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Week of August 27, 2007

Fall Semester Library Hours

Fall Library Hours (starting August 20,2007)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours (starting August 20,2007)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special hours for the Labor Day Holiday (September 1, 2 and 3):

Saturday, September 1: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2: CLOSED
Monday, September 3: CLOSED

IIT School Supply Drive

The IIT Quality of Worklife Committee is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit the Chicago Public School's Homeless Education Program. Many stores have school supplies on sale now, so you can make a big difference for little money. All types of supplies are needed for all grade levels. We will collect the supplies in the bin near the Security Desk September 1-15.

For more information about the Homeless Education Program and the students they help, please visit their website: http://www.oism.cps.k12.il.us/hep.shtml

A complete list of needed school supplies is available online at: http://bts.cps.k12.il.us/supplies.html

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Holly Lakatos in the library (hlakatos@kentlaw.edu) or anyone on the QWL Committee:
http://www.iit.edu/~qwl/


Featured Resource: Finding Faculty Scholarship

At the beginning of each school year, many students want to read all the papers written by their favorite faculty member. Fortunately, finding faculty scholarship is easy, with the help of a few tools.

The Chicago-Kent Selected Works site is the "official" repository of current scholarship at the law school. Many full-text papers from your favorite professors are available for download, in addition to a brief faculty biography and a full-color photograph. If the full-text of an article is not available online, then the citation is provided. You can use that citation to find a print copy somewhere in the Library. As an added bonus for exceptionally dedicated students, you may subscribe to your favorite professor's RSS feed that will alert you when s/he adds a new bit of scholarship to the site. The Chicago-Kent Selected Works site is available online at: http://works.bepress.com/kentlaw/

Another popular repository of faculty scholarship is the Social Science Research Network-Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN-LSN). Working papers from faculty members at a variety of institutions are available for download. Although most papers are free, SSRN does charge a nominal fee for some papers provided by for-profit entities. To find a paper by your favorite professor, simply go to the site (http://papers.ssrn.com/) and search by your professor's name or the article's title.

Another way to find scholarship by your favorite faculty member is to search Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/). Google Scholar provides an easy way to search for scholarly literature that is available across the web. Typical results in Google Scholar include: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Like bepress, some of the sites that Google Scholar searches may charge a nominal fee for downloading some papers. However, if you need the paper for class (and you have a few days to wait), you should consider requesting the article you need from the Library's interlibrary loan service (http://library.kentlaw.edu/services/illoan.htm).

Good luck this semester! If you need anything from the Library, please contact our Reference Desk (312-906-5670; refreq@kentlaw.edu; http://library.kentlaw.edu/services/referenceIMchat.htm).


General Library Policies

Library Rules

While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:

Guard Your Valuables

Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended.  Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender.  Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!  Please protect your valuables.

Courteous Behavior

Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated. 

Food and Drink

You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.

Noise & Cell Phones

Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly if you need to communicate with others in the library. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.

Unattended Belongings

Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.

Use of Library Materials

Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.

Other Reminders

  • No pets are allowed in the Library.

  • Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.

  • Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.

  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

 

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