ASL Library

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Summer Hours begin May 4

Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 4. As a reminder, the Library will be closing at 5 pm on Friday, May 1, and will be closed during Commencement weekend (May 2 and 3). There will be no student access during this time.

Our public hours during the summer are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. We will not be open to the public on the weekends.

For students, we will have staffed hours Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Students will also have card access to the building Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm; Saturday, noon to 6 pm; and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm. Students who need a replacement card can stop by Chris' office during the week (there's a $5 charge).

The Library will be closed to the public and students on Memorial Day, May 25 (Monday), and Independence Day, July 3 (Friday).

Click here for a printable chart of our hours.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer Westlaw and Lexis Access

Westlaw and Lexis student accounts tend to go into hibernation during the summer months, usually allowing very limited access. However, they do have some special allowances for 1L interns and recent graduates. Be sure to extend your password before mid-May!

* Lexis

1L Interns/Law Review/Faculty Assistants - Extend your Lexis password here

Graduates - Get your Lexis ID extension

* Westlaw

1L Interns/Law Review/Faculty Assistants - Extend your Westlaw password here

Graduates - Get your Westlaw password extension

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Exam Access Hours

The ASL Library will again be offering extra-hours access to the Library during the two exam weeks. This access will start Monday morning (technically -- hey, we're a school of lawyers!), so all students with a valid ID in the Library at midnight on Sunday, April 19, can remain in the building until 2 am Monday. The overnight extra-hours access will continue through Friday, May 1, when we will close the Library at 5 pm.

If you need a new ID card, stop by the Circulation Desk and ask for Glenna or Chris; there is a $5 charge.

Best wishes to all on your exams!

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National Library Week Day 4

We've been trying to keep a theme going this week with our National Library Week puzzles: core legal skills. Tuesday's puzzle incorporated legal research terms, and Wednesday's puzzle had some phrases commonly found in legal writing. Today's puzzle -- the final one for 2009 -- has elements from professional responsibility. As always, all of our puzzles can be found on our National Library Week page.

Thanks to all who participated this year. We'll have the prize drawings on Friday morning (check at the Circulation Desk for the time). If you won, we'll put a note in your mailbox. Thanks again to Lexis and Westlaw for their generous prizes.

(Also, due to technical issues, we likely won't be able to post the list of winners to our web site until the middle of next week.)

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

National Library Week Day 3

Today's National Library Week puzzle deals with legal writing. Find all the slightly redundant phrases that creep into legal documents inside our grid. When finished, the unused letters can be used to read a quotation about writing from a famous legal author. All of our National Library Week puzzles can be found on our National Library Week page.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

National Library Week Day 2

National Library Week continues with the theme of core legal skills: Today's puzzle features some terms from legal research class. Using logic, try to fit the words into the crossword-puzzle-like grid. All of our puzzles can be found on our National Library Week page. We'll have a slightly easier puzzle tomorrow! :)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

National Library Week Day 1

This year, the beginning of National Library Week happens to fall on Thomas Jefferson's birthday (it was his collection that helped rebuild the Library of Congress after the War of 1812).

ASL again offers some challenging puzzles about *our* library to celebrate National Library Week. Our puzzles are collected on our National Library Week page. Prizes from Lexis and Westlaw are only available for eligible entrants (faculty, staff, and students at ASL). There are different puzzles to come for most of the week, so check back tomorrow for more!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Easter Hours (Sunday, April 12)

The Library will have limited Circulation Desk hours on Easter Sunday, April 12. The desk will be open from 9 am to 6 pm only. Students will still have card access to the building from 9 am to midnight.

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