2022 Spring Institute

Flyer advertising the NOCALL 2022 Spring Institute

The NOCALL 2022 Spring Institute was held virtually. The theme was Expanding Access to Knowledge in Difficult Times and it featured keynote speaker Eric Stroshane, Library Services Manager at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Hazelwood & News Editor of ALA’s Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy, who spoke about book challenges and other threats to intellectual freedom. All proceeds from the $10 registration fee were donated to the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Thank you to all who attended!


8:30 AM (start) Opening Remarks
8:40 AM – 9:45 AM Keynote: The Lay of the Land for Book Challenges and Other Threats to Intellectual Freedom
Keynote Speaker: Eric Stroshane, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hazelwood, American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Legal Research and Ethics
Panelists: Eric Berg, Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law; Rita Young, K&L Gates, Jocelyn Stilwell-Tong, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District
Perspectives on the nexus between ethics and legal research from the law school, law firm and courthouse points of view.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Update on Accessibility in Online Legal Research Platforms
Panelists from Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, Fastcase, and Thomson Reuters
A check in to see what steps vendors have taken and plan for to ensure online legal information is accessible to everyone.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Break for Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM State Court Analytics Panel
Panelists: Nicole Clark, Trellis; Darby Hughes, Gavelytics; Damien Riehl, Fastcase/Docket Alarm; Carla Rydholm, Lex Machina
A moderated discussion on where state court analytics are now and what the future holds.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 42 Sites in 42 Minutes
Presenters: Loyd Auerbach, LexisNexis; Tina Dumas, Nossaman
With a nod toward NOCALL’s 42nd anniversary, take a guided trip through the wilder, woolier side of the internet.