Author Archives: ashleyahlbrand

About ashleyahlbrand

I am the Educational Technology Librarian at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law. I am deeply interested in exploring how emerging and existing technologies can be used to enhance library services and legal education.

Practice Makes Perfect: Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Instruction

by Ashley Ahlbrand With the spring semester at an end and my summer online courses set to begin next week, I have assessment on the brain. As we know, law school is not traditionally an assessment-heavy institution, with the majority … Continue reading

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Ready, set, go! Summer Preparedness for Law Students

by Ashley Ahlbrand As the spring semester draws to a close, and law students prepare to embark on their summer jobs, law schools often offer “prepare to practice” programming, whether in the form of Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg reps offering trainings on practitioner-focused … Continue reading

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Learning Theories and Law: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism

by Ashley Ahlbrand As I noted in a previous post, I am currently pursuing a graduate certificate in instructional design. The course I am taking this semester is heavily theory-based, and thus we have spent a good portion of the … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended: Contribute to the 25th National Legal Research Teach-In Kit Today!

by Ashley Ahlbrand For over twenty years, the National Legal Research Teach-In Kit has served as a source created by law librarians, for law librarians, on instruction, assessment, and other patron outreach activities. RIPS is a beautifully diverse SIS, and … Continue reading

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Teaching During Transition

by Ashley Ahlbrand With a new administration poised to take the helm this month, we can expect many changes in the federal government in the coming months. This can make teaching legal research, especially any lectures focused on government documents, … Continue reading

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Show Us Your Best! Call for Contributions for the 25th RIPS National Legal Research Teach-In

As the year draws to a close, the RIPS Teach-In is just warming up! The RIPS Teach-In Kit Committee is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Teach-In Kit. The Teach-In Kit is a resource where law librarians can share their … Continue reading

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Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Supporting Librarian Scholarship within Your Institution

by Ashley Ahlbrand Librarians are many things: caretakers, teachers, guides, support.  These roles reflect the work that we do and the relationships we have with our patrons. Yet there is another role many of us fill, whether as a requirement … Continue reading

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