The Accidental Law Librarian, 1st Edition

  • Anthony Aycock
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 1573878022
  • ISBN-13: 9781573878029
  • DDC: 026.340097
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Where can I find the case Simpson v. Satterfield? What are the laws in Nevada on gun ownership? Can you help me apply for a business license? How do I copyright my name? Questions like these make a new law librarian's head spin. The truth is, all librarians are apt to get legal questions, and most struggle to respond. Collection development, too, is tricky if you seldom work with legal publishers. As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person's range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for answers. Where can librarians turn? Okay, that one's easy—to Anthony Aycock's The Accidental Law Librarian.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Website.
1: Legal Publishing, or What are All Those Books on Law and Order?.
2: The Kolor-koded, Turnkey-shaped Streamline Basics of Legal Research.
3: “How Do I Copyright My Name?”: Answering Legal Reference Questions.
4: The Art of Hanging Loose(leaf) in an Uptight World.
5: The Big Two: Westlaw and LexisNexis.
6: Beyond the Big Two: Other Legal Databases.
7: Where's Waldo?: Public Information Searches for Law Librarians.
8: The Anxiety of the Men (and Women) Inside the Board Rooms.
9: Education and Resources.
10: The Future of Law Libraries.
Appendix A: Patron Requests in Law Libraries.
Appendix B: Library Business Case.
About the Author.