Friday, February 23, 2007

U.S. students learning less, reports say: Nation & World: The Seattle Times

U.S. students learning less, reports say, Seattle Times, Feb. 23, 2007. Lots of AP credits and better grades, but lower 12th grade reading scores.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Future Law Libraries, Generations of Lawyers

Interesting post by Bruce MacEwen, based on his keynote address at a conference on management of law libraries (firm): The Law Library of the Future?, Adam Smith, Esq.: An inquiry into the economics of law firms...., Feb. 21, 2007.

MacEwen discusses the different generations of lawyers and their approaches to legal information. He sees us in a shift from old model (information is scarce; librarians are needed in order to find it) to new model (information is ubiquitous; librarians are needed to help find the needle in the haystack).