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Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — September 28, 2015


How Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Convinced 13,000 People to Come Back

You’re used to Harris Teeter knowing you better than you know yourself because of the VIC card on your key ring. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is now proving that even civic groups with much smaller budgets can harness data analytics to improve.

Nowra Librarians Promote Joy of Books on YouTube: video

When their masters at the Shoalhaven City Council asked the librarians to detail their achievements over the past 12 months, there was little chance that anyone was going to doze off during the presentation. “We knew it could be death by Powerpoint and we’re really partial to a bit of song and dance,” said Ms Sharpe. The librarians looked for an anthem. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody seemed right.

At Christian University, a Socialist Candidate Takes the Pulpit

Liberty University, a Christian institution that enrolls 14,000 students on campus and nearly 100,000 more online, was founded on the principles of evangelism. But on Monday it was the university’s guest, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who was preaching his beliefs.

Suit Claiming Botched Entrance Exam against Law School Tossed

A federal judge in Nevada has dismissed a lawsuit against the Florida Costal School of Law brought by a prospective student who claims he was wrongfully denied admission to the school due to a botched exam.

Could Your Firm’s Associates Pass a General Counsel’s Research Audit? Now You Can Find Out!

Casey Flaherty, formerly, the GC of Kia Motors, made headlines in 2013  by developing a basic technology audit which he administered to outside law firms. Taking a page from Casey’s technology audit and AALL’s Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competencies, The Private Law Libraries and Information Professionals SIS of AALL has published a series of research audits which were created by attendees of the 2014 PLL Summit.

The Qualities of Tomorrow’s Top Lawyers

When I graduated from law school, we did not have difficulty identifying what it would take to be a top lawyer. First, you had to be at the top of your game when it came to knowledge of the law. You did not have to graduate first in your class, but you did need the legal-knowledge wherewithal to stand out in a competitive profession. Second, you needed drive. To be at the top, you had to be prepared to put in the hours.

10 Common Misconceptions about the Constitution

On this date 228 years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution. To celebrate Constitution Day, we offer you a little trivia about the document which forms the foundation of our republic.

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.  And this is a good thing.  It’s because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn’t spend his life being good at writing.

How to Find Work You Love [TED Talk]

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares what he learned in this deceptively simple talk about finding out what matters to you — and then getting started doing it.

You Really Don’t Need to Work So Much

Recently, the New York Times ran a front-page story about the conditions for white-collar workers at Amazon. It revealed a workplace where abrupt firings are common, grown men and women cry at their desks, and people are scolded for not responding to e-mails after midnight. The story made clear how much things have changed in the American workforce. Once upon a time, it was taken for granted that the wealthier classes enjoyed a life of leisure on the backs of the proletariat. Today it is people in skilled trades who can most find reasonable hours coupled with good pay; the American professional is among those subject to humiliation and driven like a beast of burden.

Legal Technology Survey

The ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center has surveyed practicing attorneys about their technology choices for more than a decade.  The Center’s annual Legal Technology Survey Report is recognized as the source for information regarding the use of technology by attorneys in private practice.

Shake-Up In Legal Research: Fastcase Acquires Loislaw from Wolters-Kluwer

The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. Fastcase has purchased Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer, which had acquired it in 2000 for $95 million.

Three Words That Should Be Banned: Work-Life Balance

When I lead workshops on reducing stress, anxiety, and increasing productivity, a topic that often comes up is the idea of work-life balance. Often, the participants will express feeling like they’re failing at both work and life. When they’re at work, they often feel as though they should be home, spending time with their significant other, spouse, or children. When at home, the reverse is true. They think about all the work left undone.

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50 Weird Laws

Did you know it’s illegal to play BINGO in North Carolina for longer than five hours?

Did you know that it’s illegal for dance halls to be within a quarter mile of a church or cemetery in South Carolina?

Check out this video from Mental Floss for more weird laws involving states.

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Courtroom Comedies

Classes are over, exams are winding down, and winter break is right around the corner.  How will you spend your time off????

One possibility is to borrow a few DVDs from the library.  But you don’t want to watch some tightly-wound courtroom drama.  To celebrate the end of the semester, you need . . . comedy.  For example, Woody Allen’s Bananas.  Watch a clip from this movie below.

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