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Open to the Public?

As a research and instructional librarian at an academic library, my role is pretty clear: teach the students to competently research the law, help faculty with any research tasks they need help with, and, of course, other duties as assigned.  … 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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The Reinvention Blues

by Erik Y. Adams I recently read yet another article about public libraries reinventing themselves by offering new services. This particular one is by Larra Clark and appeared in The Guardian: “How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers.” The article mentions … Continue reading

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Leaving the Nest

I remember the first “real” legal research problem I had. An attorney who I wanted to work with had a friend who ran a bar. The bar wanted to show NFL football games.  The bar owner installed a satellite dish that could … Continue reading

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Public Library Resources

Editor’s Note: Due to a technological glitch, authorship of this post is attributed to Jason Sowards.  Meg Martin is the author of this post.   Public libraries often provide access to databases that can be useful to your patrons. Here … Continue reading

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