Gatekeeper to a Thousand Gates

Librarians provide access to information they license or own.  This gatekeeping role became confused as people could access information directly.  I can now choose e-books and digital audio and video from multiple sources.  But I also need to have multiple … Read more

How a Librarian Handles Negotiations

The slide deck below summarizes thoughts and tips I had for law librarians attending a Toronto Association of Law Libraries event this week.  As I mentioned to the organizer, my expertise in negotiations comes from experience, not study.  I’ve talked … Read more

Legal Research Thaumaturgy

I’d reviewed “Bob’s Bible” the night before class so I was ready when Professor Robert Wright asked the question.  A question he’d asked the same way at the same point in law school so often it had been recorded by … Read more

The Technology-Informed Lawyer

I mentioned ransomware to a law school class the other day and got some raised eyebrows. Despite the devastating impact this malware is having on law practices, news of it hadn’t reached this far. It’s not the first time I’ve

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