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About bwadler

Brandon is a Reference Librarian (and unofficial Rare Book Librarian and Inter Library Loan Librarian) at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Library. She joined Loyola Law after nearly two years of service to the judiciary at the Louisiana Supreme Court in the Law Library of Louisiana. A graduate of the Loyola New Orleans College of Law, Brandon completed her J.D. in Common Law with a certificate in Civil Law. In addition, Brandon has a Master's degree in Information Science from the Florida State University. She focuses on Louisiana legal history and issues concerning access to information. Her research interests include: mixed jurisdictions, rare law books, Spanish and Louisiana legal history, canon law, the intersection of law, religion, and society, and the relationship of graphic novels and the law. Brandon is the President of the New Orleans Association of Law Libraries and is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries as a contributor to the RIPS Blog and an Outreach Committee member for the Legal History and Rare Book Special Interest Section.

The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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Jim Crow’s Last Stand in Louisiana and Reviewing Library Diversity and Inclusion Implementation

As our country seemingly becomes more and more politically divided, and in some cases ethically divided, I feel excitement and fear about the vote tomorrow. I feel excitement because tomorrow will likely (and hopefully) be a historic day for the … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2018

There is a conference for librarians that I have just learned of: Internet Librarian 2018. As law librarians, it behooves us to keep abreast of technological advances. I am always looking for different tech conferences that do not specifically revolve … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Forget About Bar Association Benefits

This weekend I was fortunate enough to travel to Austin, Texas for the POP Cats Convention. While there, I met up with a law school friend who just opened his own firm in Austin. While he has practiced law for … Continue reading

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The Case of the Torn Presidential Record and the Future of Its Library

by Brandon Wright Adler I have broached this topic before; but, it seems more important than ever to again highlight that one of the most important functions of a librarian is helping to provide access to information. We cannot provide … Continue reading

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Popular Face-to-Face Conferencing Software

by Brandon Wright Adler In law firm libraries webinar and conferencing services may be a common place software package to supply to the information centers and attorneys. However, working in an academic law library, I have rarely had the occasion … Continue reading

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PACER Fees: Legal or No?

by Brandon Wright Adler In light of a new court decision delivered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, I decided to revamp my entire blog post for the week. With that, I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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