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  • Red Means Go February 22, 2019
    There's a whole lot of problems that people have to deal with these days.  Hopefully people realize that red means stop and that if you have to bend a law to win, maybe you need to rethink your logic. Continue reading →
  • Resilience Training in Law Schools: Lessons of Nikita Gupta February 19, 2019
    by Tarica LaBossiere In approximately one week, the February 2019 Florida Bar Examination will commence. Approximately 800 bar applicants will be sitting for the two-part Florida exam for the first time. For many of their neighbors, this will not be … Continue reading →
  • A Court Librarian’s Perspective on the Government Shutdown February 14, 2019
    by Emily Donnellan I’ve seen a lot of talk about the government shutdown around the web, mostly about what the shutdown means for access to government information. Open and continuous access is a concern but, in this blog post, I … Continue reading →
  • You’re Already There Anyway: Make Work Work for You in 2019! February 11, 2019
    by Sarah Gotschall It might be a little late for new year’s resolutions, but since everyone has already abandoned their first ones, it is prolly time for another round! Do you have any resolution ideas which could only succeed if … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall
  • AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers – Submit Today! February 6, 2019
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    Jamie Baker
  • Career Management to Chase Away the Winter Blues February 5, 2019
    by Dean Duane Strojny No matter where you are located, think of this as the time of year when you may have already ditched the New Year’s resolution, but before Spring Cleaning actually kicks in. In the North, cold winter … Continue reading →
  • Submit an Article for the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers January 28, 2019
    If you need a little motivation to put the finishing touches on an article, consider submitting your work to the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers! Here are a few fast facts about the writing competition: (1) prize money is awarded; (2) … Continue reading →
    Jamie Baker
  • Now Accepting Submissions: The 27th Annual RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit January 7, 2019
    Dear Fellow Law Librarians & Information Professionals, The future of the legal profession is in your hands! Even if you do not teach, you can join other librarians toward the common goal of better library instruction.  How?  By submitting to … Continue reading →
  • Westlaw Edge’s New Compare Versions Feature December 20, 2018
    Back in the olden days, this fall, before the advent of Westlaw Edge, I showed my research class some recently amended Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) sections. Using old Westlaw, we looked at the current versions of A.R.S. sections and then, … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall
  • Guest Post: Library Neutrality: Keep It, Question It, or Forget It? December 19, 2018
    by Sarah Lamdan and Nick Szydlowski Many libraries and librarians have long claimed or aspired to be neutral. Librarians often invoke neutrality when they try to curate balanced collections, create inclusive spaces, and evaluate and recommend information resources objectively. At … Continue reading →