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Holidays on Reference

by Christine Anne George Last year, I was a champ. At least according to the Washington Post’s blog, I was a champ. It was a bit gratifying (if not a little mortifying because I didn’t think the picture would get around) because … Continue reading

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How “real” is your virtual reference?

Like many other libraries, the library where I work has provided reference services via instant messaging chat for several years now. We started out with Meebo (clean, easy, FREE), and then had to move on to other tools when Meebo went … Continue reading

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Law Librarians Adapting to Changing Users

Editor’s note: Post written by Jeff Woodmansee Although we have long incorporated elements of teaching into our “toolkit” of skills as librarians, there is an increasing trend of academic law librarians having formal teaching duties inside traditional classrooms. In today’s … Continue reading

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The Pro Ses Are Coming!

Editor’s Note: This is a post written by guest blogger, Jeff B. Woodmansee One of the many effects felt downstream during the U.S. economic slump of the past several years is the tremendous rise in pro se litigation (i.e., citizens … Continue reading

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Embedded Librarianship

Following up on Catherine’s great post from last week, I thought I would share a few more things about embedded librarianship.  When I graduated from library school I had a very narrow view of embedded librarianship. I imagined a librarian sitting … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Librarian Self: 1-year-old!

November 8th was my first full year as a law librarian. I’m still a newbie, but if I could go back in time to last year, here are the top 5 things that I would tell myself about reference: Smile. … Continue reading

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Does the Desk Define Us?

When I was just a wee one, librarians already were asking a sacrilegious question: Does the reference desk define us? Barbara Ford presented a paper at ACRL in 1986 titled “Reference Beyond (and without) the Reference Desk.” And Gabriela Sonntag … Continue reading

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