the person responsible for the setup and maintenance of the law
school’s audio/visual equipment, JoEllen Childers is a vital part of the
law school community. Every class, event, or presentation with some A/V
enhancement is probably thanks to JoEllen. After joining the library in
1998, she has served as the Instructional Support Specialist,
purchasing and maintaining A/V equipment, training students, faculty,
and staff in the use of the law school website, and lending her
technical expertise to law school events like the WIPI and Red Clay
Prior to her work for the Law Library, JoEllen completed her master’s
degree in Political Science at the University of Iowa. She then attended
the Institute for Paralegal Training, the first paralegal school in the
country, in Philadelphia. The intensive coursework prepared her for
work in a three-lawyer firm in Boston. In her words, the work was
“exciting but too stressful!”
JoEllen also offers formatting expertise for the 1L Brief assignment.
Both online and in-person guidance will be offered up to and including
the weekend before the Brief is due, and a guide to formatting briefs in
Word will be available in e-Reserves (course name: Legal Research and
Writing) by this weekend. Learn more via the Law Help Desk
(706-542-0895; firstname.lastname@example.org) or from JoEllen directly (706-542-9120; email@example.com).
New Print Server!
In the past,
when printing to the printers in the Law Library, you may have had the
misfortune of experiencing a dropped print job (or 5). Or worse yet, the
long, slow wait as a large document printed at a glacial rate. But fear
the printers no more: a new print server offering robust and stable
services has been installed. According to the custodians of the printers
(the fabulous folks at the Circulation Desk), the new server has had an
incredible effect on the reliability of printing services.
Now that the server has been implemented, the Copy Room printers will
need to be re-added to your computers. Computing Services has written
guides for the process for Windows 7, 8, and XP as well as Mac OS X. Handouts for the process are also available at the reference and circulation desks.
Have you noticed the new
Career & Professional Resources Collection in our main floor reading
room? Look for the new collection on the shelves outside the glass
window the of the Copy Room. Many of these materials used to be located
near the Legal Career Services offices. By combining them with the Law
Library's career resources collection and moving them into one location
within the Law Library, we hope you will find them more accessible.
The Law Librarians have also created a research guide called Career Resources from the Library.
The guide highlights these materials and other resources in popular
practice areas like Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property,
and Tax. Additional information includes:
· researching potential employers
· practicing law outside of Georgia, including virtually
· alternative careers, and, perhaps most importantly
· self assessment or, how to choose my potential career
Most of these items can be checked-out for the standard 4-week period.
to Lexis and Westlaw eBooks in GAVEL
Law Library recently added nearly 5000 links directly from our online
catalog to full-text legal treatises in Lexis and Westlaw. These
resources are rich in state law and general practice. By bringing them
into your GAVEL results list, you can quickly select from the breadth of
titles and variety of formats available to you.
From a keyword search in GAVEL for “bankruptcy law,” you could be reading Collier’s Bankruptcy or Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice or Transnational Insolvency
in a couple of clicks, no matter where you are. At the prompt, just
type in your vendor-supplied log-in and password, and you are reading.
It really is that easy.
• Select the eBook (electronic resource) from your results
• Click on the link in the yellow box
• Enter your Lexis (or Westlaw) log-in
We know you need quick access to the best information. In GAVEL
we’ve done the hard work of grouping and organizing with subject
headings and displaying your results in a consistent easy way.
Lunch-n-Learn with the Law Library We'll provide the pizza - you bring a beverage!
Legal Citation without Fear:
Owning the Bluebook
Student Services Librarian Maureen Cahill will provide practical
Bluebooking tips for 1Ls in the process of drafting briefs.
Wednesday, 2/13, 12:30-1pm
Working the Room
With just a few simple rules and techniques, anyone can
learn to work the room like a pro in no time! Law Library Director Carol
Watson and Acquisitions Librarian Wendy Moore will discuss the “dos and
don’ts” of effective interaction, and participants will gain the skills
and confidence to navigate any social situation.
Monday, 3/4, 12:30-1pm
Dawg of the Month: Rigby
The February Law Dawg is
He has been a great study buddy
for 1L Jill Thrasher Hauserman
who rescued him from a shelter last
All members of the Law School Community
(students, faculty and staff) are
invited to submit a photo for possible
selection as the Law Dawg of the Month
in upcoming issues of Amicus Briefs.
The featured entry for each issue will
be selected at random from all entries
received by the issue's deadline. Please
note that honorary Law Dawgs
(i.e. those of the feline, equine,
porcine, avian, etc. persuasion) are
eligible as well. Please send your Law
Dawg photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Dawgs on ourLibrary
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