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About margaret.jane.ambrose

I work as a Access & Research Services Librarian at Cornell Law. I am also a Board Member of ALLUNY.

Giving Effective Feedback

by Maggie Ambrose This past year I’ve experimented with feedback for students while teaching the research component to 1Ls.  I will admit I had some failures as well as successes, and as this year comes to an end I’ve been … Continue reading

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Alternative Group Work Activities

by Margaret Ambrose At the beginning of last semester, I asked my colleagues: “What is the ideal group size when having students work on problems in class?” I got several answers, all within the 3-5 range. Generally, the feedback centered … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Instruction May Not Be Enough

by Margaret Ambrose Fake news is here to stay. Information professionals need to factor this reality into their strategic vision for the future because there is no turning back the clock on this one – Pandora’s Box is officially open. … Continue reading

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ROSS: An Inside Look

by Margaret Ambrose I was lucky enough to attend a presentation by Andrew Arruda, one of the founders of ROSS. One of the more interesting tidbits from the presentation and the Q&A centered around access to justice. Access to justice, … Continue reading

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What to Do About Millennials?

by Margaret Ambrose The answer to the question ‘What to do about Millennials?’ in terms of legal research instruction may, in fact, be nothing – or nothing that is specific to Millennials. Let me be clear, trends towards experiential learning, collaborative … Continue reading

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Intersection Between Culture & Emotion

by Margaret Ambrose As part of a professional development speaker series, the Cornell Law Library recently hosted Eugenia Charles-Newton, who delivered an excellent presentation on emotional intelligence and cultural competence. One of the many highlights of the presentation was Eugenia’s personal narrative … Continue reading

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Political Correctness and Safe Spaces in the Law Library

by Margaret Ambrose As any of my co-workers can tell you, I am an avid political-news junkie, and this political season is a doozy. Political correctness has taken center stage, and academia is a major player in this discussion. Most … Continue reading

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