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Books, Books Everywhere, but No One Wants to Read

One of my favorite characters in television (or any fictional source) is Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation.  Unfortunatley, in one episode when speaking to a (villainous) librarian, she utters one of the most annoying refrains that I and every … Continue reading

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It’s all about the culture

Every law firm is different.  Not in just the obvious ways like size, location, and areas of practice.  But in more subtle ways, and the most variable factor is firm culture.  The firm culture varies from firm to firm.  It … Continue reading

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If Busy, Then Try This

The culture of productivity is deeply embedded in American society.  From its inception, with the habits of Benjamin Franklin, to the modern-day obsession with improving productivity at all costs, we’ve been taught for generations that we should be constantly improving … Continue reading

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Combating Imposter Syndrome One Kudos at a Time

Most librarians I know, including myself, are introverts who suffer from imposter syndrome. I know: coming in hot. I have found most of my issues with imposter syndrome are rooted in wanted to do a great job. When or if … Continue reading

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Going Digital with Microsoft OneNote

About a year or so ago, when I was just beginning my career as a law librarian, I attended a professional development webinar focused on staying organized. One specific gem that stayed with me regarded how to keep your meeting … Continue reading

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No Guilt Stalking! Helping Students Explore LexisNexis Public Records by Stalking Themselves

For my blog post this month, I continue my exploration of the LexisNexis products available through my law school’s subscription. As with last month’s blog post about Verdict and Settlement Analyzer, the purpose of this post is to briefly describe … Continue reading

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Using Microsoft Teams in Legal Research Class

As a law librarian at Penn State Law, I get to teach one section of Legal Research course every fall for the 1Ls. Last year was my first year at my current position and I used Canvas to manage the … Continue reading

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