Author Archives: Jamie Baker

About Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker is the Faculty Services & Scholarly Communications Librarian at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also teaches research and writing to international LL.M. students and a civil trial research course. Jamie is the Executive Director of Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers. She blogs at

Law Library Diversity Fellowships

by Malikah Aquilah Hall THE WORK OF DIVERSITY IN LIBRARIES BEGINS at the crossroad where superiority, inaction, and denial become intolerable. Yet in working toward true diversity, we work without the familiar construct of a mainstream. [This presents] us with … Continue reading

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RIPS-SIS Virtual Business Meeting Survey

RIPS-SIS will be hosting a virtual business meeting in June. Details on the business meeting will be the subject of an upcoming post. The Board would still like to have an informal event at AALL in Austin, and has secured Monday, … Continue reading

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“Hello” From Your RIPS Board

The Board and I can’t believe it is mid-February already! I hope everyone has been keeping track of all of the exciting things we have going on at RIPS but just in case something has slipped you by… I wanted … Continue reading

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RIPS-SIS 2017 Travel Grants for AALL Annual Meeting and AALL Management Institute

The Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS) AALL Annual Meeting Grant is designed to assist individuals expenses related to attending the AALL Annual Meeting, taking place this year in Austin. Individuals who are chosen to receive the … Continue reading

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2017 AALL Minority Leadership Development Award

The 2017 Minority Leadership Development Award (MLDA) application process is closing soon! Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2017. Applications will be eligible for review for two consecutive annual award cycles. The MLDA is an important step to foster minority … Continue reading

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RIPS-SIS Virtual Business Meeting

The RIPS-SIS Executive Board is pleased to announce that we will be holding a virtual business meeting in the summer of 2017, rather than having our traditional business meeting at the AALL Annual Meeting. We are excited that this change … Continue reading

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The Skills Needed for Summer Associate Research

by Jamie Baker As you may know, Lexis recently finished a report called, Summer Associates Identify Writing and Legal Research Skills Required on the Job, reporting on the responses of 330 summer associates working in large U.S. law firms (with over … Continue reading

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