Life After Exams

As the end of exams approach, you might want to start thinking about life after exams. The Law Library will still be here for you in the summer! Law Library summer hours begin after Friday, May 12. In the summer we are closed on Saturdays and Sundays and open Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM.

Legal Research Boot Camp will be held May 15 at Cincinnati Law in the afternoon and May 16 at NKU Chase College of Law in the morning. The Legal Research Boot Camp is hosted by the University of Cincinnati College of Law and NKU Chase College of Law each May to refresh students’ legal research skills for any internships, externships or other legal work over the summer. Information and the registration form for the Legal Research Boot Camp can be found on the 2017 Legal Research Boot Camp page.

Over the summer, you still have access to one of the most valuable services that the Law Library has to offer — Reference Librarian expertise! Call the Reference Desk at 513-556-8078 with research questions and we’ll be happy to help with suggestions for sources and tips. Also, don’t forget the Library’s Web page and many research guides.

If you are curious about summer access to B-Law, CasemakerX, Lexis, and Westlaw, check out the Summer Access 2017 information on the Law Student Guide to the Law Library.

We will be doing a carrel clean-out on May 30th so make sure your personal items have been removed from your carrel. We are also taking summer carrel reservations. Contact susan.boland@uc.edu if you would like to reserve a carrel for the summer.

Students studying for the bar exam should be sure and check out our Bar Exam Resources Guide. You will find links to useful online study aids and information on print resources in the library to help you study for the bar exam.

Hit One Out of the Ball Park by Using Library Resources to Help You Study for Exams!

  • Use the more than 400 study aids available in West Academic.
  • Browse the printed study aid collection in the Reference 2 area.
  • Review your knowledge with the more than one thousand CALI lessons.
  • Reserve a study room for some quiet time or collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Stop by the circulation desk to literally put the finishing touches on your paper with a stapler or hole punch.

As you nourish your minds, don’t forget self-care. Take a walk outside. Stop by the Federal Room for snacks and caffeine. Thank an SBA member for the bagels and snacks! Thank a law librarian or staff member for the beverages and snack management!

This Week in the Law Library

National Library Week is over, but your Marx Law Library staff and services just keep on providing you the services and information your need as the semester approaches its end!

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 18th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Administrative Law Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 19th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Law Cost & Free Resources with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Administrative Law Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, April 21st
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Cost Effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Cost Effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

Thinking About Getting Ready for Final Exams?

The library is ready to help you with our expert and friendly staff and terrific resources such as these:

 

Save the Date: Legal Research Boot Camp

One of the events we sponsor every year to help you prepare for your summer positions is the Legal Research Boot Camp that we hold jointly with the Chase Law School of NKU. Virtually circle the dates now on your smartphone calendar: Monday, May 15th, from 12:30 – 4:30 P.M. at UC Law, and Tuesday, May 16th, from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at Chase Law. Online registration will be available soon.

Happening at Your Robert S. Marx Law Library This Week!

Libraries TransformTM

Susan Boland reminds us in her accompanying blog post and in the library’s display area that not only are libraries transforming ourselves, but we enable others, including our students, to transform into who they need and want to be. We do this by providing both resources and services that provide opportunity to learn and grow! Stop by YOUR law library this week and see what we can do to help you!

Save the Date: Legal Research Boot Camp

One of the events we sponsor every year to help you prepare for your summer positions is the Legal Research Boot Camp that we hold jointly with the Chase Law School of NKU. Virtually circle the dates now on your smartphone calendar: Monday, May 15th, from 12:30 – 4:30 P.M. at UC Law, and Tuesday, May 16th, from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at Chase Law. Online registration will be available soon.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 11th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 6
      • Law Cost & Free Resources with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 12th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Low Cost & Free Resources with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, April 14th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Low Cost & Free Resources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Low Cost & Free Resources with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302
  • Tuesday, April 18th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Administrative Law Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 19th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Law Cost & Free Resources with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Administrative Law Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, April 21st
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Cost Effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Cost Effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

National Library Week – We Do It All for YOU!

Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

From Susan Boland, Associate Director for Public and Research Services:

This week, the Robert S. Marx Law Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer. April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

At the Robert S. Marx Law Library we are transforming by providing access to e-books and other e-resources, online legal research guides that are available 24/7, video tutorials on legal research for a variety of subjects that are available 24/7, and expert instruction in finding and using legal resources no matter what the format.

The library embraces the entire community, offering unlimited opportunities for personal growth and lifelong learning. Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life.

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

Join us in celebrating National Library Week!

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. For more information, visit us on the third floor of the College of Law, call 513-556-556-3016 or see the library’s Web site at http://law.uc.edu/library.  Libraries hours are Monday -Thursday 8:00AM – 10:00PM, Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM – 5:00PM, and Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM. Law students, faculty, and staff have 24/7 access to the library and its many resources.

“Play Ball!”, Supreme Court Nomination, Robert S. Marx Lecture, and Legal Research Training

About Supreme Court Nominations

This appears to be the “make or break” week for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Associate Director Susan Boland has assembled a display of materials on the court and Judge Gorsuch at the library display table, and she recommends the following resources on the subject of judges and the court:

 

The 2017 Robert S. Marx Lecture

This year’s Marx lecture, in honor of the law library’s namesake, is Professor Osagie Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Berkeley. He will be speaking on ““A Fear of Too Much Justice”: Revisiting McCleskey v. Kemp After 30 Years” on Thursday, April 6th, from 12:10 – 1:10 P.M. in Room 114. You may submit an RSVP at the above link.

It’s Opening Day!

With the Reds having opened their season on Monday, Collections & Resources Librarian has set up an appropriate display on “Sports Law” in the library’s display case.

Upcoming Research Training

  • Tuesday, April 4th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Cost Effective Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. &ndash 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 5th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Cost Effective Research with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. &ndash 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Cost Effective Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, April 7th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Administrative Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

Another Month Draws to Its Close

Women’s History Month and OER Week

Continuing the blog’s new habit of recognizing special months as they near their end, we join in celebrating Women’s History Month. Susan Boland has set up a library display on notable women in the law and the video display provides statistics on women’s participation as law firm partners. Please take a look at these materials. This week is Open Education Week, intended to draw attention to expand the educational opportunities for everyone, everywhere with open access to learning opportunities and openly available resources. The Marx Law Library hosts the College of Law’s open access Scholarship Repository, making our faculty’s writings available to anyone, anywhere at no cost. CALI, of which UC Law was a founding member, provides open casebooks on several law school subjects at its eLangdell project.

Research Training Session

  • Wednesday, March 27th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Bloomberg Law Faculty Update

Bloomberg Law representative Chris Bartkowski invites faculty and staff to join him for an update on the newest features at Bloomberg Law, including a new interface design. A light lunch will be provided; the session runs from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. on Thursday, March 30th in Room 302.

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