Yeah Student Workers
the abilities and experience possessed
by its staff, the Law Library would soon
be lost without the boundless energy and
able assistance from our student assistants.
patrons probably see them most often at
the Circulation desk. Each assistant has
been trained by the Circulation Manager
Myrtle Miller to help patrons with a large
number of non-reference questions. Each
afternoon, and all weekend, at least one
student is available to assist users with
routine circulation transactions and directional
assistance. Late at night and on holidays
they are the public face of the Law Library
as the only employees on site.
exam hours are possible only through the
cooperation of students willing to work
until after one o'clock in the morning!
Services also depends upon the meticulous
students, from updating looseleaf services
to ironing on call
number labels and programming book security
tags. ALL student
workers in Tech Services are able to speak
a second language,
making it an especially fun place to work.
every person in the law school has had
need of the students at the Computer Lab
Help Desk, and what a mess the library
would be without our student shelvers!
the Law Library shows its appreciation
student assistants every spring at a celebratory
it is never too soon to let them know
that you recognize their
Book Leadership Library
of the many new electronic databases added to the
Law Library collection in the last few months is
Book Leadership Library. The Legal Career Services
Office was instrumental in bringing this resource
to the attention of the library’s Collection
Some of you are familiar with the paper version
of Judicial Yellow Book which provides information
on Federal and State Courts and Judicial organizations,
including contact information for all staff and
biographical summaries about each judge. The complete
Leadership Library on the Internet includes Judicial
Yellow Book as well as thirteen similar collections
covering institutions such as Congress, Federal,
State and Municipal Governments, and sectors of
the economy such as News Media, Associations, Law
Firms, and Nonprofits. Each of the collections lists
hundreds of organizations, shows their leadership
structures, and provides contact information for
the individuals in leadership positions. The combined
directories enable subscribers to reach over 400,000
individuals at 40,000 U.S. government, business,
professional, and nonprofit organizations.
in the database is updated on a daily basis. Users
may browse through each directory, using a table
of contents that expands or contracts to show hierarchy.
In addition, there is a keyword search function
labeled “LLOI Search” which will locate
all instances of any word or phrase from anywhere
within the directories. The Advanced Search function
allows searching within one, selected, or all directories
by specific criteria such as job title, job function,
geographical location, or type of appointment.
Leadership Library will fuel job searches, give
you the name of a person to whom you can
direct a question or complaint in virtually any
government office, or help you track down a lead
when you’re researching a paper.
In Your Pocket
the slips of paper with call numbers jotted down
behind! Instead take your PDA or cellphone into
the library stacks.
or PDAs with wireless browsers now have access to
GAVEL via a system called AirPac. With AirPAC, your
handheld device becomes a searching tool with which
you can issue GAVEL searches from anywhere.
can now walk through the library stacks with GAVEL
in the palm of your hands. You can enter a search
into GAVEL and retrieve pertinent information (e.g.,
location, call number, and real time data about
status and availability). GAVEL’s AirPAC is
accessible anywhere a wireless network is available.
You can request a hold on library materials from
within a classroom, check due dates and renew items
during a long commute, or search the catalog while
order to use this service you must have a cellphone
or PDA configured for wireless browser access and
you must have access to a wireless service. To use
GAVEL AirPAC, point your Internet-enabled cell phone
or PDA to http://gavel.law.uga.edu/airpac/.
of the World
you are searching for an English translation of
a constitution, you're in luck! The Law Library
provides access to Oceana's Constitutions of the
Countries of the World, which is an online database
containing the full text, in English, of the constitutions
for 192 countries. For each constitution, the
database provides Introductory and Comparative
Notes which analyze recent amendments and highlight
relevant historical, economic and political information.
database provides for keyword searching of the
full text or for searching by country. A useful
country thesaurus aids the researcher who is unsure
of a jurisdiction's current or former name. The
search options also allow for searching an assortment
of country groupings centered on geographic location,
political affiliation or economic connections.
Searches can also be limited by date range and
type of document. Researchers can retrieve historical
versions of constitutions along with current versions
incorporating recent amendments.
of the UGA Law School community can access Constitutions
of the Countries of the World on the law school
campus without a password. Off-campus access requires
a UGA i.d. The database is linked from the Law
Library's Research Resources page.
Bee-ers Do Well
you spell epithalamion?
the word that stumped the Law Library Spelling Bee
team who participated in the recent spelling bee
fund raiser on September 25 for the Athens-Clarke
Literacy Council. Congratulations to our team members
Burnett, Kathy Caveney and Lauren Knowlton.
Our team put forth a valiant effort and represented
the School of Law well.
made it to Round 13 (and there were only 14 rounds
before a winner was declared!). Out of 11 teams,
they were the 7th to be eliminated. The Literacy
Council raised more than $5,700 so we can be proud
of our efforts and the support we were able to offer.
Congratulations to our colleagues at the Main Library
who took home the trophy.
to try your hand at spelling? Some of the sample
words from the spelling bee included: inveigle,
suffrutescent, chautoyant, helminthiasis, absorbefacient
and obeisance. Whew!