ASL Library

News and events at the Appalachian School of Law Library (Grundy, VA).

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Summer Lexis and Westlaw access

Many of you will have uninterrupted access to the electronic services Lexis and Westlaw during the summer break. Here are specific breakdowns:

* LexisNexis may be used for "educational purposes," which includes your time at your non-profit externship. Your password should automatically work.
* Westlaw offers summer password extensions for "educational purposes" as well, which also includes non-profit externships for class credit. Log on to; there is a box "ad" on the right-hand side of the page that says "Need Westlaw This Summer? Extend Your Password NOW!" (This offer only good until July 31, so don't worry if you have a second-half externship.)

* LexisNexis appears to give you continued access for "educational purposes."
* Westlaw requires you to request a password extension for "educational purposes," such as a summer class, externship, law review, or faculty assistance. Log on to for more information.

* LexisNexis offers access to graduating 3Ls until September 1, 2006. Your LexisNexis Ultimate Rewards Points must be redeemed before June 29, 2006.
* Westlaw should have already contacted you about a "graduate" password, which allows ten hours of access during bar preparation. Your original password will also allow you access to TWEN until August 1.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Library Favorite Book Match Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Chris King and Jihene Ben Moussa. They correctly matched all book titles to the library employees.

Here are the favorite books of each of the library staff:

Charlie Condon - “Cars of the Fabulous 50’s”
Glenna Owens- “Bridges of Madison County”
Chris King- “The Odyssey of Homer”
Becky Belcher- “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Beth Stanley- “The Hinterlands”
Dan Kostrub- “Calvin & Hobbes : The Lazy Sunday Book”
Vivian Blankenship- “Gone With the Wind”
Tonya Jackson- “October Sky”
Teresa Daughtery- “History of Rome”
Michelle Cantrell- “Romeo & Juliet”
Kandi Campbell- “Pride & Prejudice”

Andrew LeLiever, Nicole Robertson-West, Joanna Zimmerman, Ryan L. Nuzzo, and Professor Boone were also participants in our contest. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Monday, May 01, 2006

New Publications Available

The May newsletter has been posted online as well as distributed to all student and faculty mailboxes.

Also, we have posted the results of our 2006 student survey (they can also be found on our publications page). Thanks to all who participated. We hope to use that information to make the Library an even better place to study and research.