Category Archives: Issues in Law Librarianship

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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What’s a Librarian Without a Library?

As many of us continue working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been exploring what it means to be a librarian without full access to a physical library building. Can we really provide the same depth and scope of services remotely for an extended period of time, without losing value or disappointing our … Continue reading

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Navigating COVID-19 and a Possible Campus Closure as a Reference Librarian

New COVID-19 cases are popping up across the U.S. bringing inevitable changes to the usual work environment. In particular, several school campuses have already cancelled in-person classes or at least instituted international travel restriction. In the face of potential disruption … Continue reading

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Better in Print? Guiding Students to Books in the Digital Age

Lately, I’ve been wondering if there are certain legal sources that are better in print than online. I am, admittedly, part of a generation of law graduates and students that hardly ever open a book to conduct legal research. By … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Book Review and/or Love Letter to How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender

1 From How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender by Mike Chase, Available at https://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Federal-Criminal-Illustrated/dp/1982112514/ Continue reading

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