Author Archives: Sarah Gotschall

The Golden Age of UFO Research?

Recently, two of our daily KnowItAALL emails alerted me to the fact we are currently living in the golden age of UFO research, and the world now has online access to previously classified/unavailable/pain-in-the-neck to obtain FBI and CIA documents about … Continue reading

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Amoeba Brains, Red Stars, and Evolutionary Sloth: Feel Better About ALREADY Abandoning Your New Year’s Resolutions

It is a new year again, and by now most of us have given up on our optimistic and inspiring New Year’s resolutions, since according to surveys, 80% of people abandon their resolutions in February. Oh, frailty thy name is … Continue reading

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A Tipsheet Grows Up

This blog post about tipsheets was inspired by two recent events. First, I watched a very informative tutorial about Microsoft Word, and I was very impressed with all the keyboard shortcut possibilities that I never use. The presenter pointed out … Continue reading

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New BIPOC Burdens or Great Ideas? A Black Law Librarian’s Reaction to DEI Ideas Post George Floyd

After the tragic police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, there has been a sudden groundswell of interest in beginning the monumental task of tackling the racial injustice and systemic racism suffered by Black Americans. As a result, … Continue reading

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Common Scolds, Drunkards and Embracery: Exploring the Past and Present Through West Digest Topics

When discussing the West Key Number System with my legal research students, for years I have drawn their attention to the last topic listed in the outline of topics – 414 Zoning and Planning – before revealing there are not … Continue reading

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