The law library is excited to be hosting Biddle Fall Fest, which starts on Monday, October 25. The Fall Fest is a week-long program of lightning talks, candy, crafts, contests, and PRIZES! Keep reading to find out how to participate.
For October we are featuring books in our collection on law and magic! Books selected by Susan Gualtier.
Select books and oral histories from our collection for National Hispanic Heritage Month
This month’s staff spotlight is Ionelia Engel, Library Assistant in Access Services and a Penn Alum!
Be more productive by being more comfortable. Our equipment lending program includes an assortment of book stands, laptop stands, and standing desks. You can see them on display at the library’s entrance.
On the hunt for a source? The Cite-Checking guide helps you find pdfs of primary law and scholarly sources, and it provides tips for using library catalogs to find books, determining when to request an interlibrary loan, and creating Perma.CC links.
Students may place holds on books in the law library’s collection. Law students can pick up books at Biddle; all other students can pick up at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Complete the online form to request books.
Have you seen the amazing new scanning stations in the law library? The KIC scanner is a high-speed, face-up scanner that offers a intuitive interface and a variety of options for creating, editing, and saving files.
Still waiting for a textbook to arrive? Don’t worry! The library maintains a closed course reserves collection to ensure that students have access to required materials.
This month’s staff spotlight is Collection Development Librarian Merle Slyhoff!
Penn community members now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries. The subscription provides digital access via nytimes.com and through mobile apps. If you had an account through Biddle Library’s subscription, you will need to reactivate your NYTimes.com account.
After 44 years of service, our colleague and friend Merle Slyhoff is retiring at the end of August. Read her reflections on her career and what she is looking forward to in the next chapter of her life.
The library has a subscription to Lex Machina. Use legal analytics to uncover insights about courts, judges, law firms, attorneys, and parties.
Gabriela Femenia is this month’s staff spotlight! Gabriela has been a Biddle team member since 2009. She is the library’s Associate Director for Collections & Operations.
Biddle’s digital exhibit Penn Law Firsts: Asians, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders - 1900 to the Present celebrates their many contributions to the Law School’s ethnic and cultural diversity, beginning in 1900 when the Chinese diplomat Wu Ting-Fang first visited the Law School.
Earlier this month, the Biddle Law Library launched its new catalog—Search Center. The new system offers enhanced search capabilities and integrated interlibrary loan services.