The Pelau That Unites Us

By Aesha Duval On a recent drive home from work, I wracked my brain and mentally scanned the contents of my freezer and cupboards, trying to figure out what to cook for dinner. Then it hit me. I could make pelau! Pelau is a traditional rice dish of the French West Indies (Guadeloupe, Dominica, St.Continue reading “The Pelau That Unites Us”

Reclaiming Our History – Access to Colonial and Historical Archives

By Aesha Duval On March 31, 1917, the Danish West Indies, an archipelago in the Caribbean – consisting of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John — were transferred from Denmark to the United States of America and were renamed the Virgin Islands of the United States. Two actions in the years following the transferContinue reading “Reclaiming Our History – Access to Colonial and Historical Archives”

Universal Design in Law Librarianship

We are more alike than different … but is different really a bad thing? by Aesha Duval This fall, I took a virtual Introduction to Special Education course at a local university. I took the class for a teaching certification that I was required to obtain back when I was a school librarian several yearsContinue reading “Universal Design in Law Librarianship”

Coping after a Disaster

By Aesha Duval Be prepared. Stay informed. Be vigilant. Those are the three main actions emergency response experts urge you to take when preparing for a disaster. But what about after a disaster strikes? After the flood waters have receded, the hurricane winds have stilled or the earth stops shaking, how do you cope withContinue reading “Coping after a Disaster”