Thawed Law Library Thoughts

This is my personal blog and I post a wide variety of writing here.  Unlike proper blogs focused on building an audience, I post what suits me and I do not worry too much about whether anyone reads it; it’s nice when they do but the writing is what is helpful to me.  Most visitors to the site are interested in building, making, or fixing something, and I’m glad to share my own projects just as so many others do on other sites.

And then there are those who read my law library posts.

I have not been sharing my writing about law libraries over the past year.  Feedback about one post put me in a position where I felt unable to discuss law libraries publicly.  Instead, because of the reaction, I posted my writing and then replaced each long post with a brief abstract.  I think a year is enough water under the bridge.

I understand that there are those who read my posts – or who are forwarded links to them – who do not agree with my views on trends in courthouse and other law libraries.  If that’s you, I would encourage you not to read any further.  I have some lovely nature photos that might suit you better.

Here are the posts that I’ve kept under wraps on this site for the past year.  They’re not much, but they start with the first post that caused such an angry response, and others that may do the same, although that isn’t my intention.

They are all just as they were originally written, except for the first, in which I have made minor changes to the last full paragraph.  I don’t think any of these posts are particularly inflammatory or, probably, even worth anyone reading; in the end, they’re just my observations.

David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.