Author Archives: lizmanriquez

About lizmanriquez

My love for libraries borders on fanatical and I'm honored to have this space to indulge my interest. I received my B.A. in Economics from DePaul University, my J.D. from Chicago-Kent, and my M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. Did I mention I love libraries?

That’s Not “et al.” Folks!

I recently attended the Virtual Symposium on Citation and the Law hosted by the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School and I could not be more fired up about legal citation.  Yeah, you read that right. I am … Continue reading

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The Endless Possibilities in “No”

You can’t pour from an empty pitcher.  Of all the advice my mother gave me growing up, this is the phrase she repeated most frequently.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a part of everything, … Continue reading

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The Frauds Among Us

Today I had a deadline.  I had several deadlines, actually, but most prevalent in my mind was this blog post. I knew for over a week that it was due.  Heck, I probably started stressing about it as soon as … Continue reading

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Following the Crowd

This past week was a tough one for everyone.  As our collective fate hung in the balance, we were somehow expected to function?  To work, to raise our kids, to maintain our mental health. I suffer from anxiety.  Last week … Continue reading

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Meet Them Where They’re At

It’s no secret that relationships are suffering during this time of COVID-19. From blossoming relationships, to long established ones, there is ample evidence that romantic relationships are feeling the strain as the pandemic wears on. It’s understandable the focus would … Continue reading

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