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  • The Neverending Research Project February 18, 2020
    I’ve wanted a job where I can do research since I was in college.  I may be strange, but I’ve always enjoyed research and have always had an aptitude for it.  I went to law school thinking that being a … Continue reading →
    Matt Timko
  • Better in Print? Guiding Students to Books in the Digital Age February 17, 2020
    Lately, I’ve been wondering if there are certain legal sources that are better in print than online. I am, admittedly, part of a generation of law graduates and students that hardly ever open a book to conduct legal research. By … Continue reading →
    alynnmatthews
  • Preparing for the summer February 12, 2020
    It’s almost that time of the year again.  Yes, for firm librarians it’s time to start thinking about summer associates.  In conversations with my online research trainers, the question keeps coming up  – “what do you want them to know … Continue reading →
    czluckie
  • Questions with Puron is Back! February 10, 2020
    February’s Featured RIPS Member: Shari Berkowitz Duff (Jones Day) Last year the RIPS PR & Recruitment Committee launched a new series on social media called “Questions with Puron” to highlight the diverse views and professional strategies of the constituents of … Continue reading →
    malikahhalllibrarian
  • On Practical Matters: Encouraging Advanced Organization February 4, 2020
    While browsing the internet a couple of weeks ago, I came across an anonymous discussion board that asked the following question: “People who shoved their school papers in their back backpack with no binder/folder, etc., where are you now?” We … Continue reading →
    T.LaBossiere
  • Edward Tufte’s One-Day Course: A Brief Review from a Law Librarian February 4, 2020
    Last week, on January 27th, I attended Edward Tufte’s Presenting Data and Information: A One-Day Course, in Austin, Texas. The workshop had long been on my radar after recommendations from a few other law librarian colleagues. The workshop website usually … Continue reading →
    cassiedubay
  • When a New Boss Comes to Town… January 28, 2020
    At my law school library, we are getting a new library director! Luckily for us, by all accounts our new boss is nice and normal, so I am not personally worried about her arrival. However, change is often both exciting … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall
  • Overcoming the Fear of Missing Out January 28, 2020
    I’ve always been the type of person to volunteer for things; party planning, steering committees, the group needs a treasurer? Sure! I can help with that. This is probably one of the million reasons I became a librarian. I’m sure … Continue reading →
    emilydonnellan
  • A Librarian's Librarian: Remembering Paul Gatz January 22, 2020
    Paul Gatz passed away on Saturday, January 18, after a year-long battle with cancer. The Moritz Law Library has put together a memorial for Paul with information regarding services and memorial contributions for his wife Marley and their young son … Continue reading →
    Jamie Baker
  • Emerging Leader Award – Final Call for Nominees January 21, 2020
    Final Call for Nominees – AALL Emerging Leader Jury Award 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 … Continue reading →
    emilydonnellan