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Westlaw Free Printing to End

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Westlaw will end their support of dedicated printers in law schools as of June 30, 2013.  For BLS students and faculty this means that we will no longer have dedicated printers in the library as of June 24, 2013.  Students may still print Westlaw documents by sending them to the networked printers throughout the library using their Pharos accounts.

An alternative to printing is to use the folders that are available in WestlawNext to store documents.  Folders on WestlawNext help you organize and manage your research.  Access to the folders is through a link in the upper right-hand corner of WestlawNext.  WestlawNext folders may also be shared with other members of the BLS community.  If you have questions about using folders in WestlawNext, please speak to a reference librarian.

Free printing in LexisNexis is still available on the dedicated Lexis printers in the Lexis lab on the second mezzanine and in the cellar.

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Summer Reading: Something New or Something Old?

Summer is often a time for law students and others to catch up on their non-school or non-work related reading.  If you are looking for some summer reading, while maybe not actually lighter fare, there are three locations in the library that might offer some interesting selections.

The library orders, receives and processes hundreds of new books each year.  A new book list is posted on SARA, our online catalog, every two weeks.  A few of the books from each list are displayed on the new book shelf on the first floor circulation desk.  Two new books shelved there which might be of particular interest to law students:

Another source for fining out about new books in the library is the bulletin board in the entrance to the cellar displaying new book jackets.  A couple of the book jackets currently on display deal with the Supreme Court:

If you are a history buff, you might want to read some of the titles that are housed in our rare book collection. While the rare books do not circulate out of the library, they may be borrowed from the rare book cabinets located on the second floor, second floor mezzanine and the third floor to read in the library.   A few rare books of possible interest:

These three books and many others in the rare book collection are also available electronically through our Making of Modern Law Collection or in HeinOnline.  Enjoy your summer!

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Summer Library Hours

Early Summer Hours: May 20 – May 31, 2013

Seven days a week:  9:00am – 10:00pm

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 9:00am – 10:00pm

Summer Hours: June 1 – July 29, 2013

Sunday – Thursday:  9:00am – 12Midnight

Friday & Saturday:  9:00am – 10:00pm

Independence Day, Thursday, July 4th:  9:00am – 10:00pm

Late Summer Hours, July 30 – August 11, 2013

Sunday:  10:00am – 10:00pm

Monday – Saturday:  9:00am – 10:00pm

Have a great summer!

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Movie Night

When you are done with finals and need a night at home on the couch, look no further than the library’s collection of DVDs for a fun and low-cost movie night. We have many recent titles, including:

Too Big to Fail

Too Big to Fail

“Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big To Fail offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.” – Amazon.com

Paradise Lost TrilogyParadise Lost Trilogy

“The landmark documentary that sparked an international movement to ‘Free the West Memphis Three’, PARADISE LOST investigates the gruesome 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys and the three teenagers accused of killing them as part of a Satanic ritual. From real-life courtroom drama and clandestine jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate moments with grief-stricken families, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were granted unprecedented access to all the players involved, capturing the events as they unfolded. REVELATIONS delves deeply into the shocking aftermath of the trials, updating the story seven years after the murders. With Echols on death row and Baldwin and Misskelley serving life sentences, PURGATORY picks up the story and reexamines the horrifying crime with fresh insights that only the passage of time can provide. Facts are reexamined, new evidence is revealed and new suspects are scrutinized.” – Amazon.com

Stonewall UprisingStonewall Uprising

“Stonewall Uprising explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village the Stonewall Inn on June 28 1969 gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.” – Amazon.com

Margin CallMargin Call

“Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, Margin Call is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm during the earliest hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as the firm’s employees must weigh whether to save their own company (and their jobs) at the risk of fleecing millions of investors.” – Amazon.com

Inside Inside JobJob

“From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (NO END IN SIGHT), comes INSIDE JOB, the first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, INSIDE JOB traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.” – Amazon.com

Check one out today!

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Take a Chocolate Break While Studying in the Library

08redbasketbouquetThe Library staff wishes all students good luck on your exams and best wishes for an enjoyable and productive summer.

In the meantime, stop by the circulation desk at 12Noon every day this week for a chocolate break!

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Celebrate National Library Week with Chocolate

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National Library Week is celebrated every year in April and sponsored by the American Library Association to highlight the contributions made by libraries and librarians everywhere to academic institutions and the general public and to promote library use and support.

In honor of National Library Week, stop by the BLS Circulation Desk at 12Noon on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, April 16-18, for a piece of chocolate.

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Bar Study Passes on Sale May 20, 2013

Bar exam study passes will go on sale on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:00am at the first floor reference desk.  Passes are $50.00 each for non-BLS graduates unless the school the person graduated from charges more than $50.00 to BLS graduates.  In that case, the fee will be equal to the amount their school charges.  Bar study fees may be paid by cash, check or money order.  Wireless access is available for guests; however, computer lab access and printing are not available to guests.

For BLS graduates wanting to study at other law school libraries, as soon as we have information about their bar study fees and policies, we will post it here.

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