Too good not to post: From the ABA Journal News, by Debra Cassens Weiss, Jun 19, 2014:
Even if we don’t join all those book clubs dangled so temptingly (ahem) in front of us, we can still add their books to our personal reading lists.
But if you are inclined to join a Lucky Lab CLP book group meet-up and if you’re a bit of a law and governement wonk, here’s a book club for you:
“We the People Book Club, which meets at the Lucky Lab, will be reading the following books:
“2014 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction accepting entries
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird, and to honor former Alabama law student and author Harper Lee, The University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal partnered together to create the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction in 2010. The prize, authorized by Ms. Lee, is given annually to a book-length work of fiction ….” [Link to announcement.]
Lawyer referrals in Oregon are made through the Oregon State Bar and, occasionally, from local or specialized bar associations and nonprofits. (The Oregon State Bar has a public website where you can check to make sure the lawyer is licensed to practice law in Oregon.)
Requests for a referral from the Oregon State Bar are made through email or telephone.
But what happens if you are in jail or prison? Here’s the information we got from the OSB Referral Service:
The older we get the faster these changes creep up on us. And then we can’t remember if we Spring Ahead or Spring Back.
Rules! Always Rules: Information about the Current Daylight Saving Time (DST) Rules
Is a cartoon library worth $10 million? You bet it is, if consider the history and the joy it contains.
The Cartoon Library at Ohio State University is a one place to start your cartoon preservation and collection research. Heaven knows archivists know about preservation of printed, and other, materials – and while heaven might look fondly upon archivists, it tests them mightily to see if they are worthy of persisting on such a quixotic journey. Talk about a dream job – a Cartoon Archivist. As Mark Twain apocryphally advised writers: make ’em laugh and make ’em cry. That’s good cartooning (and librarianship) in a nutshell.
And possibly just worth the long journey to Columbus, Ohio: Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac) will appear on the same stage in the Spring 2014 at Ohio State. Wowsers!
More than you might want to know about “today“: What happened on a particular day, LibrarySpot
Feature story about something that happened “today in history“: Today in History, American Memory, Library of Congress