In this series, professionals thank those who helped them reach where they are today. Read the posts here, then write your own. Use #ThankYourMentor and @mention your mentor when sharing.
Television host, author, motivational speaker, producer
Too many people try to be great at a lot of stuff. The key to success? Do what you do better than anyone else can possibly do it. Then just do that ONE thing. Whatever you do has to relate to just that ONE thing.
A true powerhouse such as Jillian Michaels does not really need to be mentored — she just needed a sounding board for her already great ideas. Her problem was too many great ideas all going in different directions.
Ask a Special Librarian – May Edition (Part 2 of 2)
Tracy Z. Maleeff
Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia
@LibrarySherpa & LibrarySherpa.com
Law Library Assistant – University of Connecticut
@joshualaporte & https://www.youtube.com/user/JoshuaLaPorte
It’s a banner month for all you INALJ.com readers. You get not one but two editions of “Ask a Special Librarian!” The reason for this special occasion is to introduce you all to my future co-columnist. Beginning next month, Josh LaPorte will be fielding your questions and writing about special librarian concerns. We will be both collaborating on posts as well as taking turns. This change will bring a different perspective for you readers and allow for us to get more creative with this column. It’s a win-win and we thank you for coming along on this journey with us.
So, who is this Josh LaPorte? The son of a librarian, Josh has worked in libraries since he was a teenager. He currently manages the front desk and collection maintenance at the UConn School of Law Library in Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to his service at UConn, Josh worked for two library services contracting companies providing services to a wide variety of corporate, not-for-profit, legal, academic, and public libraries around the United States. Josh also worked for several years as a community organizer for a small non-profit organization in Hartford. He is Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Paralegals Section, and is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians of New England, and the Southern New England Law Librarians Association.