NBU is One Year Old!

By Marcelo Rodríguez We did it! ¡Enhorabuena, Félicitations, Congratulations and Mazal tov! Our adventure called, Notes Between Us (NBU) is officially one year old. And the path to arrive here has truly been an adventure of learning from each other, collaborating and giving words to our thoughts and perspectives. Over the past year, we haveContinue reading “NBU is One Year Old!”

A Few Thoughts on Coordinating Conference Panels

By Marcelo Rodríguez During this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), I will be coordinating four panels as well as taking on some important responsibilities as the current chair of the AALL Foreign, Comparative and International Law (FCIL) – SIS. To say that this is a lot of work isContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Coordinating Conference Panels”

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Pride at Work

By Marcelo Rodríguez As some of you may know, about a year ago, I moved to a new job in a new city, new state, new everything. When you are the newbie, there is the inevitable expectation of getting to know each other with lots of questions, at times personal questions or a little ofContinue reading “Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Pride at Work”

Have a Toxic Boss? Get Out!

by Marcelo Rodríguez We get used to everything and anything: from the inept and the incompetent to the toxic and the abusive. My thesis gets confirmed every time I get emails commenting on my previous posts: Let’s Play a Game: Who is Missing at the Law Library Table? and Top 5 Things to Do inContinue reading “Have a Toxic Boss? Get Out!”

One Year in Tucson: Teaching and Healing

By Marcelo Rodríguez February 2022 meant that I have been at the University of Arizona’s College of Law Library in Tucson for one whole year. Although the pandemic has rendered the passing of time a mere illusion (more than usual!), I still think it’s a good moment to attempt to answer at least one ofContinue reading “One Year in Tucson: Teaching and Healing”

Research Sources on Hate Groups and the Jan. 6 Capitol Assault

By Marcelo Rodríguez Undeniably, white supremacists and other hate and extremist groups have increased in visibility and impact in the United States over the past ten years or so. No other event in the recent history of our country exemplifies this trend more than the armed assault and insurrection which took place in the US CapitolContinue reading “Research Sources on Hate Groups and the Jan. 6 Capitol Assault”

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?”

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”