The Round-Up: What I’m Reading

Pierce County Law Library Opens Kiosk at Lakewood Library from the Tacoma Daily Index (Hooray for law library partnerships!)

How Hackathons are Helping to Decode the Justice Gap by Jack Karp for Law360’s Access to Justice newsletter

Legal Deserts Push NM to Consider Non-Lawyer Services by RJ Vogt for Law360’s Access to Justice newsletter (Aside from unauthorized practice of law concerns, I am all for this.)

Librarian Design Share’s library marketing and creative inspiration hub, found via Jessamyn West’s Today in Librarian Tabs #73

Accused of ‘Terrorism’ for Putting Legal Materials Online from The New York Times

Who Owns the Law? Why We Must Restore Public Ownership of Legal Publishing by by Leslie Street (Mercer Law) and David Hansen (Duke) from the Journal of Intellectual Property Law 

I’m originally from Texas. Every year on June 19th,  or “Juneteenth” as we call it, we celebrate the day Union soldiers landed in Galveston with news that slavery had ended a whopping two-and-a-half years earlier with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. I always thought it was a black Texan thing, but I am pleasantly surprised that Juneteenth is now celebrated all over the nation! Here’s what I’ve been reading since last week to commemorate the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth:

Juneteenth: Fact Sheet from the Congressional Research Service

The Problem of the Past: How Historic Wrongs Became Legal Problems by Mayo Moran (University of Toronto – Faculty of Law) found via the Law Librarian Blog

Voices Remembering Slavery: Freed People Tell Their Stories from the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections



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