October 2021 Link Roundup

Government Law Librarians: Let’s Talk! (notesbetweenus.com)
A county law librarian shares insights into a seven-year career and offers some areas in which government law librarians should engage in deeper discussion.

6 Strategies for Exhausted Working Parents (Harvard Business Review)
Working parents are depleted. Every single one of the dozens of working moms and dads the author has coached over these past several weeks has voiced some version of the “I’m driving on empty” feeling. And now vacation is over, school is gearing back up, and the return to in-person work is here or looming. Which leaves working parents asking: How can I face all of the changes in these coming months when I’m feeling this depleted? The author offer six techniques to try to reset and build your forward momentum.

2021 Update to Choosing Law Librarianship: Thoughts for People Contemplating a Career Move (LLRX.com)
From the introduction: “I was fortunate to have some good advice when I was thinking about my move to law librarianship. By now, towards the end of my career, I have many observations and opinions of my own to share with readers who are now thinking about that move.”

GPO Posts 7,466 Congressional Research Service Reports Records on GitHub (Federal Depository Library Program)
From the post: “As of July 31, 2021, GPO has cataloged 7,466 CRS reports. GPO has posted files of the records in UTF-8, MARC-8, and MARCXML in the Congressional Research Service Reports Collection of the CGP on the GitHub repository. … Information about downloading the files is available on the Sources of GPO Cataloging Records page on FDLP.gov. A GitHub account is not required for downloading the files.”

News of the Sad: Lowlights from the 2021 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession (RIPS Law Librarian Blog)
The American Bar Association’s review of the legal profession does not present a positive outlook, as lawyers deal with rising debt, stress, depression, lack of diversity, and the conditions of working through a pandemic.

GPO and Law Library of Congress Make Volumes of Nation’s Most Treasured Publications Digitally Available (GPO.gov)
Volumes of the United States Congressional Serial Set are now available for public use on GPO’s govinfo website, with plans to publish over 15,000 volumes over the next ten years.

New Journals Added to HeinOnline: September 2021 (HeinOnline)
HeinOnline adds seven new journals to its ever-expanding Law Journal Library.

How to Spell and Grammar Check in Excel (makeuseof.com)
Spell check: It’s not just for Word anymore! Learn how to make sure your spelling and grammar are correct in Microsoft Excel.

This wild Chrome extension lets you bend websites to your will (Fast Company)
A rundown on the powerful PixieBrix extension for Chrome, prefect for decluttering websites and adding custom user tools to your web browsing experience.

Firefox 93 Is Now Available: Here’s What’s New (makeuseof.com)
Mozilla’s latest release of Firefox has improvements to privacy, security, and image display.

Federal District Court Enjoins Texas’ Controversial “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban (ReligionClause.blogspot.com)
Enforcement of Texas S.B. 8 has been enjoined by a federal district court, and the State of Texas has filed a notice of appeal.

A Century-Long ‘Reign of Error’ for a Supreme Court Typo (New York Times)
In Supreme Court opinions, even one wrong letter can cause a wave of chaos.

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