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  • Submit to the RIPS-SIS Legal Research Teach-In Kit! December 12, 2018
    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 →
    lorajohns
  • Tracking Class Action Settlements December 11, 2018
    I recently got a check in the mail for the grand total of $2.65. I was, unbeknownst to me, part of a class action settlement. Apparently, I had purchased Aveeno lotion that had been mis-branded as “natural” when it had … Continue reading →
    emilydonnellan
  • Changing of the Seasons December 6, 2018
    Turkey soup for lunch must signal the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. Tie that in with the first snow day for local schools and you have the perfect day for law students (and law school library staff) to realize that … Continue reading →
    bloggingstrojny
  • ‘Tis the Season for Exams November 29, 2018
    Final exam season is upon us! The Texas A&M University School of Law has developed several programs aimed at reducing student stress during exams. One exciting new program brings a few furry friends to the law school during the first … Continue reading →
    malikahhalllibrarian
  • Competitive Intelligence in a Nutshell November 27, 2018
    It’s no secret.  Law firms stay in business because we have paying clients.   And the attorneys are encouraged (strongly encouraged) to continue to bring in new clients.  Sometimes it’s relatively easy because the prospective client is a friend from college/law … Continue reading →
    czluckie
  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting the ABA November 20, 2018
    Has it been a while since your school’s last ABA visit? Or maybe you’re like me and you have never been a part of a visit at all. In either scenario, you may be wondering what to expect in this … Continue reading →
    cassiedubay
  • Emerging Leader Award Nominations November 20, 2018
    AALL is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes newer members who have made significant contributions to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing excellence. This award is an excellent way for … Continue reading →
    emilydonnellan
  • Ingroup Implicit Biases. Yes, they are a thing. November 13, 2018
    During the week of October 22 – October 26, 2018, LISP-SIS, RIP-SIS, BCAALL, and the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee held an online conversation addressing diversity and inclusion within law libraries. During the 5-day discussion, selected facilitators posed questions on … Continue reading →
    T.LaBossiere
  • Calling All Writers: RIPS-SIS Scholarship Committee Writing Groups Open for Participants! November 9, 2018
    Are you in need of a writing support group?  The RIPS-SIS Scholarship Committee is putting together writing groups where RIPS members can come together to brainstorm ideas, find others interested in similar topics, and generally assist each other through the … Continue reading →
    lorajohns
  • Websites that will make your job easier November 8, 2018
    I’m not sure if I do this because I’m a librarian, or if I became a librarian because I do this, but I’ve always bookmarked handy websites. For as long as I can remember, my bookmarks bar has been filled … Continue reading →
    emilydonnellan