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This age of might bring to mind Dickens” words from a “Tale of Two Cities”:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was theage of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
And indeed, COVID-19 has brought all these to the forefront, but, it has also brought up the best in all of us.
Here at DCLI, we are committed to support your scholarly and emotional well-being, by helping you navigate your courses, assignments and, my colleague Chuck and I, by teaching you. Our team – Amy, Brandi, Chuck, Rick, myself, and a handful of hand-picked law school student-assistants — pride ourselves in being able to offer in-person services at the Information Desk (right ahead as you come in the library). We also offer on-line research tips — my research blog, still in the works, will continue pre-recorded research videos. A true center of knowledge, DCLI will offer a year-long Book Club (more information on its blog, https://lisbd-net.comlawblogs.org/lisbdnet.comlawbookclub/).
Finally, DCLI wants to become a space where your lisbdnet.comuesne memories are created. Thus, we would like to start a TikTok contest for the most informative and fun to watch stack-featuring video, promoting a library resource (or service) you have used or will use. Contact Brandi, at dcli
lisbdnet.com with your ideas.
We look forward with great anticipation to seeing you this fall. We ask you to wear a mask while in the library and follow the Law School protocol. But also remember, the pandemic has also offered us a silver lining: shared values of collaboration, commitment, and resilience. I am sure that working together we can build a better tomorrow here at DCLI. For all your questions, inquiries, suggestion, please email at dcli
lisbdnet.com and we will send you the link. This semester”s Book Club features Separate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson, by Steve Luxenberg. We hope to see you there!
Featured Open Access eBook: Introduction to Law Librarianship
A note from the editors:
We are extremely proud to announce that Introduction to Law Librarianship, an open-access textbook covering various aspects of our profession, is now live!
During a trying year, approximately 60 authors contributed over 125 thousand words over 27 chapters. That is a HUGE accomplishment for all involved. Zanada and I are beyond grateful to all of our authors current (and pending)!