Category Archives: Inspiration and Design Ideas

More Than Basic Civics

by Erik Adams A few years ago I participated in a panel discussion before a group of law school librarians. The panelists, who were all law firm librarians, discussed what they wished that summer associates and recent graduates did better. … Continue reading

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Change is good? Change is good?

by Dean Duane Strojny I did it! I rearranged my office. It usually happens over a semester break and I take on the task about every two years. Now granted, there are only so many possible configurations because of the … 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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RIPS Seeking Volunteer: Co-Webmaster

Are you interested in getting more involved with RIPS-SIS? Have a knack for website development? Want to work next to our amazing webmaster, Maribel Nash, to help make improvements during the 2017-2018 year? Then I have a position for you! … 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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Off the Library Map

by Paul Gatz Every library should have a good map. A map offers a perspective that you cannot otherwise gain. From above, you can see the whole library spread out before you, enabling you to take it all in with … Continue reading

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Designing a Legal Research Course

by Tig Wartluft Nearly two years ago I started a new position. My very first day I attended the law school’s faculty meeting; during that meeting it was announced that there was going to be a change to the required … Continue reading

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