Sometimes we all just need a break. That was just what I took after so many years of writing, blogging, and curating. But as I said at the time, it was not a good-bye . . . but rather a ‘see you later’. I am thrilled today to be able to say that ‘later’ is now! Today marks the return of both of my blogs, informed.JD (this one) and iBraryGuy. While informed.JD is focused solely on technology for legal research and geared towards attorneys, iBraryGuy covers all things related to law libraries and the legal information profession. I hope to see you on one or both!

But, in the words of so many great informercialists, that is not all . . .
Continue Reading Back and with a Big Scoop!

Though the topic of remote or virtual working has been around for quite some time, the greater legal community has been slow in embracing the possibilities. There have long been a myriad of concerns that made working from home, for instance, rather unattractive to a profession that prides itself on strategically (and I might say ‘aesthetically’) appointed offices. With the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, law firms have been given no choice but to throw that caution to the wind. The good news is that it seems to be working, i.e., we seem to still be working! But what does this mean behind the scenes, especially for litigators who are used to pressing the flesh? Our colleagues at PacerPro are asking litigators and techsperts directly and offering you the chance to listen in on a pair of live conversations this Thursday (April 16). It is all taking place online and registration is free!
Continue Reading Coping with working remotely? Litigators and techsperts offer advice!

It’s that time of year again!  The big thinkers, trend watchers, and professional prognosticators are blowing the dust off their crystal balls and asking you to weigh in on what you have been doing. I know most of us have already taken a survey or two regarding where our industry has been and where we see it going. That said, I am here today promoting yet one more. This one is easy!
Continue Reading Survey says… LAC Group conducts law librarian survey. BE HEARD!

As you have probably heard by now, the company for which I work has tied the knot again. This time, we have acquired the competitive intelligence firm of ShiftCentral. Based in Canada and known for its exceptional team of business and market researchers and analysts, our combined portfolio of services and specialties promises to

Former British prime minister and noted novelist Benjamin Disraeli is often credited with saying, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.”  I may not care much for his politics, but I always found it an admirable admission from someone so well-known for his staunch conservatism. It is a pragmatic outlook on life that I have come to not only embrace but celebrate myself.  And so, it is with excitement that I share the news of big changes.  As of today, TiLT has a new name, a new look, and a brand new home.  Under the new moniker of informed.JD, my blog and I have joined the LexBlog platform!
Continue Reading TiLT joins LexBlog with New Look and New Name! Welcome to informed.JD!

Devotees of the fast, affordable, and efficient service of Documents Delivered were surprised today by a jarring message on the platform’s front page.  It appears that the company has shuttered its business without warning.  Customers are now greeted by the news that company has not only closed up shop, but also disposed of all confidential

Here we are on May 31 and I just realized that I was derelict in sharing with you all my list of “must read” articles for the month. As they say, it is better to be late than never. Luckily, the day is not quite done where I am sitting, so I will chalk this one up to making it in just under the wire.  Here’s hoping some of these resonate with you.
Continue Reading May Library “Must Reads” – Leadership

I recently had the pleasure of presenting a webinar on maintaining a work-life balance. Having worked for some very large law firms and corporations in a managerial capacity, I know all too well the struggle of having a life while also holding down a job about which you are passionate. If there is one thing I know from experience, it is that opportunities for continued learning are critical to that balance. Part of creating a rewarding work-life balance requires that we carve out time for education.
Continue Reading Carving Out Time for Education