November 30

November 30, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Posted in law librarianship, PRATT SILS 617, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Powerpoint presentation.


International Law Class

April 22, 2011 at 12:37 am | Posted in law librarianship, PRATT SILS 626, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is the in-class presentation, and the preliminary and in-class exercises.

Syllabus 617-Fall, 2010

August 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Posted in law librarianship, PRATT SILS 617, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Dear Students:

This is the promised syllabus.

Bloomberg Resources

August 27, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here are some useful Bloomberg literature:





Interesting Conference Open to the Public Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM

June 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Are new rights the right answer? A discussion on the proliferation of individual rights brought about by social changes and new technology Sponsored by Crossroads Cultural Center and World Youth Alliance Speakers: Dr. Marta CARTABIA—Professor of Constitutional Law, State University of Milan, Italy Dr. David KRETZMER—Professor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Columbia University, Faculty House Presidential Room 1, Third Floor 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY (enter campus at 116th St. between Amsterdam and Morningside) The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit:

Next Week’s Readings

May 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Posted in PRATT SILS 684, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

These are the readings for next week. Everybody will present on Wednesday:

Week 3: Legal Information – Research and Management

 Monday, May 31: No class

 Wednesday, June 2: Managing Legal Information

  1.  Sunstein, Cass. Infotopia. How Many Minds Produce Knowledge. Oxford UP (2006), Ch. 5 “Many Working Minds: Wikis, Open Source Software, and Blogs” (to be distributed)
  2. Plotin, Stephanie L. “Legal Scholarship, Electronic Publishing, and Open Access…”. 101 Law Libr. J. 31 (2009)
  3. Riley, Duncan. Memo to journos: why you can’t trust Wikipedia #569 & & Cohen, Noam, “Wikipedia: Exploring Fact City” (The New York Times: March 9, 2009)
  4. Pettinato, Tammy R. Legal Information, the Informed Citizen and the FDLP: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Promoting Democracy, 99 Law Libr. J. 695 (2007).
  5. Palfrey, John. Born Digital. Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives  (all 3 excerpts from

Syllabus 684

May 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Posted in PRATT SILS 684, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dear Students:

I am not sure if all the readings will make it in the final version of the syllabus, but this draft should give you an idea of what I intend to cover in this class. Once we meet and I see where you are in your library studies I may change it so I best serve your needs.

You will need to purchase one book, so please do so ASAP.

Also, you will need to do some reading for our first meeting, so do please let me know your choice so I can email them to you. For class you will need to write a short one-page paper and make a brief presentation of the reading.

Let’s have a great summer semester.

International Law Powerpoint Presentation

April 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Posted in legal digital repositories, PRATT SILS 626, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Today we will talk about what databases you need to know about to be able to locate primary and secondary international law sources.

Symposium Alert!

March 12, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Bloomberg Law is hosting a Legal Career Symposium on March 26th. All interested are invited!



Other Law Librarian Blogs

March 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Please note, “The Law Librarian” on BlogTalkRadio has moved and is now hosted by CALI and has changed its name to “Law Librarian Conversations.” We will continue to provide the same stimulating conversation and discussion of the key issues facing our profession and the world of legal bibliography. 
This Friday will be our inaugural episode with CALI. As always, in addition to providing you with the opportunity to listen live and participate in the discussion, we’ll continue to offer a live chat room and episodes will be available on iTunes, as well as at our new website, We hope you can join us. Richard Leiter
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