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Let’s talk law apps. What are some of your favorites for teaching law? For practicing law? Whether you’re an apple or a pc, an ipad or a droid, there’s lots to talk about.

if you promise to show me yours, I will gladly demonstrate how easy it was to use VoiceThread to create an intellectual property learning tool, how to speed along your legal writing with conceptual mapping and my fave law-related iPad/iPod apps.

Note: unfortunately, I can’t be there until 11, but if there’s interest, feel free to schedule this session for any slot after 11, and I promise to be there to host!

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After you come home from a conference, meetup, symposium, or meeting, how do you effectively maintain contact and community with the people you connected with in person? Aside from adding people to your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts, what tools have you found effective for maintaining these meaningful connections over an extended period of time?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of libraries in the digital era.  What’s going to be the role of the law library as more and more legal information is available online?  Should librarians become information curators, building new platforms for information gathering, presentation and dissemination?  What do law students, professors, and researchers want from the library?  Help to define the future of the law library.

As we explore the possibility of building a community around law and technology, I’d like to take a look at what the digital humanities has already established.  There are several resources out there, such as DiRT, the Digital Research Tools Wiki, and DH Answers.  It’s possible that some of these digital humanities tools will be useful in the legal field, and we can adapt them to our needs.

In the age of convergence and change, let’s share the professional organizations that are valuable for finding resources, colleagues and for learning about other fields that can bring innovation to our work.  Which associations help you within your field and how would they be useful to others attending this unconference.  If time and resources constrain you from joining, what listservs, channels and other feeds do you recommend?

The LRW Project

Lectures and labs are all very good, but how do you get research instruction to students at the point of need, especially when that point of need may not coincide with reference desk hours? My colleague Kimberly Hall and I will talk about a project we’re working on to create an interactive, engaging, and fun online learning tool for first-year law students.

Dine-Around

For lunch we hope to break into smaller groups of 8-10 and wander off into the Square (though some of the dining options will take us away from the Square if you want to avoid the bustle.)  Menus will be available to peruse at the registration table.  You’ll be asked to sign-up for a restaurant at registration so that we don’t have too many people going to one place.  The options are: