Top 25 Free Technologies for Law Librarians
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Libraries are continually faced with the challenge of making the most of their budgets while progressively increasing efficiency and library services. Join Ellyssa Kroski and Avery Le to discover how you can implement free technologies in your library today. Ellyssa will present 15 Free Technologies for Law Libraries discussing how the New York Law Institute is leveraging many different types of free social software and open source applications to improve internal operations, market library services, and encourage staff collaboration. Find out what types of free applications are available for electronic resources management (ERM), private intranets, reference statistics tracking, email management and more in this informative talk! Avery will discuss her Top 10 Free Computer Tools that facilitate tasks such as converting files, editing photos, cropping videos, embedding materials into PowerPoint presentations, adjusting computer settings, creating interactive charts, and more.
Ellyssa Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 35 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Setwon the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University, and an international conference speaker.
Avery Le is currently a Reference Librarian at University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she manages the UF Law Repository and teaches a course on Legal Research to first-year law students. She also received her J.D. in 2011 from the same institution. Previously, she served as the Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Le’s main focus is on Intellectual Property Law and Technology, coupled with a background in professional web design, digital photography, and mobile technology. She has published articles on using modern technology in librarianship, including Computers in Libraries and AALL Spectrum. Le has an M.L.I.S. from Florida State University and a B.A. from University of Southern California.