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"TechBytes" session on Tues. March 7

Stop by the Law Library lobby between noon and 12:50 p.m. to learn more about IICLE (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education) and how their print & online publications can help you succeed academically and professionally.  As always, the "bytes" part of TechBytes involves candy!

How to Bluebook Seminar Papers, Wed., March 8

Taking a seminar this semester? Join Professor Clarke Arado from noon to 1 p.m. in room 155 as she takes you through the wonderful world of Bluebooking your seminar papers!This session is primarily designed for Spring 2017 law seminar students, but feel free to attend if you have general Bluebook questions or just want to learn more about Bluebooking. Baked treats will be provided! 

Reminder: Spring Break Hours

Spring Break hours for the Law Library will be in effect from Saturday March 11 through Saturday March 18:

Sat. March 11 CLOSED
Sun. March 12 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mon. March 13 - Friday March 17 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. March 18 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. March 19 noon – 10:00 p.m.


Possible construction noise in the library Feb. 15-19

Due to installation of a new fire alarm/strobe lighting system for the North Wing there may be some drilling and noise during early morning hours and on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The noise will be primarily limited to the library staff area but may be able to be heard in the North Wing or near the Illinois Collection. The South Wing should remain quiet. 

"Library North" Open House Feb. 16

Come celebrate the grand reopening of the Law Library’s North Wing which has been reconfigured to provide more private study & collaborative space and student organization meeting space. The "Library North" Open House will be held on Thursday Feb. 16 from 5-6 p.m. Light hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served.   

North Wing renovation update

The North Wing will be accessible from the Marshall Gallery and the north end of Swen Parson during the following hours:

  • Sunday through Thursday until 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays until 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays until 4:15 p.m.

 Hours of access will be updated upon the installation of a permanent door in the hallway near the Lexis printer.

Upcoming "TechBytes" sessions on CALI

"TechBytes" are quick instructional sessions that you can attend without committing your entire lunch hour! Join us for our next TechByte session, "CALI: What It Is & How It Can Help You Succeed in Law School" between noon & 1 p.m. on Mon. Jan. 24, Thurs. Jan. 26, and Fri. Jan. 27.

Drop by the Law Library near the circulation desk for a personalized introduction to CALI & learn how to create your free CALI account. We'll highlight the many CALI resources available to help you through the 1L curriculum and beyond.

Matt Timko joins Law Library faculty

Matt Timko joined the NIU College of Law Library faculty in January 2017. As a Reference and Instructional librarian, Matt assists with legal research for faculty, staff, students, the public, and other university patrons of the law library, as well as instructs Basic Legal Research courses. As an Academic Technologies librarian, Matt will coordinate the use of academic technologies between the library and the faculty, and integrate the use of legal technologies into the law curriculum. Finally, as the Outreach Services librarian, Matt works with the broader NIU and legal communities to create an interactive, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment where all parties will use library resources for greater academic and legal knowledge creation.  Please stop by to welcome Matt!

Book shifting continues

The Law Library staff will continue shifting (moving) books from the North to South Wings during the spring semester. If you are having trouble locating anything just ask someone at the Circulation Desk and we will help you find it. Thank you for your understanding as we work towards making the Law Library a better space for you to study and do research.

Winter Break hours in effect through Mon. Jan. 16

Winter Break hours will continue through Martin Luther King Day on Monday January 16.  Spring semester hours will begin on Tuesday January 17.


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