Friday, March 27, 2009

A Cookie with the Librarians: Research Skills for Summer Jobs and Clerkships

Monday, April 6, from 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. in the FCR (Faculty Conference Room / located next to the cafeteria). Two librarian / lawyers, Christine Morton and James Durham, will provide cost-effective, in-depth research suggestions for your summer job or clerkship. The session will highlight free web sites for New York legal research, subscription databases available to you as a Touro student, and guidelines for using Lexis and Westlaw in an employment setting. Chocolate chip cookies and beverages are provided to the attendees. Please RSVP by email to

Library Opens 24/6

Library Opens 24/6 for Final Exam Preparation
By James G. Durham, Head of Public Services

Beginning on Sunday, April 19 and ending on Wednesday, May 20 at 11:45 p.m., the Gould Law Library will be open as a study hall around the clock, except for Friday afternoon – Saturday evening. The Library will close on Friday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. (in observance of the Jewish Sabbath), but will reopen on Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Except for that closing period, the Library will remain open 24 hours a day. Students using the Library after midnight will be asked to sign in at the security desk. There will be no Library services available during the overnight period. The library staff extends best wishes as our student body enters the final exams period.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Library Training: Using the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog for Legal Research

The Gould Law Library has many useful resources which may be found using our Online Public Access Catalog (“OPAC”). Learning how to use this tool will allow students to more effectively and completely research legal topics and beyond- OPACs are now found in almost all libraries and information centers. On Monday March 30, at 2:30 learn more about the OPAC by stopping by room L308 (the library’s large computer lab). Christine Morton, Reference Librarian, will be giving a short presentation on how to use our catalog.