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Report on Mental and Physical Health Costs of Everyday Legal Problems

The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice recently produced a report on The Cost of Experiencing Everyday Legal Problems: "This summary report explores the relationship between health issues, civil and family justice problems in Canada and public spending on health care. Show More Summary

Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Aboriginal and Indigenous Law

The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is hosting a webinar on February 8, 2018 called Intersections with Aboriginal and Indigenous Law.It starts at 1PM Eastern time.The speaker will be Naiomi W. Metallic, Assistant Professor...Show More Summary

New Law Librarians' Institute 2018

The Canadian Associartion of law Libraries is sponsoring the 2018 New Law Librarians' Institute (NLLI) at the University of Calgary from June 19 - 22, 2018.It is: "an intensive, week-long program aimed at developing librarians' skills in the key competencies of law librarianship. Show More Summary

Survey of Plans for Law Library Print Materials Collection

New York-based Primary Research Group is surveying law libraries in the United States and Canada about their plans for their print materials collection:"Survey participants receive a free PDF copy of the report generated from the survey data. Show More Summary

Books Read 2017

Here is the list of books I read in 2017. (Note that until March or so, this list also appears as part of the Currently Reading tab. Retire in Luxury on your Social Security by Steve Garfink The Reader by Bernhard Schlink A Man Called...Show More Summary

Branching Out, December 2017

Openings abound: new Archives and Research Center (ARC) addition Texas State University, San Marcos's STAR Park; revamped Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in NY; renovated Shippensburg Public Library, PA; and more new construction and renovation news from the December 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, January 2018

Lots of thrillers making their way onto the list; Chernow moves on to Grant

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff take over the bestseller lists.

ALA Full Membership to Vote on Executive Director Qualifications

When Keith Michael Fiels, the former executive director (ED) of the American Library Association (ALA), announced in September 2016 that he would retire the following July, ALA leadership began considering its requirements for the role. Show More Summary

Some thoughts on citations in the 21st Century

Colleagues at work pointed to this long read on Medium: Open Access Knowledge: Digital Style Guide. In it, Patrick Dunleavy makes the case that, whenever possible, academic citations should point to "free" online versions of resources rather than the archaic...

Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Children in the Justice System

The most recent issue of LawNow is available online. The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.The issue features a series of articles on children in the justice system as well as a special report on tax reform..

Reese Witherspoon’s New Book Club Pick | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon picks Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown as her newest book club pick. Fire and Fury tops bestseller lists but finds itself in a more crowded field.

Why NOT Speak?

Awhile ago, I wrote a post titled Why Speak? (go check out the post if you haven’t seen it). In my post, I gave some reasons why you should think about public speaking, if you’ve never done it. Ned Potter (read his blog – awesome content!) commented, and asked “what about reasons NOT to speak?” […]

CA Mudslide Info

Topic: Libraries Public Libraries The Altadena CA Library has a page of useful resources for mudslide information and assistance here.

January 2018 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The January 2018 issue has just been published. Show More Summary

Irvin Mayfield, Ronald Markham Charged in NOPL Fund Mismanagement

Irvin Mayfield, a jazz trumpet virtuoso and at one time a leading figure in the city’s library community before being dogged by scandal, pleaded not guilty in federal court on January 4 to charges listed in a 19-count indictment that alleged he used $1.4 million of New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) money for personal gain. Show More Summary

Museum and Library Services Act of 2017 Introduced in Senate

The Museum and Library Services Act of 2017 was introduced in the Senate on December 21 by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), along with Susan Collins (R-ME), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The bipartisan bill, S. Show More Summary

Highly Anticipated 2018 Books & LJ’s Best Media of 2017 | Book Pulse

There's plenty of news related to comics adaptations, plus LJ announced its picks for 2017's best DVDs, music, games, and audiobooks.

Like Oil and Water: Infused Flavors Craft Class

Infused oils and waters are popular right now, with so many books and websites dedicated to this new delicious trend. And they couldn’t be easier to make and teach.

Easy Craft Programs for Your Library: Bleach Shirts

In this second in a series of posts about crafting at the library, I will detail how to make Bleach Shirts. This is one of the easiest crafts you can do in the library. You will need a sink, so as long as you have a water source, you, too, can teach this class. It doesn’t take long, about an hour is all you need. 

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