Banned Books Week

Happy Banned Books Week, everyone!  Since 1982, librarians, teachers, and readers have celebrated free and open access to information and reading.  It is close to the hearts of every librarian.  For more information and a lot of interesting reading in its own right, you can go to http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek .

To celebrate Banned Books Week, two of our incredible Barry Law Library staff members, Stephanie Bertone and Arlene Simpson, created this beautiful display case in the Law Library to commemorate Banned Books Week 2016. Please stop by to check it out! (No pun intended.)

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Congratulations to Barry Professor Kevin Leske!

This week, Associate Professor of Law Kevin Leske contributed an article to the prestigious “Notice & Comment” blog, from the Yale Journal of Regulation and the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.

Professor Leske’s article is titled “Between Seminole Rock and a Hard Place: A New Approach to Agency Deference,” and you can read it at http://yalejreg.com/nc/between-seminole-rock-and-a-hard-place-a-new-approach-to-agency-deference-by-kevin-leske/ .   It includes links to several of his longer published articles, which are all worth a read, especially for administrative law practitioners and scholars.

You’ve heard of a search party? Well, we’re throwing a catalog searchING party! With cake!

catalog launch party

Don’t forget we’re throwing a launch party for our new Encore catalog THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, September 7th!

Swing by the Law Library between Noon and 1:30 PM, and again from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, to attend a very short (we’re talking 3-5 minutes!) Encore searching demonstration, to show you how Encore searches our own physical Law Library holdings as well as results from dozens of Law Library and Barry University Main Library databases.  It’s like searching Google, but without all the garbage results from personal blogs, biased corporate-owned websites, and abandoned Geocities and Angelfire pages from the late ’90s.

Then you can enjoy a piece of FREE delicious cake, walk away with a prize for attending, and get entered into a raffle for a larger, even more fabulous prize!

The Law Library is definitely going to be the place to be and the place to party this Wednesday, so come join us, and get introduced to Encore.  It’s going to change the way you do research, and you’ll be happy you came.

And if you want to start using Encore right away, it’s already available on our brand-new, redesigned Law Library website.  You can either click “Catalog” at the top of the page, or just start searching in the box in the middle of the page:
http://eguides.barry.edu/BarryLawLibraryHome

Encore catalog launch party: Wednesday, September 7th!

catalog launch party

As the flyer says, the Law Library is launching its new Encore catalog, for searching across the Library collection and our dozens of databases.  And to celebrate, we’re throwing a party on Wednesday, September 7th!

Swing by the Law Library between Noon and 1:30 PM, and again from 5:00 to 6:00 PM, to attend a very short (we’re talking 3-5 minutes!) Encore searching demonstration.

Then you can enjoy a piece of FREE delicious cake, walk away with a prize for attending, and get entered into a raffle for a larger, even more fabulous prize!

The Law Library is definitely going to be the place to be and the place to party this Wednesday, so come join us, and get introduced to Encore.  It’s going to change the way you do research, and you’ll be happy you came.

And if you want to start using Encore right away, it’s already available on our brand-new, redesigned Law Library website.  You can either click “Catalog” at the top of the page, or just start searching in the box in the middle of the page:
http://eguides.barry.edu/BarryLawLibraryHome

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Barry University School of Law and YOUR Euliano Law Library!
(And for you new 1Ls and transfer students starting this week, WELCOME!)

The Law Library is here for YOU:
A quiet and comfortable place to study, get your questions answered, and find books and materials to help you succeed in law school and beyond.

Don’t forget to show your Barry ID card to the Circulation staff  every time you enter the Law Library.
Thank you!

Get to know your Reference Librarians and Circulation staff, as we are here to help you find whatever you need, conduct research, and so much more.
Let us know what we can do for you!

We have many new faces working here, including:
Kristen Arnett, MLIS: Access Services Librarian and Circulation Supervisor
Elizabeth Outler, MLIS, JD: Head of Technical Services
Rachel Coates, MLIS: Resources Management Librarian
Kevin Ruh: Circulation Assistant (evenings)
And several new student workers in the Circulation Department.
Please give them a warm welcome when you meet them!

Our regular Law Library hours are:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – Midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – Midnight
You can always check our Law Library website for any exceptions to this schedule due to holidays, breaks, and exams:
http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryHours

The construction of new study rooms on the first and second floors is coming along well, and we expect they will be ready in time to study for midterms.

If you need help locating the Florida Collection, those books have been temporarily moved to the third floor.  Just ask any of us, and we’ll take you to whatever you need.

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Our first Law Library program for the Fall semester will be Study Smarter!
Come and hear tips, tricks, tools, and techniques to help you succeed in law school!
When: Wednesday, August 31st, from 4:45pm-5:45pm
Where: LAC 111
Food Provided!
RSVP to LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu by Tuesday, August 30th!

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Watch this blog for announcements of Law Library-sponsored programs and events.
We are planning several exciting programs for Fall 2016, so be on the lookout!

And if you have questions about ANYTHING, at any point along the way:

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Law Library Website: http://eguides.barry.edu/BarryLawLibraryHome
(Access it through Weblaw and check out the new design!)

Research Guides:
  http://eguides.barry.edu/law

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