Wednesday, July 7, 2010

LHRB Has Something For Everyone!

The Legal History & Rare Books SIS has loads of programs and activities for your 2010 AALL Annual Meeting pleasure.

Sunday, July 11th, is our busiest day. 12noon-1:15pm, light refreshments will be served with “Digging” Colorado Legal History: Alfred Packer - The Man, The Myths, The Cannibal. This special SIS program features James E. Starrs, Professor of Law and Forensic Sciences, George Washington University Law School, who will discuss his investigation of the case of Alfred Packer, the "Colorado Cannibal."  Program B2. Mapping Uncharted Terrains: Introducing Archival Best Practices to the Management of Law School is 3:00pm-4:00pm. Speakers Denise Anthony, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of Denver, and Kurt X. Metzmeier, Law Library Associate Director Law Library, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will present rudiments of archival best practices – including collection development issues and how to describe and provide access to materials – as well as provide concrete solutions for managing non-archival materials often lumped into institutional collections.  We're not done yet - hang in there for our evening activities. Please be sure to come to our Business Meeting, 5:30pm-6:30pm, in the Hyatt. Here you will learn about, and have the opportunity to get involved in, our SIS activities and programs. Finally, relax with SIS colleagues at our Reception 7:30pm-8:30pm, also in the Hyatt, where we will also honor our Morris Cohen Student Essay Contest winner and runner-up.

We have back-to-back sessions on Monday, July 12th. 10:45am-11:45am, check out F4. Beyond Wayback: Preserving Born-Digital Ephemera. Coordinated by Jason Eiseman, Librarian for Emerging Technologies, Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library, this innovative program will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with preserving digital ephemera. Speakers will be Richard A. Leiter, co-host of The Law Librarian blogtalkradio show, Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President and CEO of Berkeley Electronic Press, and William LeFurgy, Digital Initiative Project Manager, Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.  Then stroll on over to the Hyatt, 12noon-1:15pm, for our Roundtable Lunch. Justin Simard, our Morris Cohen Student Essay Contest winner, will present remarks on his essay “The Citadel Must Open Its Gates to the People”: Judicial Reform at the 1821 New York Constitutional Convention. Mr. Simard is an JD/PhD candidate in the American Legal History Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

See you in Denver!

Laura E. Ray, MA, MLS
Education Coordinator, AALL Legal History & Rare Books Special Interest Section
Educational Programming Librarian, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

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