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Monday, July 26, 2010

National Presence of O'Quinn Librarians

The 103rd American Association of Law Libraries saw the UH flag displayed in a big way: three librarians from the O'Quinn Law Library gave three different presentations separately.

Dan Baker presented his paper, “Citations to Wikipedia in Law Reviews” during a program called “The Librarian as Author: AALL/LexisNexis® Call for Papers” on July 12 in Denver. His paper won the award for the New Member Division and has also been accepted for publication in I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. We now have the solid proof that Dan not only writes well but also speaks well.

As the sole speaker of her session, Lauren Schroeder delivered a talk on researching oil and gas law at the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver on July 13, with Dan moderating the session. Although her session was scheduled at the end of the annual meeting, Lauren entertained a very sizable audience.

Last and most, Spencer Simons spoke for a lengthy 75 minutes on accounting and budgeting in the various environments in which law librarians work at the AALL Annual Meeting in Denver on July 12. Mon Yin Lung served as his coordinator and moderator. Spencer also drew a big audience and had people lining up to talk to him after the program.

Many thanks to Dan Baker, Chris Dykes and Emily Woolard, who took care of the handouts and general crowd control for Lauren and Spencer. Thanks to Helen Boyce, Yuxin Li, and Saskia Mehlhorn, who showed our flag in many other sessions. We are a great team.

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