Giving Back: Dr. Yvonne Chandler’s Legacy

By Andre Davison On Tuesday, November 30th, we commemorate the National Day of Giving, aka Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday usually takes place the following Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 and it encourages people to do good. Giving Tuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundredsContinue reading “Giving Back: Dr. Yvonne Chandler’s Legacy”

Speak Up and Advocate for Yourself!

By Brandi Robertson Recently, in a discussion with two colleagues of mine, one expressed how stressed and overworked they felt. This colleague had essentially taken on the tasks of another position in addition to their normal duties without any support.  The other person in this discussion brought up how they had been in a similarContinue reading “Speak Up and Advocate for Yourself!”

Diving Deep into Docket Reports

Expounding on the notion of using a word cloud and concordance on docket entries by examining Thomas Reuters Enterprise et al v. ROSS Intelligence Inc. (C.A. No. 20-613-LPS). By Aamir Abdullah As previously noted, docket reports may provide a decent snapshot for a given legal case. However, to gleam a view of that snapshot, the inquirerContinue reading “Diving Deep into Docket Reports”

Let’s Play a Game: Who Is Missing At The Law Library Table?

By Marcelo Rodríguez In general, law librarians tend to be very active and aware of social issues around our profession as well as US society at large and the inevitable and impactful connections between them. This active role translates into calls to action, statements, education and training programing, difficult yet needed conversations and so on.Continue reading “Let’s Play a Game: Who Is Missing At The Law Library Table?”

“Missing White Woman Syndrome” and Invisibility

By Zanada Joyner The tragic discovery of Gabby Petito’s remains, who disappeared two weeks ago while hiking with her boyfriend in Wyoming, has left me thinking about the curious “Missing White Woman Syndrome.” As first coined by the great Gwen Ifill, the syndrome describes the media’s overrepresentation or focus on missing white women and girls.Continue reading ““Missing White Woman Syndrome” and Invisibility”

Stranger in a Strange Land: Changing Jurisdictions as a New Law Librarian

By Michael Muehe In August 2021, I accepted a role as a Research Librarian Fellow at the University of San Francisco School of Law, thinking that it would be the perfect position and an opportunity to continue building my librarianship skills while I finished the last four classes of my MSLIS program. For some reason,Continue reading “Stranger in a Strange Land: Changing Jurisdictions as a New Law Librarian”

The Plight of a Bookmark Hoarder

By Ramon Barajas The oldest bookmark that I have is dated Oct. 31, 2001. Apparently, when most normal people are getting ready for trick-or-treat or Halloween parties, I was at my desk saving a link to I don’t remember which bookmarking tool I was using in 2001, but I was an early adopter andContinue reading “The Plight of a Bookmark Hoarder”

Calling All Law Librarians: What Do You Do All Day?

By Mandy Lee In this, my inaugural post for Notes Between Us, I’d like to explore “Us” in Notes Between Us. Who are we? We are all “law librarians,” meaning that we work in legal information settings, guiding people to legal information as our vocations. What do we have in common? Perhaps more importantly, whatContinue reading “Calling All Law Librarians: What Do You Do All Day?”

Remembering RBG as a Law Librarian in 5782

By Marcelo Rodríguez Yahrzeit is probably the first word that comes to mind when thinking about the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) in this new Jewish year of 5782, during these Days of Awe. Yahrzeit is the word my Ashkenazi sisters and brothers use to mark the anniversary of someone who has passed. RBGContinue reading “Remembering RBG as a Law Librarian in 5782”