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  • Here’s What’s Going on in My Neck of the Woods March 31, 2020
    Things have been unusual lately at Emory Law Library since the hit of the coronavirus to say the least, but we have been stepping up to the plate.  Everyone in the Law Library is now working remotely and we’ve been … Continue reading →
    Elizabeth Christian
  • My New Co-workers are so Childish! March 23, 2020
    Well we’ve all experienced quite a change in the last two weeks.  Many of us have either started or been working remotely, trying to work on projects in a new work space, get ready for classes, and just generally staying … Continue reading →
    Matt Timko
  • The value of networks March 18, 2020
    This might not have been the best time for a topic on networks, given that we’re in a state of “social distancing”, but I have found that one of my most valuable resources is my network.  Or, maybe it’s networks, … Continue reading →
  • Telecommuting 101 March 18, 2020
    Today is my first day as a telecommuter. I am an extrovert and have habitually chosen jobs that require me to interact not only with coworkers, but also the public, on a consistent basis. I say require, but these interactions … Continue reading →
  • Questions with Puron: March’s Featured RIPS Member March 11, 2020
    March’s Featured RIPS Member: Christy Sherbrook (Bradley, Arant, Boult & Cummings, LLP) “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 … Continue reading →
  • Navigating COVID-19 and a Possible Campus Closure as a Reference Librarian March 10, 2020
    New COVID-19 cases are popping up across the U.S. bringing inevitable changes to the usual work environment. In particular, several school campuses have already cancelled in-person classes or at least instituted international travel restriction. In the face of potential disruption … Continue reading →
    Cassie Rae Walker
  • Help! A Robot Wrote my Blog Post! March 2, 2020
    NOTE: Ms. Essaybot is the AI author of the black text, my Ms. Essaybot corrections are in red, and my own human thoughts are in blue. For a more readable version of this blog post, scroll to the bottom of … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall
  • Social Media: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing February 25, 2020
    I’ve been making content for our library’s social media for about a year at this point. It was something I wanted to start doing because of one consistent comment I get from students in their second and third year. I’m … Continue reading →
    Jenny Ham
  • The Future of PACER February 25, 2020
    PACER or Public Access to Court Electronic Records is a government run website that allows anyone to make an account and access court records electronically. This data is pulled from CM/ECF an electronic filing system that, according to a 2014 … Continue reading →
  • Drafting a Take Home Final with Impact February 25, 2020
    Last week I gave out my take home final for my Case Law Legal Research Class.  Much to the students’ initial chagrin, it’s 14 pages, but I give them two weeks to complete it and it covers things we have … Continue reading →
    Elizabeth Christian