Category Archives: Patron Services

No…Nope…Still No…

By Christine Anne George Not that long ago I participated in a workshop that brought together historians and archivists. While it was a very interesting exchange, there was one thing that was abundantly clear—the historians had a bit of resentment … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Toy Story

By Christine Anne George It’s that time of year again. The end of the spring semester. For students it means gearing up for finals. For library staff it means that every important thing that can break and/or jam will…at least … Continue reading

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On the Brink of the Abyss; Planning for Library Services after the Plunge

by Beau Steenken Though I have written about politically-related topics a time or two on this blog, this week’s title does not refer to North Korea, Syria , Russia, or France. No, the title refers to something much more certain and imminent: … Continue reading

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Study Aids as Library Collection

by Tig Wartluft With Spring around the corner — Punxsutawney Phil, what are you saying?! — ok, fine, let’s try this again. With Spring Semester in full gear, my focus moves from teaching the 1L research course in the Fall, to … Continue reading

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Is Access to Lexis, Westlaw, and BloombergLaw Feasible?

by Dean Duane Strojny Let’s face it. The cost of the current big three legal research databases is staggering. Over the years, both Lexis and Westlaw tend to have multi-year price increases followed by multi-year price holds. This lulls directors … Continue reading

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The S in RIPS and the Value of Libraries

by Paul Gatz In 1976, a Québécois librarian named André Cossette published a thin volume on the philosophy of librarianship, which, many years later, was translated to English by Rory Litwin and published under the title of Humanism and Libraries: An … Continue reading

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The Law Library & The Bar Exam

by Dean Duane Strojny Because of another blog posting forwarded to me recently, I am moved to discuss the bar exam and the role libraries could, should, and must play in the preparation of it. This is a critical time for … Continue reading

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