When face-to-face events went off-limits in 2020 law schools across the country raced to create instruction in virtual spaces. In many cases, law library’s were uniquely positioned to lead by example for their institutions. However, the onset of Zoom fatigue coupled with added pandemic-related stresses quickly took hold of students, faculty and staff, forcing us to get even more creative in our approaches to not-for-credit offerings. In this session, presenters will share examples from UGA Law Library’s 2020 and 2021 experiences including:
adapting incoming student orientations to a completely online environment
designing collaborative asynchronous events with law school faculty
delivering pre-recorded content to students in support of career development efforts
developing menus of library resources and instruction for students and staff to listen/read/watch/discuss at their convenience
Rachel S. Evans serves as the metadata services and special collections librarian at the University of Georgia's Alexander Campbell King Law Library. In this position she ensures the discoverability of library resources and maintains library information platforms, including the online catalog. She also oversees the management of the archives and other special collections such as the school’s institutional repository. Prior to joining the library, she served as a web developer and digital media specialist in the Law School's I.T. department from 2012 to 2018. Rachel recieved her MLIS from Florida State University in 2012, and double Bachelors in Art and Design, and in Music in 2010 from LaGrange College.
Heather began her career at Wayne State University Law Library in Detroit, Michigan in 1986. In 1994 she moved up the street to run the General Motors Legal Staff Library where she learned patent searching. In 2000 she relocated to the GM R&D Library to learn science and technology searching. She returned to academic law libraries in 2013 when she became the Law & Business Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She moved to Georgia in 2019 to become the Associate Director for Instruction and Access Services at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Heather earned her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Archaeology from the University of Michigan, her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and her Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and is active in the American Association of Law Libraries.