Category Archives: Issues in Librarianship (generally)

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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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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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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On Sabbaticals and Term-Limits

by Beau Steenken Today marks a beginning and an end for me. On the one hand, today is the first day of my first ever research sabbatical. (U.K. considers librarians to be 12-month faculty, so I’m splitting my sabbatical and … Continue reading

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Community Defining Information in a Personalized World

by Tig Wartluft The other morning during breakfast I watched this Vox video about satirists versus more traditional media coverage and noticed that some of the clips were by a professor at my university (Sophia McClennen, School of International Affairs (SIA)). This … Continue reading

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The Slide vs The Tweet

by Christine Anne George Over the weekend, I noticed a post on Twitter about the ACRL conference and dum-dums. Having particularly fond memories of those little lollypops from my childhood, I wondered how some ACRL panel worked them into a … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Instruction May Not Be Enough

by Margaret Ambrose Fake news is here to stay. Information professionals need to factor this reality into their strategic vision for the future because there is no turning back the clock on this one – Pandora’s Box is officially open. … Continue reading

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