Time flies by so quickly when you are busy! In the rush of daily work sometimes it’s valuable to sit back and take a look at what you’ve accomplished last year.
Take some time and see all of the great things that the Law Library accomplished during FY 2014-2015.
Follow the link in the top left-hand column of The Reporter to see the Law Library’s Annual Report.
The front page shows the entire report or you can follow the individual links under the “Associate Dean Message” to quickly see an individual department’s report.
I hope you enjoy this look back at FY 2014-2015!
LexisNexis has a new site, U.S. Presidential Campaign Tracker, that allows viewers to monitor how the medial is covering the 2016 Presidential Election.
This site provides a variety of charts that shows various type of information including; Top Candidates 30-Day Coverage, Political Party Article Sentiment and Twitter feeds.
The Political Party Article Sentiment shows the number of media articles published by political party and then shows the percentage of positive, negative and neutral treatments of the articles.
There is also a list of Twitter feeds from various people concerning the election which is interesting to follow.
This is a really interesting site to check-out if you are interested in the elections!
It doesn’t rain in West Texas very often but when it does you might need an umbrella!
Remember, the Circulation desk has a limited number of umbrellas that you can borrow when the rain catches you unaware and unprepared.
All we ask is if you borrow an umbrella, please return it so we can loan it out again!
There is a new app that is freely available which provides “extensive user-friendly information on Texas courts.” This new app launched in November, 2015, Texas OpenCourts, is freely available for Apple and Android devices (Google Play and Amazon). This app is the creation of Texas law firm, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
This app allows the user to search for court information which can be saved as favorites and emailed to colleagues. The information includes; contact information for courts, judge bios and court rules (when available). There are also interactive maps to help located courts at the Federal, State, and Appellate levels.
“This delivers all the information you need to know about Texas courts and judges directly to your phone.” This app is easy to use and navigate and very useful for anyone who is using or working with the Texas court system.
Starting Wednesday, January 27th from 11a.m.-1:15p.m., you can come by the Creative Commons (1st floor west side Law Library) and make your own FREE peanut butter and jelly sandwich and see a quick demo!
This week we will help you find out how to contact a Reference Librarian when you have questions! Alyson Drake, our new Student Services Librarian will be there as well.
We will have this program every other Wednesday during the spring semester!