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New on LLRX – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography

Via LLRX.com – Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography – This expansive, comprehensive and up-to-date guide by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library, references resources that include books, loose-leaf, online, database and e-government sites, services and resources. Continue Reading

WSJ – The Need to Read

Thank you Will Schwalbe: “Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small…Books are uniquely suited to helping us change our relationship to the rhythms and habits of daily life in this world of endless connectivity. We can’t interrupt books;… Continue Reading

Pew – Who doesn’t read books in America?

Pew FactTank – “About a quarter of American adults (26%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form. So who, exactly, are these non-book readers? Several demographic traits correlate with non-book reading, Pew Research Center surveys have found. For instance, adults… Continue Reading

GW Libraries collect millions of election tweets

GW Hatchet student newspaper – Colleen Grablick, Hatchet Reporter Issue: November 20, 2016. Updated: Nov. 21, 2016 at 10:50 a.m. “Library staff collected more than 3.6 million tweets for political science and communications research on election night. On GW Libraries’ website, students and faculty can skim academic articles, check on the status of requested books and,… Continue Reading

Summer Associates Identify Writing and Legal Research Skills Required on the Job

LexisNexis Insights Paper – “Greater emphasis is being placed on practical skills in legal education as schools acknowledge that it is crucial for law students to develop strong research and writing skills to succeed in practice. this need becomes quickly apparent once a student lands that first summer associate position. in a recent survey of… Continue Reading

New Omnity Search – knowledge discovery tool for registered users

“In a rising sea of ever growing and increasingly fragmented knowledge, Omnity enables searchers to efficiently find related documents, even if those documents do not directly cite or link to one another. This accelerates the discovery of otherwise hidden, high-value patterns of interconnection within and between fields of knowledge as diverse as science, medicine, engineering,… Continue Reading

Ideas for librarians – embedding social media good practice in your everyday work

OUPBlog – “Social media is one of the best ways to reach a wide audience in this digital day and age. There are plenty of examples of fantastic feeds being run by librarians, but how can you replicate their success? We asked Claire Pickering, librarian at Wakefield Libraries in the UK, to share her top… Continue Reading

In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update

Library jobs, and the librarians who do them, have been evolving along with the needs of their communities and customer for decades. Librarians have often been first adopters of technology, from using listservs to share information, creating sites on the nascent world wide web, creating and sharing online catalogs and metadata, managing tools, services, teaching… Continue Reading

Librarians work to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange

Public In/Formation. Now more than ever, we need to create and defend vital spaces of information exchange. Librarians, step up. Shannon Mattern, November 2016. This is an excellent long read with extensive documentation specific to the management, accessibility, usability and persistence of knowledge created by governments and “urban intelligence.” The author expertly weaves the critical… Continue Reading

ALA President statement on Libraries, the Association, Diversity and Inclusion

American Library Association President Julie Todaro: “After a contentious campaign season filled with divisive rhetoric, we are now hearing from our members and in the news media about incidents of bigotry and harassment within our communities. From children acting out in schools to adults participating in violent acts, it is clear that our nation is… Continue Reading

Hope in the Dark – Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Free ebook – Hope in the Dark – Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit “With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural,… Continue Reading

Federal Privacy Council Online Law Library

“The Federal Privacy Council is the principal interagency forum to improve the privacy practices of agencies and entities acting on their behalf. The work of the Federal Privacy Council shall strengthen protections of people’s personal information and privacy rights across the Federal Government. To achieve this purpose, the Federal Privacy Council shall: support interagency efforts… Continue Reading