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A Court Librarian’s Perspective on the Government Shutdown

by Emily Donnellan I’ve seen a lot of talk about the government shutdown around the web, mostly about what the shutdown means for access to government information. Open and continuous access is a concern but, in this blog post, I … Continue reading

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Tracking Class Action Settlements

I recently got a check in the mail for the grand total of $2.65. I was, unbeknownst to me, part of a class action settlement. Apparently, I had purchased Aveeno lotion that had been mis-branded as “natural” when it had … Continue reading

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Emerging Leader Award Nominations

AALL is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes newer members who have made significant contributions to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing excellence. This award is an excellent way for … Continue reading

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Websites that will make your job easier

I’m not sure if I do this because I’m a librarian, or if I became a librarian because I do this, but I’ve always bookmarked handy websites. For as long as I can remember, my bookmarks bar has been filled … Continue reading

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Changing Attitudes and Showing Value in the Library

In May I wrote a post about how the close of the academic year always feels like an ending. I think of Fall as a new beginning. Even more so than New Year’s, this season makes me optimistic about things … Continue reading

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Have you been working on scholarship?

Have you been working on scholarship? If you’re anything like me that simple sentence just made you cringe. By now you’re probably thinking about that promise you made to yourself; that this summer was going to be different and you … Continue reading

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Increasing Empathy in Lawyers through Reading

by Emily Siess Donnellan The idea that reading makes people more empathetic is not new. A 2006 study from University of Toronto found a connection between reading fiction and increased sensitivity to others. A 2013 study confirmed that reading fiction … Continue reading

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