Category Archives: Issues in Law Librarianship

The End of Technical Services

by Dean Duane Strojny In July 2014, our Technical Services department had 13 full-time employees. Today, there are 5 with a looming retirement that I am hoping to be able to replace. The work related to physical paper materials is … Continue reading

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How Do We Engage with Ideas that Make Us Uncomfortable?

by Lora Johns Imagine a patron comes to you at the reference desk. They want to write a term paper, an op-ed, maybe even an amicus brief, and they need research help. The topic is race. Specifically, their thesis is … Continue reading

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Reference as Strategy Game: We’re Here to Help

Regardless of where you are on life’s ladder, all you have to know is that there are lots of county law librarians all around the country that are waiting to help those in need find the solace they seek. Continue reading

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PACER Fees: Legal or No?

by Brandon Wright Adler In light of a new court decision delivered by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, I decided to revamp my entire blog post for the week. With that, I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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An Exploration of WikiLeaks: What has Taken Me So Long!

by Sarah Gotschall Recently a friend from my school’s career services office was trying to find contact information for a recent graduate, a common activity for her since her department is in charge of reporting graduate employment data to the … Continue reading

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#Critlib Twitter Chat on 3/19 at 2pmET/1pmCT

Please join a group of law librarians today, March 19 at 2pmET/1pmCT for a lively Twitter #critlib chat about vendor relations! For more information on participating in Twitter chats, see this helpful post on Twitter Chats.

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Not Just Winter Blues: Can the Library Help Improve Law Student Mental Health?

by Lora Johns March is dreary, gray, and cold. The vivid reds of autumn leaves and apples faded so long ago they might never have been at all. The promise of springtime sun and flowers feels more like a lie—in … Continue reading

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