Category Archives: Issues in Law Librarianship

Will Robots Take Over the Law Library?

by Lora Johns In recent years, websites have sprung up that allow the anxious professional to input her job title and find out when she will be replaced by automation. Based on the calculations of an Oxford University report, Will … Continue reading

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The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front

by Brandon Wright Adler Last week I gave a lecture to the Advanced Legal Research course about the economics of legal research. Most of the students in this class are 3L’s and nearly ready to take on the legal world. … Continue reading

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Law Library Security – How Safe Are We?

by Emily Donnellan Following the tragic library shooting in New Mexico, library security has been on my mind. It’s not something I think about often. My primary responsibility is to patrons, but after a tense interaction, I’m left thinking that … Continue reading

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Technology and Humanism: Reflections on Austin

by Paul Gatz Most readers of this blog are likely already aware that law librarians are awesome, but it’s nice to see some folks outside of the profession come to the same conclusion. The two examples I have in mind … Continue reading

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Change is good? Change is good?

by Dean Duane Strojny I did it! I rearranged my office. It usually happens over a semester break and I take on the task about every two years. Now granted, there are only so many possible configurations because of the … Continue reading

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Doing More With Less & Wearing Multiple Hats

by Sandra Dunbar, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient We live in interesting times, and today was an interesting day. Though I work for a medium sized law firm (120ish attorneys in size offices, located throughout the state of Illinois, so … Continue reading

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Informal Teaching Opportunities

by Janeen Williams, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient I recently moved from an academic law library environment to a government law library. At the moment, I do not teach a formal legal research course, and I do miss that aspect … Continue reading

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