Author Archives: Cassie Rae Walker

Why Your Library Needs to Proactively Support Journal Students

I’m not going to talk about the pandemic today. Nope. Now, let’s move onto something else that recently troubled me. In a recent AALL community post, someone asked about interlibrary loan functions for journal students and one reply really caught … Continue reading

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Navigating COVID-19 and a Possible Campus Closure as a Reference Librarian

New COVID-19 cases are popping up across the U.S. bringing inevitable changes to the usual work environment. In particular, several school campuses have already cancelled in-person classes or at least instituted international travel restriction. In the face of potential disruption … Continue reading

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Edward Tufte’s One-Day Course: A Brief Review from a Law Librarian

Last week, on January 27th, I attended Edward Tufte’s Presenting Data and Information: A One-Day Course, in Austin, Texas. The workshop had long been on my radar after recommendations from a few other law librarian colleagues. The workshop website usually … Continue reading

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Class Exercise: Turning Research into a Deliverable Using Analytics

 It’s spooky season, so dare I bring up ABA     accreditation standards and “experiential   learning”? Maybe it’s just me but it feels like the   initial buzz around the ABA’s experiential learning standards has quieted a bit. However, I serve on … Continue reading

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Old Dog, New Tricks: Using Flash Cards in The Classroom

Students use them often. You probably used them. I definitely used them. I’m talking about good old-fashioned flash cards. Advanced Legal Research is a skills course, so students often seemed thrown off by what notes to take, and how to … Continue reading

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