Category Archives: Career

On Sabbaticals and Term-Limits

by Beau Steenken Today marks a beginning and an end for me. On the one hand, today is the first day of my first ever research sabbatical. (U.K. considers librarians to be 12-month faculty, so I’m splitting my sabbatical and … Continue reading

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Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Supporting Librarian Scholarship within Your Institution

by Ashley Ahlbrand Librarians are many things: caretakers, teachers, guides, support.  These roles reflect the work that we do and the relationships we have with our patrons. Yet there is another role many of us fill, whether as a requirement … Continue reading

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Do You Want it All?

by Dean Duane Strojny I want it all!  Okay, I am generally not that greedy, but there have been quite a few things in the library world that I have come across that either I want to physically have or … Continue reading

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The Law Library & The Bar Exam

by Dean Duane Strojny Because of another blog posting forwarded to me recently, I am moved to discuss the bar exam and the role libraries could, should, and must play in the preparation of it. This is a critical time for … Continue reading

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Time Management for Playmakers

by Margaret Jane Ambrose Lately, I have been thinking a lot about time.  Mostly because I could use more of it (but then who couldn’t?), but also because I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about what I do with … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

by Beau Steenken Recently I returned from vacationing with relatives in California. The combination of a week away from work, conversations with one of my aunts who recently retired from a career in H.R., and seeing my three-year-old son’s unrestrained … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

by Janelle Beitz … That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So reference librarians would, were they not so call’d, Retain that dear perfection which they owe Without that title. I don’t know if … Continue reading

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