Beth Wellington’s commentary takes an in-depth look at the divergent positions and issues associated with FOIA and biodefense related appropriations and legislation, from the perspective of legislators, public interest groups and journalists.
The latest installment of Ken Strutin’s Criminal Justice Resources series is a bibliography of juvenile and family law sources from professional and commercial institutions, government agencies and public interest groups.
This month Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen offer tips for finding Bar exam results, exam schedules, and reciprocity, and also provide links to relevant court, association, government and legal newspaper websites.
Extras – Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity
Beth Wellington is a Roanoke, Virginia based poet and journalist. She is a contributing editor to the New River Free Press, a book reviewer for the Roanoke Times and a member of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC) and the Appalachian Studies Association. From 1980 to 1997, she was the founding Executive Director of New River Community Sentencing, Inc. in Christiansburg, Virginia and its predecessor, New River Community Action’s Community Sentencing Program. She contributes to both SourceWatch.org and Wikipedia.org. Beth’s blog on culture and politics is The Writing Corner. Commentary: Previously Unreleased FCC Reports on TV Localism Raise Questions About Media Diversity
By Beth Wellington
Law Librarian One of Top Ten Finalists for Animal Planet Hero of the Year Award
By Kara Phillips
Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director at Seattle University Law Library since 1997, has worked for various state agencies in Washington as a contract librarian as well as the Gallagher Law Library East Asian Law Department and Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. Recipient of a Blakemore Fellowship, she studied Mandarin Chinese at the Stanford Center in Taipei, Taiwan in 1996 and during her sabbatical in 2007 will work in China, setting up an American legal collection at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Law.
Small Content, Long Tails, and Big Ideas in Law Libraries
by Jason Eiseman
Jason Eiseman (MLS) is the Computer Automation Librarian at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland, Oregon.
The Government Domain
Information Checks and Balances
By Peggy Garvin
In a timely article, Paul Jenks describes the leadership hierarchy in Congress, which may undergo significant changes in the upcoming election.
Terri Wilson suggests a number of creativity exercises that can be of assistance when writer’s block sets in, and deadlines loom.
Delicious new pantry items, artisanal cheeses, tins of fresh cookies as last minute gifts, and a combination CD and cookbooklet from a multi-talented performer round out Kathy Biehl’s column this month.