Tag Archives: Books

Flying Books and More. . .

Good luck to the students with exams this week! 

Whether you are taking the bar or finishing up summer classes, you can, finally, allow yourself to enjoy the rest of the summer.  Though most of you probably feel that you cannot relax until you have your results in your hand and know without a doubt that you have passed, remember that there really is nothing you can do to expedite this process. 

What you can do, however, is to take your mind away from your exams and results by doing fun activities. One such activity is watching movies like this one that won the Academic Award for Best Short Film in February 2012: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Described by some as an “allegory on the curative powers of the story,” this movie takes a whimsical look at how books can make a difference in your life–something my librarian soul agrees with wholeheartedly!!

New Library Resources – Because the More You Know – June 2012 Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of “New Library Resources” – it’s chock full of information you should know, because the more you know!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in June 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.

Guess what? Hein has added the Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to their Intellectual Property Law Collection!   It is published weekly and includes bibliographic information and a representative drawing for each patent granted or trademark published on that issue date. Check out HeinOnline’s June Content Release  and remember, you can access HeinOnline through the Library & Technology Center’s Subscription Databases page.

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).

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New Library Resources – Knowing is Half the Battle! – May 2012 Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of “New Library Resources” – it’s chock full of information you should know, because knowing is half the battle!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in May 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.

Need to find some current information from the Congressional Record? Good news! HeinOnline will now be updating the Congressional Record Daily Edition every day to include the most current Congressional Record Daily Edition, just as it does with the Federal Register. Check out HeinOnline’s May Content Release and remember, you can access HeinOnline through the Library & Technology Center’s Subscription Databases page.

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).

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Weekend Doings – June 1-3

All weekend –

If you have any tips on things to do in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, feel free to send them to me to be included in future posts.
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Sometimes We Have Cookies…

Okay, not very often.  But we would not yell like this librarian if you wanted a book and a box of cookies. Shhh, the Library is supposed to be quiet.

Instead we would definitely help you find the best place in town to get cookies, and help you get a the best book for your research.  And if we had cookies, we would share.  The Library is like that.

New Library Resources – Acquiring Minds Want to Know – March 2012 Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of “New Library Resources” – because Acquiring Minds Want to Know!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in March 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.

We also now have access to Covington & Burling’s prestigious collection of Congressional Hearings via HeinOnline’s U.S. Congressional Documents Collection. You can access HeinOnline through the Library & Technology Center’s Subscription Databases page.

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 the Library & Technology Center is adding. 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).

Continue reading

A couple of things to do this weekend

Welcome to spring! What are some things I love about Spring? March Madness, movies and marshmallow bunnies!  Take a minute this weekend to have some of all three: make sure you take in at least one of the last Elite Eight Men’s Basketball GamesThe Hunger Games is the biggest movie draw this weekend (and, since it is based on a book, a Librarian’s favorite). Finally, learn how to make marshmallows (not quite bunnies, but once you learn how, just be creative!).  Enjoy the first weekend of Spring!

Mid-Term Exams, Daytona or Orlando?

Many of you have mid-term exams next week, so it might be a good idea to buckle down and hit the books this weekend!  Remember that study aids from the Academic Success Collection can be checked out for 3 days at a time.  Also, try to get some rest in between those marathon study sessions.

However, for those of you who are fortunate enough not to have mid-term exams and would like a fun, action-filled weekend, there are a couple of options! You could head to Daytona for the Daytona 500, or catch the NBA All-Stars in action in Orlando.

Welcome to the Library Blog

Hi!

The Library has a blog.  This is it.  We will post announcements on Mondays (except for holidays).  We will post some interesting things about law or libraries or books on Wednesdays.  And on Fridays, we will give you some ideas of what to do for the weekend – which could range from looking for a topic for your ALWR to where to get good sushi.  Librarians know all kinds of things.

Today, I would like to share with you the kind of things that Librarians watch when they are not answering reference questions or helping with research (which is not very often, that is why it is a short video):  Here is what books do when you are not around.