John Grisham on the Value of Libraries and Librarians

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Food for Thought!

by Library 9. December 2010 14:23

The Law Library has a small collection called the "Food for Thought Collection." The collection was inspired by a PSL professor and contains many non-legal books and a couple of DVDs. The professor begins each class with an excerpt from one of these books. The excerpts are meant to provide more insight on certain issues related to topics students may study.

The "Food for Thought Collection" is located on aisle 38 behind the Academic Success Collection. Books in the collection circulate for 7 days and the DVDs circulate for 24 hours. The following titles comprise the collection.

Affluenza : the all-consuming epidemic / John de Graaf , et al.--HN60 .D396 2005
The ascent of money [videorecording] : a financial history of the world /written and presented by Niall Ferguson --HG171 .F47 2009
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world / Niall Ferguson--HG171 .F47 2008
Beyond conviction [videorecording].--HV8688 .B49 2007
Crash course on money smarts : 15 laws of managing money and creating wealth / Larry J. Koenig--HG179 .K615 2006
The death of innocents : an eyewitness account of wrongful executions / Helen Prejean--HV8699.U5 P745 2005
Giving : how each of us can change the world / Bill Clinton--HM831 .C55 2007
The good women of China : hidden voices / Xinran translated from the Chinese by Esther Tyldesley--HQ1767 .X56 2002
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town / John Grisham--KF224.W5535 .G75 2007
The insanity offense : how America's failure to treat the seriously mentally ill endangers its citizens / E. Fuller Torrey--RC443 .T67 2008
The last lecture / Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow--BJ1595 .P345 2008
Making the most of your money / Jane Bryant Quinn--HG179 .Q57 1997
The millionaire next door : the surprising secrets of America's wealthy / Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko--HC110.W4 S73 1998
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander--HV9950 .A437 2010
Overcriminalization : the limits of the criminal law / Douglas Husak--KF9223 .H87 2008
A remarkable mother / Jimmy Carter--E874.C375 C37 2008
The road to wealth : a comprehensive guide to your money : everything you need to know in good and bad times / Suze Orman--HG179 .O758 2008
So sexy so soon : the new sexualised childhood and what parents can do to protect their kids / Diane E. Levin & Jean Kilbourne--HQ792.U56L48 2009
The soloist : a lost dream-- an unlikely friendship-- and the redemptive power of music / Steve Lopez--ML418.A96 L66 2008
Tales of a fourth grade nothing / Judy Blume--PZ7.B6265 2007
To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee--PS3562.E353 T6 2002
Touching Spirit Bear / Ben Mikaelsen--PZ7.M5926 To 2005
Your money or your life : 9 steps to transforming your relationship with money and achieving financial independence / Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez--HG179 .D624 2008

Stop by and check out the Food for Thought Collection!



Finals--Choose to Manage Your Stress

by Library 15. November 2010 13:47

In just a few weeks, law students will be starting their final exams. As finals approach, stress levels tend to rise. I decided to do some searching in Westlaw for articles that may provide tips for stress management. My terms & connectors search (stress /3 relief & "law students" & exam!) retrieved 28 articles in the Journals & Law Reviews (JLR) directory.

One interesting, short article written by a law student at Washburn listed the following techniques to help with stress management: positive thinking, exercise, focusing on the long-term goal, laughter, camaraderie, and even avoiding negative people and the negative consequences of harmful stress management. Pamela Taylor, Stress Relief, J. Kan. B. Ass'n, Oct. 2009, at 14.

The author suggests releasing worry by first explaining the worry and then brainstorming for solutions. For this author, utilizing this technique helped her raise her grades one grade in almost all of her classes during her second semester in law school. Perhaps this one page article would be worth reading!



Research | Tips

What's New in the Library?

by Library 12. October 2010 08:09

Want to know when the library receives a new book or resource about __________ (you fill in the blank!)?  If so, you can set up a preferred search in the catalog.

If you have a favorite author or topic for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time.

How to set up a Preferred Search:

1. Go to the Law Library Catalog.
2. Log in to My Library Record.
3. Search for an author, subject, title, or keyword. 
4. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as preferred search".
5. The next time that you log in to your library record, you can click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
6. Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred search terms in the list to quickly execute your search.
7. You will retrieve a list of new materials added to the library collection which match your search.
8. Check the "Mark for Email" box.

You will receive notifications each Monday if there are new items that match your search criteria. The email will be from: Infilaw System Library Catalog Notification of New Arrival.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

by Library 22. September 2010 10:34

September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico also declared its independence on September 16 and Chile declared its independence on September 18.

According to the 2010 Census Questionnaire Reference Book, people of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin are those who trace their origin or descent to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spanish-speaking countries of Central or South America, and other Spanish cultures. Origin can be considered as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person's parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States.

Check out some famous firsts by Hispanic Americans, including those in government, military, science and more!

Try out the Infoplease interactive crossword puzzle where this week’s theme is Hispanic Heritage Month!

And for more fun, test your knowledge on Hispanic Americans by taking the Infoplease quiz!

Stop by the Law Library and check out this month’s Hispanic Heritage Display created by Tim Saffles, Faculty & Interlibrary Loan Services Coordinator! The display highlights some books and videos that the library owns, including A Class Apart, a DVD donated to the Law Library by Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association. The DVD is about a small-town Texas murder from which emerged a landmark civil rights case, the little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas (347 U.S. 475 (1954)), to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination.





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