AALL Spectrum

AALL Spectrum / November/December 2018 / Volume 23, Number 2

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 | AALL SPECTRUM 3 PROVIDING LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN TIMES OF CRISIS Working with the Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic to provide legal support following the effects of Hurricane Maria. BY BRIAN DETWEILER 24 37 9 7 TRENDING Law Firm CI—highlights from ALM Legal Intelligence's Survey of Law Firm Knowledge Management, Library, and Research Professionals. SHELF LIFE What book or resource do you turn to for advice on career or leadership skills? NEWS & NOTES Announcing AALL's new Executive Director, AALL Day on the Hill, and notable 2018-2019 dates. MEMBER PROFILE Meet Eric Yap, reference librarian and adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, NY. CLICKS Essential apps for your workday— members pick four. LEADER PROFILE AALL President Femi Cadmus discusses hot-button issues for the Association, what's next, and how AALL has impacted her career. ASK A DIRECTOR Professional development is important to career success. How do you provide ongoing professional development amidst budget constraints? Advice from Mariann Sears & Sarah S. Bennett. VENDOR VOICE Speaking with Scannx. REFERENCE DESK Making the transition. BY DOLLY M. KNIGHT, MARIBEL NASH & SCOTT VANDERLIN UP FRONT LEADERSHIP BUSINESS EDGE 34 10 40 Reference Desk Best searching method? Providing legal assistance in times of crisis. 40 37 Vendor Voice 11 28 30 EDUCATION 30 34 PREFILTERING VS. POSTFILTERING: WHICH IS THE BEST METHOD FOR SEARCHING? Testing Westlaw's search algorithm for answers. BY KEVIN ROTHENBERG TECHNOLOGY 8

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