Faculty publications exhibit

Computer lab renovations

Terry Cullen moving on

New CD Law password

Professional activities

Library hosts LLOPS

Reference Desk hours

New "Starting Points"

New and notable

Web sites

Previous issues

Terry Cullen leaving

After four years of dedicated service at SU Law Library, Terry Cullen is moving on to serve as Access Services Librarian at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Law Library.

Come join us in bidding her farewell on Thursday, January 19, 2:30-3:30 in the second floor staff lounge.

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New Reference Desk hours

With Terry Cullen leaving, the Reference staff will be reduced to three and will be reducing evening hours on Thursdays until a new librarian joins the team:


Thurs. & Fri.


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New "Starting Points"

The law librarians have added new Starting Points to their series of web-based library research guides:

  • Civil Procedure
  • Copyright Law
  • Individual Employee Rights
  • International Law
  • Primary Sources

These and the other Starting Points can be accessed from THEO <http://theo.seattleu.edu> by selecting "SU Law Research Starting Points" under the "Library Information" pull-down menu.

Comments and suggestions from the faculty are welcomed.

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Newsletter compiled by Suzanne Harvey and Brendan Starkey.

Questions? Comments? Please contact Brendan Starkey, editor.


What's new in the Law Library . . . 


 January 2001

 New faculty publications exhibit

Many of you have probably already seen the new faculty publications display in the two cabinets next to the library entrance. It is still a work in progress, but when we are done gathering materials to fill the exhibit, it will give viewers an idea of the variety of scholarship that our faculty have engaged in over the last few years. The exhibit will be a permanent feature, with the contents rotating to reflect new activity.

If anyone has any questions or comments regarding our new faculty exhibit, contact Brendan Starkey, ext. 4223.

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  Computer lab renovations

The law school computer lab is currently being renovated to make better use of the space. Three new computer work stations are being added, and the counter and printers are being moved to improve work flow. It will now be easier for students to retrieve printouts, use the copy service, and access the computers.

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CD Law Web issues new password

CD Law Web contains a diverse collection of primary Washington legal materials at the state and local level available to currently enrolled Seattle University School of Law students. CD Law Web is accessible via password. There is one password for the entire school. To comply with the terms of our license agreement and to prevent misuse of the password, it is reissued twice a year. If you haven't already been notified via e-mail of the new password, contact a reference librarian at the reference desk.

To access CD Law Web, go to http://www.cdlaw.com/cdlawweb.htm. Click on "Search Washington law with CD Law Web (subscribers only)."

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Professional activities

Kristin Cheney, Acting Director, was recently selected to participate as a member of the March 2001 ABA Site Evaluation Team visiting University of Dayton Law School.

On December 13, Kristin Cheney and Kara Phillips attended a UW-hosted teleconference on "The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA)" sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Law Libraries, the Special Libraries Association, and the Medical Library Association. UCITA is a proposed state law that seeks to create a unified approach to the licensing of information and software. Discussion following the video portion of the conference focused on the possible implications for higher education and libraries if this Act passes.

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Library hosts Law Librarians of Puget Sound

The Law Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS) met in the second floor lobby of Sullivan Hall on December 19 for their annual holiday party. State, county, firm, and academic law librarians were excited to see the new building. Tours of the library and the school's growing art collection were offered to those who wanted a closer look.

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"New and Notable" library materials

Check out the New and Notable page to see new resources we think might be of particular interest to our users. The page includes synopses, information on the authors, and links to available reviews of the titles shown above.

For all of our recent acquisitions, see the New Bookshelf page.

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Site checking

Some web sites of interest:

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 <http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/>
The complete text of vital historical documents online, courtesy of the Library of Congress. Included are digital versions of the Journals of the Continental Congress, House and Senate Journals, congressional debates, the Statutes at Large, and much more. Researchers can choose to view the text in quick-loading readable HTML or view actual images of the pages in either GIF or high-quality TIFF format. A search engine allows full-text searching of all the documents, as well as the option to limit by Congress, session, chamber, and title.

The United States Code <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/uscmain.html>
This has been available from GPO for quite some time, but a new interface allows users to browse for the first time without having to go to private sites. The search engine is still awkward, but if one is set on using the official U.S. government online version, the addition of browse capability is a big improvement.

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