Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of “New Library Resources.” The Curiosity Lander may find these guys any day now – and they love books!
To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in July 2012, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.
Check back here for monthly updates on what is being added to the Library & Technology Center collection. Updates will be published on the second Tuesday of every month.
If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required).
On the morning of June 28, 2012, many people were watching Fox or CNN to learn how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on the Affordable Care Act. If you were one of these people, you could very well have believed, at least for a little while, that the mandate had been struck down. Jon Stewart does his usual priceless job of describing the confusion here.
One source that got it right the first time was SCOTUSblog. Read this fascinating and suspenseful blow-by-blow description of exactly what happened that morning, what went wrong, what went right, and why. One interesting detail was the Supreme Court’s decision not to email the decision to anyone, but to rely solely on its website for distribution – which promptly crashed.
Tom Goldstein, We’re getting wildly differing assessments, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 7, 2012, 10:04 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/07/were-getting-wildly-differing-assessments/
Anyone from up north miss winter activities? You can skate this weekend at the Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. It’s only $9.00!
Is classical music more your speed? The St. Augustine Music Festival is this weekend.
Finally, the Alhambra Dinner Theatre is presenting Guys and Dolls on Sunday. Watch a movie the way it was meant to be seen for $7.50.
The latest issue of the ABA Student Lawyer has lawyers answers to common student questions. A 1L student wanted to know which classes to take. Legal Research and Writing courses got the highest recommendation, with Skill courses coming in second. A 2L student asked about how to network, and got some great advice. And another student asked if it is realistic to hang a shingle right out of law school. Read the article for all of the questions and answers – one of the students may have asked your question! Ask Us Anything: Lawyers Answer Your Toughest Questions by G.M. Filisko.
P.S. This post isn’t as whimsical as we usually are on Wednesday, but it is important.
Need a stress-buster this weekend? Try the fourth annual MuckRuckus (f/k/a the Mud Run). Either 5k or 10k, your $60.00 entry fee will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check here for more information: Multiple Sclerosis Society MuckRuckus
If you would rather forget your troubles from a sitting position, go see the Peking Acrobats Saturday at the Thrasher-Horne Center. Tickets are as low as $15.00.
If you prefer music, the 23rd Annual Great Atlantic Music Festival is on this Saturday.
These students commit to this video 100%.
Need to take a break from the law?
The Pilot Club of Jacksonville is holding their 62nd Annual Charities Antuques Show and Sale at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.00. 35 antiques dealers will be there from all over the country.
The Lincolnville Farmer’s Market at 339 Riberia St., St. Augustine is open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm every Sunday.
Finally, if you want to do something midweek, try the First Wednesday Arts Walk.