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Dealing with Difficult People

Law librarians have to deal with difficult people on an almost daily basis. Abusive patrons, stressed associates and students, colleagues who zealously guard their tiny piece of work territory, bosses with no real desire to know what we do, administrators or managers who belittle, saboteurs - all of these personality types work to make our lives and jobs even harder than they already are. What are some tips for dealing... more »

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Leading an ILS Migration trending idea

There is no way around it – migrating to a new library services platform is a challenge for everyone on the team during the best of times. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and with telework becoming the norm, law libraries engaged in migration are facing a whole new set of difficulties. With much attention paid to the technical aspects of the process, it is important not to lose sight of larger organizational considerations,... more »

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Getting the Most Out of a Less-Than-Ideal Workplace

Let's get real: Not every workplace is full of supportive mentors just waiting to guide your career. Many law librarians have had at least one position with an employer was unprofessional, unconcerned about their employee's professional growth, and/or unable or unwilling to have a positive relationship with their employees. Unfortunately, there are times when those law librarians have to "grin and bear it" for various... more »

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I can't breathe – Dismantling systemic racism as a Law Librarian trending idea

The recent, and prior acts of police violence due to skin color pervades throughout our society in many ways. Many law librarians from diverse backgrounds grapple with different aspects of systemic racism every day. How can we be more productive law librarians of color when face with so many challenges that are unrelated to our actual work? How do we help others who may be oblivious to their actions and effect on a people... more »

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Getting to Yes: Leaning into opportunities outside your job

As a follow up to the successful "Getting to No" program, which addressed how to strategically turn down demands/projects that are unwise, beyond the scope of your duties and/or detrimental to library operations more generally -- this program would focus (in the alternative) on when to lean strategically into opportunities, projects, and challenges that are beyond the scope of the four corners of your job description.... more »

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