Annual Report FY 2014-2015

Time flies breporter link to annual reporty 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!

National Library Week Trivia Night

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Join the law library to celebrate National Library Week on Monday, April 11th at Trivia Night.  It’ll take place in the forum from 5:30-7:30pm.

Come take on your professors and classmates!  Register now, as we will cap registration at 20 teams.  Teams must be made of 6 people or less.  Pick up your registration sheet at the Library Information Desk.  If you’re an individual who is interested in participating, but don’t have a team, you can still register!  We will be putting together a “free agent” team for all of these individuals.

Players on registered teams will enjoy pizza and beer at Trivia Night.  The top three teams will also win great prizes, including movie tickets!

If you have questions, email Alyson Drake, the Student Services Librarian, at alyson.drake@ttu.edu, or stop by her office in the library (126ba).

And, keep an eye out for announcements regarding the many other awesome events that will be taking place during National Library Week!

Legislative Insight Featured Spotlight: Timeline Browse

This is the first post in a three-part series spotlighting Legislative Insight database features.

The Legislative Insight database enable users to trace the development of a public law from its early consideration to its enactment. Through this database, you can search bills, the congressional record, CRS reports, public hearings, and more.

An under-utilized searching tool within the database is the Timeline Browse. The Timeline Browse link is located on the Legislative Insight homepage top menu bar (shown below).

Leg Insight 1The Timeline Browse allows for searches based on broad subject matters–including Education, Immigration, and Water–listing out important acts and related documents in each subject.

Leg Insight 2For example, the Immigration subject timeline spans between 1882, with the Chinese Exclusion Act, and 2006, with the Secure the Fence Act. By selecting “retrieve documents,” you will be re-directed to a pre-filled “Quick Search” form (shown below).

Leg Insight 3A user can then narrow the search results by publication type, date, subject term, or source.


Access to ProQuest’s Legislative Insight database is available through the Texas Tech Law Library website under the Electronic Databases tab.

NOW ONLINE! Historical Texas Statutes 1879-1960

Historical Texas statutes from 1879 through 1960 are now online. The statutes can be accessed online through the Law Library’s website at http://www.law.ttu.edu/lawlibrary/InternetResources.php. Follow the steps as noted on the screenshot below.  The volumes can be read online or downloaded in PDF format. If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library.

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RBG Coloring Book & National Library Week

ruth-bader-ginsburg-coloring-book-ruth-bader-ginsburg-coloring-bookIt’s important for law students and even law faculty to unwind now and again, and adult coloring books are all the rage!  Need a way to justify that your coloring is law related?  Try the Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book.

The pages are available to print for free.  Don’t forget to stop by the Law Library Commons during National Library Week, April 11th to the 15th, and participate in our coloring contest. One category is RBG, and the winners of the best picture in each category, as judged by a panel of coloring enthusiasts, will win great prizes!

Keep your eyes open for more information about the full slate of events we have planned for National Library Week, including Trivia Night on Monday, April 11th.  It’s free and there’ll be pizza and beer for registered teams.  To register your team of six, contact Alyson Drake, Student Services Library, at alyson.drake@ttu.edu.