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New Law Students Invited to Fall in Love with Their Library

The Love Your Library Fest orientation at the Harvard Law School Library is a lighthearted showcase of library resources.

 

September 30, 2014—At the 10th annual Love Your Library Fest event, new Law School students took a break from their studies to learn more about how the Law School Library supports their research and learning.

“This is a great way to learn about the resources and people here to help you,” said Rauvin Johl, a first-year JD candidate.

“Love Your Library is a fun way to introduce students to the library spaces, resources and library staff,” said Meg Kribble, research librarian and outreach coordinator, who planned the event. 

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Attendees were warmly welcomed to the Law Library by staff members Brian Sutton and Kyle Courtney in judicial robes and wigs.

Attendees were warmly welcomed to the Law Library by staff members Brian Sutton and Kyle Courtney in judicial robes and wigs.

Information about resources and services like Borrow Direct, Scan & Deliver, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer was on-hand, and swag and snacks sweetened the visit for the students.

Information about resources and services like Borrow Direct, Scan & Deliver, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer was on-hand, and swag and snacks sweetened the visit for the students.

Suzanne Wones, executive director of the HLS Library, demonstrated features of the new HOLLIS+ discovery system.

Suzanne Wones, executive director of the HLS Library, demonstrated features of the new HOLLIS+ discovery system. “I was surprised by the breadth of things that the library has on offer,” said Ben Richards, Class of 2017 (not pictured).

A Law School Library staffer demonstrates a high-speed scanner to 1L students.

A demonstration of a high-speed scanner, which digitizes 350 pages per minute, was also a stop on the tour, part of the Library’s project to digitize American case law. “As soon as we start this, their eyes bulge,” said Lindsay Dumas, a digital project archivist.

Students take quizzes on library resources at the reference desk in order to win prizes.

Students carried “passports” that were stamped at stations on the tour. Students here are completing a “Know Your Library” quiz at the reference desk. Visiting three stations earned them free movie tickets, and they also got an entry in the grand prize raffle for each station completed.

Dean Martha Minow with Kyle Courtney.

Law School Dean Martha Minow passed the “Know Your Library” quiz with flying colors.

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