Author Archives: Jamie Baker

About Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker is the Associate Director of the Law Library at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also teaches Civil Trial Research. She blogs at

High Schoolers in the Law Library: A Law-Related Programming Using Graphic Novels

by Brandon Wright Adler, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient (Keeping in line with our absolutely AMAZING conference key-note speaker, Bryan Stevenson, I thought it appropriate to discuss a programming activity that targets a younger, multi-cultural demographic.) At least once a … Continue reading

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Doing More With Less & Wearing Multiple Hats

by Sandra Dunbar, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient We live in interesting times, and today was an interesting day. Though I work for a medium sized law firm (120ish attorneys in size offices, located throughout the state of Illinois, so … Continue reading

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Informal Teaching Opportunities

by Janeen Williams, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient I recently moved from an academic law library environment to a government law library. At the moment, I do not teach a formal legal research course, and I do miss that aspect … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

by Jamie Baker, RIPS Blog Editor The fall semester is fast approaching. It’s time for the RIPS Law Librarian Blog to welcome back returning bloggers and introduce our new bloggers for 2017-2018. We are fortunate to have four returning bloggers: … Continue reading

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Lessons from a First-Time Teacher: Everything I Did Wrong and How You Can Avoid Doing It Too

by Amelia Landenberger, Guest Blogger, UK College of Law My first year of teaching could have been worse. I had great students, hours of support and patience from my coworkers, and a good deal of luck (no wardrobe malfunctions or … Continue reading

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Change Is The Only Constant

By Kristen Moore, RIPS-SIS Grant Recipient for AALL Management Institute Thanks to a generous grant by the RIPS-SIS I was able to attend the AALL Management Institute in Chicago in April. This was an intensive few days with a lot … Continue reading

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Dealing with Self-Plagiarism (a.k.a. Text Recycling) in Law Reviews

by¬†Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Student Liaison Librarian, CUNY School of Law & Benjamin J. Keele, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Introduction On occasion, we have been contacted by law review journal editors who … Continue reading

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