Can you remember your favorite AALL programs
or publications from ten years ago? Or even where we held the annual meeting (without
looking it up!) in 1993? How about the best selling books that year? TV shows?
Movies? Maybe some of us have a fuzzy recollection or two, but ten years is a
long time! Wouldn't it be reassuring to know that after ten years there is an
AALL/RIPS project that still remains relevant and responsive to the needs of legal
research instructors? You will be pleased to know that there is something in our
fast-paced world of legal research that has remained steadfast over the last decade
-- the National Legal Research Teach-In! It is returning in 2002 for its TENTH
The 2002 Legal Research Teach-In, organized by the Research Instruction &
Patron Services SIS (RIPS-SIS), offers the opportunity to improve the skills
of your patrons and showcase your skills as a teacher and information provider.
Following the pattern of the past nine years of highly successful Teach-Ins,
Teach-In 2002 is scheduled in conjunction with National Library Week (April
14-20, 2002). As in previous years, the Teach-In committee has worked with the
West Group and LEXIS-NEXIS to prepare unique instructional and promotional materials.
Thanks to generous donations from the two companies, the MATERIALS WILL again
BE AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE. It is a true measure of their commitment to the law
library community that both West Group and LEXIS-NEXIS continue to underwrite
this activity, as they have since its inception ten years ago.
RESEARCH TRAINING KITS
New spiral bound kits topped the "BESTSELLER" list last year! --
West Group distributed approximately 750 kits to law librarians all over the
world! The 2002 Teach-In resource kit will revisit classic areas of legal research
integrating traditional legal resources and the newest electronic sources in
one convenient package. The kits are designed to provide that extra assistance
to get an instructional program off the ground. They may include pathfinders,
research guides, posters, lesson plans, lecture notes, research exercises; a
myriad of instructional materials developed by law librarians for use by law
librarians. One kit per institution is available free of charge from the West
Group. Contact Marketing Support, West Group, by fax 1-800-854-1597 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure
to provide your name, address, institution, telephone number, and, if available,
your West Group account number.
A BIG HIT from last year is back by popular demand! Over 20,000 notepads were
sent out to approximately 525 locations around the United States, Canada, and
Australia, setting another new record! Colorful notepads designed with Teach-In
committee assistance and produced by LEXIS-NEXIS, can help you promote your
2002 Teach-In activities. These notepads can be used by library staff or given
away to patrons as an incentive to participate in your library events. An online
order form will be available at http://www.lexis-nexis.com/infopro
beginning February 1st and ending March 22nd or until quantities are depleted.
If you are unable to access this online form, please contact via fax (937-865-1585)
Melissa Engler, Marketing Manager, LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group with
your name, full mailing address, email and quantity required. If deemed necessary,
a limit will be imposed in order to accommodate as many requests as possible.
Orders for training kits or promotional materials should be placed by March
15, 2002, so you will receive them in time for your National Library Week events.
Now is the time to make the commitment that your library will conduct some sort
of event involving legal research during National Library Week 2002. With the
vast amount of materials available to you, it's easy to plan an educational
event. If you need more ideas, descriptions of Teach-In kits from previous years
can be found on the RIPS-SIS web page at http://www.aallnet.org/sis/ripssis/.
Past years' kits can be obtained through AALL Headquarters. Contact: AALL, 312-939-4764.
Questions or comments about the 2001 Legal Research Teach-In should be directed
to the coordinators for the event, Gail Partin, Associate Law Librarian, Dickinson
School of Law, Penn State University, 717-4, email@example.com;
or Karen Brunner, Library Manager, Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti,