During spring break, the law library’s reference desk will be offering chat reference services and both reference and circulation services will be offered on a limited schedule. Please check the calendar for specific building and service desk hours and offerings.
The ABA is offering a webinar titled “How to Conduct Free Legal Research Online.”
From the ABA’s email announcement:
We have presented this workshop at past ABA Annual Meetings and it is always extremely well received. Law students can gain great benefit from this workshop, which teaches how to use a multitude of free online resources to complete legal and legislative research. The program is free to ABA members.
The webinar is on Monday, March 19th at 1pm ET and will last one hour. For more information and to register, visit the program’s page at ShopABA.
You interact with reference librarians at the Reference desk when you have a question, but do you know their names? We’ve put up a display in the atrium exhibit case with info on all of the librarians who staff the Reference Desk. Find out who has a dog named George or a cat named Kittredge Harrington III! Who practiced law in Chicago before becoming a librarian? Who’s traveled to Norway or France? Check out the exhibit and meet your librarians!!
The library will be holding two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this spring. In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to best research practices.
The training sessions will be:
- Friday, February 2nd, 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Wednesday, February 7th, 3:30pm-4:30pm
All sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library.
To attend this training, please RSVP through the respective links for the February 2nd session or the February 7th session. For questions, please contact Jeremy McCabe, Research Services Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-662-9145.
Georgetown Law Library’s reading and exam period will be in effect Monday November 27th and run through Saturday December 16th.
During the reading and exam period, the Williams Library will remain open 24 hours.
For the benefit of Georgetown students studying for exams, only Georgetown University students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the Friends of the Library program and Public Patron card holders will be admitted through the end of exams. Students from other law schools will not be admitted during this time.
As you begin to prepare for exams, supplement your assigned readings and review past exams with study aids found in the library. Study aids can clarify confusing concepts and even provide practice questions for your review. A variety of study aids are available and the best one to use depends on your course and individual study habits. Most of these books can be found in the Williams Reading Room (in the left hand alcove), with older editions in the stacks available for checkout.
- Examples & Explanations (practice questions and answers)
- Nutshells (a broad overview of a subject)
- Hornbooks (in-depth treatment with extensive citations)
- Understanding Series (“concise, yet comprehensive”)
- Concepts and Insights (provides a basic theoretical foundation)
- Turning Point (a broad overview similar to Nutshells)
CALI lessons are another useful exam review option. Over 800 interactive lessons prepared by law professors and librarians cover over 30 practice areas of law. Georgetown students can register for immediate online access.
Good luck with your studies!
The library now has an all-new set of tutorials on how to set up and use Juris-M (a variant of the Zotero citation manager that is optimized for legal use). If you’re interested in a more streamlined way to manage citation information for seminar papers or other uses, please take a look.
Construction activities related to Capitol Crossing require the city water department to shut off water to the Williams library building from 8:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday (11/20) and Tuesday (11/21).
There will be no access to restroom facilities or water fountains during that time in the library
Water will be working in all other campus buildings during this water shut down.
Please note items cannot be left unattended for extended periods of time, or overnight, in unassigned carrels or study spaces in an attempt to retain this space for your future use.
Materials left will be removed and held at the Circulation desk, then sent to DPS “lost and found” in the morning.
Veterans Day is always November 11th in memory of the end of World War I and was designated a legal holiday in 1938 with 52 Stat. 351.