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Undergoing Maintenance: The Challenges (and Rewards!) of Converting a Course to an Online Format

by Ashley Ahlbrand Online learning is an increasing trend in legal education.  Although there are schools that hopped on this wave years ago, there are many, like mine, that are still treading in the more traditional waters.  However, our administration has … Continue reading

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Working with summer research assistants: Has it changed for everyone?

Summer is almost here. Finals are nearing an end, and both students and faculty are, for the most part, heading away from the law school for the summer. The library is starting to get a bit quieter. But each summer brings … Continue reading

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Developing Community in an Online Learning Environment

My school is preparing to welcome its first hybrid J.D. cohort this January, when the students will be on campus for a full-to-bursting “Preparation Week.” As we figure out the best way to disseminate important information to our students before they arrive, I … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Video Presentations – and a Suggestion for Avoiding Them

A traditional librarian duty is to create guides for students and other patrons.  As better technology has become available, libraries moved from paper booklets to online guides like LibGuides. To further assist in classes and training, especially in academic libraries, … Continue reading

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WGDLLE: The Hardest-Working Working Group You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of  

A couple of weeks ago, William Mitchell College of Law hosted the Working Group for Distance Learning in Legal Education (or WGDLLE, as we are currently and affectionately calling it) for its fall meeting. This is what the weather was … Continue reading

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RIPS-SIS Meetings at AALL, San Antonio

Calling all RIPS-SIS members! Please join us for the following events: Breakfast Business Meeting, Monday, July 14th at 7:15 am, Marriott Rivercenter Salon I. All-Committee Meeting, Monday, July 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Marriott Rivercenter Salon J. 3 great … Continue reading

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Scouting the Possibilities of Digital Badges

My colleagues and I proposed a session on digital badges in legal research for the AALL Annual Meeting. Much to our chagrin, we were turned down, but we are undeterred. We’re still talking about digital badges and what they might … Continue reading

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