Friday, April 13, 2012

Day 5 of National Library Week - Two Truths and a Lie

Today's the last chance to show how well you know our library's staff.  Can you spot Ann's lie?
  1. Speaks Polish.
  2. Has been P.E. teacher, High School swim coach, and Flight Attendant.
  3. Won a poetry writing contest.
 Leave you answer in a comment below.  Answers will be posted on Monday.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 4 of National Library Week - Two Truths and a Lie

Next up is Gretchen.  Can you spot the lie? 
  1. My favorite vegetable is spinach.
  2. I sang with Nancy Wilson of the band "Heart."
  3. I love to water-ski.

Leave your answer as a comment and be entered to win vendor swag.  We will announce the correct answers on Monday, April 16.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Westlaw Training at Nevada Supreme Court Library

The Supreme Court Library will be hosting a Westlaw* Patron Access training session on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. in Room 107.

Topics include using Westlaw Library Patron Access to:
  • Use West editorial enhancements to get better results in both cases and statutes;
  • Understand and use KeyCite graphical indicators to improve search results and citation validation;
  • Review of natural language, and terms & connectors searching, and
  • Review of online workflow tools such as using the “Copy with Reference” feature, Limit document display by fields, and efficient statutes browsing.

Attorneys can earn one general credit towards their Nevada CLE requirement.

*Free to search; results may be printed at $0.10 per page; downloading and emailing not available at this time.


Who:  Patrick McCahill, Research Specialist, Government Sales & Account Management
What:  Westlaw Training
When:  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Where:  Supreme Court Library, Room 107
Why:  Learn to use Westlaw more efficiently to obtain better results in less time

No need to sign up in advance, drop-ins welcome.

Day 3 of National Library Week - Two Truths and a Lie

Today we are featuring the library's newest employee, Amanda.  Two of the following statements are true and one is a lie.  Can you spot the lie?
  1. I have over 800 books.
  2. I got my driver’s license when I was 18, not 16.
  3. I love to knit.
Leave your answer in a comment below to be entered into a drawing for fabuluous vendor swag.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 2 of National Library Week - Two Truths and a Lie

Today we are featuring Christine in our Two Truths and a Lie game.
  1. I played the string bass in the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.
  2. I won a trophy for faceting a 35 caret aquamarine.
  3. I spent a lot of time in the Ozarks.
Which do you think is the lie?  Post your answer in a comment.  Correct answers will be entered in a contest to win some fabulous vendor swag. 

National Library Week - Two Truths and a Lie

How well do you know your library staff?  Today we are playing Two Truths and a Lie.  Post your answer in the comments and those who guess the lie correctly will be entered in a contest to win some awesome vendor swag.
  1. I’ve driven cross-country five times.
  2. My favorite book is Moby Dick.
  3. When I was 28 years old, I was mistaken for 14. 



Monday, April 9, 2012

National Library Week

We are celebrating National Library week here at the Supreme Court Library with a variety of events. 

To start the week off, we are going to have a representative from the Carson City Library here from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 107 to give out Carson City Library cards.  State workers are eligible to obtain cards regardless of where they live.  The library card not only lets you use the Carson City Library's great collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, but also to use the CLAN databases are available from the Nevada State Library and Archives.  CLAN databases include and Learning Express. Use your barcode and password to access the Law Library's free WiFi without having to request a guest login and password.

On Friday, April 13, Nevada Legal Services will be holding a self-help forms completion clinic for people who are filing without legal representation.  General instruction will be provided regarding the completion of self-help forms.  A Notary Public will be available.  Register by calling 775-284-3491 x214.  The clinic will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 107 of the Supreme Court Library, 201 S. Carson Street.  Please use the Stewart Street entrance to the Supreme Court. 

During the week we will have a crossword puzzle, 2 Truths and a Lie contests to see who knows the most about library staff, and of course, a variety of treats.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Picture of the Week

Not many libraries maintain print card catalogs, though the Law Library still has one for those folks who like the serendipity of thumbing through cards or don't want the hassle of logging onto a computer.  For those that prefer electronics, the library also has an online catalog through its membership in the Cooperative Libraries Automated Network.  There is even a mobile version of the online catalog so you can access the library's holdings from your phone or tablet.  

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Picture of the Week

The Law Library has a collection of superseded Nevada code volumes that includes every edition of the Nevada Revised Statutes.