New Article Recounting Recent Study of the Necessary Competencies of Digital Librarians (who are coming to dominate library and information science jobs)...

by on November 2, 2016 2:01 pm
…Please see here: Identifying Digital Librarian Competencies According to the Analysis of Newly Emerging IT-based LIS Jobs in 2013 By Rahim Shahbazi & Aziz Hedayati The Journal of Academic Librarianship Volume 42, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages 542–550 Abstract The main purpose of this research is to identify the necessary competencies for the “Digital Librarian”… Read more New Article Recounting Recent Study of the Necessary Competencies of Digital Librarians (who are coming to dominate library and information science jobs)...

Considering the Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Uncertainty in Legal Research

by on October 15, 2016 11:00 am
Please see the thoughtful RIPS Law Librarian Blog [Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries] post “Uncertainty and Legal Research“ by Paul Gatz of The Ohio State University School Moritz College of Law Law Library. From the post: …From the beginning to the end of a… Read more Considering the Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Uncertainty in Legal Research

Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justices Bids Farewell to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

by on October 13, 2016 11:14 am
Please see this announcement. The announcement quotes U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner: In Judge Posner’s memorable words, the Bluebook has become “a monstrous growth, remote from the functional need for legal citation forms, which serves obscure needs of the legal culture and its student subculture.” And it continues… Read more Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justices Bids Farewell to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation