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- Will Robots Take Over the Law Library? September 21, 2017
- Hindsight: Realizing the Importance of Legal Research September 19, 2017
- The Fight to Bring Legal Research to the Front September 14, 2017
- Law Library Security – How Safe Are We? September 12, 2017
- A Review of Summer Associate Skills September 8, 2017
- LegalResearchGoddess (@heatherjsimmons) on Institutional Subscriptions to Quimbee
- Scott Frey on Doing More With Less & Wearing Multiple Hats
- ottostockmeyer on If You Come at the Justice, You Best Have Sources
- 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
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Author Archives: Paul Gatz
by Paul Gatz Most readers of this blog are likely already aware that law librarians are awesome, but it’s nice to see some folks outside of the profession come to the same conclusion. The two examples I have in mind … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz Plato’s Meno begins with a question posed to Socrates by his eponymous interlocutor, asking whether virtue can be taught. Preparing for the last day of my advanced legal research course, I could not help but wonder the … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz & Susan Azyndar The original idea for this post came from its co-author, Susan Azyndar. Susan is a reference librarian and adjunct professor at the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Legislative histories are notoriously complex. … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz Every library should have a good map. A map offers a perspective that you cannot otherwise gain. From above, you can see the whole library spread out before you, enabling you to take it all in with … Continue reading
by Paul Gatz The American writer David Foster Wallace began his 2005 commencement address to the students of Kenyon College (published in 2009 as This Is Water) with a parable: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to … Continue reading