We are proud here at The Cleveland Law Library, and tomorrow, we are showcasing our resources at our Annual Open House. Please join us from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for tours of our facility and information about our collection and services. Everyone who stops by will have the chance to spin our brand new Prize Wheel. Light refreshments will also be served.
The Cleveland Law Library recently purchased a number of new books, including Stress Management for Lawyers, the OSBA Legal Technology Conference, and the new edition of Black's Law Dictionary (10th ed.). Other new titles which are now listed in our catalog and which our members can check out and take back to their offices include:
Fiduciary income tax Class action roundup: the latest developments in state and federal court How to prepare for FATCA if you are a nonfinancial U.S. company Trial technology workshop Guardianships Financial planning for lawyers Bankruptcy fundamentals Professionalism, law office management, and client funds management and getting a grip on your student loans 21st annual Bradley J. Schaeffer Real Property Institute: new developments in real property law Effective legal negotiation and settlement Fear factor: how good lawyers get into bad ethical trouble Must-have intelligence for "tenured" attorneys Fifth Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute Demystifying employer retirement plans Health care law Introduction to domestic relations practice Finance for lawyers Adobe Acrobat for lawyers Demystifying intellectual property: a guide for the nonspecialist Avoiding malpractice: the good, the bad, and the ugly of legal technology iPad for litigators and fight the paper: the pathway to a productive, paperless law practice
The Cleveland Law Library is honoring Law Day this year with free WestlawNext CLE programs for members next week. We are offering two 1-hour sessions of Intermediate Research on WestlawNext from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6th at the Law Library on the 4th floor of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse. Members can sign up for one of the sessions by calling the Law Library at 216-861-5070 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each attendee will receive 1 hour of free Ohio general CLE credit.
Members of the Cleveland Law Library have access to both Westlaw.com (also known as Westlaw Classic) and WestlawNext, and that is not changing in the forseeable future. If you have heard the rumors I have that WestlawNext is ceasing July 1st, rest assured that it only applies to academic law libraries. Our sales representative has confirmed that changes for local law schools like CSU and Case will not affect member privileges at our Law Library for quite a while.
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.