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Library Services & Information

For Law School Staff Members

RESEARCH SUPPORT

  • Reference Services

    Drop by our Reference Office or contact the librarian on duty during Reference Office hours:
            Phone: 625-4309 || Email: law-ref@umn.edu  || Chat Reference Service.
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    Staff requests on behalf of our faculty members are given the highest priority by the reference staff. We try to respond to these requests immediately. If lengthy research is required, the staff and/or faculty member will be contacted promptly with an estimate on the amount of time this research will take.

     

    The Law Library's reference librarians are available to assist you with your research needs. Feel free to contact any of these librarians directly by telephone or email if you would like the assistance of a specific person.

    » Suzanne Thorpe 625-0187 s-thor@umn.edu » Michael Hannon 625-0173 mhannon@umn.edu
    » Vicente Garces 624-2597 garce003@umn.edu »  Ellen Jaquette 625-0793 equaley@umn.edu
    » Kurt Meyer 625-2905 kameyer@umn.edu » Elvira Embser-Herbert 625-4309 embs0001@umn.edu

  • Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & WestlawNext Access
    University of Minnesota Law School faculty and staff are provided access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance and WestlawNext under Law Library's academic subscription. To obtain access credentials contact the Reference Office at law-ref@umn.edu, 612-625-4309.
  • Research Tutorials
    The reference librarians are available to provide personalized instruction in the use of databases and other resources. We can also arrange for training with a Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance or WestlawNext representative. Feel free to request introductory overviews, refresher training, or more specialized training tailored to your immediate needs. This instruction can be arranged in your office at your convenience. To request this service, please contact Suzanne Thorpe.

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT

 

Creating Course Web Sites, e.g. TWEN

 Many law school faculty members use The West Education Network (TWEN) to create web sites for their courses. For assistance in creating a TWEN site for your course contact Mike Hannon (mhannon@umn.edu).

Placing Materials on Reserve

Information and instructions for placing materials (digital or hardcopy) such as books, articles, other readings, sample exams, and model answers on course reserve are available here.

CALI Exercises

As a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, the law school offers a complete set of the CALI exercises to supplement classroom instruction. Further information on the exercises is available at the CALI Web site. Contact the library Reference Office (612-625-4309) for the faculty authorization code needed to register and access CALI materials from the CALI Web site.

OBTAINING MATERIALS

  • ASAP Retrieval Service (For items held in the law library and other libraries on-campus)

    The Law Library offers faculty members an expedited document retrieval service called ASAP. The ASAP staff will retrieve materials requested on behalf of our faculty members from the Law Library and other libraries on campus and deliver them to the faculty member's office (usually the same day requested). To request materials for a faculty member, please contact David Zopfi-Jordan at 625-1513 or email to: x-asap@umn.edu.

  • Interlibrary Loan (For items not held at a library on-campus)

    When an item requested on behalf of a faculty member is not available on campus, the faculty member and/of staff member is notified by the ASAP or reference staff. The library will then attempt to obtain the item from another library. You can request materials from other libraries by contacting David Zopfi-Jordan, email: x-asap@umn.edu or phone: 625-1513. It may take a few weeks for materials requested on interlibrary loan to arrive, so if the item(s) are needed immediately, please let us know and we will try to obtain them on a RUSH basis.

  • Routing Service

    The Law Library will route current issues of periodicals and other serials to a faculty member's office. Faculty members can have their names added to the routing list for a specific title, by contacting David Zopfi-Jordan at 625-1513 or x-asap@umn.edu.

  • Library Purchase Requests

    If you would like to recommend materials for the Law Library to acquire and add to the collection, contact Connie Lenz, Associate Director for Collection Development at 625-4301 or lenzx009@umn.edu.

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • Faculty Publications Display Case & the Faculty Archive Collection
    The Law Library maintains a collection of faculty writings, located in the Riesenfeld Rare Books Center. Recent faculty publications are displayed in the main lobby of the Law School. Faculty members are encouraged to donate copies of their publications for cataloging and preservation by the library. Please contact Connie Lenz, 5-4301, lenzx009@umn.edu for more information on donating items for the display cases and the faculty archive.
  • Donations
    The Law Library welcomes donations from faculty members. To donate materials on behalf of a faculty member, please contact the ASAP staff at 5-9534 or x-asap@umn.edu to arrange for pick up. We will supply a letter of acknowledgment for donated materials.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

 

Consult the technology section of the Faculty & Staff Handbook.

General technology support questions, including computer/software orders, setup, and repair contact IT@UMN http://it.umn.edu/help

Classroom educational technology & multimedia equipment information (Law Educational Technology lawedtec@umn.edu, 612-625-6385).