Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gallery of Juror Art

A snowy weekend before the start of a new semester is a great time to browse the American Gallery of Juror Art, an eclectic and eye-opening collection of drawings, sketches and photographs by "actual jurors on actual jury duty." The Gallery is a feature of trial lawyer Anne Reed's blog, Deliberations: Law, News, and Thoughts on Juries and Jury Trials. Whether the creations of professional artists who found themselves on juries or of non-artistic doodlers, they all capture revealing perspectives on both fellow jurors and the courthouse environment. This is one of my favorites.

A hat tip to Legal Blog Watch for making me aware of this unique collection.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, January 09, 2009

I'm Back (almost)

Starting Monday, I'll be back to my normal prowling hours - and the Library will be back to regular schedule. As always, check the Library's web site for the Library's hours and the Reference Librarians' Hours link to the right of this post.

REGULAR HOURS - Monday, January 12 - Tuesday, April 14
Sunday 10:00 A.M. - Midnight
Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - Midnight
Friday 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Monday, January 19 (MLK Day) 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Monday, February 16 (Presidents’ Day) 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Moon-Venus Conjunction Ends 2008

As a follow-up to our post of December 20, 2008, and in case you missed the occurrence during your New Year’s Eve revels, we present a link to a nice photo of the Moon-Venus conjunction that took place on December 31, 2008.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Better With Age: the Computer Mouse Turns 40!

Happy birthday friend! I couldn't imagine purring through my computer files without . . . my mouse. It is pretty amazing that 40 years have passed since Douglas Engelbart and Bill English introduced and demonstrated the computer mouse. In their 90 minute demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference, Englebart, English, and their team stationed 30 miles away also introduced hypertext, email, video conferencing, word processing, and cut-and-paste. Click here to see the complete demonstration.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, January 05, 2009

Top Ten Legal Issues of 2008

Findlaw has posted its 2008 Top Ten Legal Issues on Consumers Minds. The legal issues were chosen on the basis of popularity indicators, including "most searched" legal topics, most popular lawyer searches, and top legal questions. According to the list, the number one issue is "Home Foreclosure and Renter's Rights"--not a surprise!

Hat tip to the Law Librarian blog for bringing my attention to this.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat