Faces of the Library: Sal Becerra

Staff Spotlight sal

Meet Sal. No project is too tough for him. Sal knows everything about maintenance and can make a really good brisket. Please enjoy his profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

Project management and maintenance of the building, along with general administrative duties.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

The breakroom.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

The library is designated a “quiet” area except on the 1st floor commons.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Guadalajaras.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Barbecuing, grilling, and landscaping.

 

Faces of the Library: David Kelly

Staff Spotlight David

David is a tough guy with a big heart. He opens the library every morning and has the coffee ready for the staff. Read his profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I manage most of the operations staff.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

My favorite thing about working for the law library is the students and the people I work with.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

If you have a questions, please stop by and ask us.  If we don’t know the answer we can find it for you or find someone that has the answer.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Right now I am a big fan of the Farmhouse.  I love breakfast!

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

Hobbies include gardening, camping and hiking, kayaking etc.

 

Faces of the Library: Dee Calderon

Dee

Meet  Dee Calderon. She is one of the most friendly faces you will meet at the Texas Tech School of Law Library. She knows everything and can help you find anything in the library. Please, read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

Circulation/ Serial

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Students, Faculty, and Staff

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

We have the best reference librarians.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

The Plaza Restaurant

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I enjoy spending time with my family.

 

 

September 2019 New Books

2019 September new books

In September 2019, the Law Library added the following new titles to the collection to support the research and curricular needs of our faculty and students.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAW

  1. Theodore F. Claypoole, ed., The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines: Understanding A.I. and the Legal Impact (2019).

CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURE

  1. Stephen Saltzburg, Trial Tactics (2019).

ELECTIONS AND VOTING

  1. Robert S. Mueller, III, Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election: Submitted Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. & § 600.8(c) (2019).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

  1. Kegan A. Brown, Andrea M. Hogan, eds., Environmental Litigation: Law and Strategy (2019).
  2. Brian D. Israel, Brett Marston, and Lauren Daniel, Natural Resource Damages: A Guide to Litigating and Resolving NRD Cases (2019).

FOURTH AMENDMENT

  1. William W. Greenhalgh, The Fourth Amendment Handbook (2019).

HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLNESS

  1. German Garcia-Fresco, Train Your Brain for Success: How a Healthy Brain is the Key to Happiness and Better Health (2019).

LEGAL EDUCATION

  1. Jody L. Fitzpatrick, James R. Sanders, and Blaine R. Worthen, Program Evaluation: Alternative Approaches and Practical Guidelines (2011).
  2. Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (2017).
  3. Douglas S. Lang, col., Deeds, Not Words: Mentors as Guiding Lights of Integrity in the Legal Profession (2007).
  4. Oliver Caviglioli, Dual Coding with Teachers (2019).

LEGAL PROFESSION

  1. Arthur G. Greene and Peter D. Roberts, The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue: Heighten Client Satisfaction, Improve Law Firm Morale, Enhance Revenue and Profitability (2019).
  2. Jim Parsons, Oral History Interview: Judge Jim Parsons. (2019).
  3. Thomas L. Ausley, Oral History Interview: Thomas L. Ausley (2019).
  4. Lonny D. Morrison, Oral History Interview: Lonny D. Morrison (2019).
  5. Tom Henson, Oral History Interview: Tom Henson (2019).
  6. Gerry Goldstein, Oral History Interview: Gerry Goldstein (2019).

LEGAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARIES

  1. Ellyssa Kroski, Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library (2019).

MARTIAL LAW

  1. Francis Lieber and G. Norman Lieber, eds., To Save the Country: A Lost Treatise on Martial Law (2019).

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

  1. Wes Cleveland, ed. Physician Law: Evolving Trends & Hot Topics 2019 (2019).

PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

  1. Gary P. Bauer, Hire and Retire: A Plan for a Continuing Income Stream in Retirement from any Practice (2019).
  2. James F. Haggerty, In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications (2019).
  3. Richard A. Courtney, A Lawyer’s Guide to Working with Special Needs Clients (2019).
  4. Frank Ramos, The Practice and Process of Law: Checklists for Every Occasion (2019).
  5. Elden Rosenthal, The Plaintiff Lawyer’s Playbook Insights and Recommendation on how to Prepare for Success in Settling and Trying Cases (2019).
  6. Kevin D. Ashley, Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age (2017).

