AALL Day in the Life (of a Law Librarian)

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at a law library?

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) hosts a contest each year to tell our story.  AALL members submit photos and videos to “capture the spirit of law librarianship.” (AALL)

Categories include:

  • Librarians as Information Evaluators and Managers
  • Librarians as Teachers and Trainers
  • The Artistry of Librarianship
  • Most Humorous
  • Best Altered Image/Use of Special Effects
  • Best Video

The 2015 winners were recently announced and will be recognized on AALLNET, AALL Spectrum, and at the AALL Annual Meeting & Conference.

Please visit the AALL Day in the Life Contest 2015 flickr page to view the photo and video entries.  (Stetson University College of Law, Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library’s “James and the Giant Library” video is a GoPro delight!)

What’s going on today in the Ruth Lilly Law Library?: It’s time for our Circulation Staff annual retreat!

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After the academic year comes to a close, the Circulation team gathers on-site to touch base, break bread, and plan ahead for the new year.  We’re continually looking at ways we can improve our service, revisit past goals to gauge our progress, and celebrate the milestones we meet.

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A goal that we accomplished over the past year was to better organize and access resources for final exams.

An event that we’ve been able to build and expand is our Stress Relief Day with therapy cats and dogs each semester before finals.

A goal that we had wished we could accomplish was to “expand [our] means of communication with students,” and this blog is one important step in that direction.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of a day in the life of the Ruth Lilly Law Library, Circulation edition:

20150512_130311 (2)Behind the Circ Desk!

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20150512_130415 (2)Ashley, one of our dedicated part-timers who just graduated, during her last shift at the law library.

Congratulations Ashley!

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Ever wonder what our desks look like?  Here’s my little corner!

 Action shots from our Circulation Retreat this afternoon:

What could we do better


Set Up

Stay tuned for more!



About Laura M. Summers

Come visit me at Circulation! As a current library science student, I am interested in the interplay of libraries, the government, and the law. I have an avid interest in correctional facility libraries, and hope to be a part of bettering our approach to patrons behind bars.

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