• The on-line catalog can provide you with resources on a particular subject or topic for research.
• You can find out if an item is available or unavailable. (If it’s unavailable, it will provide you with the due date or the time it is due).
• It provides you with the listing of our movie collection (go to ‘subject’ and type ‘featured films’ and click on the ‘feature films’ title).
• It provides the item call number and location. (If you need help from Circulation/Reference, please have the call number written down so we can assist you faster).
• You can find out what Academic Success Supplemental Materials we have in our CPAS/Academic Success Collection.
• You can check to see what items you’ve checked out and when they’re due by clicking the ‘My Library Record.’
• You can find out what textbooks your professor is using in class by clicking ‘Course Reserves’ and you can choose either by course or instructor’s name.
• The on-line catalog can be used on or off campus.
• If you’re viewing from home, you can look-up an item to see if it’s available or unavailable before leaving home. The next time you need to know if a book, movie or supplemental is available or unavailable, just check the on-line card catalog.
- Monica Alston-Carr -
Finals are approaching and a lot of CSL students will be coming to the library to do their studying. Below are some things to remember when requesting and using the study rooms:
- Study rooms are on a first come, first serve basis
- We only reserve study rooms to CSL students
- You can reserve a study room 24 hours in advance
- We have a total of 21 study rooms ranging from large, mid-sized and small
- You may use the room(s) for 2 hours and may renew (30 minutes before your ending time) if no one has been assigned
- Covered beverages are allowed in the study room; if a member of the library staff smells or sees you with smelly food or a non-covered beverage, you’ll be asked to take it to the 3rd floor student lounge or throw away item(s)
We ask that you try to keep your voices down so that you don’t disturb the person(s) next door to you. Thank you for your cooperation and good luck on your exams.
- Monica Alston-Carr -
This week, Delta Theta Phi and the library teamed up to host the second annual stuffed animal drive for Levine Children’s Hospital. According totheir website, “Levine Children’s Hospital is part of Carolinas HealthCare System, the largest healthcare system in North and South Carolina, and the third largest public healthcare system nationally and is located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship facility of Carolinas HealthCare System. Carolinas Medical Center is a designated Academic Medical Center Teaching Hospital, and we offer residency programs in Pediatrics. [Their] teaching faculty are a valuable part of your child’s care team. In addition, Levine Children’s Hospital is actively engaged in major laboratory and clinical research projects that may lead to life-changing breakthroughs for young patients. With the 2007 opening of Levine Children’s Hospital, CMC is now able to accomplish several essential goals - to care for an ever-increasing population of children; to drive the future of children’s healthcare through further teaching and research; and make a child’s stay in the hospital a better, more dynamic experience which will promote healing.”
This year to promote the stuffed animal drive, DTP and the library coordinated with CSL faculty members. Students were given the opportunity to bring a new stuffed animal to class and, in return, the participating professors will issue a pass for that day in class. Each student was limited to one pass per class and passes were only valid on the day of the even, according to the professor’s discretion. It was amazing, we collected over 200 stuffed animals in 3 days. It is amazing to see the overwhelming participation from students and faculty in this charitable event in celebration of National Library Week. Way to go CSL!
Sharing from NPR: “The Library Card As A Pop-Culture Fiend’s Ticket to Geek Paradise,” by Linda Holmes.
Excerpt: “The point I’m trying to make is that as a pop-culture-adjacent person, you may think that public libraries are not particularly relevant to you. But I felt like since we’ve talked about movie pricing, e-book pricing, and a lot of other business models, it was only fair to bring to your attention my experience with this bizarre business model that’s so crazy it just might work.”
Celebrate National Library Week with Your Library Today!
Next week is National Library Week and the Theme for the week’s events is CREATE YOUR OWN STORY@Your Library.
Learning to read. Searching for a new job. Starting a research project. Libraries have always been a place for new beginnings and this week honors you and all of the personal stories that you bring into our library doors each and every day!
April 11th 7:30 a.m. to 9a.m. (while supplies last)
Our week kicks off with our Donut and Coffee event. Enjoy a donut and some coffee while you “create your own story” on our themed Story Board. Don’t forget to bring your teddy bear donation (or cash donation) for Levine Children’s Hospital. Join us in the lobby of the Library!
April 11th -13th
The law library will be hosting a READ Poster Scavenger Hunt for three days during Library Week. Students will have the chance to win some exciting prizes and discover favorite “reads” of some of their favorite faculty and staff while answering some funny and intriguing questions. The scavenger hunt runs from 9 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The drawing for the grand prize will be held on Thursday April 14th. For more details on the prizes and the rules for the scavenger hunt, see the staff at the Reference Desk in the Library.
