Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

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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I taught a condensed weekend course. Here’s what I learned…

by Cassie DuBay This semester, I tried something new and taught a condensed ALR course over a few weekends. Specifically, I taught a 1-credit course in one weekend: Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm; and Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm. I had the following weekend … Continue reading

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A Court Librarian’s Perspective on the Government Shutdown

by Emily Donnellan I’ve seen a lot of talk about the government shutdown around the web, mostly about what the shutdown means for access to government information. Open and continuous access is a concern but, in this blog post, I … Continue reading

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Menopause in the Library: Ladies of a Certain Age Unite!?!

We have probably all noticed that law librarianship is a female-dominated profession. As of 2016, 75% of American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) members were women. Librarianship is such a feminized profession that recently AALL tried to rename itself to … Continue reading

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Working During the Bar Exam? Start Studying Yesterday.

As anyone that sat for any Bar Exam can attest, passing a state’s Bar is no easy feat. The Bar Exam is not simply a test of legal application, but an assessment of one’s stamina and endurance – the haze … Continue reading

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What Percent of Law Students Should Regularly Use the Library?

by Dean Duane Strojny In the old days, if we had 10% of our students in the library in the middle of the afternoon, that meant anywhere between 200 and 250 students most semesters. Today, 10% is a lot less. … Continue reading

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