To support your teaching and research needs, the UW Law Library assigns a library liaison to each Law School faculty member. Library liaisons help with any questions regarding campus collections and library services. Here are some of the ways we are ready to assist you:
- Reference / Research Assistant Support
Contact your research liaison with quick reference questions or more in-depth projects such as scholarly literature searches, legislative tracking, database recommendations and training, as well as assistance with managing citations using Zotero. In addition, we will gladly work with your research assistants on special assignments that require library resources. Remember you can also email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Reference Desk at 262-3394.
- Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan
To request document delivery or ILL, email email@example.com or call the Reference Desk at 262-3394. We will do our best to expedite the borrowing of books or obtain articles (electronic or print) from other libraries.
- Current Awareness / Journal Routing
Is it a challenge to stay current with developments in the law? Ask your research liaison to help you set up email alerts based on your research interests. The Law Library Web site has an extensive listing of legal and business resources to get you started. Paper routing of journals and newsletters delivered direct to your office are another option.
Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Hein Online, the Making of Modern Law, Pro Quest Congressional, Pro Quest Legislative Insight and numerous other electronic subscriptions are available on the Law Library Web site. Use these resources from your office computer or access them from home with your Net ID. To schedule personalized training on these databases, to run an occasional search, or for password assistance contact your research liaison.
To showcase scholarship produced by faculty and staff, the Law Library compiles a bibliography of books, book chapters and articles which resides on the Law School Web site. Help keep the bibliography up-to-date by regularly submitting your citations or revisions. We can also assist with SSRN and Zotero questions, just ask Kris Turner or Cheryl O’Connor for specifics.
The Law Library staff compiles a monthly email list of its newly acquired titles, “Selected Recent Acquisitions”, which can be customized to your topic(s) of interest. Send a reply email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your book selections will be delivered to your office. To subscribe to this email list or to recommend purchases for the Law Library collection, contact the liaison for collections, Vicky Coulter.
Whether it be a library tour, a customized research guide, or a classroom presentation, start by calling your research liaison for assistance as you plan your curriculum.
- Course Reserves / Circulation / Copy Cards
To request that material be placed on course reserve for your classes – in print or electronic format – call the Circulation Desk at 262-1128. This department circulates books to you from the Law Library collection or from any library in the University of Wisconsin System. Circulation Services also issues photocopy cards and can set up proxy accounts for your research assistants to check out books on your behalf.