Tanya Johnson, Reference Librarian,University of Connecticut School of Law
Since 1994, every President of the United States has had a website located at WhiteHouse.gov providing information and resources for citizens. On Friday, January 20, 2017, President Trump’s new White House website was launched. Though still under development, the site contains preliminary information about the new administration’s policies in a few areas. It appears that, for the moment, the new administration has retained former President Obama’s We the People site, where citizens can petition the White House and receive responses, if they gather enough signatures.
Barbara Plante, Head of Cataloging Services,UConn Law
Rebecca Bearden, Technical Services Librarian,UConn Law
At the end of December 2016, the law library staff bid fond farewell to Barbara Plante, Head of Cataloging, who has retired. She had been employed at UConn Law Library since April 1988. Over the years, her primary duties have included providing access to the vast library collections through description and call number placement. Jessica Panella, Head of Access Services for the law library, said it best during her sendoff; “Barbara’s work has had a ripple effect on the law school community.”If you think about all of the books and online resources Barbara has provided access to over her (almost) three decade tenure at the law library, and all of the students, faculty, and other patrons those resources have reached, her impact has been tremendous.
Barbara was kind enough to answer a few more questions about herself:
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