Category Archives: Reference Services

Librarians Belong at Ice Cream Socials Too

by Nicole Downing Working in a law school library, I interact with students all the time. They ask questions at the reference desk, schedule research appointments, and beg me to print a case brief when their technology backfires moments before … Continue reading

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The Sneeze

by Christine Anne George I have been fighting the good fight since late September. I remember the day well. All was bright and shiny until…I heard the first sneeze. Initially I embraced denial. Maybe someone had a quirky ringtone. Maybe … Continue reading

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Virtual Chat Reference Services

by Brandon Wright Adler As the evening reference librarian in my law library, I often wonder how I can make myself more available to the students that are studying during my time at the reference desk. Like many academic law … Continue reading

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Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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Competing for Student Attention: Sign-Ups vs. Attendance

by Nicole Downing It’s the first week back for our law school community. It’s an exciting time as faculty, students, and staff all return to campus. It’s also a time when students have multiple activities competing for their attention. In … Continue reading

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Informal Teaching Opportunities

by Janeen Williams, RIPS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Recipient I recently moved from an academic law library environment to a government law library. At the moment, I do not teach a formal legal research course, and I do miss that aspect … Continue reading

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No…Nope…Still No…

By Christine Anne George Not that long ago I participated in a workshop that brought together historians and archivists. While it was a very interesting exchange, there was one thing that was abundantly clear—the historians had a bit of resentment … Continue reading

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