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April 19, 2012

Book Drive a Success

IMG_3117.jpgOur National Library Week book drive was a resounding success!

We collected more than 400 books to give to Books Inside, a Utah non-profit organization providing books to Utah prisons and jails.

Thank you to everyone who donated!

April 11, 2011

National Library Week

NLWlogo2011.rev.jpgApril 10-16, 2011 is National Library Week. The American Library Association has celebrated this event annually since 1958.

In Utah, National Library Week coincides with Love Your Library Week, a resolution passed by the state legislature in 2008.

Events are being held in libraries throughout the state. For instance, the Logan Public Library is hosting a book sale, a drop in story time session, and prize drawings for both children and adults. Provo City Library is hosting a library card design contest. The Roosevelt Public Library will be hosting a National Library Week story hour.

Don't know where your local public library is located? Use the Utah State Library's library directory.

April 14, 2010

National Bookmobile Day


Today is National Bookmobile Day!

Here are some facts about Utah's bookmobile program :

  • They travel 150,000 miles each year
  • They serve 303 bookmobile stops in 14 Utah Counties
  • They serve 89 schools (public, charter and Head Start)
  • They serve over 200,000 Utah readers
  • They offer internet service.

April 13, 2010

National Library Workers Day


As part of the ongoing National Library Week celebration, today has been designated National Library Workers Day.

Utah's libraries employ hundreds of people - more than 1,000 in public libraries alone. Without those workers, libraries would merely be buildings with books and computers - it's the people who make the institutions come alive.

I would like to express my appreciation to the team at the Utah State Law Library for their dedication to our cause: providing access to legal information for all Utahns. Thank you for your hard work.

April 09, 2010

National Library Week Book & Magazine Drive


Next week is National Library Week!

You can help the Utah State Law Library celebrate by donating books and magazines for homeless adult readers.

We are collecting books and magazines for Catholic Community Services’ Weigand Center, which offers a broad range of services to homeless adults. Your donations will fill the shelves of their library.

Drop off your books and magazines at the State Law Library in Room W-13 on the first floor of the Matheson Courthouse (450 South State Street) through next Friday, April 16th.

For more information, contact the State Law Library at 801-238-7990 or library@email.utcourts.gov

April 17, 2009

National Library Week Wrap Up

As National Library Week draws to a close I want to thank those who joined us. We had a good turnout for our classes, and I hope you enjoyed our daily trivia quiz.

We look forward to celebrating with you next year!

- Friday's Quiz Answers (PDF)

National Library Week Quiz - Presidential Trivia

Today's National Library Week quiz topic is presidential trivia.

Submit your answers to library@email.utcourts.gov by 5:00 today. We will post the answers to today's later today.

State laws prevent us from giving prizes, but you can feel proud of your knowledge of library and legal trivia, and get a tiny bit of fame! Good luck.

- Friday's Quiz (PDF)
- Thursday's Quiz Answers (PDF)

Bonus Word Search
- Find the Appellate Court Judges (PDF)

April 16, 2009

National Library Week Quiz - History of the Utah Legislature

Today's National Library Week quiz topic is the history of the Utah Legislature.

Submit your answers to library@email.utcourts.gov by 5:00 today. We will post the answers to today's quiz tomorrow morning, as well as the names of those who got all of the answers correct.

State laws prevent us from giving prizes, but you can feel proud of your knowledge of library and legal trivia, and get a tiny bit of fame! Good luck.

- Thursday's Quiz (PDF)
- Wednesday's Quiz Answers (PDF)

April 15, 2009

National Library Week Quiz - Congressional History

Today's National Library Week quiz topic is the history of the U.S. Congress.

Submit your answers to library@email.utcourts.gov by 5:00 today. We will post the answers to today's quiz tomorrow morning, as well as the names of those who got all of the answers correct.

State laws prevent us from giving prizes, but you can feel proud of your knowledge of library and legal trivia, and get a tiny bit of fame! Good luck.

- Wednesday's Quiz (PDF)
- Tuesday's Quiz Answers (PDF)

April 14, 2009

National Library Week Quiz - Utah Court History

Today's National Library Week quiz topic is the history of the Utah Courts.

Submit your answers to library@email.utcourts.gov by 5:00 today. We will post the answers to today's quiz tomorrow morning, as well as the names of those who got all of the answers correct.

State laws prevent us from giving prizes, but you can feel proud of your knowledge of library and legal trivia, and get a tiny bit of fame! Good luck.

- Tuesday's Quiz (PDF)

- Monday's Quiz Answers (PDF)

April 13, 2009

National Library Week Quiz - Library of Congress

Today's National Library Week quiz topic is the Library of Congress, the world's largest library.

Submit your answers to library@email.utcourts.gov by 5:00 today. We will post the answers to today's quiz tomorrow morning, as well as the names of those who got all of the answers correct.

State laws prevent us from giving prizes, but you can feel proud of your knowledge of library and legal trivia, and get a tiny bit of fame! Good luck.

- Monday's Quiz (PDF)

National Library Week

April 12 - 18, 2009 is National Library Week, celebrated across the country by all kinds of libraries, including law libraries.

We invite you to join the Utah State Law Library as we commemorate this week with a series of classes and a daily trivia quiz.

The quiz will be posted each day on our blog, and topics include the Library of Congress, historical trivia from Utah's courts and legislature, the U.S. Congress and U.S. presidents.

We hope you'll join our celebration!

April 08, 2009

National Library Week Classes

In commemoration of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2009) the Utah State Law Library will be offering the following classes and tours:

Introduction to Resources for Self-Represented Parties
The class introduces the resources available for people representing themselves in court, including how to find an attorney, legal clinics, forms, the Online Court Assistance Program and other resources. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Utah State Law Library introducing the print and electronic resources available.

When
Monday, April 13th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Westlaw Basics
This class will teach you how to search for case law, statutes, and other information using specialized search techniques. You will also learn about the various options for printing and saving.

When
Tuesday, April 14th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Introduction to HeinOnline
HeinOnline provides access to historic and current legal publications, including law reviews and Federal material, and includes content not available on Westlaw or LexisNexis. Learn how to access these documents and view, print, and download them in PDF form.

When
Thursday, April 16th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


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Register Today!
Registration is required for all classes. To reserve your spot:
• Call 238-7990
• Email library@email.utcourts.gov
• Or, stop by the State Law Library

Where
All classses will be held at the Utah State Law Library
Matheson Courthouse, 450 South State Street, Room W-13