Author Archives: emilydonnellan

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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Reflecting on My Second Year as a Law Librarian

by Emily Siess Donnellan Saturday was Concordia Law’s graduation ceremony. This time of year makes me reflective. Graduation is both a beginning and an ending. It is the beginning of our grads new path and it is the ending of … Continue reading

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The Library and Food: Finding a Healthy Balance

by Emily Siess Donnellan I’ve never shared this before, but during law school I gained 40 pounds. I was already overweight having gained the freshman 15 (and then some) in undergrad. But law school took me in to a different … Continue reading

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Repackaging Library Services

by Emily Siess Donnellan I read a lot about law librarianship. Probably because I’m relatively new. I’ve been a law librarian for about 2 years, and I’m still trying to navigate the profession. It may also be because I manage … Continue reading

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What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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