Saturday, October 02, 2010

Now, For Some Real World Advice...

"What Would You Tell a Law Student Before They Enter the 'Real World'?" That was the question posed by this week's Elephant Post on Three Geeks and a Law Blog. Answers were solicited from practitioner experts, all speaking from their various law practice perspectives: client service; human resources; small firm and solo; information technology; business and career development; and (of course) library. As you think about your next job, your skills, your strategies and your future success, take a few minutes to read this practical advice from the trenches.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Past Facebook And MySpace Postings Are Discoverable?

When it comes to the courts, your privacy settings on your social networking sites may not matter. Find out why here.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Twitter + Brief = Twief?

A little birdie told me that a brief cites a tweet from a law professor! Kudos Legal Writing Prof Blog for the post.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Book Week: Sept. 25th - Oct. 2nd

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

The list does change from year to year, but it seems that Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" often makes the list of challenged books. Topping the list of the 100 most banned/challenged books 2000-2009 is the Harry Potter series.

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