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AALL Spectrum / January/February 2018 / Volume 22, Number 3

AALL Spectrum / Published by American Association of Law Libraries

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 | AALL SPECTRUM 3 42 8 51 9 7 TRENDING The 2017 AALL Salary Survey by the numbers. MEMBER PROFILE Meet Joseph Lawson, deputy director of the Harris County Law Library in Houston, Texas. NEWS & NOTES AALL Executive Board voting results, fall meeting Executive Board actions, AALL Body of Knowledge, seeking nominations, and notable 2018 dates. SHELF LIFE What book has helped shape your pro- fessional development and/or success? 4 CLICKS Essential apps for your workday. CODING WITH THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE WEB How law librarians can create surprisingly powerful customizations and applications. BY NICK SZYDLOWSKI VENDOR VOICE How ProQuest provides new, innovative ways to research public law history and access legal information. REFERENCE DESK Finding time for training. BY LIZ McCURRY JOHNSON, DOLLY M. KNIGHT, & MARIBEL NASH UP FRONT TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS EDGE 38 BUDGETS & STAFFING FOR LAW LIBRARIES ARE ON THE RISE Highlights from the 2017 AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics report. RESEARCH 30 LEADER PROFILE Steve Lastres talks essential technology and business skills all librarians should possess, skills law students need to onboard quicker, and how technology continues to change the legal landscape. ASK A DIRECTOR What advice would you give to librar- ians to help them more effectively inform those they report to about their accomplishments? Advice from Caroline Osborne & Courtney L. Selby. LEADERSHIP 42 11 54 Reference Desk Coding basics 38 2017 AALL Biennial Salary Survey 54 51 47 CHINESE AND AMERICAN FORUM ON LEGAL INFORMATION AND LAW LIBRARIES: HIGHLIGHTS FROM HANGZHOU Reporting from the fifth biennial conference. BY NING HAN, EVELYN MA, & WEI LUO EDUCATION 36 Vendor Voice 13

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