Welcome! 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
pleasant and successful. We ask you to memorize just one cardinal
rule: if you can't find what you want, JUST ASK! We make asking
convenient.There's 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 info, see
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.
Returning students will notice the reading room and balcony have a
fresher appearance. We completed replacement of the wall covering that
was original to the building when it was opened in 1967, and had all
the walls painted that distinctive green we first used in our 2001
partial renovation. Shortly after the fall semester begins, the final
piece of the reading room renovation will be completed when new end
panels are installed on the stacks. They are being custom made to match
the Moser*tables in the
library. There will be
two to three days of somewhat distracting noise and activity during
that installation, for which we apologize in advance. We tried to get
it all done in the summer, but the Moser company is in such demand it
simply was not possible to get the end panels in the work queue any
The Annex has undergone an even greater transformation than the reading
room. All the old furniture has been replaced by Moser tables, carrels,
and chairs matching those in the reading room. Soon, all the study
spaces in the Annex will have task lighting and electrical power. The
carrels are already so equipped; the table task lighting will be
installed sometime in September.
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.
In sum, we wish you a happy and successful year. And remember the Law
Library motto: JUST ASK!
furniture is the most desirable library furniture in the world
today. Between the Student Learning Center and the Law Library,
the University of Georgia has the largest installation of Moser library
furniture anywhere. Here is a note about Thos. Moser
Cabinetmakers from the company web page:
year marks our 35th anniversary as a builder of quality hand crafted
furniture that celebrates the natural beauty of wood; is of simple,
unadorned, graceful lines; and is crafted for a long, useful life. Our
designs combine modern elegance and simplicity with a timeless quality
that arises from our sense of tradition and a true love for the art of
woodworking. I invite you to explore our furniture collection, and
enjoy! Regards, Thomas Moser,
July the Law Library welcomed Suzanne Graham as our new Cataloging
Services Librarian. Suzanne most recently was the Monographs
Original Cataloger at UGA's Main Library - so, after conducting a
national search to fill this position, we ended up finding the perfect
candidate in our own backyard! Prior to coming to UGA, Suzanne
also held positions at the University of Southern Mississippi Library
and the University of Alabama special collections library. In addition
to her Masters in Library Science, Suzanne also has a M.A. in History
and a B.A. in History and Russian Language & Literature from the
University of Alabama.
Suzanne creates original cataloging records for the library's
collections and supervises the projects of the cataloging department.
She works with the Cataloging staff to maintain and improve the quality
of GAVEL, the library's online catalog. She also serves as the leader
of the Law Library's Acquisitions/Cataloging and Library Systems Teams.
Away from the library, Suzanne's family - her husband Toby (Director of
the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG)), and children Chloe (3) and
Patterson (15 mo.) - engages most of her time and energy. The family
enjoys walking and exploring parks in Athens and beyond.
You can meet Suzanne on Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m. on the Reference
Law Library Expands Hours
Law Library resumed its regular hours beginning August 13. In
order to afford thirsty, eager minds ample opportunity to better imbibe
the wonders of legal scholarship, we have again expanded the times the
library will be open to its students. In addition to the
Sunday-Thursday 2am closing introduced last semester, this fall we will
open at 7am Monday through Friday.
Changes for special events (such as Saturdays when UGA plays a football
game at home), and holidays are posted on the library's website at
Won't You Be
Explore the Law Library's new MySpace profile at http://www.myspace.com/ugalawlibrary
where you'll discover easy-to-use links for our Research Resources,
Online Catalog, Hours, Newsletters (w/crossword puzzles!), Events and
movies available for check out!
Also, be sure to take a look at the recent 1L Orientation Break Pics we posted!
by James Donovan
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