Category Archives: Teaching (general)

Increasing Empathy in Lawyers through Reading

by Emily Siess Donnellan The idea that reading makes people more empathetic is not new. A 2006 study from University of Toronto found a connection between reading fiction and increased sensitivity to others. A 2013 study confirmed that reading fiction … Continue reading

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Leadership and Charisma for the Female Librarian

by Lora Johns I recently read Anne Helen Peterson’s book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman. Peterson, a professor turned BuzzFeed culture writer, explores the boundaries of acceptable femininity and the famous … Continue reading

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Repackaging Library Services

by Emily Siess Donnellan I read a lot about law librarianship. Probably because I’m relatively new. I’ve been a law librarian for about 2 years, and I’m still trying to navigate the profession. It may also be because I manage … Continue reading

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The Teaching Librarians’ Role

by Dean Duane Strojny A new course on the schedule often allows a new opportunity to have librarians reach out to students. This semester, the Research and Writing Department is debuting a new required writing course titled “Advocacy.” The course … Continue reading

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What Librarians Can Do to Improve Bar Exam Outcomes

by Emily Siess Donnellan The National Jurist recently published an article that discusses various ways that institutions are re-tooling their curriculum to improve student outcomes on the bar and to get them practice ready. The article highlights a study that found … Continue reading

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Legal Research Teach-In Kit Call for Submissions: Deadline Extended to 1/29

Dear Fellow Law Librarians & Information Professionals, We need your help! The RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit Committee is now accepting submissions for the 26th Annual Teach-In Kit.  We have an outrageous goal to have EVERY law library and information … Continue reading

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Revamping a Dry Class Topic

by Nicole Downing I guest lectured in a fellow librarian’s Advanced Legal Research (ALR) course last semester while he was at a conference. My topic for the class was “Finding People and Companies.” I put together my lesson with the … Continue reading

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