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  • What do law students need? Core (Research) Knowledge! October 28, 2020
    Guest Blog by Ann Walsh Long, Head of Research & Digital Collections and Assistant Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University School of Law Would you benefit from having an extra virtual librarian on staff during this pandemic, and beyond? I … Continue reading →
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  • Questions with Puron: Featured RIPS Member – Savanna Nolan October 28, 2020
    Compiled by: Geraldine Kalim Questions with Puron is an interview series launched by the RIPS PR & Recruitment Committee to highlight the diverse views and professional strategies of the constituents of Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RIPS-SIS). … Continue reading →
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  • Exploring Westlaw’s Knowledge Center October 28, 2020
    Guest Blog by Emma Wood, Associate Librarian, University of Massachusetts Law Library In an effort to expand my cache of resources for remote learning, I spent some time exploring Westlaw’s Knowledge Center.  The Knowledge Center is a collection of over … Continue reading →
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  • Continuing Legal Education Boom October 28, 2020
    One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has done, besides making us all Zoom experts and showing our employers how great we are with technology, is to give attorneys a wonderful opportunity to get caught up on Continuing Legal Education credits. … Continue reading →
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  • Reference Interviews: Better with Distance? October 20, 2020
    Nearly all reference interviews I have are perfectly fine, but occasionally at the end of an interaction with a patron I’m left with the feeling that they walk away unhappy. I’ve never had an experience I’d call bad, exactly. I’ve … Continue reading →
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  • Looking on the Bright Side: Four Ways Zoom Makes Legal Research Instruction Better October 19, 2020
    Guest blog by Matthew Flyntz, Research Law Librarian for Instructional Services, UC Irvine School of Law As many of you are surely experiencing this semester, teaching legal research virtually poses a number of challenges, but I have found that it also provides … Continue reading →
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  • More on Kindness: The Power of Self-Compassion October 14, 2020
    In my first post, I wrote about the neurological science behind kindness, its natural connection to and positive impact on teaching and learning, the recent growth of academic centers and institutes focused on kindness and similar values, and the need … Continue reading →
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  • Meet Them Where They’re At October 14, 2020
    It’s no secret that relationships are suffering during this time of COVID-19. From blossoming relationships, to long established ones, there is ample evidence that romantic relationships are feeling the strain as the pandemic wears on. It’s understandable the focus would … Continue reading →
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  • Questions with Puron: Featured RIPS Member – John Scherrer October 12, 2020
    Compiled by: Geraldine Kalim Questions with Puron is a social media series launched by the RIPS PR & Recruitment Committee to highlight the diverse views and professional strategies of the constituents of Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section … Continue reading →
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  • There’s No Business Like Show Business, Part II October 9, 2020
    Q: Wait. Nobody is interviewing you! You’re writing both the questions and answers! A: Prose is hard, dialogue is fun. Q: Oh, I get it. You don’t have a blog topic, do you?  A: Well, Ms. Gotschall covered what to … Continue reading →
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