Support of Faculty Scholarship
At the recent faculty
“productive scholars” workshop, the faculty discussed
how they approach scholarly writing and research. Library
support was highlighted several times throughout the program.
Seattle University Law Library supports faculty research and
scholarship in many ways: research, reference, and instruction;
routing, document delivery and interlibrary loan; and acquisition
and maintenance of relevant resources in multiple formats
(online, print, audio-visual, microformat, etc). Additionally,
the library faculty liaison program, instituted in 2001, is
designed to enhance faculty research and scholarship by developing
one-on-one collaborative working relationships between faculty
and reference librarians. Each faculty member is assigned
Liaison who monitors and proactively responds to the faculty
member's instructional and scholarly needs and serves as the
faculty member's primary contact person within the library.
All new faculty receive a Faculty
Library Services Guide and welcome letter from his or
her assigned librarian liaison explaining liaison services.
faculty liaison services include:
The liaison program
has expanded to include the growing number of visiting faculty
and visiting scholars as well as various co-curricular programs.
Since the program’s inception, the average number of
faculty members assigned per librarian has increased from
15 to 20. Librarians are also assigned as liaisons to various
co-curricular programs, including: ATJI,
While the over 70 adjuncts are not assigned individual librarian
liaisons, they are increasingly availing themselves of librarian
The library continues
to evaluate the liaison program to expand and refine services.
Librarian Stephanie Wilson is a member of the Faculty Development
Committee and has been working closely with Professors Mitchell
and Enquist, co-chairs of faculty development, on faculty
scholarship support. If you have suggestions regarding library
support of faculty scholarship or would like to discuss liaison
services, please contact Kristin Cheney, Law Library Director
Read Poster Featured
The Read Poster
exhibit that was created for National Library Week last April
was recently featured in two national library publications.
The posters are an emulation of the popular American Library
Association campaign which depicts celebrities holding a copy
of their favorite book under a bold caption that says “READ.”
Our SU celebrities included Professors Christian Halliburton,
David Skover, Maggie Chon and Dean Kellye Testy. Each chose
a book that had particular significance for him or her.
of the exhibit were featured in the Fall 2005 issue of the
– Special Interest Section (ALL-SIS)
newsletter and the December 2005 issue of the journal AALL
Spectrum which is published by the American Association
of Law Libraries.
MLK Dinner Celebration Showcases Library Exhibits
Two library exhibits, Images of Struggle and Hope: The
Context of Brown v. Board
Same Sex Marriage: Images and Context, traveled across
campus for display at the annual Seattle University Martin
Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration. The event featured a keynote
address by Judge Richard Jones of the King County Superior
“Law Librarian by Day – Cat Woman by Night”
Kristin Cheney was
featured in the most recent issue of the WestPac Newsletter.
WestPac is the Western Pacific Association of Law Libraries.
The article “Law Librarian by Day – Cat Woman by
Night” tells about Kristin’s creation and management
of the Seniors with Pets Assistance Program that services approximately
250 senior citizens and 700 companion animals in Pierce County.
You can read the article (on page eight) of
Kerry Fitz-Gerald has been selected as one of 12 fellows for
the 2006 International Canadian Studies Institute which will
take place July 18-30 in British Columbia and the Yukon. The
Institute is sponsored by the Pacific
Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium and Canadian
Consulate General Seattle and will include visits to Victoria,
Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and Whitehorse. The purpose of
the Institute is to provide American academics with a broad
multi-disciplinary introduction to Canada and its provinces
and territories, and to provide information and materials for
potential research projects or courses.
Several librarians are new members of committees of the Law
Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS).
Kent Milunovich is a member of the Articles of Incorporation,
Bylaws, and Constitution Committee. Kerry Fitz-Gerald and Stephanie
Wilson are members of the Volunteer Projects Committee.
the library responded to the campus request for donations
of books to Vietnam National University. Although Vietnam
National University does not have a law school, their business
program offers legal courses. Seattle University Law Library
donated several books on business law, corporations’
law and tax.
County Law Libraries
anticipation of the library renovation, library personnel
are busy rearranging and making more room for materials.
We donated several sets of print law journals to county
and public libraries across the United States to help fill
in their collections. The law libraries were very appreciative
and we were glad the books found a home!
you are cleaning out your offices and would like the library
to sort through your books, please contact Kara Phillips:
The library will provide you with a cart for your unwanted
books and then consider various options for disposition
of the materials as follows:
Let us know if
you need a gift acknowledgement for tax purposes (the library
cannot provide an appraisal according to IRS and SU regulations).
Please avoid donating old computer manuals, software programs
or disks, journal reprints and private papers to the library.
Research Exam Preparation
prepared a cart of sample materials to help 1Ls in preparing
for the upcoming Legal Writing research exam. To assist the
students in understanding how specific titles work, the Library
also drafted a bibliography of several legal research texts
and placed them on a nearby cart to explain the mechanics
of using and updating key research materials.
located in Open Reserve have been moved to the Court Level.
They are now housed with their hardbound counterparts in alphabetical
order by title. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance
in locating materials.
Zubitis works on shifting the Court Level journal collection
to accommodate the Open Reserve journal collection.
Library personnel have been shifting materials on the Court
Level and Third floors. The Court Level will now house the
following reporters: Atlantic 1st & 2nd, New York 1st
and 2nd, Northeast 1st & 2nd, Northwest 1st & 2nd,
Southeastern 1st & 2nd, Southern 1st & 2nd, Southwestern
1st, 2nd & 3rd as well as the General and Decennial Digests.
The Third floor will continue to house the following reporters
and digests: Washington, Federal, California 1st, 2nd and
3rd, Pacific 1st, 2nd & 3rd as well as the ALR, state
codes and our treatise collection (call #s A – KEZ).
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions locating
law school’s Lexis representative has changed once again.
This time our representative is Benjamin Gresh. He can be contacted
Anna Guerra is still our Westlaw account representative. Her
email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library contact for both services (e.g., password, printer
and supply issues) is Kelly Kunsch.