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PARK(ing) Day – Friday, September 20, 2013

By Gina on September 19, 2013//Leave a comment

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places or parks. This event calls attention to the need for more urban open space. The City of San Diego has agreed to allow participation without a special permit. However, certain…

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Lego Library

By Benita on September 05, 2013//Leave a comment

From the genius mind of Joe Hardenbrook, Mr. Library Dude, himself comes this wonderful creation – The Lego Library!   It all started when he acquired the official Lego librarian and then it took off from there.  Just like a real library, he created books, periodicals, technology, events, etc.   Visit his blog for more…

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City of San Diego Special Mayor Election

By Cheryl on September 05, 2013//Leave a comment

The City of San Diego will hold a Special Mayor Election on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.  To run for Mayor, a candidate must be at least 18 years of  age, a registered voter in the City of San Diego for at least 30 days prior to filing nomination papers, and a resident in and registered…

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Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

By Cheryl on September 04, 2013//Leave a comment

September is National Preparedness Month.  In collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Agility Recovery are hosting a free webinar series to help small business owners with preparedness planning .   The list of topics is below.  Each hour-long webinar will be presented at 2 p.m. EDT.   Sept. 11:…

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Congratulations Survey Winners!

By Gina on August 27, 2013//Leave a comment

A big THANKS to all who participated in our survey, you’re all winners to us!   To those of you who entered the drawing at the end of the survey, check your email to see if you won. The survey has been running for six weeks, so we have six winners. There’s still time to…

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Fabulous Fountain!

By Benita on August 23, 2013//Leave a comment

We love this book fountain! Representing the free flow of information and ideas through the printed word, this beautiful fountain was designed by Cincinnati sculptor, Michael Frasca.   This is a lovely landmark to visit if you ever go to Cincinnati, Ohio. It is located at the Vine Street Plaza in front of the Main…

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Let There Be Light!

By Kelly on August 19, 2013//Leave a comment

The  renovation of the Downtown law library has brought many wonderful compliments.  However, patrons have been asking when the California Reading Room would get proper lighting since the branch reopened.   The process to light the eastern half of the California Reading Room has finally begun. The room is being outfitted with enhanced lighting for…

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On Tap! FutureSHOCK Meets National Imperative!

By JohnnyZ on August 13, 2013//Leave a comment

  Along the lines of the Law Library’s FutureSHOCK! Legal Assistance Providers Forum that we held recently, there is a new national task force of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) looking at the ways that law librarians can be more involved in practice-oriented education.   The interesting thing from my perspective is that…

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Making the Cut — Measuring Up in Sports, Career & Family

By JohnnyZ on August 02, 2013//Leave a comment

Life management skills for athletes is rarely thought of ahead of time.  Now is the time to think about how to plan for the future.   If an athlete is lucky enough to find success in high school —  at the college level — and then go on to become a pro — what life…

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The Legal Issues of Transitioning from Amateur to Professional Sports and Life After

By Benita on July 25, 2013//Leave a comment

Sponsored by The Hartford Group of Merrill Lynch     About the Program: 1 hour General Participatory MCLE credit available.   The San Diego Law Library is pleased to partner with The Hartford Group of Merrill Lynch for a special program on Sports Law.   Topics Covered: High School Recruiting Process and NCAA Compliance Participation…

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