How to Write a Powerful Email Subject Line That Gets Your Message Read
Words have power. No one knows that better than you, the attorney. You use the persuasive power of words to turn the tide in your favor, whether in an oral argument or carefully-written brief. You can apply the same “power words” premise to writing marketing copy, and no better “courtroom” for trialing the power of words exists than the email messages you send to clients and colleagues. And that holds especially true for email subject lines, the topic of this post.
Health Care Advance Directives: A Beginner’s Guide
Planning for end of life or critical care is not a favorite topic of conversation, but it is an important one. Having health care advance directives in place can help ensure your wishes are made clear to your loved ones and physicians when you are not in position to advocate for the type of care you wish to receive.
2016 Summer Reading Program Promo
If you saw the preview, or had to jump out of the way during filming, you have to check out our 2016 Summer Reading video featuring Phoenix Freerunning Academy and our very limber librarians. Jump into action on June 4 by grabbing a reading log at any of the Livonia Public Libraries!
23 LGBTQ Books with a POC Protagonist, Because It’s Time to Diversify Your Reading List
When you go to make your newest TBR book list, you probably look at recent bestsellers, upcoming buzz books, classics you’ve been ignoring, and new releases from your favorite authors. One place you probably haven’t been checking but should be is the library of LGBTQ books with POC protagonists, because no matter what your race, gender, or sexuality is, you need to be reading these essential and diverse stories.
Family of Librarian Killed in Emanuel AME Church Shooting Launches Literacy Effort
Growing up, when Cynthia Graham Hurd’s four brothers raced outside to play in their free time, she’d park herself on the front porch with a good book. On Thursday, almost a year after she was killed with eight others at Emanuel AME Church, those brothers announced the creation of a literacy foundation to honor the woman who grew up to spend 31 years as a librarian and branch manager in the Charleston County Public Library system.
6 Plugins to Keep Your WordPress Site On-Trend
There’s no need to talk up WordPress since everyone is aware of its vast potential. Instead, we’re going to talk about some of the plugins.
Remember When This Was Full-Time? Your Newest Coworkers Don’t.
If you’ve recently graduated from an MLIS program, what I’m about to say isn’t a shock: You are not full-time. If you are an established full-time librarian, you’ve probably noticed that more of your coworkers are part-time than in the past. These new librarians have their own class of titles that imply part-time. Instead of librarian I, they’re librarian on call, per diem, or the euphemistic library specialist.
Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal with Copyright Monitoring
Colleges have a big stake in the outcome of the lawsuit that three publishers, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications, brought against Georgia State University officials for copyright infringement. The lawsuit, now in its eighth year, challenged GSU’s policy that allowed faculty members to upload excerpts (mainly chapters) of in-copyright books for students to read and download from online course repositories.
Investigating the Relationship of Library Usage to Student Outcomes
This study connects library user surveys, a common library assessment technique, to institutional data to demonstrate the value an academic library brings to student learning and student outcomes.
Small Changes in Teaching: Space It Out
The essential ingredient of learning is time.
Way to Go Graduates, Here Are Keys to World
It is my pleasure to address the graduating class of 2016. No need to remove your ear buds. I get paid either way.
What Do the Authors of Sci-Hub’s Most Downloaded Articles Think about Sci-Hub?
Depending on whom you ask, Sci-Hub — the piracy network for academic journals — is either the Robin Hood of academic publishing or a parasite preying upon for-profit publishers.
Last Week Tonight with Josh Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements
John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. Then he invites George R.R. Martin, Steve Buscemi, the Black and Gold Marching Elite, and some fake real housewives on the show to illustrate how to pander to an audience without hurting anyone.
American Library Association (ALA) Reference and User Services Association (RUSA): Best Free Reference Websites List
The annual Best Free Reference Websites list was announced at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston on Sunday. The list made its first debut in the Fall 2015 issue of Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), RUSA’s research journal. Each site is selected based on, but not limited to: quality, depth, usability, usefulness of content and authority of producer. Succinct and insightful annotations were written by the selection committee and reflect all subject areas useful for ready reference and value in most libraries.
10 Things You Should Know about Work by the Time You’re Thirty
As you gain work experience, make sure you know how to handle these situations.
How To Make Life Spectacular: 4 Rituals Backed By Research
There’s no shortage of advice on how to live a great life. Research has answers… but, frankly, who can remember them all? What do you need to do to be happy? What attitude should you take toward life? How can you reduce stress and be gritty? What makes for a loving relationship?
Top Job Search Websites for Legal Jobs and Alternative Legal Careers
Online job listings are still one of the most useful tools in your job search — plus, they are so easy to use. Whether you want a traditional law job or an alternative career, here’s a list of some of the ones that are helpful, in my opinion, when you are trying to get your job search off the ground.
Law Firm Libraries Cannot Simply Be a Service … It Must Be a Strategic Partner
In the May 23rd American Lawyer article, “More Law Firms Outsource Their Law Libraries [pay wall],” is a wake-up call for some librarians, old news for many, a call to arms for others, and a confirmation of a shift in the profession for the rest. Outsourcing is a scary word, but one that cannot be ignored.