Maryanne Daly-Doran, Digital Services Reference Librarian,UConn Law
There's a new, online option to schedule One-on-One Research Consultations with the reference librarians here at the law library. Students can now use Calendly to self-schedule a 30 or 60 minute research consultation of your choosing. Now you can easily pick a time slot and date that fits your schedule.
One-on-One Research Consultations are designed to provide in-depth research assistance for a given topic, provide help getting started with a research topic, or help choosing a research focus.
As you are returning for the spring semester, you may notice that Westlaw has changed and is now called Westlaw Edge. The most obvious change is the background color, but there are several other differences as well. For the most part, Westlaw will work the same as it did before, but there are several additional features.
Tanya Johnson, Reference Librarian,University of Connecticut School of Law
In declaring November 11, 1919 the first Armistice Day, President Wilson said: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” This year, as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, it is imperative for us to remain committed to principles of peace and understanding, despite the discord and polarization of our current world.
October 22-28 is Open Access Week. The open access movement aims to make scholarly work free and immediately available online to all. UConn Law promotes access to legal scholarship in part through its digital repository, OpenCommons@UConn, which makes our faculty’s scholarship available freely online.
Since the repository was launched in 2016, our faculty’s work has been downloaded over 80,000 times. Downloads come from all over the world.
From September 15 to October 15, our nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the histories and the contributions made by of our ancestors who came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The 30-day period intentionally starts around the anniversaries of independence for many Latin American countries. September 15 marks the independence days of: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico’s independence day is the 16th while Chile’s falls on the 18th, and Belize on the 21st. This observance initially only spanned a week, until President Ronald Reagan in 1988 extended the observance to its current 30-day period, through Public Law 100-402.
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