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Less is more

In Check This Out on March 31, 2011 at 4:30 pm

As the end of  the Spring semester quickly approaches, students and faculty are finalizing summer plans.  Some are graduating from Law School, others clerking or taking summer classes, faculty are preparing for teaching engagements and research but everyone is affected by change.

If you are in the process of moving or just cleaning house, you may wonder where to start and what is important to keep or give away/toss.  This interesting article from the New York Times discusses what gadgets people should get rid of while “spring cleaning.”  Issues to think about when evaluating whether you need a particular item or not include; cost, space, timeliness, and duplicity – can another owned item, handle multiple tasks?

Less can be more.


What do you want to be, when you grow up?

In Read This on March 25, 2011 at 6:05 pm

There has long been talk on what came first, the chicken or the egg?  A similar question relates to law librarianship, how did you enter the field: as a law student interested in libraries or as a librarian who works in a law library?

There is no right or wrong answer to this discussion, just an interesting thought as we interact with law students – both those that use the law library and law students that work at the law library.  As the academic year quickly passes, more students are thinking about summer plans, career choices and opportunities outside the traditional legal track.

What does your library do to engage law students who may be interested in librarianship?


Law Library Checks Out Dog to Students

In Read This on March 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Yale Law Library is piloting a program for stressed out law students – the opportunity to check out a dog, not just any canine but a therapy dog.  Check out the link for more details on this unique program.  If you’d like to see it in person, most public libraries offer a similar program for kids learning to read, call your local branch library for details.

What kind of non-traditional services would you like to see at Schmid Law Library?  Any particular item or materials that we can check-out to students to make law school less stressful?

Library Bootcamp, final week

In News & Notes on March 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

It’s the final week of Library Bootcamp, have you found a session to attend?  The following bootcamps are avaible before Spring Break, see a Reference Librarian for more details or information on how to register.

Week 3
Monday, March 14th
– noon to 1 p.m. in room 121:  “Nebraska Websites”
Tuesday, March 15th
– 2 to 3 p.m. in room 113:  “Zotero/RefWorks: Organize Your Research & Writing”
Wednesday, March 16th
– 9:30-10:30 a.m. in room 121:  “Nebraska Websites”

e-book debate video

In Read This on March 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

There is a huge discussion going on in regards to e-books, libraries and usage.  Check out this video for a unique look at the new 26 check-outs norm for HarperCollins material.

Library Bootcamp, Week 2

In News & Notes on March 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

It’s Week Two of Library Bootcamp, have you attended a session yet?  Check out what’s being offered this week, we hope to see you at Bootcamp.  If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, stop by the reference desk and speak to a Librarian about RSVPing.

Week 2
Wednesday, March 9th
·         9 to 10 a.m. in room 109:  “Electronic Resources Beyond Westlaw/Lexis – BNA & Hein Online”
·         1 to 2 p.m. in room 109:  “Using Law Library Catalogs Effectively”
·         2 to 3 p.m. in room 125:  “Nebraska Websites”
·         2 to 3 p.m. in room 125:  “Electronic Resources Beyond Westlaw/Lexis – BNA & Hein Online”
Friday, March 11th
·         10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 125:  “Nebraska Websites”
·         2 to 3 p.m. in room 125:  “Zotero/RefWorks: Organize Your Research & Writing”