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New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Read This on June 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of June 26, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two weeks.

The Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko, 2013

BigLaw: How to Survive the First Two Years of Practice in a Mega-Firm, Or, The Art of Doc Review by Sarah Powell, 2013

The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals: An A-Z Guide to Protecting Your Clients, Your Practice, and Yourself by Thomas L. Hartsell, Jr., & Barton E. Bernstein

The American Senate: An Insider’s History by Neil MacNeil & Richard A. Baker, 2013

Long Wars and the Constitution by Stephen M. Griffin, 2013

Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States by Robert J. Hume, 2013

New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors? by Scott Dodson, 2013

The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court by Pamela C. Corley, Amy Steigerwalt & Artemus Ward, 2013

Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating, Forgotten Stories of America’s First Women Lawyers by Jill Norgren, 2013

Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare edited by Michael Schmitt, 2013

 Your Digital Afterlife: When Facebook, Flickr and Twitter are Your Estate, What’s Your Legacy? by Evan Carroll & John Romano, 2011


Law Faculty using Tumblr

In Check This Out on June 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Tumblr, is a micro-blogging social software platform that allows users to share information in any format including text, photos, and video. Being able to collect and post content on current events or a particular topic is a great use for this type of social software.

At the University of Nebraska College of Law, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Richard Moberly is using Tumblr as a blog to organize and discuss the Law of Secrecy. Professor Moberly is a researcher and  expert on whistleblower protections and the law of secrecy; his recent article Whistleblowers and the Obama Presidency: The National Security Dilemma appeared in the Employee Rights & Employment Policy Journal (2012).

A number of law schools are using Tumblr as a platform to share content with users or even as a digital yearbook like Georgetown University did this year for graduation.

More Libraries than McDonald’s in America

In Check This Out on June 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Have you ever wondered where all the libraries and museums in the United States are located? It seems that every community in the country has at least a public library and historic site or museum to share with visitors and citizens alike.

A cool project that came out of the National Day of Civic Hacking, was a map locating all the libraries and museums in the U.S. The details on the project can be reviewed here in a recent article in the Atlantic Cities which noted there are more public libraries than McDonalds or Starbucks America.

The entire map of U.S. Libraries and Museums can be seen here.



License to Preserve

In Check This Out on June 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Curious as to how libraries prepare for natural disasters? Check out this humorous video from the Kansas State Libraries system.