• Poster: Technology Management Trends in Law Schools – INFOGRAPHICS

    Anerican Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL -July 18, 2016

    Law school information technology IT management has shifted from being directly managed by law libraries toward a more complicated model where collaboration is the key. This poster features infographics based on the results of the 2015 survey of more than 100 law schools nationwide. Join the discussion of the results of the survey, and learn about the different IT management models in law libraries and what to expect in the future. A related article is also published in the Computers in Libraries July/August issue.


    Poster Session
    Survey results displayed as both an Infographic and an Online Dashboard


  • TechNet 2012: NTLP's 5th Annual Conference for Library Technology

    Joomla CMS for Your Library Website

    Joomla is an open source Content Management System suitable for small personal portfolios to most advanced e-commerce websites. Joomla enables you to create dynamic websites and powerful online applications with little or no technical skills.
    Learn about Joomla features and how to start your own Joomla project: installation, security, templates, and extensions.

    August 9, 2012. University of Dallas.

  • Today Jeopardy, Tomorrow the Law: Exploring Artificial Intelligence and What It Means for Lawyers, Clients and a Changing Profession

    The Missouri Bar Association. September 14, 2017. Kansas City, MO.

    Topics discussed are:

    • General overview of Artificial Intelligence – how it is being used in law.
    • How AI is being used in law.
    • Ethical questions relating to the use of AI in law.
    • How to prepare for the future as a young lawyer.
    • Effect of AI on law practice in the future.


    • Ellen Y. Suni, dean emerita and professor of law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City


    • Ryan McClead, vice-president of client engagement and strategy, Neota Logic, New York, NY
    • Noah K. Wood, founding partner, Wood Law Firm, Kansas City
    • Ayyoub Ajmi, digital communications and learning initiatives librarian, UMKC School of Law, Kansas City
    • Daniel Boatright, managing shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C., Kansas City
  • Virtual Reality: Opportunities for Teaching and Using it in Law Practice

    ABA TechShow. Thursday, March 8, 2018. Chicago, Illinois.

    From accident reconstruction and crime scene recreation to training, virtual reality (VR) is becoming a viable tool for litigators and even transactional attorneys. This panel will discuss how their firms and law schools are working with VR to improve the practice of law.

    Other panelists:
    Jennifer L. Wondracek - UNT Dallas College of Law
    Kenton Brice - University of Oklahoma College of Law

    More information:

    The ABA Journal
    Canadian Lawyer (Thomson Reuters)

  • Wearable technologies in libraries - what to expect in the next 5 to 10 years

    Mid-America Association of Law Libraries - Oklahoma City, OK - October 15, 2016

    Computer technology has advanced from mainframes to desktops, then laptops and palmtops and is now moving onto and into the human body by way of wearable computers. The volume of wearable computing devices will grow from under 1 million units in 2014 to 178 million in 2019 dominated by smart glasses and smart watches.
    In this session we will share our findings on how wearables will impact academic libraries and how librarians can adjust their spaces, resources, and their mindsets to these technologies.


    • Michael Robak: Associate Director of the Law Library/Director of Law School Information Technology Leon E. Bloch Law Library/IT Department.
  • Workshop: Assessment: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

    SIDLIT Conference 2016 - August 4-6, 2016 - Colleague to Colleague (C2C) – hosted at Johnson County Community College

    One of the challenges of online education is the lack of real-time feedback from students. Being able to evaluate whether the lesson goals are being met is critical to the learning process. JotForm is a web-based form builder that can be used to track and evaluate student progress throughout an entire class rather than just at the end of it. Forms can be easily embedded into existing learning materials and learning management systems. In this workshop, I will demonstrate some of JotForm features suitable for online education and assessment. I will also share with the audience how the UMKC School of Law is using JotForm to assess, engage, and communicate with students. The remaining time will be used for hands-on training on how to build your first interactive forms.