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It’s Banned Book Week, What’s Your Favorite Title?

In Check This Out on September 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm

It’s Banned Book Week. What’s your favorite banned book?

Here’s the top 10 from 2012 out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom:

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
    Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  3. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  5. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group
  6. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
    Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group
  8. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
    Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence
  9. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit
  10. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

Check out the entire list of Frequently Banned Books.


Mini-Golf in @SchmidLibrary

In News & Notes on September 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

It’s that time of year, Mel Shinn Day is Friday, September 20th. As part of the festivities, Schmid Law Library is hosting our 9th annual miniature golf course. There are 9 holes covering the first and second floor of the library. Tee times run from 8:00AM – 3:00PM, first-come, first-serve for those interested in planning.

An interesting fact about our course: library staff have “adopted” a hole to set-up and decorate – see if you can determine who is responsible for a particular mini-golf hole.

Roscoe sez: are you ready for some mini-golf!?!

9th annual mini-golf


New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on September 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of September 17, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two weeks.

Handbook on Questioning Children: A Linguistic Perspective, 3rd ed. by Anne Graffam Walker, 2013

The Bankruptcy Claims Handbook by the Business Bankruptcy Committee, 2013

Music Law For the General Practitioner by Thomas R. Leavens, 2013

Buried Treasure: Finders, Keepers, and the Law by Cecil C. Kuhne III, 2013

Run Your Firm Like a Business: An Operations Guide for Solo Practitioner and Small Law Firms by Frank T. Lockwood, 2013

Cloud Computing for Lawyers and Executives: A Global Approach, 2nd ed. by Thomas J. Shaw, 2013

The Federal Information Manual: How the Government Collects, Manages, and Discloses Information under FOIA and Other Statutes, 2nd ed. by P. Stephen Gidiere III, 2013

Sharing a Mediator’s Powers: Effective Advocacy in Settlement by Dwight Golann, 2013

Technology Solutions for Today’s Lawyer by Jeffery Allen and Ashley Hallene, 2013

Becoming the Tech-Savvy Family Lawyer by Melissa A. Kucinski & Daniel J. Berlin, 2013

Client Letters for the Family Lawyer: Saving Time, Managing Relationships, and Practicing Preventive Law by Mark E. Sullivan, 2013

Antitrust Discovery Handbook, 3rd edition by ABA Press, 2013

What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna A. Myers, 2013

A Legal Guide to Enterprise Mobile Device Management: Managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Employer-Issued Device Programs by Stephen S. Wu, 2013

Health Care IT: The Essential Lawyer’s Guide to Health Care Information Technology and the Law edited by Arthur Peabody, 2013

The Practice Skills Toolkit: Tips on ADR, Discovery, and Ethics by ABA Press, 2013

The RCRA Practice Manual, 3rd ed. edited by Theodore L. Garrett, 2013

Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy by the National Research Council, 2013

The Pre-Writing Handbook for Law Students: A Step-by-Step Guide by Laura P. Graham & Miriam E. Felsenburg, 2013

Lawyers as Leaders by Deborah L. Rhode, 2013

Representing the Accused: A Practical Guide to Criminal Defense by Jill Paperno, 2013

The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed his Mind-and Changed the History of Free Speech in America by Thomas Healy, 2013

Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General by Robert H. Bork, 2013

Need to Charge Your Device(s)?

In Check This Out on September 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Schmid Law Library now has a charging station courtesy of Westlaw; it’s located in the library lobby. Please keep an eye on your device!

Charging Station

Topsy: A Twitter Search Engine

In Check This Out on September 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Are you a fan and user of Twitter for news, trends and communication? If so, you’ll like Topsy, a Twitter search engine that allows users to search Twitter content since 2006 by:

  • tweets
  • conversations
  • influencers
  • links
  • photos
  • video

Topsy front page