DipLawMatic Dialogues has had another great semester of blogging, with wonderful contributions from both new and veteran DipLawMatic Dialogues bloggers, everything from our new “From the Reference Desk Series” to great posts from ASIL’s annual meeting. Due to this excellent weekly content, we are on track to smash 2017’s record number of total views by the end of June–only halfway through 2018! This isn’t possible without a fantastic line up of bloggers, so I hope many of you will consider volunteering to start a new series (to continue into the fall) or to do a one-off post for us for June or July.
A few types of posts we’re looking for:
- Contributors to our highly read Teaching FCIL Research Series. Share a post on an assignment you or your students particularly like, discuss how you teach a particular aspect of foreign or international law, or let our readers know how you use technology in your FCIL research classes. As we head into a new school year, sharing these ideas is critical for new FCIL librarians and for those looking to freshen up their courses!
- Firm or government librarians who can discuss aspects of FCIL librarianship in their setting. Our most read post of 2018 so far is Catherine Deane’s fantastic account of moving from academic to firm librarianship, so we’d love more content from a variety of library types.
- Current Events posts: Julienne Grant did a wonderful post on the crisis in Catalonia last year, and it was a hit! We’d love to include more posts on current events in the FCIL arena.
- Issues posts: Carlos Pagan’s topical posts on human rights are very popular with our readers. Is there an aspect of foreign or international law that you’re fascinated with? We’d love to do a series on your favorite topics, on a quarterly or bimonthly basis.
- New FCIL Librarian Series: Jessica Pierucci, who has been keeping us updated on her first year as an FCIL librarian, will be doing her last post in the “New FCIL Librarian Series” in August; we’d love to have another brand new FCIL librarian fill her shoes for the 2018-2019 academic year!
- Anything else you want to write for us (book reviews, posts on cataloging FCIL materials, collection development or acquisitions work related to FCIL materials, etc.): Some of our best posts have been suggestions by prospective bloggers, so tell us your ideas!
To our readers, what types of posts would you like to read that you haven’t seen on the blog yet? Are there any topics or aspects of FCIL librarianship you’d like to see covered?
Volunteer to blog with us or send your suggestions for topics on posts to Alyson Drake, co-editor of DipLawMatic Dialogues, email@example.com, and she will try to find authors on these topics.