A-Wassailing Good Time

By , December 15, 2009 4:31 pm

Even though we did not sing Total Eclipse of the Heart, as suggested by Stina McClintock for a festive holiday carol, LLOPSters celebrated merrily  at the annual holiday party last Thursday evening at Tulio’s. Best photo opp goes to Al Dermody for taking me up on a dare to stick out his tongue. The slideshow view is small, so just click on a photo to enlarge. A big thank you to West for sponsoring another wonderful holiday party.  Happy Holidays!

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Get Out the Defibrillator!

By , December 12, 2009 3:58 pm

‘Cause these blogs are dead or dying! I wanted to mention a really interesting post from one of my favorite law blogs, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. This recent post lists 73 out of 200 law firm blogs that have not been updated in more than a month. Some of our very own firms are on the list. Check out a few of the “dead” blogs on the list, and you’ll see why some just needed to be put to rest. The guys running Suits in the Workplace likely had the most fun coming up with their colorful post titles, that is, when they weren’t planting whoopee cushions on their secretary’s seat or taping Kick Me signs on the backs of new associates. Other firm blogs are just snoozers: Semiconductor Law Blog‘s final post begins with the word “mathematics.” I know some people are turned on by math, but it doesn’t make for the most riveting of reading material. Ranks right up there with a blog about orthodontia. What’s your favorite “living” law blog?

Go Viral! Spread the Wordwith Social Networking

By , December 10, 2009 5:03 pm

by Kate Stockert

Viral Marketing is a common industry term familiar to manPhones.jpgy of us, but just how often do you integrate this concept into your organization or library’s marketing plan? How do social networking tools relate to viral marketing and what potential do they have to carry your library or organization’s message?

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LLOPS Gift Card Drive

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By , December 9, 2009 12:08 pm

Don’t forget to bring your gift cards to the LLOPS Holiday Party tomorrow from 5-7pm at Tulios! The beneficiary of the LLOPS Gift Card Drive at the Holiday Party will be Fisher House of Puget Sound, a local non-profit that provides a “home away from home” for families of Veterans receiving care at VA Puget Sound Health Care System and families of active duty personnel who have loved ones in other area facilities. If you’d like to donate to Fisher House, please bring a $5 or $10 gift card from grocery retailers such as Safeway, QFC, Fred Meyer or Target.  If you have any questions, please email Rick Stroup.

A Wee Library

By , December 2, 2009 6:35 pm

phone-boothI think other than the 3-shelf YMCA lending library at 4th & Madison, this must be the world’s smallest library.

Residents of the small UK town Westbury-sub-Mendip gathered for tea to figure out how to replace their bygone mobile library. The town phone booth that had only been used once in 2008 turned out to be the perfect solution. Brings new meaning to the words “call number.”

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President's Message

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By , December 1, 2009 12:39 pm
Photo by Matt Garson

Photo by Matt Garson

by Robyn Hagle

In early October, my husband and I returned from our annual trip abroad. This year’s destination was Japan. We spent two weeks exploring the traditional and culturally-rich city of Kyoto, the cosmopolitan and bustling city of Tokyo, with stops in several tiny mountain villages and an ascent, on foot, up Japan’s fifth tallest mountain. Like a good librarian, I did plenty of research on the country before our departure, so it wasn’t a surprise when our combination washing/drying machine sang a song between cycles or our toilet seat stayed toasty warm. The trains ran exactly on time, as advertised. English was not widely spoken and, as our guidebooks predicted, many Japanese were not willing to speak imperfect English, despite how helpless we must have looked. Continue reading 'President's Message'»

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