Friday, November 30, 2007

Extended Hours for the Exam Period

Good luck on your exams!!

Exams: Friday, Nov. 30 - Wednesday, Dec. 19

Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Make-Up Exams: Thursday, Dec. 20 - Friday, Dec. 21

Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, November 12, 2007

Study Rooms

As exams approach, demand for study rooms increases significantly. Beginning on Sunday, November 25, we will observe peak usage rules for the group study rooms.

A minimum of two users is required for the smaller study rooms, and four users are required for the larger study rooms (248 and 356). Use is limited to one four hour period per day, per group.

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the holiday, and open shorter hours on Wednesday and Saturday.

Wednesday, Nov. 21 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 22 CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 23 CLOSED
Saturday, Nov. 24 Noon - 6:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 25
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Thursday, October 11, 2007

LRWA Research

The LRWA open memo project involves four jurisdictions:
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina

When shelving, please pay special attention to these jurisdictions, as well as to the general legal research materials:

  • American Jurisprudence
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • American Law Reports
Thanks for you help.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Banned Books Week

September 29 to October 6 is Banned Books Week. This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). In 2006, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) received a total of 546 challenges. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Public libraries, schools and school libraries report the majority of challenges to OIF.

Celebrate your freedom to read! Click here for more information on books that have been banned or challenged.

“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.” ---- Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., in Texas v. Johnson

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Welcome New Circulation Assistants

We have several new faces at the circulation desk.  Welcome to the law library!

Tyler Brannon, 1L-Auburn Univ: BA Economics

George Ingham, 1L-William & Mary: BA Economics

Joann Kim, Int'l Commerce and Policy-GMU: BA Global Affairs

Ashley Lyon, 1L-Univ. of Missouri: BS Agriculture Economics

Seth Whitaker, 2L-Brigham Young: BA Political Science

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Welcome Back

Just a quick note to say how happy I am to have you all back working the Circulation Desk. The peace and quiet of summer gets a little lonely.

Mike and Maya are reviewing applications now and we expect to hire several new students in the coming weeks. Also, Emily has been hired as a permanent part-time circulation assistant and will be covering several shifts each week.

Best of luck in your studies!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Library Privileges for Recent Graduates

Law students who graduated last month retain their library privileges through the summer. They may borrow books and use study rooms until their IDs expire on September 30, 2007.

Monday, May 21, 2007

BARBRI Students

BARBRI classes are being offered here at Mason. These students are given IDs by BARBRI and so long as they are wearing their ID tags, there is no need for them to sign in at the Circulation desk to use the library. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Goodbye and Good Luck

Best of luck on your final exams and summer jobs.

A special congratulations to our graduates: Erick Helenihi, Ron Hur, and Mark McNally. You did it!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Library Usage Statistics

We would like to keep track of the number of people using the Library during the early morning and evening hours.

I've posted a chart by the study-room sign up sheet. Please fill it in for the times listed that take place during your shift. We also want to track usage mid-day during the weekends.

Questions? Comments? Let me know - thanks!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Library Fine Amnesty Week

In honor of National Library Week, April 16-20, we will forgive up to $10 in fines per patron. To qualify, they MUST have returned all overdue books.

Please contact me, Mike, or Maya for help with forgiving fines. You will need to use the supervisor's access code.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

ABA Site Visit

The American Bar Association visits each fully-accredited law school once every seven years. They will be here at Mason from Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday, March 28.

Please pay special attention to the condition of the library as you shelve over the next week. We want to ensure that everything is as neat and orderly as possible. Thank you.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Please Don't Make Me Yell at You

Some of you are diligent about recording your time in the binder and on Patriot Web, and for that I am very grateful. Your attention to detail makes the circulation desk run smoothly.

As for the rest of you . . . . .

Please, every time you work a shift, fill out your time sheet both in print and on Patriot Web. It will take 5 minutes, and remove the need for nagging reminders. Thanks.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Spring Break

This year, spring break is March 10 to March 17. Please let us know immediately whether you can work your normally-scheduled shifts. We will assume that you can, unless we hear otherwise. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Time sheets are due Friday

Please submit your time sheets (paper and on PatriotWeb) before noon on Friday, February 16.