Reimagining the wheel: Using circular calendars for planning in law school libraries

Citation data:

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, ISSN: 1540-949X, Vol: 36, Issue: 2, Page: 103-111

Publication Year:
2017
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Repository URL:
https://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/320; https://works.bepress.com/susan_zago/6
DOI:
10.1080/0270319x.2017.1359063
Author(s):
Zago, Susan Drisko
Publisher(s):
Informa UK Limited
Tags:
Social Sciences; Library Science; Law Libraries; Management; Legal Research Instruction; Susan Drisko Zago; academic law libraries; law library management; legal research instruction; law library planning; circular calendars; planning wheels; Law Librarianship; Legal Education; Library and Information Science
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This essay proposes using a wheel or circular calendar to identify and document the events and projects of an academic law school year, both in and out of the classroom. The idea of harnessing the natural cyclical process of law school for library planning comes from concept mapping, which can conceptualize an issue by using a variety ofmapping strategies to organize and showthe relationships between pieces of information and a central concept. Using a wheel graphic to visualize a process can facilitate project management and aid in teaching legal research strategy.