Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring Break Schedule

Since many of you are either off to points distant, or enjoying some well deserved R &R here at home, the Library will be open on a Spring Break schedule. We are closed tomorrow (Friday, 3/25) and Sunday, 3/27 for the Easter holidays and will be opening later and closing earlier during the week of 3/28. Check the Spring Break Schedule on the hours page on the Library's website for details.

The Reference desk will be closed after 5pm on Thursday, 3/24 and will reopen Monday, 3/28 at 9am. During Spring break week there will be a Reference Librarian available between 9am - 5pm

Enjoy the break!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

How to find library materials

If you are looking for a book, journal, video or any item that either the Deane law library or Axinn library owns, then our library catalog, Lexicat, is the place to go. You can get to it from either the Law library or University libraries home pages. Then if you know the title or author of the item you want you can easily find it. If you are looking for materials on a particular subject, you can do a subject or keyword search. If you need help, just ask your friendly reference librarian.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Bridge the Gap programs

What are Bridge the Gap programs? Well, when there is a "gap" between the theory and the practice of an activity someone will develop a program or workshop that is intended to assist those who are making the transition from theory (school) to practice - in this case law. The Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) has for many years offered such a program to New York area law students. The program is designed by law firm librarians who have first hand experience with Summer and new associates. Yes, the focus is on legal research, but they will give practical tips and advice on questions you should be asking and the reasons why you need to ask.

The program this year will be held on Friday, April 15th at Columbia University. The flyer for the program may be found here: LLAGNY Bridge the Gap. You are invited to attend.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 21, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions - and Comments

Many of you have commented on several issues of concern - e.g. noise, the facilities, outlets, food and hours. I will continue to answer your comments as soon as I can. When these concerns are raised by several different students, in order to conserve my energies for prowling (and na**ing - although I am still a bit hesitant to mention that activity after the last time), I commissioned a Library FAQ . On this main page of the Blog, scroll down and in the right-hand column, below the Previous Posts and Archives, and you will find a Links section, with a link to the FAQ.

Keep those comments coming - to my postings, in the comment box, your favorite Reference Librarian, wherever... !

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat