Author Archives: Sarah Gotschall

Let Your Computer Do the Typing and Save Your Wrists for Lifting Your Drink

by Sarah Gotschall According to computer scientist Andrew Ng, speech is the natural way that people communicate and “humanity was never designed to communicate by using our fingers to poke at little keyboards…” After years of user torment by Siri … Continue reading

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You’re Already There Anyway: Make Work Work for You in 2019!

by Sarah Gotschall It might be a little late for new year’s resolutions, but since everyone has already abandoned their first ones, it is prolly time for another round! Do you have any resolution ideas which could only succeed if … Continue reading

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Westlaw Edge’s New Compare Versions Feature

Back in the olden days, this fall, before the advent of Westlaw Edge, I showed my research class some recently amended Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) sections. Using old Westlaw, we looked at the current versions of A.R.S. sections and then, … Continue reading

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Menopause in the Library: Ladies of a Certain Age Unite!?!

We have probably all noticed that law librarianship is a female-dominated profession. As of 2016, 75% of American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) members were women. Librarianship is such a feminized profession that recently AALL tried to rename itself to … Continue reading

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The Goofy Prize Box: The Hairball Cat, 25 Year Old Gum, and Sand Dollar Wonder

When I started teaching legal research in 2006, I found many students appeared afraid to answer questions, which was perhaps unsurprising considering the ravages of the Socratic Method on the First Year psyche. Considering their wide eyed terror, throwing out … Continue reading

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LibGuides for Legal Research Course Websites

For many years, I used a free wiki for my administrative law research course website. It has worked perfectly fine over the years, but the site format hasn’t really changed in forever. It looked a bit dated, or maybe … Continue reading

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Stand in the Place Where You Work?

Run for the hills! Modern life is killing us (and turning us into nearsighted mouth breathers)! Recently I read that our mushy non-fibrous western diet has led to the underdevelopment of children’s jaws, resulting in crowded teeth and jaw muscles too week to hold their … Continue reading

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