Author Archives: Debbie Ginsberg

About Debbie Ginsberg

Debbie was the Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent College of Law until she left for a new job in 2021

Phones for the Fall – the new smartphones for 2017

Once a staple of early summer, new smartphone releases are now an annual fall tradition. This fall has already seen two major phone announcements with one more scheduled for early October. iOS- iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X … Continue reading

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End of Summer Reading – Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy

The summer’s almost over – time to read one last book on the beach. If you’re looking for inspirational reading about the great power of the legal system, check out Bryan Stevenson’s memoir, Just Mercy. Stevenson is a death-row attorney whose stories about working with inmates are fascinating and inspiring. Continue reading

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2017 Summer and Post-Graduation Access to Westlaw, Lexis & Bloomberg Law

A summary of the access to Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg that will be offered during the summer of 2017. Continue reading

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Online Word Guide for Formatting Appellate Briefs

Need some help formatting your appellate brief?  Emily Barney and Debbie Ginsberg are around during the day on Thursday and Friday. If you need help in the evenings or weekends, we’ve collected online materials – guides, videos, sample documents, and handouts – to … Continue reading

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Coming Up: ABA Techshow 2017 (Mar. 15-18)

Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand legal technology, which can make lawyers more efficient, connect them more closely with clients – or eliminate legal jobs. With new technologies introduced every day – not to mention an ethical requirement … Continue reading

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What we did over break – Librarians during the intersession

Over the break, our librarians didn’t get much of a rest. We were active in several intersession courses – teaching research, explaining technology, and even documenting our classes for social media. Continue reading

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Crunch time-management for exams

Exams are right around the corner. Sometimes, you’re on top of everything. Sometimes, there’s just not enough time in the day. Here are some common time-management techniques and ideas that might help make this exam period a little less stressful. Continue reading

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Getting the Upper Hand: Microsoft Word

You’re working on an assignment that’s due very soon (maybe tomorrow?), and Word is driving you up a wall. Don’t worry – we have an online guide that can help. Here are some hints to help you get the upper hand. Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2016: Diversity

The ALA Banned Books Week website and lists give us a “big picture” view of how often specific authors and works are challenged in America, but the lists don’t help us see how these challenges reflect larger issues in our society. This year, the ALA is focusing on diversity issues present in banned books lists. Continue reading

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Tech You Should Know: Using TWEN

Learn how to use Westlaw’s TWEN system at Chicago-Kent. Continue reading

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