Swastikas on Campus

By Marcelo Rodríguez (Follow us on LinkedIn) On April 11th, 2023, an anti-abortion group decided to display swastikas, pictures of the Holocaust as well as the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides at a prominent location on the main campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona to get across whatever message they wanted to convey. Students,Continue reading “Swastikas on Campus”

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”

Jewish Book Month: Our Top 5 Recommendations

By Marcelo Rodríguez and Avery Vinson It’s Jewish Book Month! And if you have never heard about this before. No worries! We’ve got you covered.  Jewish Book Month is celebrated annually primarily here in the United States to promote and highlight Jewish writers and stories. The events take place across bookstores, book fairs, libraries, universities,Continue reading “Jewish Book Month: Our Top 5 Recommendations”

The People You Work With Are Not Your Family

By Marcelo Rodríguez Recently, I was featured in a short Q&A talking about my thoughts on leadership. Quite frankly, I did it more as a favor than anything else, and I spent around 20 minutes answering the questions. I do spend a considerable amount of time thinking about leadership at work and how it translatesContinue reading “The People You Work With Are Not Your Family”

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”