The Leon E. Bloch Law Library is located within the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. The Library's collection spans three floors of the school. It is specifically designed to facilitate the work of the legal scholar through making available all types of information resources.

The Leon E. Bloch Law Library is not only a place to study, but a laboratory for students to master legal research skills, both in traditional print and electronic media. It is also a forum for self-directed learning, a place students take control of their educational experience through researching selected paper topics and their own law review notes. The library contains holdings in major areas of legal scholarship and practice. It is home to rare, early seventeenth century editions of Sir Edward Coke's treatises and case reports. It also preserves the Charles D. Gould Jr. Collection, consisting of photographs and memorabilia from the Nuremburg trials. The collection focuses on trial advocacy, urban law, family law, small business entrepreneurship and tax law. The library's foreign law holdings are targeted for increase and access to historical materials have dramatically expanded. What is not held in print in the library, or in its many database services, is conveniently available through the library's online catalog request and delivery service. This service provides access to seventy Missouri libraries and about 18 million items. The service includes access to the holdings of the three other law school libraries in Missouri.

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    Ajmi, Ayyoub (Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), 2017)
    Chapter 7 of Canuel, R & Crischton, C (2017). Mobile Technology and Academic Libraries: Innovative Services for Research and Learning. Chicago, IL. ACRL. Nick Moline, a developer and early Google Glass Explorer, can still ...
  • Using Infographics to Report Research Results 

    Ajmi, Ayyoub (Information Today, Inc., 2016-07)
    This article feature the results of a nation-wide survey of over 100 academic law libraries in the US regarding their staffing and information technology management. The IT Staffing and Services Survey was originally created ...
  • HACKED! Lessons learned from an URL injection 

    Ajmi, Ayyoub (Information Today, 2015-06)
    The article discusses lessons learned by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law after experiencing a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) injection type of hacking and ways to avoid it. Topics include poisoning ...
  • Google Glass FOR THE Educator: A Postmortem Separating the Reality From the Hype and Some Thoughts for Google 

    Ajmi, Ayyoub; Robak, Michael J. (Information Today, 2015-04)
    The article offers information on the wearable technology Google Glass and its potential for the education market. Topics include the history of Project Glass when it was announced in April 2012 to its end in January 2015, ...
  • The DIY Digital Exhibition Experience at Tarrant County College 

    Ajmi, Ayyoub (Western New York Library Resources Council, 2014)
    The Northeast Campus Library of Tarrant County College District in Texas used a Title III Grant to support an innovative project consisting of repurposing old laptops as digital exhibition platforms available to students, ...
  • The Path Less Traveled. 

    Stancel, Nancy (2014-03-17)
    The author was invited to present to the Mid-America Association of Law Schools Education Committee a program about her experience translating paper-based tribal court documents into an online database. The scope included ...
  • Time to Blossom: An Inquiry into Bloom's Taxonomy as a Hierarchy and Means for Teaching Legal Research Skills 

    Callister, Paul D. (American Association of Law Libraries, 2010)
    Pedagogy requires both a theory and a consistent method of implementation. While the literature of law librarianship abounds in suggestions and descriptions about how legal research is being taught, it lacks sufficient ...
  • Law and Heidegger's Question Concerning Technology: A Prolegomenon to Future Law Librarianship 

    Callister, Paul D. (American Association of Law Libraries, 2007)
    Following World War II, the German philosopher Martin Heidegger offered one of the most potent criticisms of technology and modern life. His nightmare is a world whose essence has been reduced to the functional equivalent ...
  • Law's Box: Law, Jurisprudence and the Information Ecosphere 

    Callister, Paul D. (University of Missouri, 2005)
    For so long as it has been important to know what the law is, the practice of law has been an information profession. Nonetheless, just how the information ecosphere affects legal discourse and thinking has never been ...
  • Beyond Training: Law Librarianship's Quest for the Pedagogy of Legal Research Instruction 

    Callister, Paul D. (American Association of Law Libraries, 2003)
    The paper (I) outlines the nature and extent of the dissatisfaction with legal research instruction and demonstrates that the problem predates computer-assisted legal research, (II) presents the history of the debate ...