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A Time For Reflection

12-13-14. A time for reflection. The season of thinking of well wishes for all who have come before us in our professional lives. With the announced retirements of people like Penny Hazelton and Blair Kauffman, the shrinking of legal publishing, and the downsizing of law libraries, we count our blessings for all the good times we had and hope that the glory days of law librarianship will return.

Dear Committee Members, A Novel By Julie Schumacher

However enjoyable or “Payneful” it is for Julie Schumacher to be in Professor Fitger’s head, she would be well-advised to return to her fictional Professor of Creative Writing and English Literature’s academic world.  The cast of characters seen through Professor Fitger’s letters of recommendation resemble composites of many encountered by me in my forty years of librarianship in institutions of, and I use this term loosely, higher learning.  Julie Schumacher’s novel scores an A+ in my class.

Schumacher, Julie.  Dear Committee Members.  Doubleday, a division of Random House, 2014.