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AALL Spectrum Publishes Law Librarian John Cannan’s Article on Libraries’ Use of Digital Media

John Cannan

April 19, 2017

“Creating Engaging Digital Media to Promote Library Services,” an article co-authored by law librarian John Cannan, appears in the May-June issue of the American Association of Law Libraries’ Spectrum.

The article, which Cannan authored with Beverly Butula, a reference librarian at Davis & Kuelthau of Milwaukee, Wis., outlines best practices for law librarians in using presentation software and creating infographics and videos as teaching tools. 

“As a forward-thinking profession, we should incorporate these new technologies into everything we do,” the article said. “Creating this type of content ensures that patrons, students and your organization know what you can do. Whether you’re placing this content on a webpage or using it for social media such as Facebook or YouTube, this digital content can aid in student and patron learning, and can also serve as inspiration for other law libraries looking to get their resources noticed.”

Cannan, a research and instructional services librarian, is a member of the adjunct faculty who teaches Intellectual Property Legal Research.