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Pratt SILS Spring 2010 Practicum Presentation

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Spring 2010 Pratt SILS LIS 698 Practicum Presentation by Bacilio Mendez II

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Pratt SILS Spring 2010 Practicum Presentation

  1. 1. Pratt SILS Practicum April 27, 2010 Great Seal of the State of New York Presentation by Bacilio Mendez II Pratt Institute’s School of Information & Library Science 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow of the Kings County Supreme Court
  2. 2. Brief History of the Kings County S.Ct. Law Libray • The law library was originally formed in the 1850s by 30 attorneys as a private collection. • The law library was open only to members, even after merged with the S.Ct. Lib. in 1880. • In 1993, the Ofc. of Ct. Admin. opened the law library to the public in April 1994. • The law library is now organized under sections 813 and 814 of the the NYS Judiciary Law. Source: http://www.nycgovparks.org/ 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  3. 3. Who Was Nathan R. Sobel? • Sobel was a beloved Brooklyn lawyer, judge, and adviser to several state political leaders whose career spanned seven decades. • ''He was one of the most scholarly judges to sit on the New York State Supreme Court in BK & in BK Surrogate Court,'' said Judge E.R. Korman. • No softie, Judge Sobel was a noted boxer who competed in amateur competitions in the 1920s. Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/21/nyregion/nathan-r-sobel-91-judge-and-an-adviser-to-politicians.html 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  4. 4. Statement of Work 1 • On site 3 days a week from 10am - 6pm. • Sexting / Cyberbullying Legislative History Instruction web site project. • “Hacking the Recent Release” project on expert witnesses — generally. • “Internet Safety for Me & You (& Your Parents Too)” presentation for the New York State Unified Court System’s 2010 Bring Your Child to Work Day 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  5. 5. Statement of Work 2 • Review of 1500 historical reference interviews to assess the utility of the current eResearch Portal. • Redesign of the eResearch portal. • Creation of a template for future library handouts and redesign of a sampling of current handouts. • Shadowing of various court proceedings and offices. • Implementation of a Google SketchUp 3D Floor Map. • Conducting reference interviews with patrons. 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  6. 6. Bacilio, What Does All That Look Like? Here, I’ll show you. 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  7. 7. Questions ? 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  8. 8. Come Up & See Me Sometime! 360 Adams Street — 3rd Floor — Brooklyn, NY 11201 Hopefully, it won’t be for any legal research assistance. Source: http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/brooklyn/downtown/columbuspark/07supremecourt.jpg 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  9. 9. Or You Could Just Watch You Don’t Know Jack Which was filmed in the stacks of the law library. 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010
  10. 10. Thanks Everyone! http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/ KSC_Law_Library/lists/1532756 http://www.slideshare.net/bm2/ internet-safety-for-me-you-your-parents-too http://bacilio.com/LegisHist/ LegisHist.html 2010 Nathan R. Sobel Fellow Bacilio Mendez II — Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science Practicum Presentation — April 27, 2010

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