy and contributions to the Cornell Law community and the field of law librarianship. 17

Prizes and Reading Room Exhibits 2015 Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research

First Prize: Charlotte Salvino

Second Prize: Ariel Atlas

Nobody’s Saying We’re Opposed to Complying: Barriers to University Compliance with VAWA and Title IX by Charlotte Savino

Don’t Forget About the Jury: Advice for Civil Litigators and Criminal Prosecutors on Differences in State and Federal Courts in New York by Ariel Atlas

Funding for the prize is provided 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.

Cornell Sesquicentennial: 150 Years and Counting The Law Library celebrated Cornell’s sesquicentennial with three exhibits: Cornell at 2015: Celebrating 150 years at the Law School A showcase of memorabilia and historical materials from throughout Cornell Law School’s history. Myron C. Taylor: Cornell Benefactor, Industrial Czar, & Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Ambassador Extraordinary.” A feature of Cornell Law School’s primary benefactor and building namesake. Cornell at 2015: Grateful to our Law Library Donors A celebration of many of the Law Library’s donors of named endowments.


Cornell Law Library Strategic Plan Mission Through creative services and strategic partnerships, Cornell University Law Library advances excellence in legal scholarship, research, and teaching. Vision Advancing Excellence Core Values Deliver outstanding service Embody the Cornell tradition of excellence and innovation Cultivate a supportive, productive, effective, and efficient work environment Objectives

Lloyd, the Law Library’s mascot

Deliver outstanding service We are committed to anticipating and meeting the needs of library users through: §§ Building relationships at Cornell and beyond to support research and scholarly inquiry §§ Providing access to world class resources and collections, both in print and digitally §§ Supporting and contributing to the educational curricula and mission of Cornell Law School and University §§ Promoting and incorporating environmentally sustainable practices §§ Maintaining a welcoming environment conducive to learning and studying

Embody the Cornell tradition of excellence and innovation We share and reflect the values, goals, and practices that characterize Cornell’s culture of learning and discovery by: §§ Embracing a culture of broad inquiry, “thinking otherwise,” and reexamining assumptions §§ Engaging our users beyond traditional library space §§ Implementing innovative library programs §§ Forming and entering strategic and innovative partnerships

Cultivate a supportive, productive, effective and efficient work environment We value our staff and their contributions by:

§§ Fostering an environment of transparency, open communication, respect, and collaboration §§ Promoting diversity in staffing and perspectives §§ Encouraging intellectual curiosity, learning, and discovery §§ Engaging all staff in solution-based discussions §§ Recognizing unique strengths and actively supporting career development through training and growth opportunities


Professional Activities Margaret Ambrose Member, CUL Mentoring Committee. Member, CUL Mentoring LibGuide SubCommitee. Law Library Representative, CUL Access Services Committee. Member, ALL-SIS Library Marketing Committee. Member, Law Library Web & Digital Initiatives Committee. Member, Law Library Public Relations Committee. Member, PALMprint Committee. “Volunteering: The Networking Experience,” Panel Moderator, Cornell University Library Career Development Month 2015. “Are We Teaching What They Need?” Panelist, ALLUNY 60TH Annual Meeting. “LEAN at Cornell University Library,” Guest Speaker, Yale Law Library. Board Member & Co-Chair of the Development Committee, Tompkins-Cortland Habitat for Humanity.

Dan Blackaby Member, AALL Economic Status of Law Librarians Committee. Member, 2016 AALL Annual Programming Committee. Blogger, TechScans, AALL TS-SIS blog. Internet Columnist, AALL TS-SIS newsletter. “How the Cloud and Metadata are Changing the Practice of Law,” Co-Presenter, Onondaga County Bar Association CLE, February 2015 . “Lightning Talks on Process, Workflows, and Strategies with Digital Repositories,” Presenter, Law Repositories: Shaping the Future, William & Mary Law School, March 2015. Attended Berkeley Repositories Conference, August 2014.


Amy Emerson Chair, Government Relations Committee, Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York. Law Library Representative, CUL Public Services Executive Committee. Law Library Representative, CUL Public Technology Advisory Committee. “The Cloud, Metadata, and Social Networking: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law,” CoPresenter, Cornell University Law School CLE, June 2015. “Using the Internet to Conduct Free Legal Research,” Presenter, Onondaga County Bar Association CLE, February 2015. “How the Cloud and Metadata are Changing the Practice of Law,” Co-Presenter, Onondaga County Bar Association CLE, February 2015. “The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act: What it is and Why it Matters,” Co-Presenter, Association of Law Libraries of Upstate New York, October 2014. “The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act in New York,” 87 New York State Bar Association Journal 44 (January 2015). Treasurer, Hazard Library Board of Trustees, Poplar Ridge, New York.

Jackie Magagnosc “Acquiring Metadata for Your Library Resources: What to Look (and Look Out) For” (with Eric Parker, Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services, Pritzker Legal Research Center, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago), 19 SPECTRUM 17 (December 2014). “Serials Spoken Here: Reports of Conferences, Institutes and Seminars” 40 SERIALS REVIEW 129 (September 2014). “Things Not Strings: Bibliographic Description as Linked Data,” Co-Presenter, Cornell Law Library Speaker Series, March 2015. “Antique Library Technology: Or, Ways Things Were Done Before You Were Born,” Presenter, Cornell Library Career Development Days, April 2015 and Cornell Law Library Speaker Series. Chair, OCLC Committee, American Association of Law Libraries, Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section. Board member-at-large, American Association of Law

Libraries, Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section. Member, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials Committees, American Association of Law Libraries, Technical Services Special Interest Section. Editor and regular contributor, TSLL TechScans, Technical services law librarian contributing author, OCLC and TechScans columns. Chair, CUL Career Development Committee. Member, CUL Economic Status of Librarians Committee. Member, CUL Metadata Working Group.

Thomas Mills Book Review Editor, International Journal of Legal Information. Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, AALL FCIL-SIS. Law Library Representative, CUL Collection Development Executive Committee. Law Library Representative, Northeast Foreign Law Librarians Cooperative Group. Panelist, “The Future of ILL: A Debate,” American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, July 2015. Member, Oxford University Press Library Advisory Committee

Matt Morrison Member, CUL Mentoring Committee. Member, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting Grant Jury Law Library. Representative, CUL Business, Labor and Associated Topics Group. Member, Law Library Web Committee. Member, Law Library Educational Programs Committee. Author, in-progress article, “Due Diligence: Company Information for Law Students.”

Jean Pajerek Celebrated 30 years of service at Cornell Law Library. Co-facilitated a BIBFRAME tools workshop during CUL’s “BIBFRAME Week.” CUL Promotion Review Board for Associate Librarians. American Association of Law Libraries’ representative to the international MARC Advisory Committee. Columnist, AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section blog, TechScans.

“Things not Strings,” Co-Presenter, Cornell Law Library Speaker Series, March 2015. Member, AALL’s Descriptive Cataloging Advisory Group. Co-author, “Distinguishing Authorized Access Points.” Author, “RDA Made Simple,” “Technicalities” newsletter.

Nina Scholtz Book Review, 42 INT’L J. LEGAL INFO. 426 (2014) (reviewing DAVID HOWARTH, LAW AS ENGINEERING: THINKING ABOUT WHAT LAWYERS DO (2013)). Outgoing Chair, CUL PSEC Instruction Committee. Chair, CUL Academic Assembly Steering Committee. Member, ALL-SIS Newsletter Advisory Board, American Association of Law Libraries—Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Member, Public Relations and Recruitment Committee, American Association of Law Libraries—Research, Instruction, and Patron Services Special Interest Section.

Mark Williams Chair, Public Relations Committee, American Association of Law Libraries –Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section. Member, CUL PSEC Instruction Committee Member, CUL Social Science Selectors Team “Lightning Talks on Process, Workflows, and Strategies with Digital Repositories,” Co-Presenter, Law Repositories: Shaping the Future, William & Mary Law School, March 30, 2015 “The Cloud, Metadata, and Social Networking: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law,” CoPresenter, Cornell University Law School CLE, June 2015 “Classroom Assessment Techniques,” Co-Presenter, PSEC Instruction Assessment Subcommittee workshop for Cornell University Library.


We gratefully acknowledge the following

Leo Cuccias , son of Francis Cuccia LL.B. ’12, Femi Cadmus Edward Cornell Law Librarian and grandson Frank Cuccias. The family endows Mary Heagen Cuccia Memorial Book Fund in honor of Francis Cuccia's wife.

Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services Thomas Mills, Edward Cornell Law Librarian Femi Cadmus, Jack G. Clarke LL.B. '52 benefactor of the Clarke International Law Collection Fund.


Cornell University Law Library endowments: Earl J. Bennett Memorial Book Fund Bitner Research Fellows Program Endowment Jack G. Clarke (LL.B. ’52) International Law Collection Fund Cuccia Honor with Books Fund Mary Heagen Cuccia Memorial Book 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 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

Have questions or wish to make a gift to the Law Library? Contact the Law School Development Office at (607) 255-5877 or 23


Credits: Compilation: Amy Emerson (Cornell Law Library) and Mark Williams (Cornell Law Library) Cover art: The Gould Reading Room, watercolor, by local artist Cheryl Chalmers Layout: Carla DeMello (Assessment and Communication, Cornell University Library) Editing: Melanie Lefkowitz (Assessment and Communication, Cornell University Library)

Cornell Law Library Annual Report 2015