Thursday, August 28, 2008

Notice about Library Hours

The library will be closed this upcoming weekend for the Labor Day Holiday. Labor Hours are:

Friday, August 29: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 30: Closed
Sunday, August 31: Closed
Monday, September 1: 1:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Watcha Goina Do?

In this case it would more appropriate to say bad girl but a Wisconsin woman, Heidi Dalibor, was arrested and booked for failure to pay library fines (and failure to appear in court when summonsed on the charges). The grand total to get her out of the clink was around $200 (numbers seem to vary) for unreturned copies of Angels & Demons (a personal favorite of this blogger) and White Oleander.

On the bright side I bet the Graphton Library has more returns on time this month than ever before and the young lady seemed in a pretty good mood during her mug shot.

I will also note that upon showing this to my boss she told me not to get any ideas as I have previously pitched the idea that we take people to Justice Court (what we in Mississippi have as a small claims court). If anyone else proceeds in this manner please let us know in the comments and tell us if there are other successful book/$$$ recovery stories out there. {bb}

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ways to be Greener

the MCSOL tries to be "green" when it can and as part of this these suggestions for a more "paperless office" might can help, full post found here

  • reuse paper by sending it back through on the other side when it is not sensitive information

  • use recycled paper

  • Use the edit mode in Word like nobody's business. As just one example, our tips go through about 5 rounds of edits...imagine if we printed each of our 260+ tips a year at least 5 times.

  • Ask that firms send any info they want to get to us in e-form, so: "Instead of a brochure, just point us to your e-brochure," etc.

if you have any other helpful hints here please leave them in the comments section

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

5 Indispensible Tips for Law Students

The easy way of blogging is to find a good job someone else has done and to refer to it, so ....

Here is a post from The Legal Underground that I think could be helpful to law students. I don't necessarily back some of the products, as the article is a bit dated, but the ideas of what to do are still as true as ever.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Please help us out a bit

Some of you may recognize that the library webpage has undergone some changes in the past couple of weeks, mostly for the better I hope. Where you come in is we are asking for suggestions, tips, referrals to pages you like or would like ours to be more like. The goal of our library is service to students and faculty so let us know how we can best help you with the webpage.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer / Fall Update

As the new crop of 1L's sit in orientation as I write this I wanted to let you current subscribers know that we begin regular fall hours on Wednesday, August 20th, the first day of classes. At that time (except for the exceptions) we run 7:30 - midnight Monday - Thursday, 7:30 - 9 p.m. on Friday, 9-9 on Saturday and noon - midnight on Sunday.

Please see the MCSOL Library webpage for details on the exceptions and more information.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cards: Debit v. Credits

Many of you law students are under what will soon be a heavy student loan debt and this article discussing the value and pitfalls of both debit and credit cards might be useful reading. USATODAY

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tech Tip of the Week

Couple of Windows shortcuts that many don't know about but are nice to have:

Windows + M = Minimize the window

Alt F4 = Close the window you are looking at

Alt Tab = Bounce through all the windows you have open

If you have any other tips you would like to share feel free to put them in the comments.