Category Archives: employment & reference librarians

Law Student Engagement at the Reference Desk

This month, our law librarians are deep in the throes of mandatory scholarly writing consultations. We meet with students who are preparing original comments or case notes as part of their Scholarly Writing course, and help them develop articles suitable … Continue reading

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What’s In A Job Title?

by Dean Duane Strojny I collect job descriptions. It has been a hobby of sorts since I found myself on the hiring end beginning in the early 2000’s. As you can imagine, there is quite a variety of librarian titles … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Legal Education Could Lead to Positive Opportunities for Law Librarianship

The American Bar Association (ABA) announced in January of this year that it recommends easing restrictions, or expanding opportunities, on distance-learning law school classes. If the proposal, or Standard 306, is adopted the ABA would allow law schools to offer one-third … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting the ABA

Has it been a while since your school’s last ABA visit? Or maybe you’re like me and you have never been a part of a visit at all. In either scenario, you may be wondering what to expect in this … Continue reading

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Missed Connections: Scholarship

by Brandon Wright Adler I know the RIPS Blog has discussed, once or twice, the many hats that law librarians must wear. I would like to discuss a casualty to all of that hat-wearing (other than baldness) – the casualty … Continue reading

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A New Way of Law Library Management is HERE!

by Dean Duane Strojny The shift has been going on for years, but it seems to finally be here. We have moved the majority of research to an online format and with that comes significant changes for the management of … Continue reading

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Finals – My favorite time of year

by Christina Glon Finals have started here at Emory Law and, while we can all feel the tension in the library, this is still my favorite time of year. Not because my class is over and all I have to do … Continue reading

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