April 13th from 12:30-1:30p.m
Join us for a PEP approved event, co-sponsored with CPD. Ari Kaplan, an outstanding speaker who joined us last year, will return to talk about getting a job in this tough job market. Ari will speak about how to “Stand Out in a Stagnant Economy.” Join the growing list of students who have already signed up for this event. Room 402 &404.
April 13th from 2-5p.m
The Library will hold its 4th Annual Ice Cream Social. This is the hit of the school year, providing an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to mingle and enjoy free ice cream! Create your own story with ice cream. Join the CLS Team on the 1st floor in the CLC.
April 11th -13th
The law library will partner with the Delta Theta Phi fraternity to collect stuffed animals and cash donations during each event for the Levine Children’s Hospital. See the posters in the elevators and lobby for more details.
From the desk of Tiffini McLennon (Administrative Assistant – Clinic): “The Pro Bono Spring Break Trip blog is officially up! Students will post reflections, summaries and photos during their week at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Biloxi. The students’ “progress” can be tracked on a daily basis by visiting: http://charlottelawprobono2011.wordpress.com.”
On a tip from the Law Librarian Blog, here is a fun and instructional video to help prepare you for upcoming papers, internships, and just-for-fun-legal-research.
Search Smarter, Search Faster
From fun to historical, the Charlotte Law Library has a wide collection of electronic resources to meet your Irish research needs this St. Patrick’s Day.
The Irish Student Law Review (available on Heinonline From 1991-2008)
Fundamental Rights in the Irish Law and Constitution written by John Maurice Kelly (1961) (available on Heinonline)
Irish Law (available on Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History) “Firm knowledge concerning arrangements on maintaining social order among the inhabitants of Ireland—in short, provision for “law”—begins in the seventh and eighth centuries c.e. when the vast majority of the surviving law texts of Irish provenance and written in Irish were composed. The earliest of today’s surviving manuscripts dates from the twelfth century—though most are very much later—but on linguistic grounds the original writing down of these laws is …”
The story of the Irish Nation by Francis Hackett (1922) (available on HeHeinonline’s collection World’s Constitutions Illustrated Books)
The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland by Brice Dickson (eBook – Full Text Available on Oxford Scholarship Online)
Concerns regarding possible collusion in Northern Ireland: Police and paramilitary groups: hearing before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, October 22, 2009. (PURL Access)
The Irish Revolution by Michael J.F. McCarthy (1912) (available on Heinonline’s collection World’s Constitutions Illustrated Books)
A history of the penal laws against the Irish Catholics : from the treaty of Limerick to the Union by Sir Henry Parnell. (Available on The Making of Modern Law – Legal Treatises 1800-1926)
In the Name of the Father (DVD) Produced and Directed by Jim Sheridan. “Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father’s name.”
To find more treasures, try searching the CSL Electronic Resources LibGuide.
- Liz McCurry -
“I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more–
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!”
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and here are just a few if you’re in Charlotte:
“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”
~~By Adrienne Cook.~~
- Jamie Sunnycalb -
Are you looking to start your own small business? Do you currently own a small business, but have questions about how the government can help you or how to comply with new federal regulations? Are you a new lawyer looking to expand your law office and need resources on how to get started with your business plan? If you answered yes to any of those questions, there is a great free resource just for you — the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) online.
The SBA has been an independent advocate “voice for small business within the federal government and is the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).” The SBA advocates for ”the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the federal agencies, the federal courts and state policy makers.” Some of the resources they make available to the public are:
The programs that the SBA offer are truly the heart of the agency. These programs attempt to support the diverse needs of small business owners. For example, the SBA provides “programs related to technical, financial, contracting, education and disaster assistance, as well as special interests, advocacy and civil rights compliance.” Here are a couple links to more information provided by the SBA:
- Financial Assistance
“All businesses require money to get off the ground and to continue to grow. SBA’s resources help you research loan programs, explore options around export financing, learn more about Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), and determine …”
- Small Business Audiences
“SBA has programs and resources for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, and financial status. Explore the options to find out how SBA can help you turn your business idea into a viable enterprise or expand your current business for …”
- Counseling & Training
“Every business owner needs guidance during the start up and running of their business. SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development helps businesses start, grow and compete in global markets by providing quality training, counseling and …”
- Liz M. Johnson -