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Ruth Lilly Law Library Newsletter

Welcome

Welcome to the Ruth Lilly Law Library. We hope you will find the library to be a comfortable setting for your legal research and study. We strive to provide you with excellent library support and services, and we are always happy to help you with your research needs.

For detailed information about hours, policies, materials, electronic databases, and more, please see the law library website. To help us better meet your needs, we welcome your comments and suggestions. If you have any problems with library services or have suggestions for improvement, please feel free to come see me in my office in the library or contact me by phone at 274-3411 or via email at juanspac@iupui.edu.

We wish you a happy and successful year.

Judith Anspach
Director and Professor of Law



New Charging Station for Mobile Devices

The library now has a charging station for mobile devices.  The station can be found in the Research Commons area at the end of the Reference Desk next to the dictionary stand. Included on the station are three Apple legacy connectors, two Apple lightning connectors, two micro connectors for all Android, Blackberry, and Windows cellphones, and one mini connector for older devices.  Please do not leave your mobile devices unattended at any time. The charging station is being provided courtesy of Westlaw Next.



Study Aids and Course Supplements

The library has recently added the Westlaw Study Aids to its collection of electronic resources.  The link to this collection is from the "Study Aids" tab on the left-hand side of the law library website. This collection provides free access to all West's electronic study aids - outlines Nutshells, exam prep questions, and concise hornbooks.

The library also continues to expand its print collection of study aids and course supplements. This collection includes items in the Examples & Explanations series, Questions & Answers series, Problems & Answers, and other course supplements, test preparation guides, and study aids. This growing collection is located in the Reserves area at the circulation desk and is available for anyone's use. Each item may be borrowed for one day. You may search for these materials in the IUCAT class reserves module found under the header "More IUCat Searches."

Type "study aids" and press Enter.

Treatises, hornbooks, and other materials remain in the open reserves collection on the first floor of the library and are also available for checkout. Don't hesitate to check with a reference librarian if you need assistance in locating these materials.

 


Library Research Guides

The library offers online research guides on specific topics. So far, we have published several guides including: Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Employment Discrimination, and a Guide for IU McKinney Law Journals. You can find these and future research guides at http://iupui.campusguides.com/RLLLhome. These guides are an easy way to link to relevant statutes, leading cases, journals, newsletters, study guides, and more. In addition to direct links, they contain search tips and database and website suggestions.  Other topics are coming soon.

 


Meet Our Circulation Desk Staff

Hannah Alcasid, Circulation Senior Assistant:

What is the name and location of the first library you worked in? Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, the Broadway Branch.

How many years have you worked at the Law Library? Two and a half years.

What do you love most about your job? I enjoy being a part of the discovery process, helping people to access or know something they hadn't before.

Can you share something that your colleagues may not know about you? I have always had a passion for the arts (visual and performing) and design. My creative instinct is constantly intervening in all I do.

If you weren't working in a law library, what other career would you be interested in? Communication/Information Design. It merges my passion with my practice.

Vanessa Anderson, Supplementation/Circulation Senior Assistant:

What is the name and location of the first library you worked in? LaPorte County Public Library in Northern Indiana.

How many years have you worked at the Law Library? One year.

What do you love most about your job? The people I work with. There is a great feeling of teamwork here that I haven't had many other places.

Can you share something that your colleagues may not know about you? I collect garden gnomes.

If you weren't working in a law library, what other career would you be interested in? I was very close to becoming a psychologist, so I probably would have continued in that field.

Terry Rickhoff, Circulation Assistant:

What is the name and location of the first library you worked in? Aims Community College Library, Greeley, Colorado.

How many years have you worked at the Law Library? One year.

What do you love most about your job? Searching for and learning new things.

If you weren't working in a law library, what other career would you be interested in? Working as a golf pro.


Anna Sayers, Circulation Senior Assistant:

What is the name and location of the first library you worked in? The Keith and Kate Robinson Memorial Library at St. Joseph's College, Rensselaer, IN.

How many years have you worked at the Law Library? Since July 2012, so just over a year.

What do you love most about your job? I really enjoy the fact that the circulation team gets along so well. Also, I really like the rapport the circulation team develops with our "regulars."

Can you share something that your colleagues may not know about you? I'm currently learning how to ride my (new) 2006 Suzuki GZ250.

If you weren't working in a law library, what other career would you be interested in? Professional dachshund herder. Maybe not exactly that, but I would certainly be doing something focusing on animals.

Yvonne Smith, Evening Circulation Senior Assistant:

What is the name and location of the first library you worked in? Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, the Central Branch on St. Clair Street.

How many years have you worked at the Law Library? Twelve years.

What do you love most about your job? I enjoy the contact with students, the staff, and the public.

Can you share something that your colleagues may not know about you? I teach Sunday school (K-8) with several other adults.

If you weren't working in a law library, what other career would you be interested in? Traveling the world and writing.



Librarian and Staff News

PRESENTATIONS

Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services, recently presented the following four programs:
"Legal Information Literacy in the 21st Century," invited presenter for the statewide Indiana State Library 21st Century Literacy Days, held in Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Columbus, IN, August 1, 9, and 16, 2013, respectively.

