Archive for the ‘Networks’ Category

I read Pinhawk Librarian News Digest daily – it’s a great source for pointing me to what I should be reading, and saving me from reviewing all 900+ new feeds in my RSS reader. In today’s digest, editor  Nina Platt references a post on downloading contact information from your LinkedIn connections. As Nina rightly points […]


Brenda and I recently attended the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2012 annual conference in Toronto. It was five days of intensive meetings, educational sessions, vendor demonstrations, networking and social events. I came home exhausted! So what did I get out of it? Well, I met face-to-face with people I’ve been working with on various committees. […]


I won’t be attending SLA 2011 this year, but the tweets are starting to make me wish I were! If you’re thinking of attending a conference and need help financing it, check this post for some useful pointers. On top of financing from your employer, various professional associations offer grants based on need or sometimes just on […]


When I tell people I’m a law librarian at a law firm, I usually get one of two responses. “Oh, I love books!” or reading or something along those lines. Or, “What does a librarian do at a law firm?” I try not to roll my eyes if the speaker is standing right in front of me, […]


(Guest contributor – Emma D-W) I was really pleased to see “A Student’s Perspective on the Name Change“, in which MLIS student Zoe Fisher explains why she’s voting “yes” on the proposed new name for SLA. Why? Well, we’ve heard from a lot of library world heavyweights: Mary Ellen Bates, Marcy Phelps, Jill Strand, Guy […]


I recently didn’t get invited to a webinar held in my firm, because the people organizing it didn’t realize I’d be interested. I was really annoyed, because it would have cost nothing for me to attend. What’s kind of amusing, though, is I was following one of my colleagues who was tweeting about it as […]


I try to strike a balance when networking between the personal and the professional. I hate asking “so where do you work?” but that is almost a given. When I attend the SLA conference in Washington, D.C. I will be sure to also enquire about upcoming exciting projects ahead from people I meet. Or I […]



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