RFP for a Screwdriver

Law libraries don’t often have to do an RFP, but it’s a nice thing to know about before you need it.  Government law librarians probably have experience, although the RFP may happen at a different place or be managed by … Read more

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