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- No…Nope…Still No… May 25, 2017
- Be Our Guest…at the first-ever RIPS Virtual Annual Meeting May 24, 2017
- Effective Law Library Staff In-Services May 23, 2017
- RIPS Seeking Volunteer: Co-Webmaster May 22, 2017
- Bad Research or Competing Philosophies of Statutory Interpretation: Sally Yates vs. Ted Cruz May 18, 2017
- 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
- mrlibrarian7 on Can Legal Research Be Taught? Part 1: The Relevance Paradox
- Ross McPhail, Associate Librarian, S.J. Quinney Law School, University of Utah on Ready, set, go! Summer Preparedness for Law Students
- Free for All, But Never All for Free | RIPS Law Librarian Blog on On the Value of Teaching the Chemical Structure of Water
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We need your help! So far we have only received a few submissions for this year’s Teach-In Kit. We count on your submissions to make the Teach-In Kit a success, so please consider contributing. Please send submissions to Laura Ax-Fultz at email@example.com by Monday, March … Continue reading
Just a quick reminder to all those working on proposals for AALL next year. The deadline is today, Thursday September 15 at 11:59pm central time. Remember to make your program proposal submission final before then!
Even though this year’s meeting just ended, it is now time to submit program proposals for next year’s AALL meeting in Boston. RIPS is eager to sponsor programs for next year’s conference. Here is a link to next year’s program … Continue reading
After a recent call for volunteers to update the 2006 list of legal research textbook reviews, a new 2011 version is now available from the RIPS website. Reviews from 2006 are also included in the 2011 publication. Check back as … Continue reading
Later this month, Vanderbilt librarians who teach will have the opportunity to attend virtual “encore” sessions on library instruction and information literacy from a conference going on right this minute in Fort Worth, Texas by an organization called LOEX. Apologies … Continue reading
Hat Tip to Legal Skills Prof Blog for this presentation on giving better PowerPoint presentations (i.e., avoiding Death by PowerPoint). No matter how well you think you use PowerPoint, there is always room for improvement. More tips about some of … Continue reading
RIPS Teach-In Kit Now Available The Research Instruction and Patron Services SIS is proud to announce the release of the 19th Annual National Legal Research Teach-In Kit. Each year in conjunction with National Library Week, RIPS creates a Teach-In Kit containing … Continue reading