ARCHIVED: 2003 National Legal Research Teach-In Calls for Contributions

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January 9, 2003

The 11th Annual National Legal Research Teach-In needs your contributions for its Teach-In Resource Kit.

Sponsored by the Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section, the Teach-In gives law librarians the opportunity to share materials and ideas for legal research instruction. Each year the Teach-In committee produces a resource kit of materials that can be used to design and advertise programs and events for law libraries. These materials are distributed several weeks prior to National Library Week in April to anyone interested in legal research instruction.

Law librarians can help create the Teach-In Resource Kit. The committee is seeking innovative legal research instruction materials to include in the kit. Law librarians should consider submitting teaching techniques, training scripts, lecture notes, outlines, handouts, exercises, lesson plans, user guides, pathfinders, research guides or descriptions of past training events. Contributions to the kit are due by Jan. 15.

For ideas from past Teach-Ins, see the RIPS SIS Teach-In Web page at

Over the past 11 years, Teach-In materials have been distributed to an increasing number of interested people in diverse institutions all over the world. For the first Teach-In in 1993, resource kits were sent to 315 locations and promotional items, including posters and bookmarks, went to about 200 people. A new record has been set each year, culminating in 2002 when resource kits were mailed to more than 700 people and over 20,000 notepads were used for promotional purposes. The Teach-In has become an integral part of the law librarian landscape.

If you have any comments or suggestions or would like to submit contributions to the Teach-In Resource Kit, please contact Gail Partin or Kristin Gerdy.