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Quiet in the Library for Exams

December 6, 2011


The librarians  would like to share a few strategies we have identified that will help everybody focus and prepare for exams. First, the librarians are going to make extra efforts to keep the library quiet.  This includes keeping our own noise levels down. If you prefer quiet when studying, we have some guidelines and suggestions. 1) […]

iPads and Apps

October 7, 2011


You may have heard the news that Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder, has died.  Described as a visionary, he is credited with overseeing the creation of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Not surprisingly, the iPad (and iPhone, to some degree) holds a great deal of fascination for lawyers.  The American Law Institute and the American Bar […]

Escape into Fiction

September 12, 2011


Lawyers, law students, and law librarians enjoy a good story.  Even better is when that story combines our interest in the law with a bit of escapism.  Here are a couple of ways you can take a break from studying without having to forget about law school entirely. You may be familiar with some lawyer […]

Fist Bump Finally Legal

August 30, 2011


Though you still shouldn’t use it in your 1L writing assignment, fist bump is now recognized as a word in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary for 2011.  Fist bump is one of approximately 150 words added to the new edition. Dictionaries add new words to reflect changing times, thoughts, and ideas.  You might wonder: the Obamas […]

Facebook Friendships Banned

August 11, 2011


The Internet was burning last week with stories about Missouri’s new law banning Facebook friendships between students and teachers.  The talk on the web suggests that teachers and students can’t be friends on Facebook.  But is that really what the law says? The easiest way to answer that question is to go directly to the […]

We’re hiring!

March 21, 2011


The law library is hiring GRAs for summer and fall 2011.  For both summer and fall, we’re seeking Reference GRAs who will work at the Reference desk, answering research questions for library users.  Reference GRAs report to Deborah Schander, the Reference/Student Services Librarian.  For summer, we’re seeking Research GRAs who will assist with faculty research requests.  Research GRAs […]

Chat with a Librarian

November 3, 2010


The College of Law Library debuted its new chat reference service with the debut of the new College of Law website.  We’re hoping that our library users–students, faculty, staff, public–will use the chat service.  You can access the service by visiting the library home page–use the Ask Ref! box to begin the conversation.  Our chat reference service […]


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