Welcome Back Professor Ann Puckett
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law
staff of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library welcomes all new and
returning law students. We hope you will find using the library
productive and comfortable. You only need to memorize one
cardinal rule: if you can't find what you want, JUST ASK! We’ve tried
to make asking convenient by putting a beautiful Reference Desk near
the entrance to the library where you can't miss it. It is staffed from
9-5 Monday, Wednesday and Friday; from 9-7 Tuesday and Thursday; and
from 2-6 Sunday. For full information, see http://www.law.uga.edu/library/libraryservices/reference.html.
You can call the reference librarian on duty if you cannot come to the
library in person: (706) 542-6591. All the professionals on the staff
have degrees in law, library science, or both. We all know secrets
about this library and about legal research that took years to learn --
and we don't charge a penny extra for teaching you our secrets.
For the last several years, we have focused major efforts on upgrading
our physical plant by renovating much of the library to bring it
more in line with the needs of 21st century law students, but we are
truly a library without walls. Students can access most of the
library’s accumulated knowledge without even coming to the library. We
take great pride, however, in the fact that law students in large
numbers choose to study and work in the library. Please let us know how
we can continue to improve your library experiences.
We wish you a happy and successful year. And remember the Law Library
motto: JUST ASK!
Brad Grove is New Help Desk Manager by Carol Watson
Law Library is pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Brad Grove,
as the Help Desk Manager for Law School Computing Services.
Brad is no stranger to UGA although he does confess that he spent a
year at Georgia Tech before seeing the light and transferring to UGA.
Lest you think Georgia Tech was too tough for him, note that he had a
4.0 average at Tech before he had his epiphany. Since that time, he has
obtained two undergraduate degrees from UGA -- one in journalism from
Grady College and the second in management information science from
Terry College of Business. He has also worked at the Help Desk at UGA's
Student Learning Center.
When he's not on the job, Brad enjoys tinkering with technology and
playing with his cat, Mr. Furious. His other interests are quite
diverse, ranging from Russian literature to Woody Allen movies.
Currently the Flaming Lips and Cat Power are on his ipod. Oh yeah...and
his favorite color is blue.
If you need computing assistance, don't hesitate to contact him at
lawhelp@listserv. When you meet him, be sure to welcome him to the law
Marie Mize by Gareth Griffin
Law Library is pleased to welcome Marie Mize, our newest member in the
Circulation Department. Marie is responsible for the circulation desk
until we close at 2am. She also helps to maintain our sizable
collection, keeping it all in order.
A native of Madison County, Marie left home to earn her B.S. from
Kennesaw State University. She then earned her MBA from Auburn
University. Marie joins the Law Library after working for “a long time”
in the retail world. She worked as an area manager for Remington
Products then as a store manager for Timex.
Marie enjoys movies and books, and this year she is learning how to
ride horses. Marie is excited about entering the library world.
Big Move by Maureen Cahill
Over the summer, we
shifted a huge number of books to new locations. We hope that once
everyone gets used to the new arrangement, the current organization
will make similar items easier to find and use. Here is a summary of
the move: all of the foreign law items that were on Annex 1, and the
international law and relations and European materials from Annex 3 are
now housed in the basement; all of the U.S. state law materials, except
current Georgia law, are now shelved in the Annex.
We have combined the state law materials from the basement with those
that used to be shelved on Annex 2. Each state's resources are arranged
with the current code first, then all other materials in call number
order. Items that make up the current code for each state have yellow
stickers with a large black "C" on them. The states are arranged in
alphabetical order, beginning on Annex 3. We placed Alabama through
Florida on Annex 3, superceded and auxiliary Georgia through
Mississippi on Annex 2, and Missouri through Wyoming on Annex 1. We
left the current Georgia material in the reference section of the main
The basement now holds our entire foreign law collection, the non law
materials that we own, U.S. government documents, and older and
superceded U.S. law items. If you begin looking at the basement shelves
at the south east end (the shelves closest to the stairs that begin
just beyond the public computers on the main floor), looking from your
left to right you will find the non law materials (call numbers
beginning A - J and L - Z), superceded and older K (comparative law and
jurisprudence), KB (canon law), KD (law of the England, Ireland,
Scotland, and Wales), and KE (law of Canada). Turning to look at the
north west end, again looking left to right, you will find U.S.
government documents (labeled SuDoc), superceded and older KF (law of
the U.S.), KG - KW (law of the remaining countries of the world), and
KZ (international law). We are using the old 'Georgia section' in the
basement for storage.
We have updated the library maps; pick one up from the holders just
outside the copy room. And, of course, don't hesitate to ask at the
reference or circulation desks if you have any difficulty locating
and Watson Speak in Baltimore and Portland
Faculty and Access
Services Librarian James Donovan and Associate Director for
Information Technology Carol Watson
have been busy this summer talking to other law schools and law
libraries about implementing a digital institutional repository. They
followed up their June presentation at the CALI conference in Baltimore
with a July presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American
Association of Law Libraries in Portland, Oregon. Both presentations
relied in part on their recent publication "White
Paper: Behind a Law School's Decision to Implement a Digital
With its implementation of Digital
UGA Law was one of the first U.S. law schools to create an online
repository for institutional materials, including scholarly writing by
faculty, digitized speeches from Law School events, and other items
important in capturing the Law School's intellectual output and
preserving its institutional history.
Library Photos are Winners
Your Law Library
was a big winner in an annual photo contest sponsored by the American
Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The contest, “A Day in the Life of
the Law Library Community,” highlights the varied range of activities
librarians engage in on a daily basis. Thanks to retired law professor
and talented photographer Robert Brussack,
the library took a first place and a second place in two separate
categories and a second place overall.
This was the third year of the contest and the library had participated
the previous two years without taking home the gold. “Our wins are
obviously attributable to the high quality photographs by Bob Brussack.
We hope to work with him again and continue our winning streak,”
remarked Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian. Bradley was the
librarian who submitted the library’s entries. The streak began last
year when the library won a marketing award for the best public
relations tool kit.
First Place in Librarians as
Information Evaluators and Managers.
Title: Information Traffic Controller Description: User Support Coordinator Leslie
Grove has her
multi-tasking skills in high gear as she controls the flow of
electronic information and manages numerous library databases.
Second Place in The Artistry of
Librarianship and Second Place Best Overall Picture Title: It's All About the Students Description: There is an art to making
students feel welcome,
comfortable, and inspired. University of Georgia students enjoy the
comfortable surroundings and beautiful view from the Carl E. Sanders
photos by Robert Brussack
Bradley Appointed to Historic Preservation
Law Library is please to announce that the Athens-Clarke County Mayor
and Commission recently appointed Special Collections Librarian Sharon
Bradley to the Athens-Clarke Historic Preservation
Bradley is currently enrolled as a graduate student in Historic
Preservation and will likely also draw on her J.D. and M.L.S. degrees
during her tenure on the commission.
Some of you also rely
upon the Student Learning Center (SLC) as an alternate study space.
Please know that the SLC recently cut back its hours in response to the
uncertainty of the state's budget, and its hours now are:
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