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Now Accepting Submissions: The 27th Annual RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit

Dear Fellow Law Librarians & Information Professionals, The future of the legal profession is in your hands! Even if you do not teach, you can join other librarians toward the common goal of better library instruction.  How?  By submitting to … 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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Guest Post: Library Neutrality: Keep It, Question It, or Forget It?

by Sarah Lamdan and Nick Szydlowski Many libraries and librarians have long claimed or aspired to be neutral. Librarians often invoke neutrality when they try to curate balanced collections, create inclusive spaces, and evaluate and recommend information resources objectively. At … 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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Submit to the RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit!

Dear Fellow Law Librarians & Information Professionals, The future of the legal profession is in your hands! Even if you do not teach, you can join other librarians toward the common goal of better library instruction.  How?  By submitting to … Continue reading

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Changing of the Seasons

Turkey soup for lunch must signal the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. Tie that in with the first snow day for local schools and you have the perfect day for law students (and law school library staff) to realize that … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Exams

Final exam season is upon us! The Texas A&M University School of Law has developed several programs aimed at reducing student stress during exams. One exciting new program brings a few furry friends to the law school during the first … Continue reading

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