Saturday, August 04, 2012

Don't Miss 'Activist New York'

Summer for law students is almost over, but Activist New York is ongoing and would be a great way to spend a few hours in Manhattan this fall, as the Hofstra campus looks forward to hosting another  Presidential Debate. The first exhibit ever shown in the Museum of the City of New York's new Puffin Foundation Gallery, Activist New York features photos, artifacts, and interactive installations demonstrating how citizen activism--social, religious, and political--has shaped New York City from the seventeenth century to the present.  Fourteen protest eras and issues are featured, from religious freedom for Quakers in colonial times to the present-day conflict over the building of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.  Abolition and women's voting rights are represented, along with conservative activism, the civil rights, gay rights, and historic preservation movements, and more.  Enjoy!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Handwrite Your Google Search

Your Google search is at your fingertips -- literally!  Google launched a beta feature that allows you to write out your search terms using your finger on your mobile devise or tablet.  Google Handwrite works on both iOS and Android. 

For more information on Google Handwrite, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hazards for Lawyers Using Social Media

With more lawyers engaging in online posting and discussion, the cardinal rule is Don't forget to be professional on social media!

There are many ways to use social media in the legal profession that are excellent ways to heighten your professional profile and create business.  But, there are always ways to trip yourself up in the world of social media.  Don't make a mistake that you can't take best, you will be embarrassed and discussed for a worst, you will go viral and possibly never recover the reputation and professional profile you had before.

Here is a short but sweet list of "Ways to be Stupid on Social Media." "Here are the top 5 ways attorneys can be stupid about social media and run afoul of the ethics rules."

Please do the opposite and reap the rewards technology can bring to the new legal playing field.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, July 30, 2012

Science News - Science Articles and Current Events

Just for fun, check out Science News for articles on space, animals, health, environment and more.  This is a multimedia site that offers a wide spectrum on "science" in the news. 

This is not in-depth or scholarly science articles, but will have something for most everyone.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat