Penn Current – “Libraries hold treasures. Yet not everyone has the time or opportunity to stroll regularly through the stacks to uncover these buried gems. That is why Penn Libraries has launched a new blog called Unique at Penn that brings those discoveries off the shelves. With posts that describe, depict, and provide historical context for unusual books and manuscripts, the blog allows internet users to easily engage with the undiscovered and under-discovered collections within the University’s library system.”
NYLJ – “There has been a rising controversy about the utility of a traditional law school education. Lawyers finish school prepared to think like lawyers, but are they prepared to develop business and survive in a competitive economy? Well, no, not usually. To remedy this situation, Fordham University School of Law brought in Silvia Hodges, who earned the first doctorate degree on record in legal services marketing. Last spring, she launched a course on the topic. While a far cry from the usual torts or constitutional law curricula, her class is essential. It aids law students in developing their personal brands.”
On Firmer Ground – “A collaborative effort of the Legal Division of the Special Libraries Association, the Private Law LIbraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (l’Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit) and the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians.”
I’m excited about this new blog.
Los Angeles Times – “The Library of America, the nonprofit publishing house dedicated to creating an in-print library of editions of America’s greatest works, launched its first blog Friday. Called Reader’s Almanac, it focuses on joining the current online discussions that touch on the works and authors in the publisher’s catalog, such as William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.”
Unquiet Librarian – “It is with tremendous excitement I share the debut of a brand new blog today: The Libraries and Transliteracy Blog.”
Congrats to Buffy, Tom, and Bobbi.