Library Loot March 22, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 22. March 2011 09:00

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means... another puzzle! This one is a bit more challenging... can you handle it? Please note that the instructions have changed- email the answer rather than post it in the comments. Thanks!

Instructions: For this research question, you need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Once you've figured it out, email your answers to library@phoenixlaw.edu. If you are found to be correct, a librarian will contact you by email. Please use your PhoenixLaw student email address so we can verify that you are a current student.

Here you go...

Library Loot Research Question 3.22.11.pdf (56.29 kb)

This puzzle has been solved!

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 THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1. Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2. All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3. One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4. Contest rules are subject to change at any time.

Good luck & have fun!

Library Events for the Week of March 21-25 2011

by Sarah Prosory 21. March 2011 09:48

Hello everyone! Happy Spring!

This week the Law Library presents 4 different workshops. All will be held in the computer lab on the 2nd floor within the library, and last approximately an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP, or just show up!


Monday 3/21/11:
 Noon, FireFox Legal Add-ons
 1pm, Citators

Tuesday 3/22/11:
 Noon, CCH Intelliconnect
 3pm, Citators
 

Wednesday 3/23/11:
 Noon, Fastcase
 

Thursday 3/24/11:
 Noon, FireFox Legal Add-ons
 3pm, Citators


Please visit our workshop calendar to view more workshops: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email. Have a great week!

Picture from Morguefile.com by richard_b

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

by Sarah Prosory 17. March 2011 09:05

The Chicago River is dyed green each year.

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  :)

Join us in the Loft from Noon to 1:30pm as LexisNexis provides St. Patty's Day cupcakes and coffee mugs!

Lots of GREEN is to be seen today! Hope you're wearing your GREEN so you don't get pinched!

Library Loot Strategy Guide From the Champion

by Sarah Prosory 16. March 2011 14:27

This guest post is from our Library Loot Champion, David Enevoldsen. David has won 4 Library Loot puzzles this semester. Thank you David for taking time to share your tips with others!

See if YOU can compete with David! Library Loot puzzles are new each Tuesday at 9am right here on Footnotes1!

Library Loot Strategy Guide

This is a quick overview of what’s in the library loot contest and how you can win it. There are three types of library loot contests and different prizes for each one:

Contest

What’s Required

Winner’s Prize

(1) Scavenger Hunt

Find the golden certificate hidden somewhere in the library – take it to the front desk

Candy from the treasure box

(2) Research Question

Research and answer a legal question – post the answer in the comments section of the blog

Passing the Bar board game or flashcard supplement

(3) Crossword

Solve a crossword puzzle – take the solved puzzle to the front desk

$10 gift card

A new puzzle is posted in the library’s blog every Tuesday morning. They go in the order above and then start over. So week one is the scavenger hunt, week two is the trivia question, week three is the crossword, week four is the scavenger hunt, and so on.

There a few simple tips that will help ensure that you win. Each contest is slightly different, so the tricks are different for each. The one thing that they all have in common is that you must play, or you won’t win.

(1) Scavenger Hunt –

The trick to the scavenger hunt, is getting to know the school’s library. There are two important tools at your disposal for this contest: the library catalogue and the library map. Get familiar with the two and you’re sure to find the golden ticket.

(2) Research Question –

The research questions are all about creativity and learning either Lexis and/or Westlaw. Whatever your search engine of choice, figure out how to navigate quickly, and you’ll get the answer you need to complete the puzzle.

(3) Crossword –

This puzzle is kind of like a string of slightly easier trivia questions. As with the trivia questions, be creative and get familiar with the legal search engines. Also, don’t be afraid to use other tools, such as Internet search engines, Heinonline, the books in the school library, etc. Just think outside of the box and you’ll find the answers you need.

College Textbooks To Be Digital By 2015?

by Sarah Prosory 16. March 2011 08:13

Interesting story from ReadWriteWeb today that predicts how college textbooks will be digital by 2015.

What are your thoughts on digital casebooks? Would it help or hinder your learning (or for faculty, teaching)? Do you think law schools should go digital with the textbooks that are used? Would you be willing to test it out?

Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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