Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurricane Impacts Lawyers, Law Students and Justice System

Beyond the range of most news photos and personal stories, Hurricane Katrina has also had a devastating impact on the lives of many law students and professors, especially those at Tulane and Loyola-New Orleans. Hofstra announced this week, as did many other law schools, that it will be welcoming students from these schools as visiting students. The University has also set up the “Hofstra Helps” page on its web site, listing upcoming campus fund-raising events and other donation contacts. A Louisiana law professor’s message, posted to a listserv and later appearing on several law-related blogs, describes the staggering implications of the hurricane on the region’s lawyers, legal profession, and courts, and on those who depend upon them.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, September 02, 2005

1L's - Help on your Library assignment

Since some of you may not have read the comments to my earlier post, I have added a link to the Links section on the right (scroll down a bit) to the handout prepared by the Librarians to help you on your Library assignments. Or, go to Law Library Orientation.doc . This is a Word document. Clicking on this link will open Word in a separate Window.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Comment Spam

If email spam wasn't bad enough, now I am getting spammed in the Comments to my posts!!!

In order to reduce the number of spam comments, you will have one extra step when commenting to a post. When you click on the comment link, you will need to type the word you see in the Word Verification box. This is the same word verification system that Telecharge uses, if you have ever purchased tickets online.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Law School Events

The Dean's Convocation with a reception afterwards was held Tuesday evening. This was an opportunity for students to hear not only Dean Twerski but Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York speak. I was pleased to note that many students did attend. Through out the year the Law School hosts a number of speakers and events that students are encouraged to attend. These occasions are additional benefits to a law school education. There is more to the law school experience than being present in a class room. Take advantage of these occasions while you can and get the most out of your time at Hofstra.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 29, 2005

Air conditioning

There have been some problems with the air conditioning lately. We do call these problems into Plant as soon as we are aware of them. So, please, feel free to let us know if you feel it is too warm in the library. Also, a little tip to help you stay comfortable in the meantime: every room in the library is a different temperature. If you are too hot in one room, just move to another. You may even need to bring a sweater.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

21st Century Library - Website Tour

Welcome! It is the start of a new semester and once again the Law Library will hold a series of workshops that focus on electronic resources and the Internet (21st Century Library). The 1st one is the "Library Website Tour" which is an overview of the Law Library's website. We also point out some other University sites of interest as a bonus. Basics such as Library hours, Holidays and Study Room policies is on our site, and knowing where you can find this info makes your life easier.

1L students! A number of you have an assignment that asks you to discover some basics about the Library. Many of your answers can be found here.

When: Tuesday (August 30) at 1:10 PM and Wednesday (August 31) at 4:10 PM
Where: Lower Level Computer Lab

See you there!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, August 28, 2005

U.S. Law Schools News Brief

U.S. Law Schools News Brief presents a continuously updated stream of links to news releases issued by law schools around the country. This is a quick and easy way to get a near real time snapshot of what is going on in the law school community at large.

"Law schools across the country play important roles in their communities and, in many ways, serve as the lightning rod for critical emerging legal issues," St. Thomas Law School Dean Bob Butterworth said in launching the News Brief service. "Because our schools are so dispersed geographically, the impact of law schools as a group often is not so readily evident. We hope that the consolidation of this information will help spotlight the contributions our law schools make, not only to the legal profession but to society in general."

These feeds are also offered in RSS format. Visit the reference desk if you would like help with getting started with an RSS reader. A great way to save time while staying informed.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat