Capitol Watch Blog – “The Judicial Branch closed law libraries in Norwich, Milford and Willimantic April 1 because of budget cuts. Closing the libraries saves the state $289,000, the branch says, adding that there were no layoffs. Staff members were relocated to the state’s 13 remaining law libraries. If finances do not improve, the branch says it will close three more libraries in Hartford, Bridgeport and Litchfield this summer. Juvenile courthouses in Norwalk and Willimantic would close on or about July 1, and the Superior Court in Bristol would close Jan. 1, 2011.”
Brooklyn Eagle – “The historic Brooklyn Supreme Court Law Library is flourishing, thanks to a fellowship program that’s bringing new blood to the stacks. The staff of the Law Library recently welcomed their first Nathan R. Sobel Kings County Supreme Court Law Library Fellow, Bacilio Mendez, an enthusiastic grad student from Pratt.”
Library Journal – “Thomson-West, the staple supplier of resources for law librarians, for the first time in recent memory wasn’t a gold sponsor ($75,000+) at the recent American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting, July 10-13, in Denver.”
The Columbus Dispatch – “The Delaware County Law Library Association owes the county and city governments $75,980 in public money it collected but did not use in 2005 and 2006, a state audit has found.”
Brooklyn Daily Eagle – “Supreme Court Librarian Jacqueline Cantwell Speaks About Preserving Traditions in the Digital Age.”
Connie Crosby – “I love the new Library Lemonade blog. It is about â€œthe positive power of libraries and the good work of librariansâ€ and meant to highlight and celebrate our successes. Terrific!”
JD Supra gets some love on the WSJ Law Blog.
Nina Platt – “Today law firm library directors are finding their roles changing yet again as they, like the other administers in law firms, begin operating their departments as a business.”
IMO, this is a no-brainer. How could a corporate library NOT be run as a business?