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Come and spend a few minutes to refresh your research skills at our Library mini-classes, held in the Learning Center on the 4th Floor. Here is the class schedule for the rest of March:
Primary Material: Locating a Statute – Tuesday March 11, 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Primary Material: Locating a Case and Using a Digest – Tuesday March 11, 11:50 am to 12:15 pm
Secondary Material: American Law Reports – Thursday March 13, 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Digests – Thursday March 13, Noon to 12:15 pm
Databases – HeinOnline and OnLaw, Monday March 24, 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Databases – CALI – Wednesday March 26, 11:30 am to noon
Hope to see you there!
Lisa spent over 23 years as a practicing lawyer before starting a second career as a law librarian. Before joining TJSL she worked as a Deputy City Attorney for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office and as an Associate and Partner for the McDougal, Love, Eckis, Boehmer & Foley law firm, specializing in public agency law. While working for the McDougal firm she served as the City Attorney of Poway, and General Counsel for the Lakeside Fire Protection District, Julian-Cuyamaca Fire District, Borrego Water District and North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority. She has also worked as an intern and Librarian for San Diego Law Library.
She received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, and will earn her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in March 2014. She is an active member of the California Bar.
Please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk, Lisa’s office (Room 455), or email her at email@example.com and she will be happy to provide you with research assistance.
Make a very small investment of time for a very large return by attending the Library’s mini-classes this week, which will be held at the learning center on the 4th floor:
”Primary Material: Locating a Case and Using a Digest.” Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Learn about options for finding case law.
“Primary Material: Locating a Statute.” Wednedsay, March 5, 2014, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn about finding codes to help you with your research.
“Tips on How to Research.” Friday, March 7, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Learn tips for organizing and analyzing your research.
Celebrate National Library Week, April 14th through 20th!
In honor of National Library Week, we are holding a contest for TJSL students. The prize will be a Black’s Law Dictionary, pocket edition. You can submit your entry at the 4th floor circulation desk anytime Monday the 15th through Friday the 19th. To enter, fill out the entry form with your name, email and phone number and answer two questions.
Also to celebrate, we will waive your library overdue fines! All you have to do is stop by the 4th floor circulation desk during one of the times listed below and present your student ID. Be prepared with a great excuse. “My dog ate the book” has already been claimed, so please be creative!
Monday 4/15 – 11:30am to 12:30am
Tuesday 4/16 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Wednesday 4/17 – 8:30am to 9:30am
Thursday 4/18 – 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Friday 4/19 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Title: Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids
Author: Ken Jennings
Call Number: AG243 .J47 2012 (Popular Reading Collection, 4th floor)
Reviewed by: Hadas Livnat
Review: Did you know that drinking 8 glasses of water a day can actually be BAD for you? Ken Jennings looks at common myths and parental “wisdom” to divine the truth behind them in short 0.5-1 page examination for each topic. An amusing, sometimes eye-opening read.
Black letter Outlines such as the Emanuel series and Crunchtime series
Question & Answer Series
Other Study Aids
Online Exercises: CALI
Many of these Study Aids are located on the 4th Floor shelves facing the Circulation Desk.
If you want to know if the library carries a specific type of material. eg. Multiple choice questions on property or Outlines for Civil Procedure, ask at the Circulation Desk or the Reference Desk on the 4th floor.
The library also carries books on studying for law school exams.