|In This Issue
On the first floor of the annex is a
bronze statue of St. John the Baptist. It is believed he was a donation to
the library from one of our vendors. No one seems to remember which company
but obviously one with whom we spent a lot of money. We generally keep
him covered to protect his modesty and to bring a little whimsy into the library.
Meet the Circulation Staff
| Whenever you come to the Circulation
Desk with a question or problem, chances are you'll get the solution from
one of its two full-time employees, Myrtle Miller and Joe Johnson.
Myrtle joined the UGA Law Library in 1996 after ten years at the library
of Middle Georgia College. In addition to opening the library practically
every morning, she manages the many wonderful student workers without which
the Circulation Department could not function. She can also be relied
upon for minute-by-minute weather reporting, so anyone with questions on
that subject now knows where to go!
The mother of three children (and grandmother to eleven!), she recently
celebrated her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. After she retires in a few
years--but not too soon, we hope--Myrtle will pursue her hobbies of reading
Joe is easy to spot: he is hardly ever without his baseball cap. He
comes to the Law Library with a diverse background in fund raising and real
estate, as well as service in community organizations such as the Brain Injury
Association of Georgia. He has staffed our circulation desk since 2001, and
is well known for going the extra step for patrons. The rare book collections
and the law school's institutional history are but a few of Joe's interests
that have proven useful in the performance of his diverse duties.
Myrtle and Joe are both friendly and approachable, so students should not
hesitate to come to them with questions about books, fines, reserves, interlibrary
loans, or any other library-related question. If they don't know the
answer, they will know where to send you!
As Reference/Public Services Librarian, James Donovan is the head of the
Circulation department. Before joining us at UGA, James worked at the law
library at Tulane in the Big Easy - New Orleans. Although he seems to be still
adjusting to missing the annual Mardi Gras festivities, he has settled into
the UGA community quite successfully.
James has a strong academic pedigree. He has five degrees, a B.A. from the
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master in Library and Information
Science and Master of Arts from Louisiana State University, a Ph.D. in Anthropology
from Tulane University and a J.D. from Loyola University.
our last newsletter we jokingly suggested that he could be easily bribed
if you referred to him
as Dr. Donovan. We're happy to report that he's putting that Ph.D. to good
use. Next semester
in addition to heading the Circulation department, he''ll be teaching Legal
Anthropology. (Information about James submitted by Carol Watson).
is almost here. Be sure to check our hours of operation
when making your studying, travel and eating plans.
The Annual Pardoning of the Thanksgiving
Photograph of President Truman receiving a Thanksgiving turkey from members
of the Poultry and Egg National Board and other representatives of the turkey
industry,outside the White House.
New Computer Lab Login
To reserve our computer labs for student use, the Computer Services
department is working on implementing a login system. The student only login
program will also include an automatic logout after a period of inactivity.
Watch your email for instructions and passwords. Please don't delete emails
from Computer Services without reading them. The message regarding the lab
logins will contain your initial password.
to our Computing
Services page for more information.
Featured Resource: BNA All
By Sharon Bradley
provides online access to the wealth of legal research products published
by BNA, The Bureau of National Affairs. The Law Library subscribes to many
of the BNA print publications. Some of the most popular titles are U.S. Law
Week, Criminal Law Reporter, ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct,
and Labor Relations Reporter. But we do not subscribe to all of the titles
available through BNA All.
Most of the titles present recent highlights, either news or from the courts.
Almost all allow searching by case name or date and there are searchable
indexes as well.
Many of the BNA publications are what we in the library world call looseleaf
services which means pages in a binder. The advantage of these kinds of publications
is the ease and frequency of updating. To understand how a looseleaf service
can help you with a research project view the BNA education series pamphlet
Looseleaf Services (PDF, 4 pages).
BNA publications are well known for their coverage of current legal issues
and cases. This makes them ideally suited for identifying paper topics. Another
education series pamphlet Locating
Paper Topics (PDF, 2 pages) can help.
Currently there are user guides or quick start cards for three topics
& Labor Law Resources Topical User Guide (PDF, 36 pages)
and Employment Law Library Quick Start Guide (PDF, 2 pages)
Property Law Resources Topical User Guide (PDF, 36 pages)
Property Law Library Quick Start Guide (PDF, 2 pages)
Law Resources Topical User Guide (PDF, 18 pages)
Practice Center Quick Start Card (PDF, 2 pages)