John E. Christensen Publications, Presentations, and Other Activity

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Journals

"Internet Researcher: State Appellate Court Opinions," 73 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 22-25 (March 2004)

"Internet Researcher: Selected U.S. Supreme Court Sources," 71 The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 32-36 (April 2002).

"Kansas Legal Research Synergy: Online Projects with the Supreme Court Offer Immediate Access to Library Holdings and Court Opinions," 36 The Circuit Rider 21-26 (Spring 1997).

"Washburn Law School Known for Generating Law Librarians," 35 The Circuit Rider 26-30 (Spring 1996).

"Washburn Law Library: Launching the Law School into Cyberspace Leadership," 34 The Circuit Rider 8-11, 13 (Fall 1995).

"Lawnet--What It Is Now and What It Might Become," Internet Insert, pp. 3-6, 25 American Association of Law Libraries Newsletter (October 1993) (with Mark Folmsbee).

Internet Insert, pp. 3-6, 25 American Association of Law Libraries Newsletter(October 1993) (with Mark Folmsbee).

"Library Update," 32 The Circuit Rider 15-16 (Summer 1993).

"New Technologies in the Law Library," 28 The Circuit Rider 12-16 (Summer 1989).

"Library Services to Alumni," 28 The Circuit Rider 6-8 (Spring 1989).

"Washburn Law Library: What a Difference a Decade Makes," 27 The Circuit Rider 4 (Fall 1988).

"Networking Aids Washburn Law Library Users," 20 The Circuit Rider 5-7 (Winter 1981).

"Non-legal Databases: Informing Clientele of the Existence and Application of Online Services," (American Association of Law Libraries - 73rd Annual Meeting - Panel Discussion) 73 Law Libr. J. 867 (1980).

"Computer-Assisted Legal Research Instruction in Texas Law Schools," 73 Law Libr. J. 79 (1980).

"Decade of Academic Law Library Construction, 1967-76," 104 Lib. J. 2519-2524 (December 1, 1979). With Roy M. Mersky and George S. Grossman.

"Synopsis of Recent Utah Legislation: 1973 Special Session and 1974 Budget Session," 2 Utah B.J. 53 (1974).

Books and Monographs

Final Report: CD-ROM as a Resource Sharing Vehicle in Academic Law Libraries (U.S. Dept. of Education, College Library Technology & Technology Program Award No. R197A80262) - March, 1993.

Appendices for ABA Economics of Law Practice Section's From Yellow Pads to Computers: Tranforming Your Law Practice with a Computer. Chicago, ABA, 1987 (rev. ed. 1990).

Checklist of Selected Legal and Law-related Databases (pp. 211-212).

The Cost of On-line Databases (pp. 212-214).

Alphabetic Listing of Selected Databases of Interest to Attorneys (pp. 215-217).

Water Law Bibliography, Supplement 4, 1978-1985. Cincinnati, OH., Jefferson Law Book Co., (1987), 413 pages. (assisted by DeAnn E. Hupe).

Lexis: An Introduction for Law Students, New York, Mead Data Central, 1981, 92 pages. (Student and Teacher's editions).

"The Impact of World War II" in Richard D. Poll, et al., eds. UTAH'S HISTORY. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 1978. 757 pp. (Chapter 27, pp.497-514)

LEXIS Learning Exercises and Reference Materials, 1978. 41 pp. Self-paced training program prepared for The University of Texas at Austin School ofLaw.

Tarlton Law Library Computer-Based Services & Equipment Master Development Plan. April 2, 1978. 36 pp.

LEARNING TO USE LEXIS: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, TRAINING, EXERCISES, RESOURCE MATERIALS Austin, Texas: Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas, 1977. 43 pp. (ERIC # ED 156 147).

Chapters in Books

"Finding Free Legal Research Sites and Free Case Law" (p. 26-32), "Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local" (p. 41-59), "Investigative Research: Public Records and 'Publicly Available' Information" (p. 61-64), and "Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information" (p. 103-110) in Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals coursebook for National Business Institute CLE in Topeka, Kansas and Overland Park, Kansas, May 2006.

"The Leader as Visionary" [technology] (p. 199-223) in Leadership Roles for Librarians (Herbert E. Cihak and Joan S. Howland, editors) (AALL Publications Series, no. 66), 2002.

