Author Archives: jkbeitz

About jkbeitz

Academic law librarian. Amateur photographer and beaded jewelry-maker. Mom to a kiddo. Loves a good timesuck.

CALIcon 2015

by Janelle Beitz I recently returned from the 25th Annual Conference for Law School Computing, held this year at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. The theme this year was “SuperCaliFlippalisticExperientiallyDisruptalicious,” and, as usual, there were many intriguing sessions … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

by Janelle Beitz … That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So reference librarians would, were they not so call’d, Retain that dear perfection which they owe Without that title. I don’t know if … Continue reading

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What the Tech?

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How “real” is your virtual reference?

Like many other libraries, the library where I work has provided reference services via instant messaging chat for several years now. We started out with Meebo (clean, easy, FREE), and then had to move on to other tools when Meebo went … Continue reading

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Turning off, tuning out

This was my view last week: I was not thinking of my scheduled post for the RIPS blog, I fear. Nor was I thinking of faculty training, student queries, patron requests, or LMS oddities. Well, I wasn’t thinking of them … Continue reading

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