Category Archives: Technology

Who Teaches Tech? (Spoiler: Librarians!)

We’re six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and I think it’s clear by now that the way we learn, teach, and engage with each other may forever be changed. For better or worse, technology is an even bigger part of … Continue reading

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There’s No Business Like Show Business?

Engineer: “Saturday morning radio address, take 21.” Donna Moss: “I have a really good feeling about this one, sir.” President Josiah Bartlet: “Is this still my first term?” West Wing, Season 2, Episode 5 Remember March?  Me either. But I … Continue reading

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What’s a Librarian Without a Library?

As many of us continue working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been exploring what it means to be a librarian without full access to a physical library building. Can we really provide the same depth and scope of services remotely for an extended period of time, without losing value or disappointing our … Continue reading

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Navigating COVID-19 and a Possible Campus Closure as a Reference Librarian

New COVID-19 cases are popping up across the U.S. bringing inevitable changes to the usual work environment. In particular, several school campuses have already cancelled in-person classes or at least instituted international travel restriction. In the face of potential disruption … Continue reading

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The Future of PACER

PACER or Public Access to Court Electronic Records is a government run website that allows anyone to make an account and access court records electronically. This data is pulled from CM/ECF an electronic filing system that, according to a 2014 … Continue reading

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