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- Preparing Research Ready Law Graduates October 31, 2014
- We Met in the Middle: A Review of ORALL’s Annual Meeting October 28, 2014
- Public Health and the Reference Desk October 24, 2014
- Cool Teaching Tools October 22, 2014
- The Pitfalls of Video Presentations – and a Suggestion for Avoiding Them October 21, 2014
- sdemaine on The Pitfalls of Video Presentations – and a Suggestion for Avoiding Them
- ashleyahlbrand on Are We the “Parents at the Party?”: Assessing the Use of Multiple Communication Channels with Today’s Students
- Beth Greenfield on Introducing our 2014-15 blog contributors
- UND Thormodsgard Law Library on Evaluating This Year’s Crop
- jkbeitz on Citation, citation, citation!
- Melissa (USD Legal Research Center) on Citation, citation, citation!
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We need your help! So far we have only received a few submissions for this year’s Teach-In Kit. We count on your submissions to make the Teach-In Kit a success, so please consider contributing. Please send submissions to Laura Ax-Fultz at email@example.com by Monday, March … Continue reading
Just a quick reminder to all those working on proposals for AALL next year. The deadline is today, Thursday September 15 at 11:59pm central time. Remember to make your program proposal submission final before then!
Even though this year’s meeting just ended, it is now time to submit program proposals for next year’s AALL meeting in Boston. RIPS is eager to sponsor programs for next year’s conference. Here is a link to next year’s program … Continue reading
After a recent call for volunteers to update the 2006 list of legal research textbook reviews, a new 2011 version is now available from the RIPS website. Reviews from 2006 are also included in the 2011 publication. Check back as … Continue reading
Later this month, Vanderbilt librarians who teach will have the opportunity to attend virtual “encore” sessions on library instruction and information literacy from a conference going on right this minute in Fort Worth, Texas by an organization called LOEX. Apologies … Continue reading
Hat Tip to Legal Skills Prof Blog for this presentation on giving better PowerPoint presentations (i.e., avoiding Death by PowerPoint). No matter how well you think you use PowerPoint, there is always room for improvement. More tips about some of … Continue reading
RIPS Teach-In Kit Now Available The Research Instruction and Patron Services SIS is proud to announce the release of the 19th Annual National Legal Research Teach-In Kit. Each year in conjunction with National Library Week, RIPS creates a Teach-In Kit containing … Continue reading