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11/5/2012 9:03:08 AM
Enriching the Vocabulary of Law
1. Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are more than 100 years old. TRUE or FALSE?
2. Every needed law-related heading has already been added. TRUE or FALSE?
3. Keyword searching makes subject headings obsolete. TRUE or FALSE?
4. Only catalogers may develop new subject headings. TRUE or FALSE?
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11/5/2012 9:01:43 AM
Promoting Services and Celebrating Differences
Three law librarians walk into a bar ... or rather, three law librarians write a few blog posts. Mari Cheney, Jennifer Dalglish, and Susan Mecklem authored three separate "week in the life" blog posts for the Oregon chapter of the Special Libraries Association. The blog posts were the inspiration for this article on exploring the differences and similarities of Oregon Law Libraries, along with the possibilites that come from working together.
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11/5/2012 8:59:32 AM
A Simple Solution
In the interest of full disclosure and to give readers a sense of my perspective, I start with this: I have no disability that impacts my ability to freely engage in all of the resources and services of any libraries in which I have ever been. My curiosity in looking at academic law libraries and their policies, or lack thereof, for patrons with disabilities stemmed from my general desire to get involved with and be a proactive member of the academic law library in which I had just started working. I did not want to show initiative just to add to my resume (and, in future years, my multipage CV); I wanted to participate in my new career field in a useful and meaningful way. I was looking for a problem I could help fix or a gap I could help fill.
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