Archive for November, 2014|Monthly archive page

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

In Check This Out on November 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

The librarians and staff at Schmid Law Library wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday! The law library is open limited hours during the holiday weekend, there will be no reference assistance on Friday, November 28th.

Schmid Law Library Hours:

Tuesday, November 25th, 7:30AM – 10:00PM

Wednesday, November 26th, 7:30AM – 5:00PM

Thursday, November 27th, CLOSED

Friday, November 28th, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday, November 29th, 9:00AM – 5:00PM



Schmid Law Library Facts & Features: The Basement Collections

In Read This on November 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Don’t know what’s in the library’s lower level? This little article will enlighten you. By Brian Striman, Head of Technical Services

  • 15 years ago the library had no “lower level” to go to for studying, or for any books that were available for your use. During our renovation in 2000 we punched two huge “holes” in the center of the library, connected by a huge staircase. The lower level use to be large ventilation shafts, pipes of all kinds and had areas where we stored all kinds of stuff. Now, it’s a great place to study because it’s away from the regular traffic noises that occur between classes.
  • It has other functions that serve the library well, however. It’s where the library houses all its microforms, which are mainly government documents (federal and Nebraska), and there are some state session law microfiche as well. Most of the time when you have a need to use the microfiche or microforms, see the librarian on reference for assistance.
  • On the south side of the lower level shelving, the library keeps it’s print collection of federal government resources (the previous library column discussed those), with the main large runs of the Congressional Record, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the Federal Register. We also have an historical tax collection on the south side shelves.
  • On the north side are old state session laws, superseded state statute volumes, and a collection of older (older than 1975 generally) law books that are classified using an outdated classification scheme called “Bassett”, named after Elsie Bassett from 1937 about “Law Cataloging.” In it she explains her modification of the “Schiller System” developed at Columbia University Law Library. Sometime when you get a few minutes, it’s fun to slowly walk down those shelves to see all the older law publications. The library is reclassifying those historical materials.
  • This area is also one of the law college’s severe weather sheltering areas (in case of tornado).library basement

We Have Study Aids for YOU!

In Check This Out on November 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

It’s that time of year; the weather has changed, the holidays are around the corner and finals are approaching. We have just what you need – Study Aids!

Our law students can check out books in the Schmid Law Library study aid collection for one week. This collection includes; Nutshells, Examples & Explanations books, Hornbooks, and Concise Hornbooks on a number of subjects. See a librarian if you have questions or grab and go by checking out the study aid from the circulation desk. Good Luck!

study aids

We like you, You like us, Come to our Community Coffee

In Check This Out on November 5, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Schmid Law Library is hosting a Community Coffee on Tuesday, November 18th. We’ll have coffee, pastries and fruit in the library foyer. Please join us as we celebrate fall with a tasty get-together!

Halloween community coffee

PS. Yes, last year we hosted a community coffee on Halloween.

Valentine's Day community coffee

PSS. The year before that we hosted a Community Coffee on Valentine’s Day. We like food, celebrating and our law school community. Stop by on November 18th and join us as we celebrate fall!