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- RIPS Virtual Annual Meeting Tomorrow, 6/21 June 20, 2017
- Law Library Staff Self-Care: A Collaborative White Paper June 19, 2017
- Why LawArXiv? June 14, 2017
- 2017 RIPS-SIS Travel Grant Recipients June 12, 2017
- Reflections on Teaching ALR: Modeling as Feedback June 5, 2017
- 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
- Melanie on Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 1: The Relevance Paradox
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Why should libraries have iPads? Sure, law librarians are awesome, and iPads are awesome. It seems like a natural fit! But sometimes individually awesome things, when combined, do more harm than good, so we need to think about this more … Continue reading
* Carl Malamud’s, Founder and President of Public.Resource.Org, word choice on Twitter, not mine. Let me start off by saying that I don’t entirely agree with Malamud. As a proof of concept, the Report of Current Opinions, also known as … Continue reading
More and more Americans are buying smart phones. And librarians are taking steps to utilize these new technologies to deliver services. But I want to spend a minute contemplating the other side of smartphones – the phone. People still make phone … Continue reading
Yes, interlibrary loan (ILL) is great. I’m in an ILL state of mind – NELLCO’s ILL group got together for the first time in a while on Friday. I’ll leave it to the house organ to detail what was discussed, … Continue reading
I wanted to talk about a book I recently read, Search Patterns, by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender. I found that the book made me think about how users search, and how different types of search designs affect the process. … Continue reading
Recently, I have had the opportunity to do a couple of legal research / law library introduction sessions for some undergraduate classes. Undergraduates are an interesting user group. They don’t have the Wexis access of law students, and they don’t … Continue reading