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Facebook Pushes Outside Law Firms to Become More Diverse

The New York Times – “The social media giant, like other corporations, is pressing its outside law firms to have more minorities and women working on its legal matters….Facebook is requiring that women and ethnic minorities account for at least 33 percent of law firm teams working on its matters. Numbers alone, however, are not enough,… Continue Reading

WMATA: FUND IT, FIX IT, MAKE IT FAIR

Amalgamated Transit Union 689 – report – March 2017 “…While we never should have reached this embarrassing and dangerous situation, here we are. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689, representing more than 10,000 WMATA employees, is pleased to present this proposal to immediately save, stabilize, and ultimately improve WMATA. Our plan contains specific ideas —… Continue Reading

SCOTUS hears arguments on patent rights and refilling printer cartridges

Gizmodo – Supreme Court Printer Cartridge Case Could Be the Citizens United of Products “It’s an obscure case that hasn’t received a ton of attention as it has made its way to the Supreme Court but the final verdict could set off a cascade of consequences in the world of consumer products. This week, oral… Continue Reading

Guide to ILTA’s Artificial Intelligence Content

Joe Davis, Project Consultant, Prudential Financial, Inc. –  “OK, so Watson won “Jeopardy!” back in 2011. That’s ancient history in technology years.  ILTA provides a wealth of programming about the current state of affairs in Artificial Intelligence that will benefit law firms and corporate legal departments.  In the future, I’m sure we’ll have a bot… Continue Reading

comScore Enhances Mobile Video Reporting for YouTube

“comScore just announced the introduction of the reporting of new mobile video metrics for YouTube and its channels, enabling comScore to measure their mobile and multi-platform viewing audiences for the first time. In the following U.S. based infographic, we unlock mobile measurement for YouTube and its channels, and reveal just how massive and fundamental mobile viewing is for today’s… Continue Reading

INALJ – I Need A Library Job – 2017 postings

Via the amazing Naomi House and her colleagues – 2017 INALJ Jobs – All individual jobs are found below in pdf format, organized by state/province/country and by date added.  If you’d like to find more sites to check such as university, library and other HR sites for jobs see the lists at the bottom of… Continue Reading

Gallup Report: State of the American Workplace

“The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of the American workplace from 2010 through 2012. This latest report provides insights into what leaders can do to improve employee engagement and performance in their companies. It includes an overview of the trend in… Continue Reading

Customer satisfaction for federal services rises amid threats to gut agencies

NextGov: “Customer satisfaction with federally provided services climbed to its highest peak in four years, a survey suggests. Satisfaction with the federal government had reached an all-time low in 2015, after dipping each year from its all-time high in 2012, according to the American Citizen Satisfaction Index, an economic indicator registered to the University of… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Why Sole Provider Isn’t Really A Thing and I’m Not Going to Say It Any More

Via LLRX.com – Why Sole Provider Isn’t Really A Thing and I’m Not Going to Say It Any More – Marcia Burris synthesizes and re-frames the long standing concept of a sole source provider for legal research services. Continue Reading

Commentary – Google and the Misinformed Public

Google and the Misinformed Public, By Safiya U. Noble January 15, 2017, The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Digital media platforms like Google and Facebook may disavow responsibility for the results of their algorithms, but they can have tremendous — and disturbing — social effects. Racist and sexist bias, misinformation, and profiling are frequently unnoticed byproducts… Continue Reading

Commentary – The library must rediscover its specialness

guardian – Simon Jenkins – Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books “Public libraries have had another bad year. They are like churches and local railways. People like having them around, and are angry if they close. But as for using them, well, there is so little time these days. The latest… Continue Reading

Cyberattacks at major law firms highlight security gaps

WSJ.com, Sara Randazzo: “Major U.S. law firms have become more vigilant in recent years about the risks of cyberattacks, but revelations this week of a major hack on two New York firms are a reminder that the industry remains vulnerable. The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office unsealed a criminal indictment Tuesday against three Chinese men accused… Continue Reading