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18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work

18 Tips for Writing a Manual for Work Originally published on INALJ on June 3. I’m one of those Hermione-types of people who read manuals. If I need to learn something, my first order of business is to read the … Continue reading

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Piracy IS theft, no matter what people say

I have been seeing this image around the internets and Facebook, and it bugs me because of its simplicity. (Apologies to whoever originally made it–I wasn’t sure how to credit you for the idea.) It’s such a simple idea, and … Continue reading

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So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair?

So….what is an adjunct faculty job fair? (Originally published on INALJ on May 1) While searching for jobs, I ran across an intriguing posting for the City Colleges of Chicago. They were holding something called an adjunct career fair at … Continue reading

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A couple of things about that quarter-life crisis

There were a couple things about having a quarter life crisis that didn’t quite make this story on CBS2 (and holy crap, am I actually a “millennial”? I feel older than that) that I’d like to point out here. Keep … Continue reading

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Ice cream in the library!

Maybe we’re thinking about it all wrong when we ban food in the library. Maybe we shouldallow food. Let me explain. My husband and I were eating ice cream cones during one of his meal breaks at his job at … Continue reading

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The Accidental Law Librarian: A book review

Admittedly, I’m one of those people whom this book is geared for. I’m shy about legal research, believing myself to be utterly unqualified. I only vaguely understand what I call legalese. Sure, I spent quite a bit of time using … Continue reading

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Reader’s Advisory when you can’t afford your own Booklist subscription

When I worked in a public library as a shelver, and later, as a circulation clerk, it was pretty easy to have a general idea of what kind of books we had in a variety of genres to get people … Continue reading

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Addressing weaknesses in a reference letter

Maybe some people don’t like providing references in general. Or they’ll provide references, but hate the time-suck for having to write it out. In my case, I actually don’t mind providing references for two reasons. 1) I truly care about … Continue reading

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Is “Just Necessary” a meaningless term in collection development?

I’ve been attending a number of interesting presentations lately, while my library is working on hiring a new librarian. I treat these presentations like a continuation of grad school. I can’t help it, I’m just a perpetual nerd. All of … Continue reading

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Making libraries more accessible to people with special needs

We’ve made libraries more accessible to able-bodied people–so it seems fitting that there is more of a push nowadays to make libraries accessible to individuals with special needs. I saw the announcement for this webinar on an INALJ blog post, … Continue reading

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