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- Help Others Seek Help September 26, 2017
- Will Robots Take Over the Law Library? September 21, 2017
- Hindsight: Realizing the Importance of Legal Research September 19, 2017
- The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front September 14, 2017
- Law Library Security – How Safe Are We? September 12, 2017
- cesarzapata80 on Will Robots Take Over the Law Library?
- Matthew Elisha on The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front
- Insert Pseudonym Here, Because I Don't Have Job Protection on The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front
- LegalResearchGoddess (@heatherjsimmons) on Institutional Subscriptions to Quimbee
- Scott Frey on Doing More With Less & Wearing Multiple Hats
- ottostockmeyer on If You Come at the Justice, You Best Have Sources
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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