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Page Fright

For many academic law librarians, scholarly writing is recommended or required for professional advancement. Despite this imperative, I know I’m not alone in finding it difficult to make time for writing at work. There are a thousand other pressing duties, … Continue reading

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Of Brass Rings and Second Acts

After twenty plus years as a law firm and academic reference librarian (um, how did that happen?) and with at least fifteen more until retirement is on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about goals for the second half of my … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Critical: Incorporating Critical Information Literacy into the Law School Curricula

Information professionals are often called upon to instruct on information literacy, broadly defined as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in … Continue reading

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Academic Law Librarian Credentials and Student Loan Debt

When Joe Biden announced some student loan debt forgiveness last week, borrowers everywhere let out a collective (if muted) sigh of relief: finally. The student loan debt crisis and resulting debate is well-documented and I won’t go into more detail … Continue reading

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Creating Significant Learning Experiences  

In a previous post on emotions and teaching, I mentioned L. Dee Fink’s Taxonomy of Significant Learning. This post expands on that reference by exploring key ideas from Fink’s book Creating Significant Learning Experiences.   What is a Significant Learning Experience?   … Continue reading

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