gwilson

About gwilson

Reference (including Circulation/Access Services) Librarian, Robert Crown Law Library Stanford Law School - providing legal and other reference/research services and circulation/access services (since 2005); Lecturer in Law (2007-2010), teaching legal research and writing, advanced legal research, and foreign and international legal research.


Posts by gwilson

Media Literacy: Some Resources for Providing Reliable Sources, Context, and Multiple Perspectives

by on May 6, 2017 12:22 pm
Please see: Sources and Searches: Resources for media literacy and research Of note: The Day USA Readex: Twentieth-Century Global Perspectives Yewno: Contextual Search *For Yewno at Stanford University, please see here and here, among other places.

American Library Association (ALA) Report: The State of America's Libraries 2017

by on May 2, 2017 11:59 am
The American Library Association (ALA) has issued another “State of America’s Libraries” report — put together from an impressive set of resources — giving a valuable, high-level perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by the nation’s libraries: http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2017 The Executive Summary is here. And the full report is here. For links to some past “State of… Read more American Library Association (ALA) Report: The State of America's Libraries 2017

New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...

by on April 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Please see here. The abstract and citation (from SSRN.com): ABSTRACT: We construct our conceptual world using metaphors. Yet sometimes our concepts are flawed and our metaphors do damage. This Article examines a set of metaphors currently doing damage in law – those for legal research. It shows that while technology has radically altered the material… Read more New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...