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Beyond the Reference Desk

A formative experience for me in library school was working the reference desk with the librarians at the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington. I watched in wonder as the librarians each listened to their respective patrons, and … Continue reading

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Promoting Faculty Scholarship

by Jamie Baker Most law schools are players in the zero-sum game of the US News ranking system. The overall score in this system is influenced in large part—nearly 40%—by quality assessment from peer academics, lawyers, and judges. One of the ways to … Continue reading

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Providing Faculty Services & Tracking Requests

Academic law libraries typically offer many services to the faculty. Many law libraries have a dedicated Faculty Services Librarian and others rely on a faculty-liaison program. It can be as challenging to reach faculty members as it is to reach … Continue reading

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Service with a Smile, or Why Librarianship is Not Dying

In the chaos that always comes with the beginning of another school year, I, like so many colleagues across the country, find myself drowning in work. To-do lists only seem to get longer, never shorter, and much of the work … Continue reading

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Running a Library Research Assistant Program

“[It] takes longer but the results are better.” ~ JFK This year, I took over management of our library’s Research Assistant Program (RAP) after a successful inaugural year under my colleague’s direction. Having overseen 50 projects and 1,000 hours of … Continue reading

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