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Friday, June 7 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Leveraging e-Resources for Affordable Course Materials

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All CALI attendees will understand the session content here. No specialized knowledge is presumed by the presenters. All concepts will be demonstrated or explained in the presentation.

Law students face a heavy economic burden with tuition, textbooks and living expenses during their course of study. We will provide specific recommendations and steps that law school administrators, IT staff, faculty and librarians can undertake to ease this economic burden by facilitating the use of affordable course materials. Attendees will gain practical knowledge of the broad array of affordable and open source course materials, as well as strategies for identifying specific resources and tools to use for connecting students with this content.

Attendees will learn how to implement a more holistic approach when selecting and assigning course materials to leverage the wide array of e-resources collected and managed by law libraries. Additionally, attendees will learn what resources can be suggested as affordable course materials and how to approach law library resources from this perspective. We will explore affordable course materials such as digital repositories of faculty works, licensed content provided via student password access, and combined multidisciplinary article databases licensed university-wide. We will demonstrate practical methods of implementing the existing tools in learning management systems for linking content to facilitate student access to these resources. Best practices and successful outreach methods will be explored, providing attendees with real-world implementation of affordable course materials in legal education. Materials we will demonstrate include open source materials and licensed platforms and tools such as:
  • CALI's eLangdell titles
  • Open source textbook platforms
  • "Study aid" packages from West Academic and LexisNexis
  • Typical academic law library databases
  • Powernotes


Mary Ann Neary

Associate Law Librarian for Education & Reference, Lecturer in Law, Boston College Law School
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Lisa Davis

Director Law Library, FIU College of Law
Tech teacher, electronic resource tinkerer, librarian.

Friday June 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
288 University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia SC

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