Barry Law Librarians take active roles in SEAALL organization

Congratulations to Barry Law Librarians who are taking on increased roles as officers and committee members in SEAALL, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.
Reference Librarian Louis Rosen is the new Vice President/President Elect of SEAALL for 2018-2019. He will also be serving on the Program Committee for the 2019 SEAALL Annual Meeting with Whitney Curtis, our Associate Director and Head of Public Services.
And on his second year serving on the Newsletter and Public Relations Committee, Reference Librarian Jason Murray was just named Co-Chair of the committee.

Research Ready for Summer Jobs: train with us on May 15th AND/OR 16th!

Research Ready for Summer Jobs

Join the Law Library for an intensive research refresher just in time for summer jobs!

About to start that summer job?  Registered for a summer internship?  Writing your upper level paper next semester?  Come to a two-day series of interactive research workshops to get your research skills in shape for the summer.  These sessions will help refresh what you need to know to help you succeed.

Interactive: You will be working on research problems, so BRING your laptop and Lexis and Westlaw password.   We will cover searching statutes, regulations, caselaw, practice materials, and other secondary authority.


Part 1: Tuesday, May 15th: 9:00am – noon

Part 2: Wednesday, May 16th: 9:00am – noon

You can register for one or both days.  Different topics will be covered each day.

Registration is limited to 20 participants for each day.  Go to to register.  If you want to register for both sessions, make sure to submit a separate registration form for each day.

Barry Law Librarians are presenting at SEAALL Annual Meeting in Nashville this weekend!

It seems appropriate that on National Library Week, two of your Barry Law Librarians, Whitney Curtis (Associate Director and Head of Public Services) and Louis Rosen (Reference Librarian) are presenting at the SEAALL Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, this coming Saturday, April 14th. Their program, co-presented with former Barry Law Librarian Elizabeth Outler, is titled “How to Be Agents of Hope and Change: Empowering Discovery, Taking Control.”
SEAALL is the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, arguably the largest and most involved regional chapter of our major law librarian organization, AALL. Any students who are interested in careers in law librarianship, come talk to our librarians about getting involved in SEAALL and AALL.
Also, Louis Rosen was recently elected Vice President/President-Elect of SEAALL for 2018-2019, which means he will go on to serve as President for 2019-2020.

Happy National Library Week and National Library Workers Day!

Happy National Library Workers Day, to our Barry Law Library faculty and staff!
This whole week is National Library Week. According to the American Library Association, “First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.”

The Law Library will be closed Thursday – Sunday.

The Barry Law Library will be closed this Thursday (Holy Thursday), Friday (Good Friday), Saturday, and Easter Sunday, March 29th – April 1st.  There will be no classes on these days either.

Enjoy your long Easter weekend, and make the most of it, whether you catch up on studying, attend religious services, or spend time with family and friends.  Happy Easter AND Happy Passover!

As always, if you have a question, e-mail the Reference Librarians at while it’s fresh in your head, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.