Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

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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This Moment in Time

Ah, back to school…A time of crisper winds, fresh faced students, and not a worry in the world. A magical time of year.  Ha. More like endless to-do lists, end of summer project panic, and finally accepting the end of … Continue reading

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Digital Detox – My Time Away from Social Media

I’ve never considered myself addicted to social media. At best I saw myself as a casual browser. I posted rarely but I’d check it while I was watching TV, or during my lunch hour. I’ve always been generous with my … Continue reading

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

by Dean Duane Strojny Vacations are a wonderful time to recharge and recover from the day-to-day grind of an academic library. Taking the past week off was good for my batteries. After figuring out that I really needed to disconnect … Continue reading

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Working Remotely – Good or Bad?

by Caren Luckie One of the good things about being a firm librarian is the ability to work from home once in a while.  It’s also one of the bad things.  Yes, it means I don’t have to take a … Continue reading

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