"Don't Assume the Peanut Butter is in the Pantry!: Demystifying Project Management," American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting and Conference, Seattle, WA, July 16, 2013 (co-presenter of 1/2 day workshop).

"Step Away from Click Here!: Using Problem Based Learning to Develop Informed Learners," Indiana University Librarians' Day, Indianapolis, IN, June 7, 2013.

"21st Century Literacy: An Introduction to Legal Information Literacy for Non-Law Librarians," Institutional Librarians of Indiana Workshop, Indianapolis, IN, May 13, 2013.

Susan deMaine, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented the following three programs:
"Reaching Students Where They Are: Ensuring Universal Accessibility in Online Instruction," with Edward Finn III, 2013 CALI Conference for Law School Computing, Chicago, IL, June 14, 2013.

"It's 3 A.M. - Show Me!" with James Murphy, Sarah Mauldin, and Jennifer Wondracek, AALL Conference, Seattle, WA , July 14, 2013.

"Coffee Talk: Articulate Storyline for Screencasting," AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, Seattle, WA, July 14, 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services, has two recent publications:
A view from the flip side: Using the "inverted classroom" to enhance the legal information literacy of the international LL.M. student, 105 Law Lib. J. ___ (2013).

RLLL Mobile Turns One: Reflections on how we developed a library mobile site from the ground up, AALL Spectrum, June 2013, at 14-16, 35 (with Hannah Alcasid).

Susan deMaine, Research and Instruction Librarian, will soon have  a book review published: Running from the Law: A Review of Prigg v. Pennsylvania by H. Robert Baker,  in Law Lib. J. (forthcoming, December 2013).

Ben Keele, Research and Instruction Librarian, has a recent publication: Don't Forget Non-code Statutes, Virginia Lawyer, Vol. 62(1), p. 49 & 57 (June/July 2013).

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND INSTITUTES

Judith Anspach, Professor of Law and Library Director; Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services; Susan deMaine, Research and Instruction Librarian; and Ben Keele, Research and Instruction Librarian, attended the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference in Seattle, Washington, July 12-17, 2013.

Judith Anspach, Professor of Law and Library Director; Miriam Murphy, Associate Director; Susan deMaine, Research and Instruction Librarian; and Ed Finn, Instructional Technology Specialist attended the 2013 CALI Conference for Law School Computing, Chicago, IL, June 12-14.

Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services, was an invited participant for the inaugural "Legal Information and Information Law and Policy: A Workshop to Encourage Scholarship to Develop the Field, "co-sponsored by the Katherine R. Everett Law Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the J. Michael Goodson Law Library, Duke University, April 2013.

Chris Long, Cataloging Librarian, represented the law library at the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's Operations Committee meeting on May 2-3 at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

APPOINTMENTS, AWARDS, GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Judith Anspach, Professor of Law and Library Director, served on the ABA/AALS Site Inspection Team for Rutgers University - Newark School of Law, March 31 - April 3. 

Catherine Lemmer, Head of Information Services, became the editorial director of AALL Spectrum, the monthly magazine of the AALL in July 2013. Catherine is the third editor of the magazine, which has been published since 1997. Ms. Lemmer was also awarded the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, New Members Division, for A view from the flip side: Using the "inverted classroom" to enhance the legal information literacy of the international LL.M. student. The paper is forthcoming in Law Library Journal. Ms. Lemmer was also recipient of the Indiana University Librarians' Association Research Incentive grant in January 2013.

Ben Keele, Research and Instruction Librarian, became the chair of the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee in July 2013. This committee of the AALL administers a writing competition to encourage scholarship by law librarians.




Library Hours: Fall 2013

Monday - Friday

7:30 am - Midnight

Saturday

9 am - 9 pm

Sunday

10 am - Midnight

Exceptions

Saturday, August 24 (Orientation)

8 am - 9 pm

Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

CLOSED

Fall Recess (Saturday, October 5 - Monday, October 12)

Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

10 am - 6 pm

Monday - Friday, October 7 - 11

8 am - 8 pm

Monday, October 12

10 am - 6 pm

Tuesday, October 13

Resume Regular Hours

Thanksgiving Recess (Tuesday, November 26 - Friday, November 29)

Tuesday, November 26 - Wednesday November 27

8 am - 6 pm

Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29

CLOSED

Saturday, November 30

Resume Regular Hours

Final Exam Hours (Monday, December 2 - Monday, December 23)

Monday - Friday

7 am - 2 am

Saturday - Sunday

8 am - 2 am

Monday, December 23

7 am - 6 pm

Winter Break Tuesday (December 24 - Saturday, January 11)

Tuesday, December 24 - Wednesday, December 25

CLOSED

Thursday, December 26 - Friday, December 27

8 am - 5 pm

Saturday, December 28 - Sunday, December 29

10 am - 6 pm

Monday, December 30

8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday, December 31 - Wednesday, January 1

CLOSED

Thursday, January 2 - Friday, January 3

8 am - 8 pm

Saturday, January 4 - Sunday, January 5

10 am - 6 pm

Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 10

8 am - 5 pm

Saturday, January 11

10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, January 12

Resume Regular Hours

 


Ruth Lilly Law Library
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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3325
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