Author Archive for dcdotnerd

Red Pepper Pesto

If I’m going to post something every day this month, not every post is going to be deeply thoughtful. In that vein, I give you: Red Pepper Pesto Ingredients: About half a jar of roasted red peppers from Trader Joes,…

Conferences and Diversity

When I go somewhere new (like a conference), I tend to look around to gauge the visible diversity of the attendees. AALL was definitely more white than my place of work. I’m fairly confident it was more white than the…

Questions of Scholarship

A law school acquaintance of mine was killed on Friday, and just as I did 12 years ago when two other friends were killed — that time in a bombing, this time what was likely and shockingly an intentional homicide…

Rigor, revisited

When the Library Loon first (recently, at least) wrote about rigor, I respondedĀ at Hack Library School. She wrote again about rigorĀ last week, and I feel that she again is calling for a response. Now, despite my linking to her own…

Opinion of the Day

After yesterday’s high-tension SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby, some lighthearted yet with serious consequence opinion from the District Court for the District of Columbia, 1989. Clarke v. United States addresses the question of whether a legislator’s vote is protected speech…

#yesallwomen

Dear advice columnist, I am writing today so that I can show your response to the offender in this situation. I am too chicken to speak to him directly. I should start by saying that I am very fortunate never…

On ranking LIS programs

School rankings are very important. Because I went to Harvard Law School which is ranked really high. Great, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about how school rankings are not at all a useful way…

Identity and Diet

One of the things that is SO important to consider when you are adopting or fostering a child is the child’s identity. Identity is more than just name. It’s all of the things that a person thinks make her who…