Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me and My Law Librarian Friends But Were Afraid to Ask: Zanada Joyner

By Shira Megerman In the second post of “Everything you always wanted to know about me and my law librarian friends but were afraid to ask,” I spoke with Zanada Joyner, Senior Reference Librarian at NC Central University School of Law, and Notes Between Us contributor, on how she became a law librarian.  1. WhatContinue reading “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me and My Law Librarian Friends But Were Afraid to Ask: Zanada Joyner”

From Invisible to Invaluable: Get Seen, Get Heard, Get Ahead

By Jennifer Mendez I recently attended the ARK Law Firm Libraries 2022 conference in New York City, and I was blown away by the keynote delivered by Robyn Hatcher on the first day of the conference. On her website, Robyn describes herself as a communication expert, international keynote speaker, coach, author, and consultant. She tapsContinue reading “From Invisible to Invaluable: Get Seen, Get Heard, Get Ahead”

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me But You Were Afraid to Ask

By Shira Megerman While I was home for Thanksgiving, my mom shared a notebook she found from when I was in the first grade. The book was cutely titled “Everything you always wanted to know about me and my first-grade friends but were afraid to ask.” As people are often unclear as to what lawContinue reading “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Me But You Were Afraid to Ask”

Georgia On My Mind

By Mandy Lee Earlier this month, I learned of the popular movie, A Time to Kill, based on the John Grisham novel by the same name. Set in Mississippi in the 1980s, it entails, partly, a white man who defends a black man accused of killing the men accused of raping and killing the latter’sContinue reading “Georgia On My Mind”

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”

Boycott Silence! My Black History Month Protest

By Andre Davison On February 1st, 2022, the first day of Black History Month, former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores, filed a class-action suit against the Miami Dolphins and the National Football League (NFL), alleging racial discrimination in its hiring and firing process. Examples of the alleged racial discrimination include: a “sham interview” withContinue reading “Boycott Silence! My Black History Month Protest”

Law Librarian by Day, Law Student by Night

by Elizabeth Graham Whenever asked about my decision to go to law school I say, “It’s the best-worst decision I’ve ever made.” After nearly two years as an evening JD student, I stand by that assessment. Inevitably, the next question asked is why I chose to go to law school, and let me tell you,Continue reading “Law Librarian by Day, Law Student by Night”

Riding the Wave of the “Great Resignation”

By Brandi Robertson The phrase the “Great Resignation” has been thrown around a lot in the past year, referring to the millions of Americans who have quit their jobs since 2021. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in November 2021, the number of people who left their jobs reached an all-time high of 6.3Continue reading “Riding the Wave of the “Great Resignation””

“Sovereign Citizens” in the Courts : A Law Librarian’s Perspective

How do you talk to someone who denies the legitimacy of the institution you work for? For those of us who work in the public sector, this is not a hypothetical question. As long as government institutions have existed, there have been segments of the population denying their authority. In recent history, poor economic conditionsContinue reading ““Sovereign Citizens” in the Courts : A Law Librarian’s Perspective”