Yesterday, a deer broke into the Trumbull County, Ohio Law Library. It crashed through the Library window at about 10:30 a.m. and stayed there for about 10 minutes until local deputies, police officers and the animal control officer arrived to snare it with a loop usually used to capture stray dogs. No one was injured except the deer, which suffered some cuts and possibly a broken leg. Click here for a picture.
A great article from USA Today recently chronicled all of the latest efforts to make ebooks and print books available at airports all over the world. This phenomenon apparently started in 1962, when the Nashville Public Library opened a branch at the Nashville Airport. As of today, travelers can check out free ebooks at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the Manhattan Regional Airport, the Philadelphia International Airport, the Harrisburg International Airport, the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Print reading libraries are available at other locations, such as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library.
The New York Times reports that hotels all over the United States are adding libraries to their lobbies and bars. Designed as a means to generate revenue from patrons who spend more time in their restaurants and bars, hotels are stocking their shelves with hot titles from current authors. Some hotel libraries are even specializing, like the Renaissance hotel lobby in D.C., which boasts books about presidents and sports. (see picture in the article). As another example, the "Hyatt Magnificent Mile in Chicago completed a renovation that includes a bar stocked with books and magazines and a small number of computers." Some hotels are even creating lending libraries which allow guests to check out a book at one location and return it at another.
The Cuyahoga County Law Library Resources Board will be convening a public meeting at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Law Library located on the 4th floor of the County Courthouse 1 W. Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
Our Law Library has launched a brand new program for members called "Borrow a Librarian for Free." As part of our new outreach efforts, we now offer our members legal research and general computer assistance at their offices. Legal research services include help with using search engines, search strategies, legal research databases like Lexis and Westlaw, social media and iPads. General computer services include help with terminolgy, Internet browsers, email basics, PDFs, word processing, screen savers, Skype and much more. Half day appointments are available now for members of the Cleveland Law Library and the Cuyahoga County Law Library Resources Board. Just call us at 216-861-5070 or email us at [email protected] We believe this new service is unprecedented in the United States. Wish us luck with this new venture, and if you are a member, please take advantage of what we have to offer.
Happy Law Day! This year, the American Bar Association (ABA) is celebrating Law Day by recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and championing the theme of “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” The ABA encourages everyone to "explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law." The ABA also recommends "reflecting on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to human trafficking and other violations of our basic human rights." Our Law Library is celebrating Law Day this year by offering all of our members free WestlawNext training on Thursday, May 2nd from 12:00 - 1:00 and 1:30 - 2:30. Everyone who attends is eligible for one (1) hour of CLE credit. This program is open to all private and statutory members of the Law Library. If you are interested in attending, please register by calling or emailing the Law Library.
It is not too late to contribute to "A Book of Your Own." The Law Library is helping the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association with its spring book drive to collect new and gently-used books to give Cleveland elementary school students "a book of their own" to take home and enjoy this summer. Don't miss the chance to give local, deserving children the gift of reading! Donations can be dropped off at the Law Library through Friday, April 26th.
Nathan has enjoyed his work at the Law Library. His duties
have included, helping patrons locate library materials, suggesting changes to
the Library's collection of Internet Legal Websites, and assisting with reference
inquiries by telephone.