Book Reviews

Book Review: "Nicholas Henry, Copyright - Information Technology - PublicPolicy: Part II: Public Policies Information Technology (1976) in 3 J. of Academic Librarianship 217 (1977).

Other Publications

Successful Grant Application: "Teaching Teachers Technology." Washburn University Competitive Grant awarded for 1998-1999.

U.S. Law School Library Directors Internet Email Directory (3 times/year). Distributed electronically via LAWLIBDIR-l.

Final Performance Report, CD-Rom as a Resource Sharing Vehicle in Academic Law Libraries, USDOE R197A80262, Aug. 1994. (20 pp. + appendices.)

"Uniform Laws and Model Acts - National Conference of Commissioner on Uniform State Laws," Research Guide No 9, Washburn University School of Law Library, Dec. 1993.

Successful Grant Application: "Telecomputing Technology and Resource Sharing in Academic Law Libraries", submitted to U.S. Dept. of Education, January 1992.

Educational Television at Washburn: Situational Review and Recommendation for Enhancing Utilization of the Cable Channel and KTWU. Report of the AD Hoc ETV Subcommittee, John E. Christensen, Chair, May 13, 1991 (16 pp.).

"Legal Research Update: Tools, Technologies and Techniques for Kansas Attorneys," Recent Developments in the Law, CLE at Washburn University Schoolof Law (June 27-28, 1991).

"A Patent Depository Library - The Need is Now", 1 KAI (Kansas Association of Inventors), Topeka News 3 (Feb./Mar. 1990).

Successful Grant Application: "CD-ROM as a Resource Sharing Vehicle in Academic Law Libraries, " U.S. Department of Education, May 1988.

"Telefacsimile Outreach by Academic Law Libraries in Mid-America." A report on the 1985-86 Project Sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries and Mid-America Law School Library Consortium, (1987, The Consortium). 109 pages.

"Document Delivery Among Kansas Libraries; Findings and Recommendatons," (Report of the Kansas Library Network Board's Document Delivery Task Force July1984). 33 pp. Appendix Item 2 in Kansas Library Network Board, Annual Report, November 1, 1984.

Library Research Guides prepared for Washburn University. Research guide topics include Kansas Briefs (April 1983); Uniform Laws and Model Act-National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (September 1983); Kansas Legislative Research (February 1985).


"50 Sites in 50 Minutes," 2015 Selected Topics and Miscellany CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2015.

"Impact of HeinOnLine on Collections in Mid-America Law School Libraries," Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, November 3, 2007, Lincoln, Nebraska.

"Fifty Select Legal Research Sites in Fifty Minutes," Topeka Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, September 21, 2007, Topeka, Kansas.

"Legal and Fact Research on the Web: Strategies and Selected Sources," 2005 Recent Developments in the Law, Washburn University School of Law, June 24, 2005.

"Advanced Legal Research on the Internet: Selected Sources," Washburn University School of Law Continuing Legal Education Program, February 2002.

"Legal Research on the Internet," Pratt County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, September.

"Legal Research on the Internet, " Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, "Legal Assistants and the Law: What Every Attorney Should Know," Overland Park, October.

Advanced Legal Research on the Internet," Kansas Legislative Research Department, Kansas Revisor of Statutes Office, Topeka, December.

"Citizenship in the World," Merit Badge Workshop, WU Merit Badge Challenge, February.

Advanced Legal Research on the Internet: The Web," WU School of Law continuing Legal Education Program, "Law On-Line: Advanced Legal Research, April.

"Winning Grants: How to Plan, Develop and Write Proposals" panelist; "Videoconferencing and Distance Learning in Law Libraries - Pragmatics and Potential," Moderator, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD., July.

"Introduction to Legal Researching Using Internet," Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lawrence, November.

"Advanced Legal Research on the Internet: World Wide Web," School of Law Continuing Legal Education, Topeka, February; Atchison County Bar Association, Atchison, June.

"Legal Researching Using Internet," Kansas Bar Association, Topeka.

"Legal Issues of Internet: Overview Update of Selected Topics," Global Internet Spring Conference, Topeka.

"Introduction to Internet and its Agricultural Law Resources," American Agricultural Law Association Educational Conference, Kansas City, MO.