Services for Law Faculty

Current Awareness

The Library subscribes to a variety of electronic current awareness services that alert users to developments in particular areas of law. Librarians can work with faculty to set up email alerts and RSS feeds from commercial services, blogs, digital libraries, and other online resources, including –

Please contact David McClure (david.mcclure@unlv.edu; 895-2430) for information or to sign up for alerts and notifications.

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Remote Access to Databases

To access the Library's online databases remotely, use the law school portal's list of Library databases.

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Research and Reference Support

Through the Library's liaison program, faculty members are paired with lawyer-librarians who work with faculty to support scholarship and teaching activities. Library faculty liaisons are available to undertake research projects, locate materials, prepare research guides and bibliographies, and provide updates on new scholarship and news items in particular areas of interest.

Liaisons may also work with faculty research assistants to assist in developing research strategies and locating sources, and to provide training in particular types of research or specific resources. Questions about the liaison program should be directed to David McClure (david.mcclure@unlv.edu; 895-2430).

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Instructional Support

Liaisons are available to assist faculty in integrating Library resources into course administration systems, whether through the creation of virtual libraries of relevant materials in online course sites, or through the development of research guides in particular subjects.

Faculty should also feel free to call upon librarians to conduct subject- or jurisdiction-specific research instruction in classroom settings, and/or to develop class handouts on research sources, bibliographies, finding aids, or other reference materials for particular classes.

Liaisons are available to assist faculty in determining how to best distribute course materials and in obtaining the necessary permissions.

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New Acquisitions

Each month the Library highlights selected new books and DVDs that may be of particular interest to faculty members. The Library also maintains a complete list, organized by subject, of all new acquisitions received by the Library each month.

The Library welcomes suggestions of print and electronic resources that would be worthwhile additions to the collections.

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Digital Commons and Law School Archives

The Library maintains the Scholarly Commons @ UNLV Law, an online archive of faculty scholarship, conference and symposia proceedings, law journal issues, and other law school publications. Faculty are invited to submit working papers and other publications for inclusion in the online archive. Please contact David McClure (david.mcclure@unlv.edu; 895-2430) for more information about the Scholarly Commons.

The Library also collects print publications and flyers, newsletters, brochures, and other law school materials for the law school archives. Please send copies of materials to be included in the archives to Jennifer Gross (jennifer.gross@unlv.edu; 895-2408).

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SSRN and BEPress Submissions

Liaisons can assist faculty in submitting working papers to the Social Science Research Network and BEPress repositories.

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Circulation and Interlibrary Loan

Materials circulate to faculty members for semester-long periods and are automatically renewed unless another faculty member or student has requested a particular item. The Library will retrieve items requested by faculty from other campus libraries. Those materials also circulate for semester-long periods, and will also be automatically renewed unless requested by another patron. Materials not available on campus will be purchased or obtained through interlibrary loan. Please direct requests to liaisons.

Faculty members who wish to authorize research assistants to check out materials on their behalf should complete and forward to their liaison a proxy form.

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Serials Routings

Print copies of newsletters, journals, magazines, and other periodicals are routed to faculty members upon request. Liaisons can furnish to faculty members a list of all publications that may be routed or a list of subject-specific publications.

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Course Reserves, E-Reserves, Past Exams

Faculty members may place any type of material (electronic or otherwise) on reserve, with check-out periods specified by faculty members. Materials placed on reserve for particular classes will be returned to the faculty member at the end of the semester. Please contact your liaison to place items on reserve, or complete the reserve request form and email it to Beverly Galloway, Circulation Supervisor.

At the end of each semester, the Library solicits from faculty members copies of exams to include in the past exam collection made available to students on e-reserves.

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Conference Room

The Library's conference room is available to faculty for seminars, committee meetings, and other events. Room 323 seats 10 people and is equipped with a laptop, projector and screen. To reserve the Library conference room, please contact Gayle LeDell (gayle.ledell@unlv.edu; 895-2440) or use the online room reservation system.

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Faculty Publications Exhibit

The exhibit case on the second floor of the law school highlights faculty writings. Please send copies of article reprints, books, and other publications for inclusion in the display to Jennifer Gross (jennifer.gross@unlv.edu; 895-2408).

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Donations

The Library welcomes donations of books, journals, archival materials, and ephemera from faculty members.

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