Posts Tagged ‘librarian’

  • Today in Legal History: First Librarian of Congress Appointed

    On January 29, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson appointed John J. Beckley as the first Librarian of Congress. Beckley was a political supporter of Jefferson and campaigned on his behalf. Beckley served as both the Clerk of the House of Representatives and as the Librarian of Congress. His salary as Librarian could not exceed two dollars […] Read more...
  • “Have you checked the catalogue?”

      While we don’t have an awesome robot to remind you to check what we call the “catalog” (our previous requests have been denied), we do have awesome reference librarians who can also assist you with your research questions. If you are faculty, staff, or student at the law school, you can email or call […] Read more...
  • Damage to Library Material

    In the past, library personnel have uncovered materials that have been damaged (e.g. barcodes, call numbers, and reserve stickers removed from study aids).  We have also found sections of popular legal treatise ripped or removed from books.  The library’s mission is to provide the broadest possible access to material for our patrons at the lowest […] Read more...
  • The First Librarian for the Library of Congress

    For the first two years of its existence, from 1800 to 1802, the Library of Congress operated without a librarian. Initially, head librarians at the Library of Congress were appointed by the president and they were allowed to serve for life. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson appointed John J. Beckley to be the first librarian for […] Read more...
  • Reference Services

    The Reference Desk is located to the left as you enter the Library. This desk is staffed by experienced reference librarians who are available to assist you in formulating research strategies and techniques, help you locate appropriate materials and resources, and teach you how to use legal resources in all formats.  If you can’t stop […] Read more...
  • Welcome Back Law Librarian Pegeen Mulhern!

    Law librarian Pegeen Mulhern has once again agreed to serve as a temporary, part-time reference librarian while one of our librarians (Kelly Kunsch) is on spring sabbatical. For those of you who do not know Pegeen, here is a little bit of background information. Pegeen has a JD from Boston College Law School, where she […] Read more...
  • Library Trivia: Batgirl was a Librarian

    Libraries and librarians frequently appear in comics and cartoons. Did you know that Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, led a dual life? By day, she was the commissioner’s daughter and the head librarian for the Gotham City Library. By night, she became Batgirl, utilizing her research prowess, photographic memory, brown belt in judo, and other athletic talents […] Read more...
  • Library Trivia: The Librarian (not the one with Noah Wyle)

    Want to know what libraries and librarians were like in 1940s? Take a peek at the film, The Librarian, by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc. Read more...
  • Librarian appointed to American Executive Board of the Chinese American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries

    Kara Phillips, Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director, has been appointed a member of the American Executive Board (AEB) of the Chinese – American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL). CAFLL was established to develop a mutual and long-term relationship between legal information institutions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United States […] Read more...