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Keywords – February 1, 2024

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back! The law library was quiet while you were gone but we’re glad to hear your muffled whispers and hurried footsteps once again (but maybe not so glad about some of the munching and chewing – no food in the library please). 

Law Library News:

  • First, if you are wandering the library looking for your class in room 479 – that is the Claudy Casual Reading Room which is located inside the Reading Room of the library in the back corner where a metal staircase looks like it goes up and straight into a wall to the outside world. The door at the top of the staircase looks like to pushes out to Narnia – but unfortunately that’s just your classroom.
  • Second, access to the Law School is restricted to members of the law school community right now, so please remember to bring your student ID cards to get into the building.

Law Library Resource Highlight:

  • The weather is . . . not great. A reminder that we have umbrellas you can borrow at the circulation desk for up to 3 days (so you can walk home in the sleet and then return later in the week in some kind of snow/rain/hail mixture). 

Local Library Highlight:

  • Olin Library is hosting “Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon”, which is a celebration of the Legacy of Frederick Douglass on Wednesday, February 14th in the Olin Library room 107 from 12-3pm (drop in any time!)
  • Born enslaved, Frederick Douglass emancipated himself at the age twenty and quickly became one of the preeminent intellectuals and activists of the nineteenth century. Although he never knew his birth date, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th. 
  • Together with digital scholarship centers around the country, we celebrate this day with a transcribe-a-thon to create and preserve Black history. The 2024 Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon will feature the Frederick Douglass Papers: General Correspondence (1841-1912), housed at the Library of Congress. Volunteers like you will transcribe pages from the collection, uncover details about Douglass’ life and make them available to all.  
  • There will also be birthday cake & music! Questions? Contact digitalcolab@cornell.edu. 

 Take care of yourselves, and each other! 

The Law Library. Myron Taylor Hall. Ithaca, NY 14853. lawlib@cornell.edu