PROPERTY–PERSONAL AND REAL

  1. Sidney G. Saltz, From Handshake to Closing: The Role of the Commercial Real Estate Lawyer (2019).

SECURITIES LAW

  1. Stephanie Tsacoumis, What Must Public Companies Disclose?: A Primer (2019).

TORTS

  1. Mark S. Guralnick, Formulas for Calculating Damages (2019).

TRADE REGULATION

  1. Rohini Acharya, ed., Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System (2016).

All of these books are available from the Law Library.  If you would like to check out any of these titles, please contact the circulation desk at either 806-742-3957 or circulation.law@ttu.edu.  Library staff will be able to assist in locating and checking out any of these items.

Faces of the Library: Barbara Moreno

Staff Spotlight Barb

Meet Barbara. She’s one of the nicest staff members here at Texas Tech School of Law Library. You can always stop by her office and grab some candy for a midday pick-me-up. Please, take some time to read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I catalog books and other materials for the Law Library’s collection, work with ScHOLAR (adding materials to the collection and preparing material to be added), collect statistics and help organize them and prepare the information for use by other staff (write reports, gather information, etc.), manage the electronic message board for the Law Library (add and schedule items that are posted, create signage, etc.), provide reference services.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

Working with the faculty, students, and staff; the variety of work that I get to do.

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

Library staff are always willing to help them find what they need when they need it.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

Texas Roadhouse (I don’t get to go very often, but it’s always delicious!)

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I love to read, collect books, and manage my library! Spend time with my family and traveling.

 

Faces of the Library: Gabrielle Bechyne

Staff Spotlight Gabrielle

This week’s library staff featue is Gabrielle Bechyne. This is Gabrielle’s first semester at Texas Tech School of Law Library but she is undoubtedly an essential part of the team. We don’t know what we would do without her. Please, read her profile here:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

I am a Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Drake. I assist with Student Services (such as the Legal Practice program and ELR),

faculty research assignments, and other events that the Law Library is involved with.

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

I love the positive atmosphere. All of the library staff are great resources. Everyone is supportive of each other and genuinely has the students’ best interests in mind.

What is one thing about the law library that current and  prospective students should know?

It is there for the students’ use and to help students be as successful as possible. Additionally, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of the

library staff with questions about research, study aids, or anything else about law school life. They are a wealth of knowledge.

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

I love Jimenez, which is located downtown. Super tasty and authentic Mexican food.

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I to listen to podcasts and work out at a boxing gym! Both are great stress relievers and distractions from law school life.

 

Faces of the Library: Alana Rosen

Alana

We are so happy to feature one of the best student staff members ever! Alana Rosen is a 3L who is in her second year with Texas Tech School of Law Library. She is such an essential part of the library staff. You can see her wonderful exhibits throughout the year. We hope you enjoy her profile:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library?

Assist Professor Drake with the administration and organization of the ELR program and the Legal Practice program. Develop and create exhibits for the Collaborative Commons. Assist with all other student services programming.

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library?

The staff. I love the sense of community and kindness I receive from working here.

 

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know?

If you’re feeling stressed out, the library is actually the best place to visit. You can meditate in the Wellness Room, check out sports equipment to help raise your serotonin, or color and do puzzles in the Commons to help clear your mind.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock?

King Street Pub. It is an adorable English pub that bakes all of its own breads, pastries, and cakes.

 

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library?

I like long walks around campus to see the different sculptures and artwork, First Friday Art Trail and any kind of cultural event, and I like to cook.