8. June 2011 10:06
The Chief Justice (center) recently visited PSL to speak at the library's Faculty Scholarship reception.
2. May 2011 12:35
Congratulations to Paul Omerza for winning the final Library Loot puzzle of the semester! Paul won a giftcard to McDonald's and a candy bar for solving the longest scavenger hunt to date!
Thanks for playing Paul! And thank you to all of our winners! Here's a recap:
Library Loot Winner April 12 & 19
Library Loot Winner April 5th
Library Loot Winners March 22nd & 29th
Library Loot March 15th Winner
Library Loot March 1st Winner
Library Loot February 22nd Winner
Library Loot February 15th Winner
Library Loot February 8th Winner
Library Loot February 1st Winner
Be sure to watch for more Library Loot puzzles in the Fall 2011 semester, as Library Loot is taking a summer hiatus... Good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer!
2. May 2011 11:18
For the Twitterers out there... THOMAS.gov now has a Twitter account! You can follow them @THOMASdotgov to receive updates about their site, which is the U.S. Legislative information system.
Read more about THOMAS.gov.
They have a Tip of the Week Archive, of which I will be subscribing! You can get updates by email or RSS.
They also have options for subscribing to: Bills Presented to the President, Daily Digest (committee meetings etc), House Floor Today, Senate Floor Today, Top Ten Bills, and the Law Library of Congress' blog: In Custodia Legis (which we've talked about before).
And we can't mention THOMAS's Twitter without mentioning our own... be sure to follow the Phoenix School of Law Library @phxlawlibrary!
29. April 2011 11:28
Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located. A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found. Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject. In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.
I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts. A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law. When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter. Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche. These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.
Law Library Catalog
26. April 2011 08:36
Hello everyone! Are you ready for the final Library Loot of the Spring 2011 semester? We're ending how we began, with a scavenger hunt! This time it will be a bit tricky! There are 3 Golden Tickets you must find.
Instructions: For this scavenger hunt, you need to locate the first Golden Ticket that is within or near the answer from the clue given below. The first Golden Ticket will have the clue to the second Golden Ticket, and the second Golden Ticket will have the clue to the final Golden Ticket. You will need to include the library location and call number on ALL 3 of the Golden Tickets before taking the them to the Circulation Desk to claim your prize.
Here you go...the first clue:
Where in the library can you find the book, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation? Please list call number, location, and most current edition on the Golden Ticket.
This puzzle has been solved!
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, and thanks to all who played Library Loot this semester!