Conference Program

Preliminary Agenda

All education program sessions located in UNLV Student Union Room #208 A/B
Day 1: Sunday, Sept. 24th
3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Shuttles depart Mandalay Bay
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.What’s New on HeinOnline (Optional) - Law School Room #102
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Opening Reception - Law Library Reserve Room (3rd Floor)
Day 2: Monday, Sept. 25th
7:30 a.m. & 8:30 a.m.
Shuttles depart Mandalay Bay
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Program A - Western Legal History 101: Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Break / Visit Exhibit Hall - Student Union Room #207
11:00 a.m. - NoonProgram B - Games We Don’t Want to Play: Negotiating Electronic Resources Contracts
Noon - 2:00 p.m.Lunch and Business Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Program C - Lawyer in the Library Program: Assisting Pro Se Patrons in County and Court Libraries
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Program D - Tag You’re It: UNLV’s Experience with RFID
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Program E - Gaming the System: Interactive Teaching Strategies for Law Librarians
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner (Border Grill @ Mandalay Bay)
Day 3: Tuesday, Sept. 26th
7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.
Shuttles depart Mandalay Bay
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Program F - Web-based Legal Research Instruction: Does It Work?
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Program G - Substantive Law: The Sex Industry in Nevada
11:30 a.m. - Noon

Evaluations and Wrap-up

 


 

SHUTTLE INFORMATION

 

Shuttles from Mandalay Bay to UNLV will depart from the Tour and Travel Lobby on the Beach Level of Mandalay Bay. This lobby can be reached via escalators from the hotel registration area on the Casino Level. For more detailed location information, please see the Mandalay Bay property map (PDF).

 


 

PROGRAM DETAILS

 

What's New on Hein Online

 

Dick Spinelli updates us on both the new content and enhancements to HeinOnline. He will be discussing the impact of HeinOnline on collection development and collection management and is seeking feedback from us about how we are integrating HeinOnline into our libraries.

 


 

Monday Continental Breakfast

 

All meals (with the exception of the Monday night reception at the Border Grill) will be held on the UNLV campus. The Sunday reception will be at the Law School and all other meals will be in our meeting room at the student union. Also, there's a Starbucks and a food court in the union, so attendees will have plenty of choices.

 


 

Program A - Western Legal History 101: Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide

Las Vegas is the place to learn about early legal research in the West. Three recent co-authors and a co-editor of Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide (Haworth Press, 2005) will speak on historical and territorial research of various Western states. They will
also share tips on writing a legal bibliography and getting it published.

Speakers:

Galen Fletcher (Moderator), Howard W. Hunter Law Library, BYU Law School
Michael Chiorazzi, University of Arizona College of Law Library; editor of Legal Reference Services Quarterly

Debbie Person, George W. Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law

Joe Stephens, State of Oregon Law Library

Lee Warthen, S.J. Quinney Law Library, University of Utah College of Law

 


 

Program B - Games We Don’t Want to Play: Negotiating Electronic Resources Contracts

 

Does the thought of negotiating an electronic resources contract make you squirm? How much bargaining power do we, as librarians, actually have? Join the experts for a discussion on the types of contract clauses that can and can't be negotiated, tips on the art of negotiating and the advantages of consortial involvment in the negotiation and licensing process.

 

Speakers:

Kara Phillips (Moderator), Seattle University Law Library

Barbara Holt, Perkins Coie LLP

Tracy Thompson, New England Law Library Consortium

 



Lunch and Business Meeting

 

All meals (with the exception of the Monday night reception at the Border Grill) will be held on the UNLV campus. The Sunday reception will be at the Law School and all other meals will be in our meeting room at the student union. Also, there's a Starbucks and a food court in the union, so attendees will have plenty of choices

 


 

Program C - Lawyer in the Library Program : Assisting Pro Se Patrons in County and Court Libraries

Sandy Marz of the Washoe County (NV) Law Library discusses her institution's "Lawyer in the Library" program in which local attorneys meet weekly in the library with pro se patrons looking for a little guidance.

Speaker:

Sandy Marz, Washoe County (NV) Law Library

 


 

Program D - Tag You’re it: UNLV’s Experience with RFID

 

Librarians from the Law Library and the University Libraries discuss the benefits and costs associated with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

 

Speakers:

Tom Boone, Wiener-Rogers Law Library, UNLV School of Law

Jennifer Fabbi, UNLV Curriculum Materials Library

Bobbie Studwell, Wiener-Rogers Law Library, UNLV School of Law

 


 

Program E - Gaming the System: Interactive Teaching Strategies for Law Librarians

 

There is no better place than Las Vegas, the home of electronic gaming, to find out why and how best to teach using interactive classroom technologies. Audience members will have the opportunity to fully participate as the benefits of interactive learning strategies are demonstrated and explored before your very eyes.

 

Speakers:

Robert Truman, Boley Law Library, Lewis & Clark Law School

 


 

Monday Dinner (Border Grill @ Mandalay Bay)

 

From the Border Grill website...

Border Grill is a Las Vegas destination for locals and visitors alike in search of the bold foods and flavors of Mexico presented by chef-owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. Opened in 1999, the spicy duo landed the perfect site for their acclaimed Mexican eatery: “...tucked into a veranda away from the casino at Mandalay Bay,” in the words of Gourmet magazine, at the edge of the 11-acre beach and water park, the restaurant is the epitome of the “waterfront cafe you never managed to find in Mazatlan.”

For more information, visit the Border Grill website.

 

Also, be sure to check out John Curtas' restaurant review of Border Grill for KNPR radio.

 



Tuesday Continental Breakfast

 

All meals (with the exception of the Monday night reception at the Border Grill) will be held on the UNLV campus. The Sunday reception will be at the Law School and all other meals will be in our meeting room at the student union. Also, there's a Starbucks and a food court in the union, so attendees will have plenty of choices.

 


 

Program F - Web-based Legal Research Instruction: Does It Work?

 

Four librarians share their experiences using web-based tools to teach legal research by discussing the specific methods they employed.

 

Speakers:

Tom Boone, Wiener-Rogers Law Library, UNLV School of Law

John DiGilio, Thomson West

Stacey Gordon, Wm. J. Jameson Law Library, University of Montana School of Law

Rita Kaiser, King County (WA) Law Library



 

Program G - Substantive Law: The Sex Industry in Nevada

 

The only state where prostitution is legal, learn about the history and regulation of this industry.

 

Speaker:

Prof. Ann McGinley, UNLV School of Law

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