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  • Calling New RIPS Bloggers! Submit Materials by June 7 May 13, 2019
    Calling all those interested in blogging!  The RIPS Law Librarian Blog is searching for next year’s cast of contributors (beginning August 2019). The current blogging year has been very successful with many wonderful posts and high readership, but a few of our … Continue reading →
    Jamie Baker
  • Preview: Show & Tell at AALL May 9, 2019
    by Cassie DuBay By now, you have probably heard from myself or my co-presenter asking (nagging?) you for swag. Or maybe you were at a recent conference and heard about the bag swag lady. If you haven’t yet, allow me … Continue reading →
  • The Wonders of Modern Technology May 7, 2019
    by Caren Luckie The title really should be “How to Manage Expectations of Modern Technology,” but that just doesn’t have quite the same ring. The title came about from a comment and blog post suggestion made by a co-worker.  Thank … Continue reading →
  • Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?” May 1, 2019
    by Tarica LaBossiere Our law library hosts three digital study aid libraries – LexisNexis Digital Library, West Academic, and Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. Between these three subscriptions, our library is able to place over 700 titles at the … Continue reading →
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! April 30, 2019
    Emotional Support Animals provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities. Continue reading →
  • Perceptions of Librarians and Library Value Inhibit Impact April 25, 2019
    by Brandon Wright Adler In my last post, I let everyone know that I had made the move to a non-law academic library at the University of New Orleans. My primary roles as UNO’s new Information Literacy Librarian is to … Continue reading →
  • Garnering Engagement Through National Library Week Outreach April 23, 2019
    by Emily Donnellan As this audience knows, April 7-13 was National Library Week. This year being new to my position, I decided to create fresh traditions based around National Library week. I wanted to solicit buy-in from my diverse group … Continue reading →
  • What’s In A Job Title? April 18, 2019
    by Dean Duane Strojny I collect job descriptions. It has been a hobby of sorts since I found myself on the hiring end beginning in the early 2000’s. As you can imagine, there is quite a variety of librarian titles … Continue reading →
  • Let Your Computer Do the Typing and Save Your Wrists for Lifting Your Drink April 12, 2019
    by Sarah Gotschall According to computer scientist Andrew Ng, speech is the natural way that people communicate and “humanity was never designed to communicate by using our fingers to poke at little keyboards…” After years of user torment by Siri … Continue reading →
    Sarah Gotschall
  • Creating My First Librarianship Portfolio: A Mood April 11, 2019
    by Malikah Hall As a requirement of my position, I recently submitted my first academic portfolio. If I were wearing a mood ring during this time, you would find the ring a different color everyday. The colors of a mood … Continue reading →