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Cambridge Dictionary names ‘perseverance’ Word of the Year 2021

University of Cambridge: “Perseverance, a word which captures the undaunted will of people across the world to never give up, despite the many challenges of the last 12 months, is Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2021. Perseverance has been looked up more than 243,000 times on the website in 2021, the first time it… Continue Reading

Why so many people undercharge for their work

Vox: “How much is this worth?” It seems like a simple enough question. If the question is about a product, it likely comes with a price tag; if it’s a service, chances are it has an accompanying rate. As a customer, you either think it’s worth the price listed or not. When a customer answers… Continue Reading

Public Libraries Are Under Attack. Here’s How You Can Help

Harpers Bazaar – “Former librarian Angie Manfredi on the freedom to read and what you can do to support your local libraries from encroaching censorship…Nationwide, public and school librarians, along with teachers, have been under constant siege from this tide of complaints and objections, often from people who have never read the books they are… Continue Reading

Deeply Rooted: History’s Lessons for Equity in Northern Virginia

“Today’s health disparities reflect deep social divides in Northern Virginia. Decades of public health research have shown that education, income, housing, and other social conditions are powerful determinants of life expectancy and disease rates. Disparities in these living conditions, along with the harmful health effects of chronic exposure to discrimination, are products of the history… Continue Reading

Powell’s Books Survived Amazon. Can It Reinvent Itself After the Pandemic?

The New York Times: ” As much as any city, Portland, Ore., has been through hell. Its landmark store, Powell’s Books, must finally build a viable online business while recapturing its downtown success…A quirky, old-school enterprise, Powell’s has retained its traditional aura in the digital era, while standing as a hero in a now-familiar tale… Continue Reading

UVA Law Librarian Sues DOJ to Force Release of List of Corporate Crime Settlements

Corporate Crime Reporter – The Justice Department maintains a comprehensive list of corporate crime settlements. The Trump Justice Department refused to make the list public. And now the Biden Justice Department is refusing to release the list. So last week, Jon Ashley filed a lawsuit to force the Biden Justice Department to release it. Ashley… Continue Reading

How behavioral science could get people back into public libraries

Fast Company: “…“Behavioral science really asks, how do people make decisions in conditions of complexity?” says Katharine Meyer, a doctoral candidate in education policy, and a research affiliate for Nudge. “Everybody wants their kid to do well and have every opportunity to explore their interests,” she says—but some families face more constraints than others, like… Continue Reading

Tracking Freedom of Information Act Libraries

Center for Data Innovation: “Lisa DeLuca, a data librarian associated with Seton Hall University, has updated a dataset tracking Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) libraries. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal agencies in the United States to make certain records available to the public, and FOIA libraries serve as the official government repositories… Continue Reading

Employing My Law Librarian Skills on an Uncertain Road

Via LLRX – Employing My Law Librarian Skills on an Uncertain Road – As we all navigate through the era of Covid, it is critical to learn from the myriad other medical challenges that many Americans, as well as our professional colleagues, are facing separate from the pandemic. Taryn L. Rucinski, Supervisory Librarian, U.S. Court… Continue Reading

Introduction to Law Librarianship

Introduction to Law Librarianship 2021 – University of Georgia School of Law Digital Commons @ Georgia Law. Georg- Zanada Joyner, University of North Carolina School of Law; Cassandra Laskowski, University of Arixona; Heather Simmons, University of Georgia School of Law Library; Thomas J. Striepe, University of Georgia School of Law. Download complete text 388 pages… Continue Reading

LLRX Articles and Columns for October 2021

Articles and Columns for October 2021 Employing My Law Librarian Skills on an Uncertain Road – As we all navigate through the era of Covid, it is critical to learn from the myriad other medical challenges that many Americans, as well as our professional colleagues, are facing separate from the pandemic. Taryn L. Rucinski, Supervisory… Continue Reading