Welcome Back from the UConn Law Library! (Library Services for Fall 2020)

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Hello, and welcome back to UConn Law! 

The Law Library staff have been working to provide access to our resources and services while protecting the health of our community. Even though the Law Library building is closed for the Fall semester, our library will continue to emphasize digital services and support. Although this means that we cannot offer in-person services, the library staff remains committed to connecting you to the information and resources you need.

Collections

  • Course Reserves: Due to the closure of the Law Library building and guidance for safe handling of library materials, the Law Library is unable to provide access to physical course reserve materials and study aids on reserve during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Electronic Resources: The Law Library will continue to provide access to all of our electronic resources to support your classes and activities. Our Remote Research Guide will provide tips for accessing electronic resources from off-campus.
  • Stacks: will be closed. We will be implementing Library2Go, a scanning and curbside checkout service, as soon as building and safety conditions allow.
  • Book returns: We are accepting book returns from our collection as well as those you have borrowed from other libraries through interlibrary loan.  All fines and fees associated with the quarantine period will be waived. 

Services

  • Reference services: Reference services will continue to be offered through email, chat, and WebEx meetings. See the Ask a Librarian page for contact information and to schedule research meetings.
  • Interlibrary Loan Services: continue to provide e-resource requests such as PDFs of papers, articles, and chapters. E-books are often difficult to obtain but we will do our best to find one. 
  • For further information on all of the library's services during the Fall semester, please see the Student Toolkit.

Study Aids

  • Quimbee: Quimbee is an online study aid that includes videos, quizzes, flashcards, and more. The library provides access to Quimbee for all students. Sign up for Quimbee here.
  • CALI:  CALI lessons are web-based tutorials on a wide variety of legal topics and are available to all law school students. To access CALI online, you will need to register using UConn's authorization code, which you can obtain by contacting the Reference Desk at refdesk.lawlib@uconn.edu.
  • Exam Archive: Many of our Law faculty choose to make their final exams from previous years available to students. You can access the exam archive here.
  • Procertas: Procertas is a tool that will help you learn how to use legal practice technology. New students will receive information on accessing Procertas during the fall semester. Returning students should contact the IT Department for access.

We look forward to digitally seeing you soon. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.

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Jessica de Perio Wittman
Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law,

Jessica directs all library operations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the information technology systems, equipment and services for the law school campus. Jessica also teaches Advanced Legal Research and Law Practice & Technology at the Law School.  She received her JD from Seattle University School of Law and her M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to arriving to UConn, Jessica was the Assistant Director for Academic Technology at The John Marshall Law School, and was responsible for managing classroom technology, distance education, and media services. She has also created and taught distance education courses at the University of Florida Law School and at The John Marshall Law School. Jessica is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and Law Librarians of New England (LLNE).  She currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section (CS-SIS) for AALL.