Honouring the Radical History of Self-Care

By Lynie Awywen (Follow us on LinkedIn) If ‘prioritizing self-care’ is one of your resolutions this year — or an ongoing core value you wish to remain in alignment with, it is important to honour the radical history of the term as you embark on your own intention setting rituals. There is power in looking backContinue reading “Honouring the Radical History of Self-Care”

Old Habits Die Hard – Confirmation Bias in Research

By Michael Muehe (Follow us on LinkedIn) I recently attended a webinar organized by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) discussing how to kickstart your research and writing for scholarly publications. As I am in the early research stages of what may become my first professional research article on critical/legal information literacy, I attended with anContinue reading “Old Habits Die Hard – Confirmation Bias in Research”

The Benefits and Virtues of Actually Keeping in Touch

By Sabrina Sondhi (Follow us on LinkedIn) Having attended multiple schools and worked for many employers over the years, I’m happy to say that some of my former classmates and colleagues also became my friends. These are the people that I hold onto with both hands. Pre-pandemic I travelled a lot and used to regularly catchContinue reading “The Benefits and Virtues of Actually Keeping in Touch”

Dotting the I’s of Connection

By Andre Davison (Follow us on LinkedIn) My personal and professional goal in all my relationships is to transition from interaction to connection.  The Cambridge Dictionary online defines interaction as “a situation where two or more people or things communicate with each other or react to each other”. NY Times bestselling author and professor, BrenéContinue reading “Dotting the I’s of Connection”

The Pack Horse Library Project of East Kentucky

By Caroline Nevin (Follow us on LinkedIn) I’ve belonged to the same book club for over 25 years. It has evolved as people’s lives change of course, but at its core it’s a group of women who want to better understand the world through the writing of people with different perspectives than us. I feelContinue reading “The Pack Horse Library Project of East Kentucky”

J’ouvert and Playing Mas’: Why Carnival Matters

By Aesha Duval (Follow us on LinkedIn) Starting this week and into the first week of January 2023, the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary of the Crucian Christmas Festival. Although called festival by locals, it is essentially St. Croix’s Carnival and it will be the first oneContinue reading “J’ouvert and Playing Mas’: Why Carnival Matters”

Applying the Gifts of Imperfection to Law Libraries

By Jenny Silbiger (Follow us on LinkedIn) Happy Holidays NBU colleagues and friends! Last year at this time, I talked about making space for the complicated experiences, nuances, and emotions that the holiday season can bring.  The same person who feels enormous gratitude and generosity for the world can also hold inexpressible grief and sorrow,Continue reading “Applying the Gifts of Imperfection to Law Libraries”

Thanksgiving 101

By Mandy Lee (Follow us on LinkedIn) Where do you work? The attorney smiled.  I’m a law librarian. I don’t practice. Wait. What? I’m a lawyer, & a librarian. I work in a law library. So you practice law AND work in a library? I work at a law school. I don’t practice law. MyContinue reading “Thanksgiving 101”