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- Welcome Back! August 17, 2017
- Lessons from a First-Time Teacher: Everything I Did Wrong and How You Can Avoid Doing It Too August 16, 2017
- Law Librarians Conference Hard August 15, 2017
- Change Is The Only Constant August 8, 2017
- Dealing with Self-Plagiarism (a.k.a. Text Recycling) in Law Reviews August 1, 2017
- ottostockmeyer on If You Come at the Justice, You Best Have Sources
- Why LawArXiv? | LIPA: Legal Information Preservation Alliance on Why LawArXiv?
- Teri Townsend on Getting Users Out Of Their Seats
- In Praise of the Reflective Essay: The Mushy and the Meta | RIPS Law Librarian Blog on Uncertainty and Legal Research
- Be Our Guest…at the first-ever RIPS Virtual Annual Meeting | RIPS Law Librarian Blog on 2017 RIPS Penguin Adoption & Stuffed Penguin Giveaway
- Beth Van Fossen on On Sabbaticals and Term-Limits
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Author Archives: Catherine "Deane" Deane
Let’s begin by recognizing that the profession is already diverse, but there just are not that many law librarians of color compared to the number of people of color in the general U.S. population. I believe this difference will continue … Continue reading
Initial Questions To which students should I market the course? How do I maintain positive morale in the classroom while affording them the opportunity to learn as much as possible? What and how much should I cover? How should I … Continue reading
Introduction My first major project as the Foreign & International Law Librarian here at Vanderbilt has been to evaluate the current collection and make suggestions for additions that would support the research and instructional needs of our faculty and the … Continue reading
Hypothetical Your client is a black market firearms dealer. The U.S. government is hot on her trail and is about to catch her. To avoid extradition, she is looking for a country to escape to with her millions of illegally … Continue reading
January 31st marks the end of my first month as a Foreign & International Law Librarian and as a reference librarian at a university rather than a stand-alone law school. I have already met the Foreign & International Law faculty … Continue reading
In January, I begin a new chapter as the Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at Vanderbilt Law School. I also just participated in the hiring committee to hire the reference librarian who replaced me at Thomas … Continue reading
Online Research Guides are proliferating. With the widespread adoption of LibGuides, it is easier than ever to develop a research guide that incorporates video, images, hyperlinks, and RSS feeds. By using a little “Advanced Common Sense” of the Steve Krug … Continue reading