The Multnomah County Library has a webpage with information on how to find vital records in Oregon. If you are seeking vital records stored locally, check with your own public library’s website or your local city, county, or court clerk offices.
The State of Oregon Law Library (SOLL) seeks an Outreach Librarian. The library resides in the Oregon Supreme Court building, part of the Appellate Court Services Division of the Office of the State Court Administrator, for the Oregon Judicial Department.
Visit the Oregon Job Opportunities website for more information.
Unless the job posting is extended, it closes on April 1, 2018 (no fooling).
More about U.S. Supreme Court Slip and Official Opinions:
You can read U.S. Supreme Court “slip” opinions online at the U.S. Supreme Court website, but these are neither final nor official opinions. Substantive and typographical edits are made before the opinions are published in the official U.S. Reports. Read the court’s disclaimer on their website regarding these “slip” opinions. (You can read their disclaimer below, i.e. as it appeared today.)
From the Law Librarians & Access to Justice Blog:
“The Law of Prison Law Libraries,” Lewis C. Zimmerman, 2/12/18, AALL SR-SIS
The LISP/SR BLOG: Law Librarians & Access to Justice (Legal Information Service to the Public and Social Responsibilities, Special Interest Sections of the American Association of Law Libraries.)
From SLAW: Valuing Legal Information,” by Sarah Sutherland:
Excerpt: “The problem with trying to value legal information is that we mostly just talk about its price instead of its value. The value of anything is subjective, and correct legal information at the perfect time is worth a great deal, general legal information that isn’t needed at a particular moment is worth much less. This is important because the people who make decisions about how to fund legal information are often not the people who use it regularly and are generally not faced with urgent legal matters at the moment of making decisions about how much to pay for it….” [Link to Slaw blog post.]
Hat tip to the KnowItAALL service (you can subscribe to it, free)
Powell, Melissa M. (ed.) “Becoming an Independent Information Professional: How to Freelance, Consult, and Contract for Fun and Profit.” Libraries Unlimited, 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4408-5540-5
Check your local library or bookstore for this book and other resources on this topic and related small business and independent contractor topics.
“How to Preserve Your Family Memories, Letters and Trinkets,” by Kelsey McKinney, New York Times, 2/8/18.
Let this article be a starting point if you haven’t already researched this subject. Please do not assume “common sense” will guide you, unless you are an archivist.
“The 79th Legislative Assembly will convene, Monday, February 5, 2018. Legislative session is defined as a period of time in which the Legislative Assembly officially convenes for the purpose of lawmaking….”[Link to Oregon Legislature’s website for updates.]
This will be the short session, i.e. 35 days.