Author Archives: Jamie Baker

About Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker is the Interim Director of the Law Library at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also teaches Civil Trial Research & Academic Legal Writing, as well as sessions in the Legal Practice program and Excellence in Legal Research program. She blogs at

Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the Metric Football

by Christine Anne George I do not often compare myself to Charlie Brown, but when it comes to citation metrics, I am Charlie Brown with the football. Why is that? Because there is no perfect way to collect citation metrics. … Continue reading

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New RIPS Social Media Series: Questions with Puron

The RIPS PR & Recruitment Committee has launched a new series on social media called “Questions with Puron” to highlight the diverse views and professional strategies of the constituents of Reference Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS). Each … Continue reading

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AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers – Submit Today!

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Submit an Article for the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers

If you need a little motivation to put the finishing touches on an article, consider submitting your work to the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers! Here are a few fast facts about the writing competition: (1) prize money is awarded; (2) … Continue reading

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RIPS Standing Committees Meeting at AALL18

Join your fellow committee members at the RIPS Standing Committees Meeting on Sunday, July 15th from 12:45-2:15pm in the Hilton Holiday Ballroom 3.  Every committee will have a meeting at a time during that time slot, to meet one another, … Continue reading

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Join RIPS-SIS in Baltimore for Roundtables!

Join RIPS-SIS in Baltimore for Roundtables on Patron Services, Research Instruction, and Legal Research Competencies! RIPS-SIS will be hosting three different roundtables at AALL 2018 in Baltimore.  Come talk to engaged colleagues about patron services, research instruction, and legal research … Continue reading

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RIPS 26th National Teach-In Kit Now Available!

The RIPS 26th National Teach-In Kit for 2017-2018 is now published and available for perusing on the RIPS website. It was a good year for the Kit – we had 28 contributors (either individually or as a group) with 40 … Continue reading

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