Category Archives: Issues in Law Librarianship

If Busy, Then Try This

The culture of productivity is deeply embedded in American society.  From its inception, with the habits of Benjamin Franklin, to the modern-day obsession with improving productivity at all costs, we’ve been taught for generations that we should be constantly improving … Continue reading

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Combating Imposter Syndrome One Kudos at a Time

Most librarians I know, including myself, are introverts who suffer from imposter syndrome. I know: coming in hot. I have found most of my issues with imposter syndrome are rooted in wanted to do a great job. When or if … Continue reading

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Going Digital with Microsoft OneNote

About a year or so ago, when I was just beginning my career as a law librarian, I attended a professional development webinar focused on staying organized. One specific gem that stayed with me regarded how to keep your meeting … Continue reading

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Moving a Library

I’ve known my library was moving since before I even began in my current position back in September 2018. I’ve been in construction meetings since my first week and I’ve watched the remodel slowly progress. It wasn’t until last week … Continue reading

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Using Microsoft Teams in Legal Research Class

As a law librarian at Penn State Law, I get to teach one section of Legal Research course every fall for the 1Ls. Last year was my first year at my current position and I used Canvas to manage the … Continue reading

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How to Become a Law Librarian who is Known for Having Good Ideas

Being able to generate ideas is an important skill for law librarians to have if the profession is to continue to move forward.  Librarians need new ideas to be able to design new classes, come up with fresh homework problems, … Continue reading

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To all of my new(er) colleagues:

To all of my new(er) Colleagues: Did you attend the D.C. AALL annual meeting as a first-timer or relative newbie? Were you lost r did you have questions? Perhaps you even heard of this thing called CONELL but don’t know … Continue reading

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