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 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 / Print Cards
The Course Reserve collection is located at the Circulation Desk. Required readings and audio-visual materials can be placed on Course Reserve each semester. Faculty may supply the item to place on Course Reseve or ask that the Law Library provide it, if possible. Personal copies submitted will be barcoded and labeled to indicate the course. To place materials on Course Reserve, stop at the Circulation Desk or contact Circulation Staff at 265-9546 or email email@example.com. This department circulates books to you from the Law Library collection or from any library in the University of Wisconsin System. Circulation Services can set up proxy accounts for your research assistants to check out books on your behalf.
Librarians for Faculty Service:
Vicky Coulter (for collections)
Assistant Director for Technical Services and Collections
Sunil Rao (for research)
Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian
Bonnie Shucha (for research)
Assistant Director for Public Services
Jenny Zook (for research)
Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Kris Turner (for research)
Head of Reference
For questions, please contact Bonnie Shucha.