Category Archives: Issues in Librarianship (generally)

The 9th circuit librarians conference – and why we should have smaller conferences

by Emily Donnellan I met my co-workers for the first time this month. It seems kind of strange saying that. I’ve been in my position since September. I’ve chatted with many of my co-workers via e-mail, messenger, or the phone. … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Librarians and Library Value Inhibit Impact

by Brandon Wright Adler In my last post, I let everyone know that I had made the move to a non-law academic library at the University of New Orleans. My primary roles as UNO’s new Information Literacy Librarian is to … Continue reading

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Share Your Scholarship with RIPS Scholarship Reporting Form

The RIPS Scholarship Committee is excited to share the newest way we can assist in promoting YOUR scholarship! When you publish a new law review article, book, blog post, spectrum article or have a presentation, event, or librarian gathering; please … Continue reading

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A Day at the Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference

by Brandon Wright Adler This past Friday, I spent my day in Baton Rouge, LA at the Louisiana Library Association’s (LLA) annual conference. I chose to only spend one day at the three-day conference for a couple of reasons, the … Continue reading

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You’re Already There Anyway: Make Work Work for You in 2019!

by Sarah Gotschall It might be a little late for new year’s resolutions, but since everyone has already abandoned their first ones, it is prolly time for another round! Do you have any resolution ideas which could only succeed if … 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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Ingroup Implicit Biases. Yes, they are a thing.

During the week of October 22 – October 26, 2018, LISP-SIS, RIP-SIS, BCAALL, and the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee held an online conversation addressing diversity and inclusion within law libraries. During the 5-day discussion, selected facilitators posed questions on … Continue reading

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