Category Archives: Work/Life Balance

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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Reflecting on My Second Year as a Law Librarian

by Emily Siess Donnellan Saturday was Concordia Law’s graduation ceremony. This time of year makes me reflective. Graduation is both a beginning and an ending. It is the beginning of our grads new path and it is the ending of … Continue reading

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The Library and Food: Finding a Healthy Balance

by Emily Siess Donnellan I’ve never shared this before, but during law school I gained 40 pounds. I was already overweight having gained the freshman 15 (and then some) in undergrad. But law school took me in to a different … Continue reading

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O Holy Nightmare: What to do about emotional labor and holiday burnout

by Lora Johns The holiday season is upon us. We’re inundated with messages to be thankful, to project an “attitude of gratitude.” It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except that for many of us, it’s not. In academic … Continue reading

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Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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