Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — February 3, 2014


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Have You Joined the Law Students for Pro Bono Campaign?

Are you a fan of pro bono work? Then you’ll want to know about Law Students for Pro Bono, a campaign calling for the ABA to adopt an aspirational goal that all law students perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work during law school.

Opinion Analysis: “Clothes” are Items Commonly Regarded as Articles of Dress

Often, the Supreme Court’s Justices don’t reveal their views of a case at oral argument.  But sometimes, oral argument tells you everything you need to know…

Desperate Housewives Firing Lawsuit Gets Reinstated

A judge in Los Angeles has reinstated a lawsuit by Nicollette Sheridan over her firing from “Desperate Housewives.

How to Be Happy

From the food we eat to the temperature of the room, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how happy we are.

ProQuest Joins Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

ProQuest has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines.

Librarypedia: The Future of Libraries and Wikipedia

Wikipedia and libraries connect to one another in a circle of research and dissemination. Wikipedia is becoming the starting point for research for many; it can in turn lead readers back to other sources and encourage them to engage in deeper learning within their library.

Preserving the Grammys and More at the Library of Congress

While you may not have been on the edge of your seat about whether Daft Punk would  win Album of The Year over Taylor Swift, you might be interested in the preservation of recordings made by past Grammy nominees.

The Origin of Tar Heels

Now we can move it back to 1863 thanks to a letter from a Civil War soldier to a Raleigh newspaper.

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude charming literary enthusiasm.

Lemony Snicket Sponsors Prize for Librarians Facing Adversity

A day in the sun awaits long-suffering librarians: The American Library Association (ALA) has approved the new Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity, proposed and funded by the “Series of Unfortunate Events” author himself, Daniel Handler.

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