> Underutilized Periodical Subscriptions Will Be Cancelled:
The Law Library is conducting an extensive re-evaluation of all the
journals, supplements, pocket parts, and other periodical publications
it receives, with an eye to reducing the acquisition of this material
to only those titles that are actually used by Library patrons.
A committee has been formed to monitor this usage and to determine
which titles to keep acquiring/updating, and which titles to cancel. To
this end, a periodicals use survey is being conducted. The survey
consists of a list of all the periodical material up for review.
Periodical material currently acquired by the Library that does not
meet the use criteria determined by the committee will be cancelled.
The only way that the committee can determine usage is by the user
logging his or her use of the material when the material is used. To
ensure that the Library will continue to purchase periodical material
that is valuable to Library patrons, it is essential that patrons
record on this log each and every time they use the materials in
Did You Know?
The Law Library maintains a discard box of unneeded materials that are free for the taking.
"Did You Know?" is a service of the Law Library. Every month, a bit of
Law Library trivia will be posted in the Law Library and here on the
Law Library's website. The previous month's "Did You Know?" tidbit will
also be published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. We hope this service will help improve communication between the Law Library and its users.
This Month In Legal History
May 21, 1856 - Marshal Donaldson orders Captain Donaldson to release Dr. Root and Captain Mitchell.
For the full story, go to the This Month In Legal History page on this website.
"This Month In Legal History" features an event from the history of law
and jurisprudence of Douglas County, Kansas, that occurred during the
month. A different historical event will be posted here every month and
published in the Law Library's E-Mail Newsletter. The archives of previously published entries can be accessed by going to the This Month In Legal History Archive page. Suggestions from readers of items for inclusion in this feature are encouraged and welcomed.
The mission of the Douglas County Law Library is to provide legal and
law related resources through a law library, focused on a Kansas
practice, conveniently located in the Judicial Center for use by the
bar, bench and public.
The Douglas County Law Library was established under the
auspices of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas, pursuant to
Kansas Statutes 20-3126 through 20-3132, and opened on May 1, 2003. The
Library is open to the general public as noted on the Law Library Hours
page on this website. Licensed attorneys in Douglas County who have
paid their annual Law Library Registration Fee and been issued a key
have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Attorneys should contact the
Library about getting a key.
Attorneys who have not paid their Registration Fee are prohibited
from filing any and all transactions with the Clerk of the District
Court until the fee is paid. They also are ineligible to run for one of
the five positions reserved for attorneys on the Douglas County Law
Library Board of Trustees and to vote in elections for those positions.
For more information, contact the Law Library at: email@example.com.