Category Archives: Customer Service

Taking Charge of Your Changing Role

by Dean Duane Strojny Two big changes are happening in my workplace world within the next few months. They do not seem linked, but read on and you will see the connection. First is the implementation of an online time … Continue reading

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Study Aids as Library Collection

by Tig Wartluft With Spring around the corner — Punxsutawney Phil, what are you saying?! — ok, fine, let’s try this again. With Spring Semester in full gear, my focus moves from teaching the 1L research course in the Fall, to … Continue reading

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Same Old Song & Dance: Rolling Out a New Product

by Erik Adams Recently it was reported that celebrity chef Jamie Oliver had incurred the wrath of the people of Spain for a new recipe: a paella that included chorizo. Paella, it seems, is considered the national dish of Spain, and … 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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Intersection Between Culture & Emotion

by Margaret Ambrose As part of a professional development speaker series, the Cornell Law Library recently hosted Eugenia Charles-Newton, who delivered an excellent presentation on emotional intelligence and cultural competence. One of the many highlights of the presentation was Eugenia’s personal narrative … Continue reading

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Ode to the Plastic Sign Holder

by Beau Steenken Law libraries spend a lot of money. Beyond the six figures (or more) that a library spends on maintaining its print collection and electronic subscriptions, money must be spent on shelving (and, in some instances, compact-shelving service … Continue reading

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“Can I check out the Ping-Pong paddles?” Unique yet popular items that patrons crave

by Kris Turner Obviously, the most common requests in law libraries revolve around serious research. Be it books, databases, microfilm, or whatever format, law libraries are saturated with critical tools for study. But law students often require a break in their … Continue reading

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