16. August 2010 02:43
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Today is the first day of the 2010 fall semester here at Phoenix School of Law! The Law Library has been busy all summer getting ready for this day. We have implemented several changes to enhance your experience with the Law Library. First off, we're in the process of changing our name from the Information Resources Center (IRC) to Law Library. Please bear with us as we adjust our signs and website with the name change.
We've also moved things around in the library! Our Reference Desk is now located near the Reference collection next to the Teaching/Computer Lab. We've added glass doors to separate our quiet area located on the north side of the library, from the group study area located on the south side. Also, we are temporarily hosting the Academic Outcomes department's offices in the Computer Lab. They also are using four study rooms at this time. Please be patient as we are providing them a home while Building B is being constructed for their new office space.
And lastly, we have moved some of our collections. The Faculty Scholarship collection is now located where Academic Success used to be, and Academic Success is now located where the Arizona Collection used to be. The Arizona Collection has moved back a bit but still in the general area of where is was before. There are other things that have moved, so check out our revised map.
For the 1L orientation this year, the law library created a video tour. Take a peek at all the changes that have been made!
We wish everyone well on their first day as well as the semester ahead! Don't hesistate to visit or contact the Law Library if you have any questions or need help!
If you have a circulation question/problem (checking materials in/out), contact the Circulation Department at (602) 682-6897 or by email.
If you have a research/reference question, contact a Reference Librarian at (602) 682-6898 or by email.
Have an excellent semester! :)
30. July 2010 03:26
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A quick reminder that the IRC will be closed on Saturday, July 31st 2010. Normal hours resume on Sunday August 1st 2010 (but no reference hours).
Other upcoming IRC hours changes:
- Saturday August 7th. 2010: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (no reference hours)
- Sunday August 8th, 2010: CLOSED
- Monday - Friday, August 9th - 13th, 2010: 8:00AM - 8:00PM (no reference after 5pm)
As always, you can visit our website to view the IRC hours at:
Have a fantastic weekend!!
27. July 2010 16:10
Good luck to all the bar exam test takers!
23. July 2010 05:10
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Just a reminder that the IRC's hours will be changing for intersession beginning on Sunday, July 25th through Sunday, August 1st, 2010. Here's the scoop:
- Sunday, July 25th, 2010: CLOSED
- Monday- Friday, July 26th- 30th, 2010: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday, July 31st, 2010: CLOSED
Normal hours resume Sunday, August 1st 2010 (no reference hours).
As always, check out our special hours here.
Enjoy your summer "break"!
20. July 2010 05:27
The IRC is pleased to announce that we recently acquired access to The Chronicle of Higher Education in online format. Members of the PSL community (faculty, students, and staff) now have full access to this database, both on campus and off campus (using your library barcode).
According to their website1, "the Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators." Also, The Chronicle features numerous articles of interest to those involved in higher education in general.
The Chronicle online is published every weekday. The Chronicle's website features:
- the complete contents of the latest issue
- daily news and advice columns
- thousands of current job listings
- a searchable archive of previously published content
- vibrant discussion forums
- career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases
- commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review2
- facts and figures from the annual Almanac3
- free email newsletters, including Academe Today4, and much more!
The IRC also subscribes to the weekly print edition5 (image above), which can be found in the Newspapers area to your immediate left as you enter the library from the elevators, and across from the Circulation Desk. View map here.
To access this database, visit our library databases page6. You can also find this database in the drop down list on our library homepage7. Once again, if you are on campus you will automatically get access. If you are off campus, you will need to enter your name and library barcode.
As always if you have any suggestions for the library's electronic collection please email Sarah Prosory.
5Search our catalog for the print version: http://catalog.fcsl.edu/search~S2/