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Ashley Ahlbrand

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Ashley Ahlbrand

Associate Director for Public Services & Adjunct Lecturer in Law

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Ashley Ahlbrand

Assistant Director for Public Services, Associate Librarian for Educational Technologies, and Adjunct Lecturer in Law


INDIANA LEGAL RESEARCH, Carolina Academic Press (forthcoming, 2022).


Beyond the Citation Count: Alternative Methods for Measuring Scholarly Impact, for “The Role of Citation in the Law: A Symposium at the Yale Law Library” [forthcoming 2022].

On the Ground: Real World Solutions: From Start to Finish: Tips from an Imperfect but Aspiring Writer, 26 AALL SPECTRUM 36-38 (Sept./Oct. 2021). [HeinOnline]

Understanding & Tracking Presidential Transitions, 43 THE CRIV SHEET 10-12 (Feb. 2021).

CRIV Sheet Summaries: A Review of AALL Annual Meeting Education Programs - Legal Ethics in the Use of Artificial Intelligence, 43 THE CRIV SHEET 12-13 (Nov. 2020).

CRIV Sheet Summaries: A Review of AALS Programming, 42 THE CRIV SHEET 6-7 (Feb. 2020).

Analyzing Analytics: Litigation Analytics in Bloomberg Law, Westlaw Edge, and Lexis Advance, 42 THE CRIV SHEET 9-11 (Feb. 2020).

Memorializing the Right to Free Speech: Hess v. Indiana and the IU Bicentennial, 32 InULA NOTES 22-24 (Dec. 2019).

Thinking on Your Feet: Reflections of a First-Time Online Instructor, 25 PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL AND WRITING 114 (2017). 

Commonality through Diversity: Reflections on the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries27 InULA NOTES 2 (Fall 2015).

A Conversation with John Bean26 InULA NOTES 6 (Spring 2014).

Meet the New(ish) Librarians26 InULA NOTES 20 (Fall 2014).

Tweeted Out: Management Tools to Prevent Social Media from Monopolizing Your Time, 18 AALL Spectrum 14 (Mar. 2014). [HeinOnline]

The "Social" Side of Libraries, 17 AALL SPECTRUM 12 (2013). [HeinOnline]

Degree Pedigree: Assessing the Effect of Degree-Granting Institutions’ Ranks on Prospective Employment at Academic Law Libraries (with Michael Johnson), 104 LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL 553 (2012). [HeinOnline]

"Free" Access to Government Information: How the Current Budget Crisis May Affect Government Publishing and Access to Government Information, 39 DOCUMENTS TO THE PEOPLE 26 (Winter 2011). [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Working With Non-Law School Patrons, in INTRODUCTION TO LAW LIBRARIANSHIP (Zanada Joyner and Cas Laskowski, eds.) (2021).

Book Reviews

Book Review. Hess, Amanda Nichols, Modular Online Learning Design: A Flexible Approach for Diverse Learning Needs, RIPS-SIS LEGAL RESEARCH TEXT REVIEWS (2021).

Book Review. Stolker, Carel, Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance, 108 LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL 307 (2016). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Epstein, Lee, et. al., The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Studey of Rational Choice, 105 LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL 370 (2013). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Hoffman, Marci and Mary Rumsey, International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, American Association of Law Libraries, Research, Instruction, and Patron Services Special Interest Section, 2013.

Blog Posts

Break into Tax: Tax Concepts & Contexts Explained -- Breaking into Tax (by Leandra Lederman and Allison Christians) is a video series on YouTube featuring Professors Lederman and Christians, "two seasoned tax profs, here to break down tax-related concepts."

Sources of Tax Authority (with Leandra Lederman) (Jan. 17, 2022).

How To Do Tax Research (with Leandra Lederman) (Jan. 12, 2022).

How To Do Legal Research (with Leandra Lederman) (Jan. 10, 2022).

The RIPS Law Librarian Blog -- The RIPS Law Librarian Blog is published by the Research, Instruction, and Patron Services Special Interest Section (RiPS-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries.

 Practice Makes Perfect: Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Instruction (May 9, 2017).

 Ready, Set, Go! Summer Preparedness for Law Students (Apr. 11, 2017).

 Learning Theories and Law: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Construction (Mar. 14, 2017).

 Deadline Extended: Contribute to the 25th National Legal Research Teach-In Kit Today! (Feb. 14, 2017).

 Teaching During Transition (Jan. 17, 2017).

 Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Supporting Librarian Scholarship with Your Institution (Nov. 15, 2016).

 Charting a New Course: A Foray into Instructional Design (Oct. 18, 2016).

 Staying Organized in a Disorganized World (Sept. 22, 2016).

 Undergoing Maintenance: The Challenges (and Rewards!) of Converting a Course to an Online Format (Aug. 22, 2016).

 Making Lemons into Lemonade: Libraries and the Challenge of the Website Transition (May 11, 2016).

 Tackling the Many and Various Problems of Scholarship Preservation (Feb. 29, 2016).

 Teaching, Technology, and Tools: A Look at the RIPS Teach-In Kit Multiverse (Jan. 28, 2016).

 Learning Outcomes and the Law Library: Contribute, Create, Collaborate (Dec. 2, 2015).

 Implementing Diversity in All We Do: Reflections on the ORALL Annual Meeting (Oct. 30, 2015).

 The Art and Science of Library Event Planning...or What to Expect When You're Expecting a Crowd (Sept. 24, 2015).

 Legal Research "Junk Drawer," or, Advanced Factual Research (June 2, 2015).

 Call for Contributions: 2015 RIPS Teach-In Kit (Jan. 13, 2015).

Ms JD -- Ms JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and in the legal profession.

 Last Call: Applications to Be a 2016 Ms.JD Writer in Residence Due November 1st (Oct. 29, 2015).

 Calling All Writers! Ms.JD Is Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Writers in Residence Program (Sept. 16, 2015).

 A New Year, A New Round of Writers: Introducing the 2015 Writers in Residence (Jan. 2, 2015).

 Research Makeover: Keeping Up and Staying Current (Dec. 11, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Strategy in Legal Research -- Seeing Your Research Through from Beginning to End (Nov. 6, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Updating Your (Research) Look with (Browser) Extensions (Oct. 6, 2014).

 Research Makeover: When Legal Research & the Model Rules Collide (Sept. 5, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Mightier than the Sword? A Look at Capitol Words (Aug. 5, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Digging into Government Websites (July 4, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Is Crowdsourcing Entering the Legal Research Arena? A Look at Mootus & Casetext (June 5, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Puzzling Through Legislative Histories (May 5, 2014).     

 Research Makeover: Judge and Jurify (Apr. 4, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Admin Law -- A Foundational Legal Research Skill (Mar. 4, 2014).

 Research Makeover: Unravelling Ravel Law (Feb. 4, 2014).

 Research Makeover: The Overlooked Lawyering Skill (Jan. 3, 2014).

Hiring Librarians -- invited guest blogger

 Researcher's Corner: Does Choice of School Matter? Becoming an Academic Law Librarian (Jan. 16, 2013).