Tag: Librarian

Welcome 2019!

If you haven’t had the opportunity in a while, come down and visit our law library to meet some new and friendly faces (specifically my own). As your new Legal Reference and Instruction Librarian, I am eager to assist with your legal research needs. A few highlights from my life include a JD from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and bachelor’s at the University of California, Irvine. I have practiced law in Southern California since 2012 and enjoy way too much science-fiction...

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Funding for California County Law Libraries

In April 2018, Sandi Levin of the Los Angeles County Law Library testified before the California Senate Budget Subcommittee regarding the funding crisis of county law libraries.  The Subcommittee is considering the matter of a one time or consistent additional funding for California county law libraries. Generally, California county law libraries are funded by a small portion of civil filing fees collected by the Courts. Since 2012(ish), due to the increased using of alternative dispute resolution...

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Special Orders Don’t Upset Us

A large television screen is mounted behind the front desk of our Indio location displaying information about the services we offer, upcoming events, and a cartoon short featuring a superhero law librarian named Bob. Sitting at the desk one afternoon, I wonder about this idea of librarians as superheroes and it turns out there actually is a long tradition of librarians not only cataloging and filing the world’s information but actively working to preserve it and ensure its distribution to the...

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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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The 2015 Law Librarian Migration

Around the third week in July, Librarians from all around the world gather like seagulls to a fishing fleet for the annual American Association of Law Libraries (“AALL”) Annual Conference and Meeting.  This year, the AALL Annual Conference was held in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia.  While full of culture and known for it’s historical significance in the annuls of American lore, Philadelphia, for me, is more particularly known for its food – specifically, the...

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