March 31, 2011
RIPS Teach-In Kit Now Available: Remember National Library Week is April 10-16, 2011
Each year in conjunction with National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, AALL's Research Instruction and Patron Services Special Interest Section publishes via its website a Teach-In Kit containing fresh materials for use in institutional, promotional and instructional activities submitted by voluntary member contributions.
For National Library Week 2011, RIPS recently published its 19th Annual National Legal Research Teach-In Kit. This year's Teach-In Kit includes PowerPoint presentations, research assignments, lesson plans, syllabi, and more on a variety of topics including health law, animal law, and Google Scholar. Contibutions include but are not limited to:
- Advanced Environmental Legal Research-Course Syllabus, Christine Ryan, Vermont Law School Library
- Legal Research and Writing for Scholarly Publication, Vicenç Feliú, Director of the Law Library & Assistant Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia and Helen Frazer, Associate Director & Head of Public Services, Charles N. & Hilda H. M. Mason Law Library, University of the District of Columbia.
- A Quide Guide to Special Education, Brittany Kolonay, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Charles N. & Hilda H. M. Mason Law Library, University of the District of Columbia
- A Guide to Using Citation Tools, Michelle Cosby, Faculty Services Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law Library.
- Using Google Scholar to Find Law Review Articles, Kasia Solon, Access & Student Services Coordinator, Tarlton Law Library, Jamail Center for Legal Research, The University of Texas School of Law,
- Research Exercise: Judicial Assistant Handout - Legal Abbreviation Sheets, Amy Hale-Janeke,Head of Reference Services, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Library.
- Research Exercisse: Secondary Sources-Criminal, Michelle Cosby, Faculty Services Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law Library.
- Research Excecise: Getting to Know Secondary Sources Activity, Jennifer Duperon, Legal Information Librarian, Boston University School of Law.
Kudos to the RIPS Teach-In Committee members who, no doubt, spent a fair amount of time on this project. This year's RIPS Teach-In Kit was compiled and edited by Laura J. Ax-Fultz and David E. Lehma. Kudos also to the many contributors to this year's RIPS Teach-In Kit.
BTW Library week is sponsored by ALA. This year's Honorary Chair is John Grisham. [JH}