Stuart Basefsky documents how the Personal Information Trainer can become a unique employee benefit written into the employment contract of key individuals deemed to be essential to the success of a firm or institution. This concept is useful to human resource managers, libraries, and the institutions they serve. This article provides the fundamental concepts and constructs necessary to implement such a program with an emphasis on why and how this should be done.
From the perspective of several decades in the profession, Mary Whisner provides advice and specific data on what new law librarians should know about salaries, career opportunities, job responsibilities and challenges.
Heather A. Phillips reviews William Ian Miller’s, Eye for an Eye, in which he closely examines the ties between the literal realism of “an eye for an eye”, and notions of honor and redemption.
Bonnie Shucha explores the pros and cons of real-time communication, explains how real-time communication works in a library setting, and introduces two free, easy-to-use applications for virtual reference.
Kara Phillips was recently a visiting scholar at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) Law School in China. This article describes the project she undertook to collect and ship 300 English-language law books to the SJTU Law Library, as well as her experience as a law librarian in China.
George Butterfield examines this question within the context of policies that impact law librarians working in academic, government and law firm law libraries, as well as within the context of the respective responsibilities of these professionals.
Terri Wilson heralds the upcoming National Library Week with a range of celebratory, inexpensive and fun suggestions about activities and events that highlight the profession.
As Ken Strutin states, a library internship is one of the first opportunities for students to experience professional life and learn practical lessons in librarianship. His collection of resources will be useful to library students and aid their host libraries in answering questions, assembling training materials, and offering guidance in professional development.
Terri Wilson offers quick suggestions, easily implemented, for making time to fulfill a resolution or two during the course of our increasingly demanding work week.
Connie Crosby recommends wikis for a group of people working toward a consensus, whether it be creating an final project plan or a proposed working list for a department, office or practice group program, or coming to jointly agreed-upon wording in a document.