Category Archives: Patron Services

A Day at the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference

by Brandon Wright Adler This past Friday, I spent my day in Baton Rouge, LA at the Louisiana Library Association’s (LLA) annual conference. I chose to only spend one day at the three-day conference for a couple of reasons, the … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper into a Patron’s Question

by Emily Donnellan On Thursday I got an e-mail from a law clerk asking for a specific secondary source. I sent him the source, but he wanted the historical 1986 version. This wasn’t something I was going to be able … Continue reading

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Resilience Training in Law Schools: Lessons of Nikita Gupta

by Tarica LaBossiere In approximately one week, the February 2019 Florida Bar Examination will commence. Approximately 800 bar applicants will be sitting for the two-part Florida exam for the first time. For many of their neighbors, this will not be … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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Jim Crow’s Last Stand in Louisiana and Reviewing Library Diversity and Inclusion Implementation

As our country seemingly becomes more and more politically divided, and in some cases ethically divided, I feel excitement and fear about the vote tomorrow. I feel excitement because tomorrow will likely (and hopefully) be a historic day for the … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2018

There is a conference for librarians that I have just learned of: Internet Librarian 2018. As law librarians, it behooves us to keep abreast of technological advances. I am always looking for different tech conferences that do not specifically revolve … Continue reading

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Changing Attitudes and Showing Value in the Library

In May I wrote a post about how the close of the academic year always feels like an ending. I think of Fall as a new beginning. Even more so than New Year’s, this season makes me optimistic about things … Continue reading

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