Friday, December 21, 2012

THE END (for now)


First years - you survived your first semester.  It gets easier now.
Second and third years - you made it through one more semester.  Progress toward graduation.


I am now off for some well-earned naps.  See you when I wake up on January 2nd!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Little Random Oddity For Semester’s End

For no better reason than that the semester is over and Winter break is upon us, here for fun is a link to a brief documentary excerpt about that oddest of fish, the mudskipper.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Library Hours After Exams

The library will be open as follows:

Tuesday - Friday, Dec 18, 2012 - Dec 21, 20128 AM - 5 PM**

CLOSED – Tuesday, January 1** 
Wednesday, January 2– Tuesday, January 8

Wednesday, January 2- Friday, January 4  8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M
Saturday, January 5-Sunday, January 6   10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Monday, January 7-Tuesday, January 8     8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

** = No swipe access

As always, you can check the Library's web site for our hours and for other Library related information.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Yog - An App Helping You To "Run With Friends"

Now that exams are over and there is time to get outside and jog, where can you find the regular people who have been living their life while you hunched over law books for months? Try the new app Yog

"If you're planning to go jogging more as part of your New Year's resolution, you might want to give Yog a try.

Yog, a free iPhone app, helps runners around the world connect with each other and organize jogs with those at their skill level. With the app, users can quickly schedule a run and then invite friends through Facebook or their phone's contact list to go on a virtual run. If the scheduled run is listed publicly, random users on the site can opt to join in as well." From here.

As their website says, "Run With Friends."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, December 17, 2012

Power Outage This Evening

The fire marshal is performing emergency light inspections in the Law School this evening from 11:30pm-1:30am.
-        The library will close at 11:00 PM. There will be no swipe access.

-        The library will reopen for regular 24/7 access on Tuesday, December 18th  at 8:00 AM.

Public access computers will close at 10:00 PM this evening

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

A Message from President Stuart Rabinowitz

Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz announced by email this morning ...that Eric Lane, a distinguished faculty member who has served as Interim Dean of the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law since March, has been named dean of the Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law, effective January 1, 2013. Eric Lane is a distinguished legal scholar, a renowned author, and a superb academic administrator, who will lead Hofstra Law School into a new era.  His service to the Law School and the University over the past 35 years has been exemplary.

This is only the first paragraph, please read the entire email for the full announcement.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The End of Loud Commercials

The FCC had adopted the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act on December 13th 2011.  These rules would require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs they accompany.  The Act became effective on December 13, 2012, so you can expect all commercials to no longer be blaring and ear piercing!  Click here to read the entire Act, click here to the read the FCC Quick Facts. (credit to Law Librarian Blog)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat