Academic Law Librarianship
Emily Allbon | Law Librarian | City University London
What’s covered today?
Keeping in the loop
What do we do?
What do we do? Helping students navigate the sources
Learning & teaching
Collection & space management
Membership of library and law school committees
What’s my story?
Who are my users?
Teaching & assessment
Managing the space
Supporting the CLS – active liaison with academics, students, law careers, volunteering.
Student guide to web
Topic guides: links to web resources via subject studied
City Hub: community site for students: E-Library, News, Twitter, Database access
Learnmore: how-to wiki, learning legal skills
Future Lawyer: careers blog – participation from current students AND alumni
In the loop
Mailing lists –
LIM & Newsletter
BIALL Job Board
Challenges for our sector
Doing more with less – squeezed budgets across HE & rocketing publisher costs (+ publishers splintering)
Balancing needs of teaching and research
Squeeze on space
Balance of hard copy and electronic
Legal information literacy – improving standards
Attend events (SLA, CLIG, BIALL)
Join a professional organisation or even a committee…
Law Librarians on Twitter
Lots of scope for developing wider interests
Larger teams = opportunities to learn about other subjects & bounce ideas off each other
Teaching can be very rewarding
Find me laterâ€Ś Emily Allbon @lawbore firstname.lastname@example.org
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