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Holiday hours at the Law Library

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The Law Library will be closed from Saturday, September 5, through Monday, September 7, due to the Labor Day holiday.  The Library will re-open and resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m.

Speaking of Labor Day, have you viewed the Library of Congress American Memory’s Today Day in History collection? Great historical tidbits about American history, including Labor Day.

Archival photo of Labor Day parade, ca. 1900

Labor Day parade, Main St., Buffalo, N.Y., ca. 1900

from Today in History: September 5 : The First Labor Day,

Have You Heard We Have a PA System? Don’t Worry—You Will

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The Law Library is happy to announce that we have a new PA system. In addition to conveying emergency messages, the PA system will have an automated message that will play at close every night. Patrons will be warned of closing thirty minutes, fifteen minutes, and five minutes before the Law Library closes. It is the Law Library’s policy that the PA system will only be used for closing and emergency communications and not for paging patrons.

For all you Law Library regulars out there, can you guess which librarian voices our closing message?

Fall hours begin August 31

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Goodbye, Summer schedule, and hello, Fall hours.  Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Law Library will be following a new schedule for Fall 2015.  Our regular schedule of hours will be:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Additional information, including exceptions to regular hours, is noted at

#MotivationalMonday: Listen to Coach

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

This is it. The last Monday before the bar. You’ve had an incredible journey so there’s only one thing to leave you with—Coach Taylor. Let’s be honest, the man knows how to do a pep talk. How could we feature only one? So as you head into your exam over the next couple of days, take a deep breath and remember his words. Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose. Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose. Clear eyes, full hearts CAN’T LOSE!

Good luck! We’re all rooting for you!

New Law Library hours schedule starting July 27

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The Law Library schedule of hours will be changing beginning next week.  On Monday, July 27, the Law Library will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., then on Tuesday, July 28, we’ll begin to follow our late summer schedule of hours, as follows:

Late Summer – July 27 – August 30, 2015**

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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#MotivationalMonday: Don’t Get Discouraged!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Well it’s all downhill now, isn’t it? July is mostly over. Three years worth of work (and the past month and a half of intensive prep) is leading up to two days. Don’t get discouraged like Rudy. Don’t let those doubts creep in. In the words of Fortune, “You don’t got to prove nothing to nobody except yourself.” Keep it up. You’re almost there!

#MotivationalMonday: You’re Rolling

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Well here we are, another Monday. Last week’s motivational video was get you started. This week it’s all about the keep on keepin’ on. When your dean puts you on double secret probation and all of your frat bros are ready to throw in the towel, what do you do? You get them going. And if you happen to get one little fact wrong, do you stop to correct yourself and lose the flow to your speech? No! You keep that momentum going, which is what all of those studying for the bar should do. You may get a question or two wrong, but forget it because, like Bluto, you’re rolling. Don’t get hung up on one mistake. Keep pushing through!

#MotivationalMonday: Just Do It!

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Ah Mondays. Aren’t they just the worst? Yes, yes, the answer is always yes. In acknowledgement of the sheer awfulness of Mondays and that there is many a SUNY Buffalo Law alum mere weeks away from the bar exam, we thought it’d be nice to partake in #Motivational Monday: The Bar Exam edition. For the next 4 Mondays, tune in for our motivational video of the week.

Know what’s terrifying and not really motivating? Shia LaBeuof yelling at you to make your dreams come true. So this week, we’re taking down a few notches and having a little kid adorably scream at you to get motivated. Take her advice…which is actually Shia’s advice. Do it. Just do it! Keep that studying up!

Passport Services Closed Week of July 5th

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The Law Library’s Passport Services Office will be closed from Monday July 6th through Friday July 10th. We will reopen on Monday July 13th at 10:00 AM.

Should you need immediate assistance while our office is closed, please call 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment with the Buffalo Passport Agency at 111 Genesee Street, Suite 101, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Terry McCormack, Rock Solid

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Terry Rock Steady

Last Friday, at the University Libraries Staff Appreciation luncheon, our very own Terry McCormack received the 2015 Rock Solid Award. Also known as “the Harvey,” the Rock Solid Award recognizes the efforts and dedication of a Library staff member whose reliability, initiative, disposition and quality of work has contributed to the betterment of the workplace and to the University Libraries as a whole.

H. Austin Booth, the Vice Provost for University Libraries, who presented the award, summarized the feelings of many in the UB community when she said:

“This individual has been described by colleagues both inside the libraries and within the University as a hard worker and someone who can always find a way to make things happen, and happen smoothly; even last-minute, huge requests. This person is never too busy to offer a smile, is always willing to listen and help and always seems to be working to make everyone else’s day run a bit easier. This individual has a one-of-a-kind worth ethic, will come in on weekends or evenings if needed to support an event and is always available by phone or email. No matter how large or how small the job, this individual tackles it with enthusiasm and true concern for those who need help. As one colleague gratefully said, “Knowing that he heads the Law IT program helps me sleep at night!” He is the library’s “Switzerland” and the law school’s “MacGyver.””

So if you see Terry, be sure to give him a high five. He’s rock solid.