In Search of the Evil Librarian

By Marcelo Rodríguez (Follow us on LinkedIn) There are some well-known archetypes that literary fiction and the media in general rely on when a librarian character is conceived and evoked. First, there is the know-it-all librarian with brilliant intellectual power albeit physically weak at the same time. Then, there is also the Indiana Jones-like librarianContinue reading “In Search of the Evil Librarian”

Women, Women, Women!

By Le’Shawn Turner (Follow us on LinkedIn) From the minds of women came innovations, inventions, creations, and advancement. From the hearts of women came love, acceptance, bravery, and sincerity. From the acts of women came charity, education, movement, suffrage, and opportunities.   In 1981, Women’s History Week was enacted by the 97th Congress. Congress designated the week beginningContinue reading “Women, Women, Women!”

Living BIG in our Law Libraries (and beyond)

By Jenny Silbiger (Follow us on LinkedIn) Living BIG is an acronym standing for: Boundaries, Integrity, and Generosity, and is one of the many lessons that surfaced from Dr. Brene Brown’s decades of research around shame, vulnerability, compassion, and wholehearted living. You may have seen my post on the Gifts of Imperfection as relating to lawContinue reading “Living BIG in our Law Libraries (and beyond)”

From L.A. Law to The Matrix

By Mike Martinez (Follow us on LinkedIn) There is no doubt that our biases, experiences, how we process information, all play a part in our personal narrative and journey.  I remember being young and naïve in my perception of the law. I was influenced by Atticus Finch but growing up in the 80’s, I also tookContinue reading “From L.A. Law to The Matrix”

Just A Librarian Doing Indian Law

By Rebecca Plevel (Follow us on LinkedIn) Regardless of where I am working and teaching, I am and will be a librarian doing Indian law. That passion arises from both my heritage (I am a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation), and my work in and around Indian Country in Arizona for 30+ years. It alsoContinue reading “Just A Librarian Doing Indian Law”

Different Strokes for Different Folks

By Rebecca Potance (Follow us on LinkedIn) Recently, the Governor of Pennsylvania signed an Executive Order removing four year degree requirements for numerous state jobs. Some people saw this as part of a larger trend in this country of emphasizing skills over degrees in hiring. Unfortunately, someone I know lambasted the decision on social media, claimingContinue reading “Different Strokes for Different Folks”

That All May Read: Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled

By Brandi Robertson (Follow us on LinkedIn) A little over a year ago, I left my job as an assistant law librarian and took a position as an outreach librarian for Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS). When I applied, I knew very little about GLS. However, when I accepted the position,Continue reading “That All May Read: Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled”

My Favourite Flowers

By Candice Fong (Follow us on LinkedIn) It’s the dead of winter in Ontario and I’m already dreaming of flowers. As I mentioned before, I rediscovered gardening during my transformative journey. I am by no means a professional horticulturist – just a garden enthusiast. My gardening philosophy is less weeding and less watering which is accomplishedContinue reading “My Favourite Flowers”

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me and My Law Librarian Friends But Were Afraid to Ask: Stefanie Weigmann

By Shira Megerman (Follow us on LinkedIn) In the fourth installment in this series, I spoke with Stefanie Weigmann, Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services, at Boston University School of Law, Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries, on becoming a law librarian.  1. What attracted you to being a law librarian? I worked in the library whenContinue reading “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me and My Law Librarian Friends But Were Afraid to Ask: Stefanie Weigmann”

Grateful For This Cup of Delicious Coffee

By Ramon Barajas (Follow us on LinkedIn) An important part of my mental health regimen includes maintaining a semi-regular journal. I do this to help keep my thoughts organized and to keep my plans on track. Our modern world is so rife with noise, distractions, and stressors (both internal and external) that can cause havoc onContinue reading “Grateful For This Cup of Delicious Coffee”