Category Archives: Issues in Librarianship (generally)

#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. Advertisements

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How Do You Prepare For This?

by Christine Anne George The first time it happened, I was a 1L. The University had just instituted an emergency alert system, but our classroom was in the basement and I didn’t have cell service. My friend, who suspected he … Continue reading

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ALA Midwinter Debriefing on 2/22

Join AALL Liaison to the ALA ACLTS MARC Advisory Committee, Jean Pajerek, for a quick debrief of the meetings she attended during ALA Midwinter. Thursday, February 22 2:00 PM EST Connect via Zoom (on phone or computer) If you would … Continue reading

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Missed Connections: Scholarship

by Brandon Wright Adler I know the RIPS Blog has discussed, once or twice, the many hats that law librarians must wear. I would like to discuss a casualty to all of that hat-wearing (other than baldness) – the casualty … Continue reading

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O Holy Nightmare: What to do about emotional labor and holiday burnout

by Lora Johns The holiday season is upon us. We’re inundated with messages to be thankful, to project an “attitude of gratitude.” It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except that for many of us, it’s not. In academic … Continue reading

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Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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Help Others Seek Help

by Dean Duane Strojny I am writing about a topic that is rarely, if ever, discussed in librarianship. It has nothing to do with technology or the future of librarianship. It has nothing to do with enrollment in law schools … Continue reading

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