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“I can’t remotely use this law journal”: Technology (and reference interviewing) in the Law Library


In the good old days (uh, maybe not so good), this statement meant something very different from what it means today. In fact, it could be a test of how reference desk-qualified you are. Those library staffers who don’t see both meanings need some retraining.

“I can’t remotely use x law journal?”

Speaking of seeing “both (all!) meanings,” don’t forget these classics: Old Woman or Young Woman or the Vase or Face.

And Mona, from the Exploratorium online collection.

And always this brilliant, pleasing, timeless, and hilarious radio drama: Who’s On First?

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