RIPS Roundtables at the AALL Annual Meeting

OK, I know I’m going blog-post heavy today, but please bear with me for another important announcement. Each year, RIPS hosts two roundtable discussions – one for each of the missions that make up our acronym- and we hope to see you there.

The Research Instruction Roundtable is scheduled for Sunday from 5:30 – 6:30 in CCC 608. As always, it’s a chance to meet with other librarians who help their patrons/attorneys/students/faculty learn how to use various legal resources. While recent roundtables have been a little heavy on the academia, they are neither just for academics, nor only for RIPS members. So, if you know anyone from PLL who doesn’t have an RI roundtable to go to, drag them to ours.

The Patron Services Roundtable is scheduled for Monday, but is also from 5:30 – 6:30 and in CCC 608. So, if you want to come to both, we’ve made it easy on you. The Patron Services Roundtable has the potential to be the most free-wheeling discussion out there, since we all serve patrons, no matter what else we do.

There’s no real theme to our Roundtables this year. This is your chance to discuss what YOU think is important and timely in regard to these missions. We all have gripes, we all have successes, and we all have war stories. This is a chance to share what worked, what didn’t, and what you’re concerned with for the near future. The issues that come out of these discussions help shape what RIPS can and will do in the next year. Also, not so coincidentally, there are RIPS committees focused on both missions, in case you want more direct involvement.

Robb Farmer, RIPS-SIS chair

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