Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
January 2006
In This Issue Cheryl Solomon  
                                                                                                Cheryl Solomon
Meet New Accounts Manager Cheryl Solomon

The Law Library is delighted to welcome Cheryl Solomon as our new Accounts Manager. She will take over the transactional and record keeping responsibilities of the recently-retired Joan Logan. Cheryl brings with her extensive experience as an Accounting Technician at UGA's Physical Plant.

Cheryl moved to Athens a little over seven years ago from New Jersey, but she is originally from Jamaica  and enjoys cooking Caribbean food, such as jerk chicken (hmmm...when's our next potluck?!). She has two children: her 17 year old son is a student at Cedar Shoals High School and plans to join the Navy, while her 13 year old daughter attends Coile Middle School and intends to become a lawyer!  In addition to action and suspense movies ("Crash" is a recent fave), Cheryl enjoys playing tennis.

Cheryl is currently working in the Technical Services area on Annex 1 but you can also expect to see her often in the Law Library's Administration office on Annex 2.

Portable Audiovisual Equipment Available for Checkout
Many members of the Law School community utilize the permanent multimedia resources available in all of the Law School's classrooms. Occasionally, a need arises for access to portable equipment outside of one of these classrooms  The Law Library provides camcorders, televisions with VCRs, traditional overhead projectors, and portable LCD projectors and screens for use with laptops to Law School students, staff, and faculty on a first come-first served basis.

Requests for portable A/V equipment must comply with the Law Library's Portable Audiovisual Equipment Policy policy.
Major points of this policy include:
  • The equipment can only be used for Law School classes or sponsored events; requests for non-Law School events should be directed to UGA Instructional Support and Development at 542-1582.
  • Reservations for portable equipment can be made either through the Circulation Office (542-1922) M-F, 8am-5pm, or by sending a message to
  • Requests must be submitted by 2pm of the business day before the equipment is needed
  • Law students may only use this equipment in the Law School and must cite a sponsoring faculty member in the request
  • Those using camcorders must provide their own videotape

Note that laptop computers are checked out through Leslie Grove in Computing Services.

Direct any questions about the Law School's Portable Audiovisual Equipment Policy to

Law Library Hours over MLK Holiday Weekend
The Law Library's regular hours are:

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - midnight 
Friday 7:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - Midnight

Over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday  weekend, the Law Library's hours will be:

Saturday, January 14 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, January 15 8:00am - Midnight
Monday, January 16 6:00 p.m. - Midnight

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 18.
View the Law Library's hours for the entire semester at

Day in the Life of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library

The December 2005 issue of the AALL Spectrum features a series of photographs taken by law librarians during National Library Week (April 10-16, 2005) reflecting the diverse activities undertaken by law librarians during a given week. Three of the photographs submitted by our Law Library were included in the issue, including the photograph below of a staff meeting in the Sanders Boardroom.
Law Library Staff Meeting April 2005
Law Library Staff Meeting
Sanders Boardroom, April 2005