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2012-2013 Annual Report: Oklahoma City University School of Law Library: 2012-13 Milestones

General Law Library statistics

4 full time dual degreed JD librarians and 1 unfilled JD librarian position

4 full time Master degreed librarians

3 full time staff members

1 part time staff member

254.9 people per day entered the Law Library on average

24 hours the Law Library is open to students, faculty and staff (with the exception of university wide campus closures)

2,433 times students accessed the Law Library during hours outside of the circulation desk's regular operation 

16 law and undergraduate student workers

4,266 questions asked and recorded in Gimlet

168 happy patron comments about the library recorded in Gimlet

64 displays created in the Law Library

519 original tweets

4 Law Library newsletters issued

137 Gavel posts 

Collection

129,020 paper volumes in the Law Library

281,820 paper, microform, AV, and non-book items

2,353 items added this year

395 active periodical titles

16 AV titles added to the collection this year

110 books purchased for law school faculty

$4,046.91 spent on faculty purchases

The Mission of the Law Library

Law Library mission

Message from the Law Library Director

The 2012-13 year was a period of continued growth and accomplishment for the Oklahoma City University Law Library.  The Award of Accomplishment in Legal Research Skills, Advanced Legal Research course offerings, Law Student Reference Assistants Program, and other programs continued to attract more students.  These programs demonstrate our commitment to equipping students with the skills and abilities required by legal employers. 

We initiated an annual program, called LAB-rary, to honor our friend and colleague Professor J. William Conger.  LAB-rary will focus on new and innovative topics in the legal profession and will be held each year on Professor Conger’s birthday. 

A tremendous amount of work went into the ABA Site Visit, planning for our new law library at the Downtown location, and cleanup from the May flooding.   The teamwork of the librarians and staff were critical to the success of these efforts.  I am particularly proud of the numerous compliments I received about the librarians and staff from those who were temporarily relocated to Gold Star during the Sarkeys flood clean-up.

2013-14 promises to be a challenging year as we build upon past successes and prepare to move the library to our new downtown location.

 

Circulation

5,423 items checked out or browsed

560  study aid circulations

123 DVDs checked out

755 items were checked out for Law Library displays

1,334 directional questions recorded in Gimlet

793 OCLC interlibrary loan requests filled

6 statute borrowing requests filled by MALLCO schools

42,686 patrons visited the Law Library

 

4,495.5 hours circulation services were available


1,318 views of the
Patron LibGuides 

Librarian Presentations and Professional Development

209 presentations made by librarians

1,707 members of the law school community participated in presentations by librarians

1,011.75 hours all librarians spent participating in online, local, and national professional development

Disaster Relief Effort

In the spring and summer of 2013 several tornadoes hit areas in and around Oklahoma City and caused severe devastation. Librarians and staff of the Law Library have contributed time, services, and  funds to help in the tornado relief effort.  Select work performed includes: creation of a disaster relief libguide of legal materials and forms for the Oklahoma Bar Association, providing basic necessity resources to individuals displaced by the tornadoes and temporarily living in the Cokesbury Apartments on the Oklahoma City University campus, answering phones at the United Way, restoration of damaged photographs, acting as a volunteer ambassador for the Red Cross, participating in a CrossFit Benefit WOD where all the proceeds went to those impacted in Moore, donation of pet supplies to the Norman Farmers' Market while it acted as a temporary clinic to lost and displaced animals after the storms, and monetary donations. 

Community Involvement

Over 21,000 water bottles saved from the landfill due to the new water fountain

34 items circulated to Pro Se patrons

360 visits to the library by public patrons

$705.25 funds obtained through book sales

279 CDs recycled

Reference

61.5 hours of reference assistance available each academic week

2,931 hours reference assistance was available in total

4,266 questions answered

142 questions asked at a  reference desk

1,720 questions answered by a reference librarian or reference assistant

808 questions asked by law faculty and staff

2,502 questions asked by students

1,642.25 hours law student reference assistants gained practical legal research skills through their work at the library

Award of Accomplishment in Legal Research Skills Participants

297 students participated in the Award of Accomplishment in Legal Research Skills program

44 students completed the program and received their award

7 Brown Bag trainings were offered to 45 students

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