Category Archives: Information Literacy

The Teaching Librarians’ Role

by Dean Duane Strojny A new course on the schedule often allows a new opportunity to have librarians reach out to students. This semester, the Research and Writing Department is debuting a new required writing course titled “Advocacy.” The course … Continue reading

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The Use and Abuse of Social Media in the Post-Truth Era

by Paul Gatz Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post on this blog urging librarians to take information literacy outside the walls of the library and into the world of social media, where misinformation and outright falsehoods – which … Continue reading

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High Schoolers in the Law Library: A Law-Related Programming Using Graphic Novels

by Brandon Wright Adler, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient (Keeping in line with our absolutely AMAZING conference key-note speaker, Bryan Stevenson, I thought it appropriate to discuss a programming activity that targets a younger, multi-cultural demographic.) At least once a … Continue reading

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If You Come at the Justice, You Best Have Sources

By Christine Anne George It started out, as most catastrophic events do, with a simple tweet. So can @CardozoLaw settle this once and for all? Did Benjamin Cardozo fail the bar exam? @CardozoOCS @cardozolawlib https://t.co/Mz10AFg5Jx — ABA for Law Students … Continue reading

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Free for All, But Never All for Free

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

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Letting 1Ls Leave the Nest

by Beau Steenken This week, I am teaching the final classes for this year’s 1L Legal Research. (At U.K., we teach nine classes spread out over the fall, and another six spread out over the spring, but we end early … 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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