Category Archives: Issues in Law Librarianship

The Case of the Torn Presidential Record and the Future of Its Library

by Brandon Wright Adler I have broached this topic before; but, it seems more important than ever to again highlight that one of the most important functions of a librarian is helping to provide access to information. We cannot provide … Continue reading

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Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris in Patron Services

by Erik Adams This is my last post for the RIPS-SIS blog, and as I’ve been training a new group of summer associates, I’ve been thinking about an idea that computer programmers take for granted: that laziness, impatience, and hubris … Continue reading

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What Time Does the Library Close? Avoiding an Answer

by Paul Gatz Hours for the current semester are posted on the website and on signs located throughout the library. Special hours for breaks and holidays will be noted. Fifteen minutes before close, a circulation worker will walk through the … Continue reading

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What Percent of Law Students Should Regularly Use the Library?

by Dean Duane Strojny In the old days, if we had 10% of our students in the library in the middle of the afternoon, that meant anywhere between 200 and 250 students most semesters. Today, 10% is a lot less. … Continue reading

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Leadership and Charisma for the Female Librarian

by Lora Johns I recently read Anne Helen Peterson’s book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. Peterson, a professor turned BuzzFeed culture writer, explores the boundaries of acceptable femininity and the famous … Continue reading

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Moving Forward After an Unsuccessful Grant Application

by Malikah Hall This Spring, my colleague Aaron Retteen and I applied for our first research grant. We are working on a project, the abstract of which can be found here, on utilizing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) in legal scholarship. … Continue reading

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Automate the Boring Stuff

by Erik Adams At my firm we have online learning sessions that happen almost every Wednesday between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Before the training session, I send an email to attorneys in 3 different time zones to remind them … Continue reading

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