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Happy Holidays from Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on December 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

The librarians and staff at Schmid Law Library wish you safe and happy holidays! The library will be closed during the UNL Winter Break from Sunday, December 23rd – Wednesday, January 1st.

Winter Break Library Hours
Friday December 20th – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday December 21st – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
December 22 – January 1st -CLOSED
Thursday January 2nd -7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday January 3rd -7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday January 4th -9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday January 5th -CLOSED
January 6-10th -7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday January 11th -9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday January 12th -11:00 AM – 12:30 AM


Odds and Ends…and a Chess Set

In Check This Out on December 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

The end of the semester is near! Congrats on a successful Fall semester, we have a few reminders before the semester is over.

Upgrading to Mavericks!
Extegrity has given the green light and will now support Exam4 on Mavericks. It’s still a good idea to wait until after finals to upgrade, just to avoid the disorientation, but if you just can’t wait, upgrade away!

Laptop Checkout
Library laptops will not be available for check out until after finals because they will be used for finals.

Quiet, Please, in the Library
It’s easy to get carried away while you’re studying for finals, but for those people studying and prefer quiet, please keep your voices down.

Chess Set
We are pleased to announce that the library now has a chess set for check out. The competition quality set includes a board, weighted pieces and a timer. It may be checked out any time from the Circulation Desk for friendly competition and relaxation. Let the games begin! Enjoy!


Sports Concussions and the Law Display

In Check This Out on December 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The Schmid Law Library’s displays are a “big hit” this time, check out the first and second floor exhibits. We are currently featuring Sports Concussions and the Law with the focus being primarily on football-related concussions. Hockey is also given a portion of the displays, with both cases having older real professional football helmets, and one Nebraska real-size display helmet.

1st floor display, concussions

There are QR codes for many of the abbreviated articles, visitors with smartphones can read the entire article at leisure. Not only does the exhibit look at direct concussions related to hard contact sports, but also looks at genetics, with a growing body of scientific study being done indicating some athletes will have a predisposed genetic condition which makes them much more vulnerable to concussion and heart attack. There are many legal aspects to this topic, among them being privacy (e.g., genetic testing) vs. safety (personal knowledge of the risks and organizational liability). Please take time to check this out. The Concussions display idea was suggested by Professor Lyons; the display research and set up by was done by Professor Striman and Margaret Gipson.

2nd floor display, concussions