72 research outputs found

    Managing Internal Administrative Change

    Get PDF
    Mr. Custer considers the impact of already instituted internal administrative change on library staff and how best to deal with it. He approaches the topic by describing what his own library did when faced with significant internal administrative restructuring

    The Three Waves of Married Women\u27s Property Acts in the Nineteenth Century with a Focus on Mississippi, New York and Oregon

    Get PDF
    This paper concentrates on three states that enacted married women\u27s property acts during the nineteenth century: Mississippi, New York, and Oregon. Each state, starting with Mississippi, enacted acts that reflect a different wave. While Chused\u27s indexing and classification schema have been groundbreaking and extremely helpful in providing order and a basic understanding of what types of married women\u27s property acts were passed and when in the nineteenth century, in my opinion he did not clearly provide any underlying explanation or why for the passage of the acts. This is not taking anything away from Chusad\u27s substantial contribution, but does present an opportunity to explore for an explanation. Several authors have used his classification to provide order to their discussion of the nineteenth century acts, providing substantial authority to his scholarship.29 Indeed, my paper is yet another example of the impact of Chused\u27s schema. My contention is that underlying considerations should be explored, such as the ideology of the judges who ruled to support the acts, that may shed more light on the why of passage in the Nineteenth Century. I narrowed my focus to just one state from each of the three waves with the hope that this more focused analysis of just three states may provide the better vehicle to deeper analyze a state to find possible underlying considerations for an explanation

    Law Librarian’s Journal over 10 Years Later

    Get PDF
    Jim Bouton\u27s book Ball Four chronicled the day-to-day experiences of a baseball pitcher for one season. Ball Four inspired Fritz Snyder in 1988 to chronicle his life as a reference librarian at the University of Kansas School of Law Library for a period of one month. The author holds a position very much the same as Fritz\u27s in the same library. This article is a description of the author\u27s work at the reference desk for the month of June, 1999. It provides interesting insights into the ways the profession has changed and how it has stayed the same

    Political Climate and Catastrophes: The Effects of Notorious Events on Public Library Collections, Both Then and Now

    Get PDF
    This paper explores four different cases in the early 1950s of “Red Scare” tactics that influenced the freedoms that patrons using public libraries have enjoyed. The paper will also examine, at various points, the censorship parallels in the early 1950s to the contemporary political climate and the fallout of the Great Depression to the current catastrophe, COVID-19. The paper reviews the fallout from the Great Depression and how the world’s depression helped catapult Adolph Hitler of Germany to power. Hitler severely restricted or eliminated freedoms of expression, and the Trump administration’s actions reflect some of those same restrictions

    Researching Initiatives and Referendums in Arkansas

    Get PDF
    This bibliographic essay and guide to researching Arkansas initiatives and referendums is intended to assist anyone interested in this vital subject

    The Three Waves of Married Women\u27s Property Acts in the Nineteenth Century with a Focus on Mississippi, New York and Oregon

    Get PDF
    This paper concentrates on three states that enacted married women\u27s property acts during the nineteenth century: Mississippi, New York, and Oregon. Each state, starting with Mississippi, enacted acts that reflect a different wave. While Chused\u27s indexing and classification schema have been groundbreaking and extremely helpful in providing order and a basic understanding of what types of married women\u27s property acts were passed and when in the nineteenth century, in my opinion he did not clearly provide any underlying explanation or why for the passage of the acts. This is not taking anything away from Chusad\u27s substantial contribution, but does present an opportunity to explore for an explanation. Several authors have used his classification to provide order to their discussion of the nineteenth century acts, providing substantial authority to his scholarship.29 Indeed, my paper is yet another example of the impact of Chused\u27s schema. My contention is that underlying considerations should be explored, such as the ideology of the judges who ruled to support the acts, that may shed more light on the why of passage in the Nineteenth Century. I narrowed my focus to just one state from each of the three waves with the hope that this more focused analysis of just three states may provide the better vehicle to deeper analyze a state to find possible underlying considerations for an explanation

    A Law Library Move: Going Vertical

    Get PDF
    Discusses the move of the Saint Louis University Law Library

    The Universe of Thinkable Thoughts versus the Facts of Empirical Research

    Get PDF
    Mr. Custer considers the use of literary warrant as it affects the usefulness of the West Digest System, and reports on the results of a survey he conducted with both legal practitioners and law faculty. He concludes that the West Digest System has some viability, but it will need to extend its literary warrant to remain a player in today\u27s legal culture

    Ideological Voting Applied to the School Desegregation Cases in the Federal Courts of Appeals from the 1960s and 1970s

    Get PDF
    After a detailed look at the four decision-making models, this Article discusses the aforementioned Ideological Voting Article. This Article then introduces a study of judicial decisions rendered in school desegregation cases in the 1960s and 1970s-a topic suggested in Ideological Voting for further research on judicial decision-making. The school desegregation study conducted for this Article examines Federal Circuit Court decisions starting in 1960 and running through 1973. This Article then discusses differences between outcomes in Ideological Voting and outcomes in the school desegregation decision-making study, in. which each of the four decision-making models are applied. The conclusion of this Article summarizes the merits of the four decision-making models and the degree to which any of the models proved helpful in explaining what attributes or factors influenced the judges when rendering their decisions in school desegregation cases. Finally, the Article discusses any aspect of this study that may be applicable to today\u27s legal world
    • …
    corecore