Posts Tagged ‘books’

Need Book Suggestions for Summer Reading?

In Check This Out on May 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

It’s summer time which means reading for fun, not school! We have great book suggestions for you in our library displays cases.

The Schmid Law Library first floor display is full of interesting reads, we’ll suggestion new titles every-other week.

Summer 15 reads

The library second floor display has suggested book lists from the University of Nebraska College of Law faculty and from Professor Harnsberger.

2nd floor summer reads 15

Share your summer reading list with us! We want to know what you’re reading; add books suggestions to the bulletin board list or see what’s popular with people in McCollum Hall.

bulletin board book list 15


Need a Book We Don’t Have? ILL It!

In Check This Out on March 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Schmid Law Library has approximately 136,000 titles; not books, we have more books than that! But sometimes we don’t have THE book necessary for your research project or seminar paper.

No worries; we can Inter-Library Loan (ILL) the book for you. The ILL form is available online, please include all relevant information: contact info, book title, author, deadline etc. Most ILL requests arrive within two weeks and can be renewed if needed.


Library Facts & Features…

In Read This on September 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Schmid Law Library Facts and Features by Brian Striman, Head of Technical Services

The Marvin & Virginia Schmid Law Library is a pretty complex enterprise. For example, we process hundreds of subscription updates and continuations each month. Materials received are handled by a staff of 3 whose goal is to sort, check-in, mark, label, and route materials by days end after receipt. In addition, many of the materials received each day are crucial to ensuring that when an attorney, student, faculty member or public patron uses library materials that they are up to date! You may often see Brian Hobbs, Schmid Law Library’s Circulation Supervisor, in his office or at the circ desk with a bunch of volumes on a cart and he’s taking pages out, and putting new pages in, because in addition to keeping the Circulation Desk staffed and operating, he’s also responsible for managing our loose-leaf subscriptions. Joyce Jensen, Cataloging Assistant, also does some filing in our tax library. Other library staff can often be seen in the stacks with handfuls of materials that are for updating bound volumes with pocket parts, or adding new volumes that come in as part of large set, or are adding softbound volumes that update the parent hard bound books.

Every law library has some kind of organizational scheme for its print collection. Many smaller law libraries, such as a county law library, may organize their materials by putting types of law resources in various nooks and crannies of their facility and arranging them by topic. However, the larger the collection, the greater the need to organize them in more logical, consistent manner, increases. Large law libraries organize their collections using various cataloging and classification schemes. A typical “smaller” law library would be most likely have around 5,000-80,000 books, and a medium size would be around 100,000-300,000, with a larger law library being 400,000-800,000 volumes (your Schmid Law Library has nearly 450,000), and then the big boys will be looking at collections of 1,000,000 and up (like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and the Library of Congress Law Library).

New Book Scanner @SchmidLibrary

In Check This Out on September 8, 2014 at 8:48 pm

One of the copiers on the first floor of Schmid Law Library has been replaced by a new generation book scanner called a Book Eye. The planetary scanner allows users to scan books leaving them face-up. Scans of books can be emailed or downloaded to a flash drive. It is also possible to export the scan as a text document in RTF format. See any library staff member for help or questions about using the scanner.


Book Scanner

Shifting. Or What I’m Doing This Summer

In Check This Out on June 12, 2014 at 2:35 pm

The staff at Schmid Law Library is shifting the library material on the first floor; we anticipate the project will be complete by mid-August.

If you need help locating library material in the KF sections, please ask a librarian for help! summer 14 shift


Legal Tech Books or Learn Something New This Summer

In Check This Out on May 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Are you interested in updating your technology skills this summer? Want to learn something new?

We have a number of technology books that can help, including the “In One Hour for Lawyer” series. See a librarian to check out any of these books on display or let us know if we can assist with your legal technology question.

legal tech display

Did My Professor Publish A Book?

In News & Notes on March 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Curious about the publication habits of faculty members? A Bibliography of University of Nebraska College of Law Faculty Scholarship 1092-2013 will answer those questions.

Faculty Bibliography cover

This new book published by the University of Nebraska Press and a Schmid Law Library Publication Series title, lists all the faculty members at the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1892-2013, as well as adjunct professors and visiting faculty. The bibliography includes books, book chapters, articles and other scholarly legal publications by Nebraska Law professors during his or her academic career.

This project was compiled by Schmid Law Library librarians, Marcia L. Dority Baker (Access Services Librarian) and Stefanie S. Pearlman (Reference Librarian). A digital version of the bibliography is available here from the University of Nebraska (UNL) Digital Commons.

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.

Looking for a Book?

In Check This Out on May 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Schmid Law Library has updated our Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request form – it’s now an easy-to-use online form available in the library’s Quick Links menu. Paper copies are still available at either the circulation desk or reference desks.

Items or article copies can usually be obtained from another library – on average, the process takes about 2 weeks at little or no cost. Schmid Law Library ILL Policies are located here.

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Go read a book

In Check This Out on July 26, 2012 at 6:08 pm

How do you read a book?