Category Archives: Social Media & Web 2.0

The Use and Abuse of Social Media in the Post-Truth Era

by Paul Gatz Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post on this blog urging librarians to take information literacy outside the walls of the library and into the world of social media, where misinformation and outright falsehoods – which … Continue reading

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New App Friday – A Weekly Exploration of Apps

by Sarah Gotschall Every Friday at 4:30, I wander into my coworker’s office for what we call “New App Friday.” For reasons lost to posterity, on April 14, 2017, I set up a recurring meeting in Outlook and strolled into … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Threads

by Christine Anne George A few weeks ago, when I was discussing a research plan with a student who was getting ready to work on her note on a breaking-news topic, I said something I hadn’t expected to say in … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

by Jamie Baker, RIPS Blog Editor The fall semester is fast approaching. It’s time for the RIPS Law Librarian Blog to welcome back returning bloggers and introduce our new bloggers for 2017-2018. We are fortunate to have four returning bloggers: … Continue reading

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Calling New Bloggers! Submit Materials by 6/16

Calling all those interested in blogging!  The RIPS Law Librarian Blog is searching for next year’s cast of contributors (beginning August 2017). The current blogging year has been very successful with many wonderful posts and high readership, but a few … Continue reading

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The Slide vs The Tweet

by Christine Anne George Over the weekend, I noticed a post on Twitter about the ACRL conference and dum-dums. Having particularly fond memories of those little lollypops from my childhood, I wondered how some ACRL panel worked them into a … Continue reading

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Could No News Be Good News?

By Christine Anne George Once upon a  time, back in library school, I decided that I needed to stay better informed so I started using Google Reader, a blog aggregator. I used it to follow a handful of law librarian … Continue reading

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