I’m closing out this whirlwind of a summer by starting my first full-time gig as a law school Reference Librarian! I’ve been part-time at the same law school for almost two years now. I’m really excited to have more time to write, teach, work on projects, get to know my co-workers, and lots more.
I like to practice hand-lettering in my spare time, so I wrote this handy little reminder with chalk markers to sit on top of my desk. Sometimes when I help students, I can immediately tell that they’re in a rush to find the “right” answer. As a member of the Google generation, I understand this sentiment while also knowing that it can be impractical.
When I’m faced with impatient law students, I always remind them that if the answer was that easy to find using Google alone, why would a client pay them thousands of dollars to help?? This usually puts them in the right frame of mind, and then we can get down to business with legal research.
One of the guides I worked on while at the Law Library of Congress was featured on the In Custodia Legis blog. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the LLoC and will gladly continue volunteering whenever I get the chance. This particular guide was on Compiling a Federal Legislative History, and it opened my eyes to how much I enjoy this type of research. I even chose to do my lecture presentation on legislative history during my Reference Librarian interview!