William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning – Teaching & Learning Unscripted

Recently I attended the William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning – Teaching & Learning Unscripted. The keynote speech “Exploring Improvisation” by Katie Watson, JD Assistant Professor, Northwestern … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Course Outlines: What I Did or Didn’t Do During Fall Break?”

“Have you done your outline for ____?”  This ubiquitous question repeatedly confronts all law students from fall break onward to the end of the semester. Outlines are one of the urban … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s beginning to look a lot like …

… Banned Books Week. I bet you thought that the familiar lead-in combined with the cooling temperatures was going to end with “Christmas.” Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie responded in an interview that he celebrates April 15 … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Richard’s Favorite 2015 AALL Conference Program, Influence: The Art and Science of Changing Minds

In July of this year I was awarded a scholarship to attend the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference in Philadelphia. I have always enjoyed attending these conferences, … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

U.S. Department of State Releases Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

The U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014 are now available.  The introduction to the reports notes certain trends: the brutality and atrocities committed by non-state … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

“All things are changing, and we are changing with them” Launching our law library’s blog this past spring semester was a brand new experience for me. Guided by our fearless … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Quiet Heros

Librarians are quiet heros; in many cases even the most courageous of their deeds go unsung.  How many know of the work of librarian Abdel Kader Haïdara and his band of book … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Basic Management Truths

  The longer I am in management the more I understand some basic management truths.  Here are two: 1. There is an inverse relationship as you move up the management … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Public Library Junkie Finds the Gem at GTMO

I was in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba the week of 9 February to serve as an NGO Observer at the 9/11 Military Commission hearings. I was there on behalf of the Gitmo Observer, the Military Commission Observation … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

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