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Keywords – August 25, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome to the first Keywords of the ’22/23 academic year! We are so glad to have you here in the home of illustrious alumni such as RBG, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and that other guy from The Office. For those of you who are new to Keywords, this is the only weekly law library newsletter that describes the many ways our staff can support you on your yearslong quest to become comfortable using legal jargon in everyday life. How do we do this? Read on and let us count the ways…

Registrars of Reserves

At the heart of the circulation desk lies a sacred tome. Within this tome resides information on the rarest of class materials: course reserves. If reserved reading materials are what you seek, journey to the circ desk where you can set your eyes upon the course reserves binder and browse through the selections listed by professors’ last names. If casebooks be the object of your quest, we suggest a quick detour to your preferred academic book provider.

Masters of the Miscellaneous

Every legal scholar and academic adventurer needs help conquering random tasks whilst on the campaign to survive this year/this semester/the rest of the day. So whether you are in search of reading material, gear to charge your electronics, umbrellas to shield you against the rain, or directions to the nearest restroom, make your way to the circ desk and one of our law library staff will be more than happy to assist you.

Librarians of Research

When it comes to legal research, we may be a 10 but we don’t have psychic powers like Eleven. Sure, you could just sit there wishing there was someone who could help you with your reference query. Or you could help us help you by seeking reference help during our reference hours. You can either come to the circ desk and pose your question to our research librarians in person or email it to us at The choice is yours.

Fellows in Fitness

Looking for an activity that improves your mental and physical stamina but isn’t as intense as running up that road or running up that hill or getting called on in class? Arm yourself with a squash ball and a squash racquet from the circ desk and seek out the squash court. Prepare for your future in a court of law by battling it out in a different court.

We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, ask not what you can do for the law library, but what the law library can do for you. The answer will be found at the circ desk.

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