July 27, 2015

Wi-Fi expansion complete!

We are proud to announce the expansion of our wi-fi network. Wireless Internet access is now available throughout the M. Dolores Denman Courthouse, including every square foot of the library.

The network name is "UCS Public Internet." Users may freely connect to the network; no password is required.

July 24, 2015

Snapshots from the 2015 AALL conference

Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market
This year's buzzword: "crowdsourcing"

Thought-provoking quote:
"Digital natives prefer to read in print."
People tend to skim digital for pointed informational needs, but read print for content and pleasure.
(Strategic Integration of E-books and Digital Content in Law Libraries, July 20th)

Getting things done: Strike teams
Strike teams are small, typically three people, implemented ad hoc to accomplish miscellaneous projects that might otherwise be indefinitely backburnered. Staffed across departments, they increase collaboration.
(The Librarians Strike Back, July 19th)

pedestrian bridge to convention center
Pedestrian bridge to convention center

A breath of Fresh Air:
The keynote addresses are always well- attended, but this year's was especially interesting and lively, as NPR's Terry Gross shared memorable interviews from her long career in radio - from the sublime (George Clooney) to the ridiculous (a dog puppet). She spoke past time as the audience sat riveted. One thing that particularly struck this attendee: Gross has an impressive way of posing difficult questions - she gives people space to dial back.
(Opening General Session, July 19th)

July 22, 2015


A sampling of the swag a thoughtful colleague brought back from the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting & Conference, held in Philadelphia, PA, July 18-21