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  • 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 →
  • Managing Expectations with Public Records February 22, 2018
    by Erik Adams Use Google to search for a phone number and often the top hits will be websites that offer to connect a phone number to a person’s name and a street address. Click through and you will probably … Continue reading →
  • Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Accepting Submissions February 21, 2018
    For more information, please see the competition website:
    Jamie Baker
  • In the Long Run We Will Still Be Dead, But Presidential End of Term Web Archive Will Go On February 19, 2018
    by Sarah Gotschall In 2008, the International Internet Preservation Consortium and National Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Program joined together to archive the web at the end of presidential administrations, starting with George W. Bush. The purpose of the End of Term Web … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall