Author: Mari Cheney
Assistant Director, Research and Instruction, at Boley Law Library, Lewis and Clark Law School, in Portland, Oregon.

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” Last year, CS-SIS polled its members to discuss the future of our SIS. A recurring theme in that poll was the idea that perhaps our name isn’t serving us well. This year, …

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It’s time to nominate yourself or a fellow CS-SIS member for Vice-Chair (serves the first year as Vice-Chair and the following year as Chair) and Member-At-Large (serves a two-year term). The CS-SIS Nominations Committee needs your help filling these two …

Call for Nominations: Vice-Chair and Member-at-Large Read More »

Looking for a last-minute holiday gift to give your tech-loving friend or family member? From high-tech to low-tech and even tech-adjacent, you’ve come to the right place! From cheapest to most expensive, here are our suggestions: Legacybox, prices vary Create …

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Looking for a book to read over the winter holidays? Look no further! Thanks to your fellow CS-SIS and AALL members, here’s a list of the 20 best fiction and non-fiction books they’ve read this year. Wherever possible, I’ve included …

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At the Boley Law Library at Lewis & Clark Law School, we frequently use book cover art for our blog posts and social media outreach. Whether it’s our monthly new books blog post, a post highlighting study aids, or featured …

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In this post, Kristina Alayan talks about the features of the Cool Tool she demoed at the 2019 AALL Annual Meeting. Questions? Contact her at kristina.alayan@law.howard.edu.  Do you suffer from inbox (zero) envy?  Do you use your inbox as an (ineffective) …

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If you’re a Gmail user, whether it’s at work or home, consider creating Templates to save time on commonly sent emails. Rather than saving those frequently sent emails in a draft folder, then copying and pasting the text from the …

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This post compares the functionality of Lexis’s Courtlink with that of Dockets on Bloomberg Law. When I was asked to write about this topic, it happened that I had just been asked to look for a brief related to a …

How Does LexisNexis’s Courtlink Compare to Bloomberg Law’s Dockets? Read More »

Calling all CS-SIS members! Looking for feedback on your annual meeting program proposal? If so, please share it with Caroline Young at caroline.young.rutgers@gmail.com. It does not have to be fully fleshed out. Caroline will share it with the other members …

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As the AALL Annual Meeting approaches, we are still looking for presenters for this year’s edition of Cool Tools Café!  Cool Tools will be at a new time this year: Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 PM! This year’s program will feature demos of …

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