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What are you reading? Come on! A bunch of librarians have to be reading some interesting stuff. Have you read any professional articles or books recently? An article that really ticked you off? Or a book that inspired you?

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Comment by Justin Lillard on July 7, 2012 at 4:26pm

Luis,

Thanks so much for sharing this article.  I'm only on page six and it's already one of the best things I've read in quite awhile.  I'll definitely be sharing it with some colleagues.

Comment by Luis Larrea-Tarruella on July 7, 2012 at 7:05am

An article about how library operations have changed because of the Internet and what the threats and opportunities related to this shift are:

http://eprints.rclis.org/handle/10760/17278

Comment by VBVakaciwa on March 23, 2011 at 5:15pm
Hello everyone I just joined this group and looking forward to sharing with you all. I am a librarian in the University of the South Pacific base din Suva Fiji.
Comment by Megan Wiseman on January 26, 2010 at 11:05am
I just read a rather interesting article that came through the SLA's Legal Division email list: “Exclusive: Inside the New Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg Platforms” http://bit.ly/8i2B2U

As a recent graduate still looking for a job in legal research, I find the article both helpful and frustrating:
When I left school last May I was a whiz at performing legal research on both Westlaw and NexisLexis ... essential skills for a law librarian. But to see that I soon will be sadly outdated and with no viable options at present to "play catch up" in tackling the upcoming changes is scary to say the least.
Admittedly, there were so many clunky parts to using either database that a more Google-like change is most definitely for the best. I look forward to seeing what both companies put out and only wish I could play with the new toys. If anyone has access to one or the other during this transitional time, please feel free to share news of the changes... :)
Cheers!
Comment by Nancy Fredericks on December 23, 2008 at 11:10pm
Currently, I'm reading "Drunkard's Walk- How Randomness Rules Our Lives"
The author states that we often come to conclusions about events in life based on the frequency of the event happening. Such as deciding the outcome of an election by polling a certain number of voters, and then coming to conclusions about the election results. But he uses mathematics to prove that all events are truly random.
 

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