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The Goofy Prize Box: The Hairball Cat, 25 Year Old Gum, and Sand Dollar Wonder

When I started teaching legal research in 2006, I found many students appeared afraid to answer questions, which was perhaps unsurprising considering the ravages of the Socratic Method on the First Year psyche. Considering their wide eyed terror, throwing out … Continue reading

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Internet Librarian 2018

There is a conference for librarians that I have just learned of: Internet Librarian 2018. As law librarians, it behooves us to keep abreast of technological advances. I am always looking for different tech conferences that do not specifically revolve … Continue reading

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The Value of Formal Collection Development Teams

Over the past decade, the concept of a Collection Development (CD) team has changed dramatically. Gone are the days of determining what more a library can purchase to bolster title and volume count. Now the charge has to be much … Continue reading

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Expecting the Unexpected

By Elizabeth Schiller For many libraries across the Southeastern US, this past week was an exercise in patience and planning for potential impact from Hurricane Florence. This time last week, most meteorological predictions expected the hurricane would reach my library … Continue reading

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The Law Librarian Advisor

This year, several fellow librarians and I at Texas A&M University School of Law have volunteered to serve as faculty advisors to incoming 1L law students. After meeting with our students, we all got together and informally discussed the advice … Continue reading

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They’re coming! It’s New Fall Associate Season.

It’s early September, and to those of us in law firms it means that the new fall associates will start arriving soon. Fresh from law school, and hopefully rejuvenated after taking July bar exams, the NFAs are eager to start … Continue reading

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Implementing Opportunities for Self-Evaluation: Part 2 of 3

By now, most of us are at least a few weeks into another Fall semester. We’ve likely gotten past the initial course introductions and are about to dive head first into the real guts of our courses (did someone say … Continue reading

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