Category Archives: Reference Services

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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The Opposite of Toy Story

By Christine Anne George It’s that time of year again. The end of the spring semester. For students it means gearing up for finals. For library staff it means that every important thing that can break and/or jam will…at least … Continue reading

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On the Brink of the Abyss; Planning for Library Services after the Plunge

by Beau Steenken Though I have written about politically-related topics a time or two on this blog, this week’s title does not refer to North Korea, Syria , Russia, or France. No, the title refers to something much more certain and imminent: … Continue reading

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Reference Librarians, Institutional Memory, & Bluebook Common Law

by Beau Steenken A significant portion of the reference work my colleagues and I do involves assisting students on our two journals, the Kentucky Law Journal and the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law. While some of the work we … Continue reading

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The Limit Does Not Exist

By Christine Anne George Monday was Mean Girls Day (the date was chosen due to a particular scene in the movie). Among the many things Mean Girls has gifted us is a particular line that, from time to time, applies to … Continue reading

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