Category Archives: Book Reviews

Do You Want it All?

by Dean Duane Strojny I want it all!  Okay, I am generally not that greedy, but there have been quite a few things in the library world that I have come across that either I want to physically have or … Continue reading

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Multimedia Learning, Part I

by Amy Taylor The limited amount of time I have with my students creates a constant tension with the voluminous amount of material I want to teach them. So much has been made lately of active learning and flipping the classroom … Continue reading

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When the Go-To is Gone (Yes, Another Atticus Post)

by Christine George In the few years that I’ve been at my current job, I’ve built up a bit of a reputation. It’s all Chunk’s fault—Chunk from The Goonies, in case you’re wondering. He (well, the actor, Jeff Cohen) became … Continue reading

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Inspiration To Be “The Best” Legal Research Instructor

The recently released book, What the Best Law Teachers Do, is the culmination of a four-year study that sought to identify extraordinary law teachers. The book gives evidence-based examples of “the best” in legal education based on a national qualitative … Continue reading

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Research Instruction Committee Call for Reviewers

From Marc Silverman It’s been two years since the Research Instruction Committee of the RIPS-SIS last surveyed and reviewed the current crop of legal research texts.  There are ten new titles or new editions since we last did this.  If … Continue reading

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Legal research textbook reviews now available

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

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The Butterfly Book

I wanted to talk about a book I recently read, Search Patterns, by Peter Morville and Jeffery Callender. I found that the book made me think about how users search, and how different types of search designs affect the process. … Continue reading

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