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  • A Sci-Fi Nerd’s Fear of AI in the Library March 20, 2018
    by Nicole Downing I’m a big science fiction fan. I like books, movies, and television shows set in a future where people are exploring space, battling aliens, and using advanced technology in every-day life. This means I am very familiar … Continue reading →
  • RIPS Executive Board Candidate Statements March 20, 2018
    Candidates for Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Nicole Dyszlewski I hope to become the chair of RIPS-SIS to continue the amazing work the SIS has been doing! I am excited by the work that RIPS does and would be honored to lead a … Continue reading →
    Jamie Baker
  • #Critlib Twitter Chat on 3/19 at 2pmET/1pmCT March 19, 2018
    Please join a group of law librarians today, March 19 at 2pmET/1pmCT for a lively Twitter #critlib chat about vendor relations! For more information on participating in Twitter chats, see this helpful post on Twitter Chats.
    Jamie Baker
  • How Do You Prepare For This? March 15, 2018
    by Christine Anne George The first time it happened, I was a 1L. The University had just instituted an emergency alert system, but our classroom was in the basement and I didn’t have cell service. My friend, who suspected he … Continue reading →
    Christine Anne George
  • Am I Efficient? How Well Do I Manage Time? March 13, 2018
    by Dean Duane Strojny “Can you recommend a good, practical read on efficiency, productivity, time management, etc.?  I’d like to read something someone else has had a good experience using or got something useful from.” This was in my email … Continue reading →
  • RIPS Executive Board Election Time March 8, 2018
    The RIPS Executive Board is happy to present the following slate of wonderful nominees for this year’s open Executive Board Positions: Vice Chairperson/Chairperson Elect Candidates: Nicole Dyszlewski Research/Access Services Librarian Roger Williams University School of Law Bristol, Rhode Island Genevieve … Continue reading →
    Jamie Baker
  • Not Just Winter Blues: Can the Library Help Improve Law Student Mental Health? March 8, 2018
    by Lora Johns March is dreary, gray, and cold. The vivid reds of autumn leaves and apples faded so long ago they might never have been at all. The promise of springtime sun and flowers feels more like a lie—in … Continue reading →
  • Build a Solid Foundation March 6, 2018
    When you know how a thing works, you know how to deal with problems when things go sideways. Continue reading →
  • Access to Legal Information: A Look at the Legal Information Preservation Alliance March 1, 2018
    by Brandon Wright Adler Access to legal information is something that law librarians, scholars, and even the general public fight for every day. Preserving historical print legal information was once the primary focus among law librarians, i.e. preserving a books … Continue reading →
  • Repackaging Library Services February 27, 2018
    by Emily Siess Donnellan I read a lot about law librarianship. Probably because I’m relatively new. I’ve been a law librarian for about 2 years, and I’m still trying to navigate the profession. It may also be because I manage … Continue reading →