Thursday, December 22, 2011

Five Things You Think Work, But Actually Don’t

Now that final examinations are over, perhaps it’s time to look at some of the interesting minutiae of everyday life outside the legal sphere. For instance, there are many things we encounter in our daily round that we assume (or are led to believe) are functional, but in fact are not. For an interesting look at five common things we think work, but don’t, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice Time

While most of you are celebrating the end of exams and the change of semesters, it's also time for a change of seasons, brought to us by astronomical science, not the academic calendar. The winter solstice takes place at 12:30 a.m., EST, December 22, 2011, making tonight the longest night of the year and tomorrow the shortest day. Then every day gets (literally) brighter as winter unfolds. For a quick and very enjoyable review of how the winter solstice comes about, try this short YouTube video set to music.    

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Online Resources: Industrial & Labor Relations Review

If you are looking for a journal that discusses work and employment issues, try the Industrial & Labor Relations Review. Relevant topics in this publication include the organization of work, the nature of employment contracts, human resource management, employment relations, conflict management and dispute resolution, labor market dynamics and policies, labor and employment law, and employee attitudes and behaviors at work.

This site contains the full text of articles and book reviews dating from April 2003 (Vol. 56, No. 3). You can view and download recent and current articles, download (a) any book review archived and (b) any archived article that is at least 18 months old.

To access Industrial & Labor Relations Review:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Labor and Employment Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Industrial & Labor Relations Review"

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun for today

In keeping with the holiday season, Google created the "Let It Snow" Easter Egg.  Just type in - let it snow - in the search box and Google watch the snow flakes fall.  It will turn into a white out and you can use your cursor to clear your screen or even better to draw pictures.  Not to worry, a defrost button appears when the snow fall is heaviest.

Have fun!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recap of 2011 Legal Technology

Legal technology tools have become increasingly popular in the past year and will continue to do so in the future. Although, legal technologies has made the lives of lawyers much easier it has also raised many issues and concerns from privacy, ethics and professional responsibility.  Nonetheless, lawyers should be aware of emerging technologies as well as its pros and cons.  As such, LTN  has created a year of opinions on legal technology. This handy list compiles many articles from the last year that are helpful for attorneys using or thinking about using top tech trends, marketing tools,devices and more . Click here to access the full article.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat