Terry Cullen leaving
After four years of dedicated service at SU Law Library, Terry
Cullen is moving on to serve as Access Services Librarian at
the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Law Library.
Come join us in bidding her farewell on Thursday, January
19, 2:30-3:30 in the second floor staff lounge.
New Reference Desk hours
With Terry Cullen leaving, the Reference staff will be reduced
to three and will be reducing evening hours on Thursdays until
a new librarian joins the team:
Thurs. & Fri.
New "Starting Points"
The law librarians have added new Starting
Points to their series of web-based library research guides:
- Civil Procedure
- Copyright Law
- Individual Employee Rights
- International Law
- Primary Sources
These and the other Starting Points can be accessed from THEO <http://theo.seattleu.edu>
by selecting "SU Law Research Starting Points" under
the "Library Information" pull-down menu.
Comments and suggestions from the faculty are welcomed.
Newsletter compiled by Suzanne Harvey and Brendan Starkey.
Questions? Comments? Please contact Brendan
new in the Law Library . . .
New faculty publications
Many of you have probably already
seen the new faculty publications display in the two cabinets
next to the library entrance. It is still a work in progress,
but when we are done gathering materials to fill the exhibit,
it will give viewers an idea of the variety of scholarship that
our faculty have engaged in over the last few years. The exhibit
will be a permanent feature, with the contents rotating to reflect
If anyone has any questions or comments regarding our new
faculty exhibit, contact Brendan Starkey, ext. 4223.
The law school computer lab is
currently being renovated to make better use of the space. Three
new computer work stations are being added, and the counter and
printers are being moved to improve work flow. It will now be
easier for students to retrieve printouts, use the copy service,
and access the computers.
CD Law Web issues new password
CD Law Web contains a diverse collection of primary Washington
legal materials at the state and local level available to currently
enrolled Seattle University School of Law students. CD Law Web
is accessible via password. There is one password for the entire
school. To comply with the terms of our license agreement and
to prevent misuse of the password, it is reissued twice a year.
If you haven't already been notified via e-mail of the new password,
contact a reference librarian at the reference desk.
To access CD Law Web, go to http://www.cdlaw.com/cdlawweb.htm.
Click on "Search Washington law with CD Law Web (subscribers
Kristin Cheney, Acting Director, was recently selected to
participate as a member of the March 2001 ABA Site Evaluation
Team visiting University of Dayton Law School.
On December 13, Kristin Cheney and Kara Phillips attended
a UW-hosted teleconference on "The Uniform Computer Information
Transactions Act (UCITA)" sponsored by the Association of
Research Libraries, Association of Law Libraries, the Special
Libraries Association, and the Medical Library Association. UCITA
is a proposed state law that seeks to create a unified approach
to the licensing of information and software. Discussion following
the video portion of the conference focused on the possible implications
for higher education and libraries if this Act passes.
Library hosts Law Librarians of
The Law Librarians of Puget Sound (LLOPS) met in the second
floor lobby of Sullivan Hall on December 19 for their annual
holiday party. State, county, firm, and academic law librarians
were excited to see the new building. Tours of the library and
the school's growing art collection were offered to those who
wanted a closer look.
"New and Notable"
Check out the New and Notable page
to see new resources we think might be of particular interest
to our users. The page includes synopses, information on the
authors, and links to available reviews of the titles shown above.
For all of our recent acquisitions, see the New
Some web sites of interest:
A Century of
Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and
Debates, 1774-1873 <http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/>
The complete text of vital historical documents online,
courtesy of the Library of Congress. Included are digital versions
of the Journals of the Continental Congress, House and Senate
Journals, congressional debates, the Statutes at Large, and much
more. Researchers can choose to view the text in quick-loading
readable HTML or view actual images of the pages in either GIF
or high-quality TIFF format. A search engine allows full-text
searching of all the documents, as well as the option to limit
by Congress, session, chamber, and title.
United States Code <http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/uscmain.html>
This has been available from GPO for quite some time, but a new
interface allows users to browse for the first time without
having to go to private sites. The search engine is still awkward,
but if one is set on using the official U.S. government online
version, the addition of browse capability is a big improvement.