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

Monday, January 29, 2007

National Puzzle Day 2007!

Today is National Puzzle Day. Since we often create puzzles for National Library Week (April 15-21 this year), we thought we'd provide a "warm-up" for those of you who may need a little practice. Today's puzzle is a logic puzzle about filing tax returns. Can you determine the names of the people involved, their jobs, and how they filed their returns?

The 2007 National Puzzle Day puzzle (Tax Time!) is here.

If you need a little more practice, be sure to check out our collection of puzzles from years past at

No prizes today, but we will have some in April! I'll post the answers on my door on Friday. Good luck!

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Mon Jan 29 - Snow Delay (1.5 hr)!

ASL has declared that classes will be delayed for 1.5 hours today, Monday, January 29, 2007. Please allow yourselves enough time to get to school, as the roads are somewhat slick.

For the official ASL inclement weather policy, please see

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Hours

The Library will have reduced hours on Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The Library's Circulation and Reserve Desk will be open from 2 pm to 6 pm. Students with a valid ID card will have access to the Library from 2 pm to midnight.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Studying for the Bar Exam: Practice!

The National Conference of Bar Examiners -- the folks who create the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) -- have created a practice test on their web site. A short-term subscription is $26 (it's a February-July or July-February term). The site keeps track of your scores, and also provides annotations for both the correct and incorrect answers on each question.

A direct link is here:

The ASL Library has some older MBE practice questions (with answers) available at the Circulation Desk for a two-hour checkout.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Inclement Weather Policy

We're sorry the snow didn't stick around long enough to delay the first day of the (*ehem*) Spring Semester. But now's a good time to review ASL's Inclement Weather Policy. That policy can be found on our web page at

If you have children in the public school systems, you will want to watch Channels 5 and 11 for up-to-date listings, or check these web sites:

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Spring Semester Hours Begin

Spring Semester is here already!

Our public hours are
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm

The Library will be closed to the public on Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr, Day), Sunday, March 11 (Spring Break), and Sunday, April 8 (Easter).

Our Circulation and Reserve Desk will be open
Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 10 pm
Friday, 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, 9 am - 10 pm

We will have more limited desk hours during Spring Break (March 11-17); we will only be staffed 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday of that week. We will be closed on Sunday, March 11, and Saturday, March 17.

Current students with a valid ID card will have access to the Library Monday-Friday, 6 am to midnight, and Saturday-Sunday, 9 am to midnight (with minor changes for school holidays).

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

New ASL Book Store Open!

The new ASL book store is now open and ready for business! Stop by Golden Charity, in University Plaza right next to Bellacino's and the Comfort Inn, for textbooks, sweatshirts, bookbags, and even study aids.

There will be special "back to school" hours from January 6 through January 14:
* Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm
* Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm
* Sunday, 2 pm - 5 pm
(After January 15, the store will be only open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm, with no weekend hours.)

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Winter Break hours

We will have limited access during Winter Break, and will have no "after-hours" access for our students during the next few weeks.

Generally, we will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. We will not be open on Saturdays and Sundays.

We will have more limited hours on the following days:
Wednesday, December 20 - open 9 am to noon
Thursday, December 21 - closed
Friday, December 22 - closed
Monday, December 25 - closed
Tuesday, December 26 - closed
Monday, January 1 - closed

We will begin our regular hours again on Tuesday, January 9, 2007.