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

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.

We Want Your Feedback!

by Sarah Prosory 15. March 2011 13:00

The Law Library is always interested in your feedback! We wanted to let you know that there are several ways you can contact us to share any suggestions, comments, or questions you may have. For example, do you have a suggestion for the library to purchase a book or DVD? Would you like to comment on a policy we have? Confused about overdues? Let us know!

First off, we have a physical Suggestion Box located at the Circulation Desk.

Also, we have a website form you can fill out. Located on the Law Library's homepage, click the link called "Suggestions".

Finally, you could email or call us:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Library Events for the Week of March 14-18, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 14. March 2011 11:24

Welcome back from spring break!! Don't forget, the Law Library has a sweet treat for you today- ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery @ 2:15pm! Join us!

All workshops are in the Computer Lab in the Law Library & last approx. an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP/for more info, or just show up!

Monday, March 14:

Tuesday, March 15:

Wednesday, March 16:

Thursday, March 17:

Friday, March 18:

Have a fantastic week!

St. Patrick's Day

by PSL Law Library 10. March 2011 11:45

 

 Picture Source: http://morguefile.com/archive/display/146707

If you are looking for a low-key way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day I have an idea for you.  Head over to the Law Library’s DVD collection and check out The Irish R.M. This series aired on PBS in the late 80’s and follows a retired British military man who becomes a Resident Magistrate in rural Ireland.  The series takes place in 1897 and aired 18 episodes over three seasons.  DVD’s of the first two seasons can be found in the Law Library.  The bonus to watching this series is that it was taped in County Kildare so while you won’t be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland you can still enjoy views of the countryside.

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