Librarian News Digest
Vol. 1, No. 66
By now, you must know that I am a big fan of the Future Ready 365 (FR365) blog. If you aren’t familiar with it, well, you haven’t been reading this newsletter. Blogs like FR365 exists to ensure that libraries and more specifically, librarians, info pros, knowledge managers or whatever title we go by, are going to move forward into the future instead of just disappearing. Blogs like FR365 tell our stories and give us hope. See below for the most recent posts:
- Keeping an Eye Toward the Future> – Robert Guerrero, library manager at Richards, Layton and Finger, discusses the use of ebooks in law firm libraries and encourages all of us to keep this important format top of mind. While ebooks have created some issues in public libraries, let’s hope that special libraries fair better. It’s likely, since publishers of the materials used in business have embraced technology, in the form of online, for many years.
- Aspirations and Reality – Sam Wigginswho is currently studying at the University of Sheffield and will be working in a London law firm upon graduation this fall, discusses the role that new librarians will play in libraries in the future and encourages experienced librarians to look to the less experienced for input on future services.
- Librarianship Is Not For the Faint of Heart – Bacilio Mendez, law librarian who is currently a student at the New York Law School, reminds us that being a future ready librarian is as much about empathy and compassion as it is about the things we consider our responsibilities.
I am also a fan of the Library technician dialog where bloggers Brenda Wong and Karen Sawatzky, regularly post articles with topics like KM, library management, and more. In the most recent post, Brenda describes integrating two law firm library collections, services and staff and the personal growth that came with it. Read more at From change comes growth