Is It Really “Presidents Day?”

[This post first appeared on February 15, 2016.]

Is It Really “Presidents Day?”

Most of our calendars and the advertisements from retail stores and automobile dealers tell us that today, the third Monday in February, is “Presidents Day.” This seemingly amalgamated holiday succeeded the separate designation of the birthday anniversaries of George Washington (February 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12th by offering another three-day weekend to federal employees and others who officially celebrate the day. In fact, the third Monday in February is officially designated "Washington's Birthday" by 5 U.S.C. § 6103. In O.R.C. § 124.19 the State of Ohio declares the third Monday in February a state holiday without giving it a title. As one might expect of the birthplace of Lincoln, the Commonwealth of Kentucky declares that February 12th is still the public holiday of Lincoln’s Birthday and the third Monday in February is Washington’s Birthday, per K.R.S. § 2.110. Whatever the holiday’s name, we advise you to take the opportunities to celebrate accordingly, and to start by visiting the library’s display, “Spotlight on Presidential Power” this week!

 

Recent Book Purchases, Legal Research Training, and More This Week!

Recent Book Acquisitions

Collections and Access Librarian Lisa Wernke is maintaining a guide to recent purchases by the library. It’s a handy way to learn about items that we’ve recently added to our collection.

Register Now: Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Searching News Sources with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
  • Thursday, February 16th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
  • Lunch – Lexis points! Advance registration is required.


Library Entrance Display

Please come in and view our Valentine’s Day displays on “Love and the Law.”

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, February 15th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30. – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, February 17th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302


Featured Resources

  • Research Guide: Media Law
  • Database: Law360 available via your Lexis subscription.


This Week in the Law Library: Spring Semester Week 4

Register Now: Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Searching News Sources with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
  • Thursday, February 16th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
  • Lunch – Lexis points! Advance registration is required.


Next Week’s Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, February 15th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, February 17th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302


Featured Resources


This Week in the Law Library

Research Training Sessions

  • Tuesday, January 30th
    • Immigration & Nationality Law Review Research Session with Shannon Kemen
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 308
  • Wednesday, February 1st
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Thursday, February 2nd
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
      • Searching News with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis Points. Please register in advance.

Featured Resources

This Week: Research Sessions Aplenty!

Law Library Research Sessions Launch This Week

  • Tuesday, January 24th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Advanced Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, January 25th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Advanced Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Thursday, January 26th — Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series!
  • Friday, January 27th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Advanced Searching with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Advanced Searching with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302


College of Law Repository

Did you know that the Marx Law Library maintains an open scholarship repository? It holds work of our faculty and is the home of our student journals online. There are 491 works posted, and in December there were 3,986 downloads, accessed by 569 institutions in 103 countries.

Transaction Law Research Aids Featured This Week


Freshening Up a Bit!

Beginning Tuesday, January 17th, new carpeting will be installed on the third and fourth floors of the library. The areas getting the new carpet are near the main shelving and the adjacent study tables and carrels. Most of the work will be done in the evening hours. The carpeting project will improve safety, as some of the area is threadbare. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by this much-needed work.

Gearing Up for the New Semester

Welcome back from your holiday break! As this week’s short courses launch, most of you are getting ready for the full class schedule that begins next week. The Marx Law Library and its staff are ready to help you get back in the swing of things!

Learning Opportunities Waiting for Your Participation

Advanced Legal Research further develops the research skills you began to learn in your Lawyering I class. Surveys of attorneys demonstrate that research skills are a key requirement for new associates. Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:55 P.M., Advanced Legal Research is taught as a “flipped classroom,” where you will work through individual research assignments on your own and as part of a team, giving you experience in collaborating with your colleagues. Instructors Susan Boland, Ken Hirsh, and Ron Jones are your guides as you explore statutory, case, administrative, and specialized research. Head over to Catalyst right now and add ALR to your spring schedule!

Each week our librarians will offer research training sessions in the library. Pick and choose the sessions that will help you get better insight on understanding and applying research skills and winnowing through the universe of legal information sources that are available to you. Library and Lexis Lunch and Learn sessions will give you more in-depth coverage of Lexis offerings, and provide lunch and Lexis points as well.

Resources to Help You “Hit the Ground Running”

  • Library Research Guides will introduce you to the law library and provide you expert guidance on dozens of subjects.
  • West Academic Study Aids give you 7/24 online access to a variety of popular study aids to your subjects.
  • Video tutorials on several subjects have been prepared by our librarians.
  • CALI lessons can help you review course material and give you another way to learn new information.

The Marx Law Library is your go-to place, whether in person or online, for the information that will help you succeed this semester!