Author: Victoria

Victoria Williamson is the Library Director of Riverside County Law Library.

Director’s Quarterly Update (DQU)

When we launched the RCLLink eNewsletter, our goal is to keep you in the loop of what is going at the Law Library in Riverside County and link you to relevant news and information that empowers you to do your legal research. In keeping with this goal, beginning with this issue, you will be receiving quarterly updates from your Director. Matters covered will be related to the Law Library collection, programs, services, facilities, and events. In the past several months since the pandemic shut...

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AALL Conference Keynote on Learning How to Learn Anything!

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) held its Virtual Conference last week. Originally set for New Orleans, the conference, themed “Unmasking Our Potential”, drew more than 1000 information professionals from across the world. Hundreds of them tuned in on Tuesday morning to the Opening Keynote of Jim Kwik, a widely recognized world expert on memory improvement, brain optimization, and accelerated learning. Kwik, his real name, author of Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn...

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A time for reflection….

We believe that libraries play an important role in educating the communities they serve. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to rethink and re-evaluate how we serve our communities, find ways to bridge the digital gap and deliver essential library services to all, irrespective of differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background. The events that occurred in the past weeks highlighted the deep inequity and systemic racism that the Black community faces. We stand...

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What to expect when RCLL reopens.

As states and cities begin to reopen, we want to share with you how we are thinking about reopening. It cannot be overstated that the safety and well-being of our employees and customers are our top priority. It is for this reason that we are taking a mindful and phased approach to reopening the law library to the public.  Our goal is to align the law library’s reopening with the reopening of the Riverside County courts and surrounding public libraries. We will also adopt a new service model...

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Covid-19 Response

Our COVID 19 Response On behalf of everyone at RCLL, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all local health care professionals, government and community leaders and their staff members who are continuing to work against the spread of COVID 19. In doing our part to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus and in compliance with the Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, all RCLL locations are temporarily closed. We remain steadfast in our commitment to serve the legal information service needs of our...

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American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference

Waking up early on a Sunday morning for me is brutal.  Somehow, my brain is ingrained with the idea that if I must wake up early on Sunday, there better be a good reason for it, a reason more sacred than going to church.  The Sunday morning keynote session on “American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference” turned out to be a very good reason not only for me but for many of the attendees of the American Association of Law Libraries 2017 Conference held in Austin, Texas. The keynote...

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County law libraries celebrate 125 years of service at CCCLL Fall Meeting

On August 17th, county law librarians throughout the state were joined by local legislative representatives and dignitaries in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of California’s county law libraries held at the Wedgewood Sterling Hotel in Sacramento. The Senate Resolution (SR 83) declaring August 17, 2016 as County Law Library Day was the highlight of the evening ceremony. John Adkins, President of the Council of California County Law Librarians (CCCLL) accepted the proclamation on behalf of the...

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2015 AALL Conference

On July 18th, thousands of law librarians converged in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference. The “Power of Connection” was the theme this year. Having gone to several AALL conferences in the past, I expected no less than a full schedule of program sessions, SIS/Committee/Caucus business meetings, vendor-sponsored receptions and product demos, plus a full day of chapter leadership training. This year’s conference is no exception...

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What a difference a year makes…

I can’t believe that a year has passed since I began my term as Director of the Riverside County Law Library. As I look back, I am proud to say that we have made significant strides towards enhancing the quality of our programs and services. One of these enhancements is our new website. This clean, crisp and fresh new look reflects our new level of commitment to provide a higher standard of public service throughout the county of Riverside. I invite your to stay a while, explore and rediscover...

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