Friday, July 01, 2011

In honor of July 4th

The best way I know of to celebrate July 4th is to read the Declaration of Independence or hear it being read. My favorite reading is from the voice personalities at NPR.

The Library will also observe the Independence holiday and will be closed. This includes swipe card access for 24/7 hours. The schedule is as follows:

Fri., July 1 8am - 5pm
Sat. July 2 10am - 6pm (No Reference Librarian available)
Sun. July 3 10am - 6pm** (No Reference Librarian available)

** The Library closes completely as of Sun. July 3 at 6pm through Tues. July 5 at 8am .
There is no swipe card access during this time.***

Tues. July 5 8am - 8pm Swipe card access resumes at 8pm

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 30, 2011

On Televising Federal Trials

In a very interesting article that recently appeared in The Philadelphia Lawyer and some other bar journals, Pepper Hamilton attorney M. Kelly Tillery writes about the Supreme Court's 2010 5-4 decision to stop arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger from being streamed to multiple courthouses, the Federal Judicial Conference's 1994 decision to reject the recommendation that some federal civil proceedings be broadcast, and his own positive experience as counsel in one of the few federal trials to have been televised, Neely v. Club Med, which appeared on Court TV in 1993.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 27, 2011

Do you know these LinkedIn tips?

If you are on LinkedIn, this article "5 LinkedIn Tips You Didn't Know" is an update of useful features on the service. With the need to network today, articles like this are a quick way to find out if we are using our online presence to meet our needs.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York Passes Bill Legalizing Gay Marriage

The New York State Senate voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday. The Marriage Equality Act was passed with a vote of 33 to 29. Currently, gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Iowa, as well as Washington, D.C. To learn more about the new bill click here. Read the full Marriage Equality Act Bill No. A-08354 here.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat