Author Archives: emilydonnellan

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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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. Selection criteria includes: The nominee must be … Continue reading

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Motivating and Managing Lazy Desk Workers

by Emily Siess Donnellan Look, not all of my desk workers are lazy and unmotivated, but some of them are. In August, our circulation manager took a new position. This meant that many of her duties fell to me as … Continue reading

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Adventures on the WestPac Local Arrangements Committee

by Emily Siess Donnellan Shortly after beginning my first librarian job, my new co-worker, Ning Han, told me that I would be on the local arrangements committee for the annual WestPac conference. The conference was going to be in Boise, … Continue reading

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Law Library Security – How Safe Are We?

by Emily Donnellan Following the tragic library shooting in New Mexico, library security has been on my mind. It’s not something I think about often. My primary responsibility is to patrons, but after a tense interaction, I’m left thinking that … Continue reading

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