Category Archives: Information Literacy

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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Of Boardgames, Grading Rubrics, and Instructional Style

by Tig Wartluft I’m a gamer; my wife, not so much. I say this because I’ve spent years trying to find board games that she and I both enjoy playing equally. A couple of weeks ago I finally found one. … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Instruction May Not Be Enough

by Margaret Ambrose Fake news is here to stay. Information professionals need to factor this reality into their strategic vision for the future because there is no turning back the clock on this one – Pandora’s Box is officially open. … Continue reading

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Third Time’s the Charm

by Tig Wartluft Previously I’ve written about the process of creating a legal research course and the changes we made to that course after we taught it for the first time. Now that the semester has come to an end, … Continue reading

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