Bennett Smith, 1970-2002
The flowers in the photograph above
are the first blooms of some bulbs ordered last summer by our late colleague
Ann Smith. Ann's husband Jeff thought she'd like to see them here
around the Law Library, and we hope so, too.
Reprinted below is a tribute to Ann
written by her friend and office mate Jeff Satterfield, which recently
appeared in the Fall, 2002 issue of the Georgia Law Advocate:
Ann Bennett Smith, a member of the Law
Library staff for the past nine years, passed away of cancer on October
As Serials Associate she was responsible
for the acquisition and maintenance of serial publications and supervised
loose-leaf filing, government documents, and periodical binding.
Ann was a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Elementary
Education. Originally from Georgetown, Georgia, she lived in Nicholson
with her husband, Jeff, and two cats she rescued, Morris and Bucky.
She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School,
sang solo, and assisted her husband in leading the Youth Group.
Ann had a cheerful disposition and a wry
sense of humor, even during her final illness. She made the work
environment at the Law Library a pleasant place for all her co-workers.
She provided quiet but valuable leadership and insight that improved the
quality and performance of the Law Library. In many ways, especially
in her hard work and concern for those around her, she was the heart of
her department. Her passing leads a void that will be difficult
Day is Near!
When you return from spring break, the
Reading Room will be completely refurnished, bringing to a close
a two-year-long project to renovate this part of the Law Library and update
our technological resources. New furniture is arriving this week,
and during the week of March 17 the old tables and chairs of the Reading
Room will be swapped out in favor of new, well-lit library tables and chairs
Selected for the Law Library by the Office
of the University Architect, the furniture has already begun to arrive.
In addition to the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk and computer carrels
already installed, manufacturer Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers of Auburn, Maine
is in the process of delivering the reading room study tables and chairs,
new stools for the public computer terminals and several occasional pieces.
To avoid disruption of studies the present
study tables, here since the completion of the building in 1967, will remain
in place until classes end prior to Spring Break. During the week
of the break University staff will remove the old furniture and install
When you return to school on the 24th,
expect new study tables equipped with built-in lighting fixtures and wired
to provide power for laptop computers.
Break Library Hours
7:30 a.m. - Midnight
8:00 a.m. - Midnight
Spring Break Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 17 - 21 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Us Your Desktop!
The screen of any late-model laptop may
be readily projected in any of ten classrooms, Classrooms ABCDEFHIJ or
K. No cabinet key is needed. Any difficulty with this procedure
most likely will evaporate after one's first successful connection.
1. Find Laptop Cable in recessed
area of cabinet and attach cable to only possible port on laptop.
2. Lower screen and turn on
projector with Touch Screen unit atop the cabinet.
3. Touch "Laptop" along left
side of Touch Screen unit.
4. At this point the laptop
may project, but often the next step will be required.
5. Touch Laptop at left of
Touch Screen and follow instructions; note that hitting Fn-key along with
proper, model-specific F-key three times moves projection through a series
of three settings.
Internet access from any laptop on Law
School's wireless network will project as sharply and clearly as anything
else on the screen.
To operate the VCR, DVD, overhead projector,
or Internet via the PC in the cabinet, you will need the cabinet key.
By about April 1st, cabinet keys will be available for personal library
check out. Before that date or for more information on the multimedia
cabinet offerings, contact the Computing Services Help Desk at 542-0895
or by e-mail at <email@example.com>.
During the last few weeks, you may have
noticed several unfamiliar people with clipboards in the library stacks.
They are Barbara Godfrey, Kim Purcell, Jayme Rogers, Natalie Ross, Noel
Spencer, Elaine Walden, and Phyllis Whitehead, and they will be with us
through June. These seven smiling troupers have the unenviable
task of tracking down every item in the library, making sure that it is
properly entered into GAVEL, and then barcoding and tagging it for inventory.
They are helping us complete the process
of enhancing the GAVEL database by creating records for each of the nearly
400,000 items in the library. When we began this project last spring,
the database contained only about 120,000 records, representing each title
we own but not reflecting individual volumes of periodicals or other sets.
Already, you can see exactly which volumes of law reviews and current American
law periodicals we own because this team has completed record creation
work on both the main floor and the balcony. Their work is making
GAVEL a more useful tool for us all.
Hein Online is an ever-expanding, comprehensive,
image-based collection of legal periodicals. One of the best features
is that Hein Online, being image-based, provides the exact page images
of legal journals, meaning that you can view the page as it originally
appeared in hardcopy (footnotes are where they belong!).
Unlike other periodical databases that
supply only post-1980 volumes, Hein Online provides each journal from its
inception and continues to the most current volume allowed under contract
between Hein and the journal. Hein is exclusive distributor in both
hardcopy and microforms of more than 700 legal periodicals and journals.
Hein Online offers a number of search and
browse features that make it a very useful tool for the legal researcher.
Although searching and browsing within Hein Online is very simple, we've
taken an extra step toward making Hein Online materials even more accessible
to our law school community. We've added direct links to Hein Online
materials from GAVEL. For example, if you search GAVEL for a law
review title such as the Georgia Law Review, you will see an option on
the screen to connect to the title via Hein Online. Clicking
this link will allow you instant access to the full-text of the Georgia
Law Review from 1922 - 2002!
Hein Online is available off-campus to
Law School faculty, staff and students at the address http://0-heinonline.org.gavel.law.uga.edu/HeinOnline/start.pl.
If you access Hein Online off campus, you will be prompted for your name
and University ID number.