Archive for June, 2012

A significant portion of library work is training: teaching your clients how to use the databases you subscribe to, how to use the catalogue, how to sign out a book. Law libraries also usually teach legal research techniques and methods to articling and summer students. After spending a great deal of time and effort putting […]


I loved this guest post on Letters to a Young Librarian. It’s so true! Having worked as a solo for almost 9 years, I wouldn’t change it for anything, but it totally depends on the individual. Not everyone wants the responsibility for making all the decisions (right and wrong) on all aspects of your library, or the difficulty […]


Working in Ontario, with the lion’s share of Canadian lawyers, I appreciate the wealth of annotated and consolidated legislative books. My interest was heightened by Shaunna Mireau’s Slaw research tip on the value of annotated acts. She explains that the legislation is laid out act section by section with some expert commentary. Why invent the […]


Greater minds than mine are debating the output of law school graduates and their readiness to start a career. Many will be surprised to learn there is an apprenticeship period called articling similar to medical students and residencies.  I would argue that law school badly needs reform. From my observations at a large law firm, […]



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