Services for Law Faculty Graduate Assistants
Supporting the teaching and research needs of the law faculty is an important part of the Law Library’s primary mission. As a graduate assistant, you will likely be asked to perform research on behalf of your faculty member. We want you to know that we are here to help. Authorized graduate assistants are offered the same level of service afforded to the law faculty.
G.A. Training Program
The Law Library has developed an orientation and training program for Law Faculty Graduate Assistants. Participants will receive both an orientation to the full array of available library services and individualized training in how to efficiently research in their faculty member’s topical area(s) of expertise. To arrange a one-on-one session, contact your faculty member’s Law Library Liaison.
Law Library Liaisons
Each law professor has a librarian liaison who acts as his or her primary law library contact. Liaisons are familiar with both the scope of faculty research and the full array of library services and resources. Liaisons are available to offer graduate assistants advice on research strategy, instruction on locating and using print and electronic resources effectively, assistance in tracking down obscure resources, and more. Please see the Library Liaison list for contact information on the liaison for your faculty member.
Proxy Borrowing Privileges
Graduate assistants with a Proxy Borrower Form on file, signed by a faculty member, may check-out library materials on behalf of that faculty member. Students are strongly encouraged to exercise the proxy borrower privilege when checking-out items for a professor. Faculty members enjoy a much longer loan period than students. Placing items under your name could result in significant fines on your account.
Graduate assistants with a Proxy Borrower Form on file may photocopy materials for their faculty member usiing a copycard, available at Access Services. Photo ID is required.