Category Archives: RIPS blog

How to Become a Law Librarian who is Known for Having Good Ideas

Being able to generate ideas is an important skill for law librarians to have if the profession is to continue to move forward.  Librarians need new ideas to be able to design new classes, come up with fresh homework problems, … Continue reading

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Legal Research Article Summaries

By Clanitra Nejdl As Chair of the RIPS-SIS Research Instruction Committee, it is my pleasure to announce the availability of a new resource for RIPS-SIS members and the AALL community: the “Legal Research Article Summaries” collection. Similar to the legal … Continue reading

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Calling New RIPS Bloggers! Submit Materials by June 7

Calling all those interested in blogging!  The RIPS Law Librarian Blog is searching for next year’s cast of contributors (beginning August 2019). The current blogging year has been very successful with many wonderful posts and high readership, but a few of our … Continue reading

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Calling New RIPS Bloggers! Submit Materials by June 7

Calling all those interested in blogging!  The RIPS Law Librarian Blog is searching for next year’s cast of contributors (beginning August 2019). The current blogging year has been very successful with many wonderful posts and high readership, but a few of our … Continue reading

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Westlaw Edge’s New Compare Versions Feature

Back in the olden days, this fall, before the advent of Westlaw Edge, I showed my research class some recently amended Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) sections. Using old Westlaw, we looked at the current versions of A.R.S. sections and then, … 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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Competitive Intelligence in a Nutshell

It’s no secret.  Law firms stay in business because we have paying clients.   And the attorneys are encouraged (strongly encouraged) to continue to bring in new clients.  Sometimes it’s relatively easy because the prospective client is a friend from college/law … Continue reading

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