New staff member
We are pleased to welcome Greg Soejima as the library's new
(and first) Evening Library Monitor. Although Greg's duties are
based in the computer lab/document delivery center, as the only
permanent library employee available in the late evenings, his
responsibilities will necessarily overlap with other public services
departments. Greg will be working a Sunday through Thursday,
4:00pm to midnight schedule.
new in the Law Library . . .
New sculpture debuts in
Those of you who haven't seen it yet should come check out
the latest addition to our school's collection of original art.
"Column of Light" by Seattle sculptor M. J. Anderson
represents facets of teaching and learning.
In the words of the artist: "On opposite sides of the
column are carved sets of hands in the gestures of hands facing
and hands turned outwards.
Hands facing, as one would see their own hands presented before
them, represents self truth and wisdom of the people. This same
position is that which the hands form when holding a book, seeking
The lower set of hands on the opposite side of the column
are turned outward in the position of giving as well as receiving.
This image conveys the intention of humble supplication as well
as receiving grace bestowed. The rectangular image on the upper
left of this same side represents the tablet or collection of
written word that is sought."
More information from the artist is available at the Circulation
Walkover Collection rededication
On Thursday, November 9th at 3:00pm, the library will be holding
a reception to rededicate the Andrew Walkover Collection. More
details to follow in next month's newsletter.
speaks to local professional organizations
Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch recently spoke to the local chapter of the
National Association of Legal Professionals about conducting
research on the internet. In particular, he addressed the need
to authenticate one's source of information in light of the anarchic
nature of the web. For an example of how easily one can be fooled,
compare the official web site of the World
Trade Organization <http://www.wto.org/> with an
attractive fake <http://www.gatt.org/>. Kelly also
discussed the use of portals (FindLaw,
etc.) to narrow a search, and the use of reputable fee services
such as Loislaw and lexisONE
which, while not free, are relatively inexpensive and may provide
more peace of mind.
In a presentation to the Tacoma-Pierce
County Bar Association, Kelly spoke about services such as
and FindLaw which provide
a cheaper alternative to the typical subscriptions to Lexis
or Westlaw. He also spoke
about getting needed information while saving money by purchasing
single volumes of sets, such as the RCWA or Washington
"New and Notable"
In addition to the "New
Book Shelf" page on THEO,
which lists all recent library acquisitions, the library now
provides the "New and Notable" page, highlighting new
resources we think might be of particular interest to our users.
The page will include synopses, information on the authors, and
links to available reviews.
Click here to look at the current crop.
Newsletter compiled by Suzanne Harvey and Brendan Starkey.
Questions? Comments? Please contact Brendan