Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

“All things are changing, and we are changing with them”

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Launching our law library’s blog this past spring semester was a brand new experience for me.

Guided by our fearless leader, Assistant Director Catherine Lemmer, we wrote our own guidelines and blog criteria for a scope that would focus on you–our amazing law students–as well as the greater law school, IUPUI, and Indianapolis community.

Hannah Alcasid, our Electronic Information & Data Support Technician, got our site up-and-running, and continues to teach us new tricks of the trade to reach our vision of being able to better communicate and share information.

Vanessa Anderson, currently my colleague as a Circulation Senior Assistant (but stay tuned!), helped categorize that information in a way that will be accessible for many readings to come.

John Davis, another of my colleagues currently serving as a Circulation Senior Assistant (again, stay tuned!: many good changes are continuing to take place at your law library), took an internal project to the blog, and invited you in to experiencing the richness of our legal history here in the U.S.

Interim Director Miriam Murphy has contributed meaningful insight on what leadership looks like and how to effectively collaborate in a professional setting.

Our fantastic reference & research librarians–also your instructors here at the law school!–have been preparing a fun collection of posts ranging from legal research guide expansions to new ways of viewing, reading, and experiencing law.

It’s been a joy and a privilege to provide this blog as a format for sharing and keeping each other in the loop with what’s happening here at the law library.

Among the changes occurring at the Ruth Lilly Law Library is that I will be vacating my position after Monday, June 15th and heading out West to Colorado.  As I write this, it doesn’t seem possible that I’ve only served here at IU McKinney for 10 months.  I joined the Circulation team back in August 2014, and with everyone’s warm welcome it feels as though I’ve been here much longer.  There have been countless opportunities and invitations to learn and grow, and it’s been an honor to meet and get to know everyone a bit better.  There is a strong community here at IU McKinney, and I’m delighted with how much I’ve been challenged and inspired by the people I’ve met here.  Thank you for not just bettering me, but for making the world a better place as well.

 

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About Laura M. Summers

Come visit me at Circulation! As a current library science student, I am interested in the interplay of libraries, the government, and the law. I have an avid interest in correctional facility libraries, and hope to be a part of bettering our approach to patrons behind bars.

2 comments on “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

  1. Catherine Lemmer
    June 15, 2015

    Although we are very sad to see you go, we can’t wait to hear back about all your adventures in graduate school! Travel safe.

    • Laura M. Summers
      June 15, 2015

      Thank you Catherine!

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