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Ashley Ahlbrand

I am the educational technology librarian for Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. I was hired in July 2012, and I describe my position as one of flexibility (which I love!). I do quite a bit of technology-driven projects for the library, but I also gear my services towards the faculty, to assist them in enhancing their curricula and teaching styles. Additionally, I assume standard reference librarian responsibilities, sitting shifts at the reference desk, teaching research to 1Ls in the Legal Research and Writing program, and working on in-depth reference questions for faculty.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Apps in Legal Education

Warning: This post is not all that high-tech, but I did have the opportunity to give an interesting lecture the other day, and I thought I would share my experiences! Our (Indiana University Maurer School of Law) Advanced Legal Research course is relatively new, so the structure of the curriculum is somewhat fluid.  While most […]

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

“+1” for Google+?

Well, as so often happens with me, my goal of posting every week this month fell through.  But for this, my last post, I want to look at social media.  One of my first projects when I was hired as the Educational Technology Librarian last July was to set up our social media presence.  Instinctively […]

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Infographics in Legal Education

Have you noticed that data use and distribution has hit the mainstream lately?  Data visualization is becoming a popular field of study.  Empirical research is gaining greater ground in fields not usually associated with high levels of data analysis, such as law.  2013 has even been declared the International Year of Statistics.  Perhaps more so […]

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Changing of the Guard

Hello everyone!  My name is Ashley Ahlbrand, and I’ll be the resident blogger this month!  In this first post, I’ll just introduce myself. I am the Educational Technology Librarian at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.  I began last July, so I’m rounding out my first year.  This is a new position at our library, […]