LISNews is the first stop on my internet reading list every morning, and yesterday they announced a Librarian Essay Contest:
“The first ever LISNews Librarian Essay Contest invites librarians to write an original essay about issues that impact librarianship. The contest will run for the entire month of February, 2010, with the fabulous prizes awarded sometime in March. Winning essayists will receive one of several prizes including Amazon or Borders gift cards, and a year of hosting from LISHost.org.”
Who doesn’t love fabulous prizes?
The folks over at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law have updated their Bar Exam Guide for students. The site is impressively inclusive, going so far as to provide hotels near the Ohio bar testing locations, outline the costs that a student can expect to accrue, and giving advice on which classes to take and when.
A great outlay of information, here.
With gesture based computing quickly becoming The New Idea for librarians, Zyxio is a company that’s creating “breath-enabled interfaces.” Blow a steady stream of air to scroll, blow a quick burst to click on a link.
Zyxio says that their products will start shipping in the second quarter of this year.
Wired news story here.
We’ve gotten a couple of calls from people concerned about not receiving Release # 12 for Evidence in Negligence Cases.
While it was originally slated for September 2009, it hasn’t been released yet, so as long as you have # 11, you’re all up to date. If you’re concerned as to whether your book is current, or want to know if you will automatically receive the update when it comes out, you can always give us a call at Library Relations:
or email at Library Relations.
Not that this is news to any of the librarians out there, but it’s great to be one. CareerCast.com places librarian at #46 on the list of 200 Best Jobs for 2010.
You can view the whole list right here.
MyCorporateResource has a great chart that shows which of the AM Law 100 are using social networking tools, and provides links to blogs, twitter feeds, and Facebook pages.
Chart available here.
LIS News has a great listing of the top 10 librarian blogs to read in 2010. My personal favorite, Awful Library Books, is number two on the list this year.