Category Archives: Reference Services

Reference Librarians, Institutional Memory, & Bluebook Common Law

by Beau Steenken A significant portion of the reference work my colleagues and I do involves assisting students on our two journals, the Kentucky Law Journal and the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. While some of the work we … Continue reading

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The Limit Does Not Exist

By Christine Anne George Monday was Mean Girls Day (the date was chosen due to a particular scene in the movie). Among the many things Mean Girls has gifted us is a particular line that, from time to time, applies to … Continue reading

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Finals – My favorite time of year

by Christina Glon Finals have started here at Emory Law and, while we can all feel the tension in the library, this is still my favorite time of year. Not because my class is over and all I have to do … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking about Summer Reseach Assistant Training

by Christina Glon I know it’s hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner. In academic law libraries, summer is the season for Research Assistants, a time when rising 2Ls are feeling great about completing their first year and think they … Continue reading

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Millennials in the Workplace…And the Classroom?

by Christina Glon “They are entitled.” “They are coddled by overbearing parents.” “They do not want to work hard.” “They are not loyal to their employers.” So starts the book You Raised Us – Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, … Continue reading

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“Yeah, I skimmed it”: Librarians and Reading Comprehension

by Kris Turner One of my favorite kinds of questions at the reference desk are those that allow me to ask this question right back: Do you want that in print or digital?

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How “real” is your virtual reference?

Like many other libraries, the library where I work has provided reference services via instant messaging chat for several years now. We started out with Meebo (clean, easy, FREE), and then had to move on to other tools when Meebo went … Continue reading

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