Masters of the (Info) Universe

It’s still National Library Week, and so we’re still geeking out over exactly how great libraries are. From public libraries (which are, as Keith Richards, an almost-librarian, said “the great equalizer[s]”) , to the library at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Folger Shakespeare Library. And law libraries, of course. Many law libraries are open to the public and provide information that is, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, “the currency of democracy.” Law libraries also provide an important service to members of the bar and courts; Justice Sandra Day O’Connor once noted that the law library “provides the stability and continuity for the rule of law.”

So it was no surprise to us when CNN ran a story recently declaring librarians “masters of the info universe.” Neil Gaiman, a longtime advocate for libraries, said much the same thing last year.

By the way, while we’re on the subject of libraries, have you checked out our trivia contest yet? If you’re one of the students with the most correct answers about your own College of Law Library, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card. Don’t wait too long, though – you only have until Sunday, April 17th, at 11:59 p.m. While you’re at it, do us a favor and fill out our short student survey. This is your chance to let us know how we’re doing and what we can do to improve our services to you. The survey will be available until Friday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m.

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