Today I participated in TALL‘s annual visit to the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto to talk with students about membership in the Association (and in CALL while we were at it), a potential career in law librarianship, and how to get their foot in the door for first jobs.
After the session, one of the students asked a couple of us how we keep up to date with legal research; what tools we use for current awareness. I had to laugh, since this has changed dramatically for me. I used to read every advertisement and journal that came across my desk. Over time it just became too difficult to read everything. I have since come up with a number of alternative strategies.
But before I divulge my style of keeping up, I’m wondering what you do? How do you stay up to date in the legal research profession? What are your favourite current awareness tools and strategies? I encourage you to post a comment and share!