Category Archives: Career

The Next Chapter in the Book

by Dean Duane Strojny This is it. I am at the end of three years participating in the RIPS blog. I will admit that I wasn’t sure I could fill the space or that I had anything to say that … Continue reading

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Ingroup Implicit Biases. Yes, they are a thing.

During the week of October 22 – October 26, 2018, LISP-SIS, RIP-SIS, BCAALL, and the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee held an online conversation addressing diversity and inclusion within law libraries. During the 5-day discussion, selected facilitators posed questions on … Continue reading

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Calling All Writers: RIPS-SIS Scholarship Committee Writing Groups Open for Participants!

Are you in need of a writing support group?  The RIPS-SIS Scholarship Committee is putting together writing groups where RIPS members can come together to brainstorm ideas, find others interested in similar topics, and generally assist each other through the … Continue reading

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Menopause in the Library: Ladies of a Certain Age Unite!?!

We have probably all noticed that law librarianship is a female-dominated profession. As of 2016, 75% of American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) members were women. Librarianship is such a feminized profession that recently AALL tried to rename itself to … Continue reading

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Adventures in Leadership: E-Reference Policies and the Importance of Goals

This semester, I was tasked with developing a written e-reference service policy for implementation within our law library.  As a newer law librarian (less than two years in the profession), I will admit to my limited experience with policy development. … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2018

There is a conference for librarians that I have just learned of: Internet Librarian 2018. As law librarians, it behooves us to keep abreast of technological advances. I am always looking for different tech conferences that do not specifically revolve … Continue reading

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Working During the Bar Exam? Start Studying Yesterday.

As anyone that sat for any Bar Exam can attest, passing a state’s Bar is no easy feat. The Bar Exam is not simply a test of legal application, but an assessment of one’s stamina and endurance – the haze … Continue reading

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