Friday, March 13, 2009

What employers want you to know - workshops next week

You have seen the emails, now find out how to handle that first scary research assignment from your new employer. The Reference librarians will be leading workshops starting Monday. The schedule and description is below. For those who are curious to read the article TOP 10 THINGS LAW LIBRARIANS WISH NEW ASSOCIATES WOULD KNOW, sign on to Westlaw and Use Find for 4/7/2006 Legal Intelligencer 7.

Monday, 3/16, 5pm-6 in Room 205 Kevin Shelton will present "Civics 101: What Every New Lawyer Should Know, But Doesn't"
In this workshop, you will learn the difference between statutes and regulations and get the basic background you will need for all legal research.
(Discussing item 1 in the article).

Tuesday, 3/17, 11am-noon in Room 227, Toni Aiello will present "Where do I start? Getting Background with Secondary Sources."
In this workshop you will learn how to find and effectively use Secondary Sources.
(Discussing item 2 in the article).

Wednesday, 3/18, 3pm-4 in Room 243, Mary Godfrey-Rickards will present "Location, Location, Location: Where to find Cases, Statutes and Regulations"
In this workshop, you will learn the best way to research cases, and where to find statutes and regulations
(Completing the discussion of item 1 in the article).

Thursday, 3/19, 4pm-5 in Room 243, David Dames and Tricia Kasting will present "Putting it all Together"
Learn how to formulate a research strategy based on your assignment, your time limits, and the resources you have available--when to use what.
(Finishing up with items 3,5-8 in the article).

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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