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Garnering Engagement Through National Library Week Outreach

by Emily Donnellan As this audience knows, April 7-13 was National Library Week. This year being new to my position, I decided to create fresh traditions based around National Library week. I wanted to solicit buy-in from my diverse group … Continue reading

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Share Your Scholarship with RIPS Scholarship Reporting Form

The RIPS Scholarship Committee is excited to share the newest way we can assist in promoting YOUR scholarship! When you publish a new law review article, book, blog post, spectrum article or have a presentation, event, or librarian gathering; please … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper into a Patron’s Question

by Emily Donnellan On Thursday I got an e-mail from a law clerk asking for a specific secondary source. I sent him the source, but he wanted the historical 1986 version. This wasn’t something I was going to be able … Continue reading

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A Court Librarian’s Perspective on the Government Shutdown

by Emily Donnellan I’ve seen a lot of talk about the government shutdown around the web, mostly about what the shutdown means for access to government information. Open and continuous access is a concern but, in this blog post, I … Continue reading

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Tracking Class Action Settlements

I recently got a check in the mail for the grand total of $2.65. I was, unbeknownst to me, part of a class action settlement. Apparently, I had purchased Aveeno lotion that had been mis-branded as “natural” when it had … Continue reading

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Emerging Leader Award Nominations

AALL is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes newer members who have made significant contributions to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing excellence. This award is an excellent way for … Continue reading

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Websites that will make your job easier

I’m not sure if I do this because I’m a librarian, or if I became a librarian because I do this, but I’ve always bookmarked handy websites. For as long as I can remember, my bookmarks bar has been filled … Continue reading

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