UW Law Library Key Priorities 2016-17

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Enhanced the Discoverability & Accessibility of Information
Full catalog records for
60,000 titles added
37,400 titles
CRS Reports Regulatory Insight
21,000 titles
Case law Statutes & Session Laws and many others
to library catalog
on digital sign and in displays
Collections highlighted
Making of Modern Law
2,126 titles
Foreign Primary Sources, parts I & II
Provided Expert Assistance in Locating Relevant Information
Increased Complexity of Reference Questions Asked
Questions requiring 30+ minutes to answer
Anytime Research Guidance
Law Library Website
Law Library blog
59 bibliographies
Video Tutorials
Reference Questions Asked by
Reference Questions  Answered Consistent with Reduced Law School Enrollment
Law School - 59.9%
Campus - 17.6%
Law Practice - 9.7%
Public - 12.8%
10 tutorials
Chart compares all reference questions answered with Law School enrollment figures
Chart shows reference desk questions answered with duration of 30 minutes or more
Chart shows all reference questions answered in 2016-17 by type of patron
Provided Support on the Use of Research & Learning Technology
Instructional Sessions for Students
Sessions Taught
Instructional Sessions for Faculty & Staff
Assessment Tools
Research Tools
Current Awareness Tools
Polling & quizzing tools
Databases Zotero & Perma.CC
Browzine RSS feeds News aggregators
Topics Taught
Corporate Governace Foreign & International Law Human Rights Legal Citation (Bluebook) Legal Research Library Orientation Tax Law Writing Tools
Student Groups
Law Review International Law Journal Gender Journal Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
Library Instruction Statistics from LibAnalytics
Enhanced the Visibility of Law School Research, Publications, & Collections
First Institutional Repository Collection
Bhopal: Law, Accidents, and Disasters in India
SSRN Downloads
* Law Library begins management of Law  School Legal Studies Research Paper Series on SSRN
downloads since October
Special collection from Professor Marc Galanter featuring primary sources related to the Bhopal disaster in India
Launch of
of Faculty Scholarship
under Law Library Management
Increased 25+%
Source: Download data for UW Law School Research Paper Series from SSRN
Offered Attractive & Comfortable Space for Study, Collaboration, & Learning
Improvements to Physical Space
especially near final exams
Study room use heavy
Repurpose Law School case & create several attractive displays
Install original Gibson Byrd painting & new frame for faculty READ poster
Clean, reupholster chairs & relocate soft seating area
Repair several chairs in Q&B Reading Room
Oversee safety upgrade to lighting in HH&R Reading Room
Brighten up entrance area by painting colorful accent stripe
Install new multi-unit recycling bins
Visits to Library Consistent with Reduced Law School Enrollment
Repurpose conference table creating new meeting space
Heat map depicts use on Wednesdays four weeks prior to and during finals, Fall 2016 as recorded by UW Law School Calendar, Room Useage Addon
Chart compares library vists recorded by automatic gate counter with Law School Enrollment figures
Ongoing Key Priorities 2016-17
To foster research & learning we: