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Cleveland Public Library Patent and Trademark Resource Center Open House

On Saturday, October 7 at 2pm, the downtown branch of Cleveland Public Library is hosting an open house for their Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC).  The event address is: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor, 525 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114. Our friends at the Cleveland Public Library invite you to learn about the resources available for you as well as upcoming projects and programs. Take a tour of the Maker Space in TechCentral and check out the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Bluebooking Seminar This Week!

image of superhero womanThe Law Library Bluebooking Legal Research Seminar is on Thursday, September 21, 4:50pm-5:50pm in Law Library Room A059.  You and The Bluebook can be friends.  Learn to effectively use it for faster legal drafting.  As you practice writing citations, you’ll discover how to apply citation & style rules, and abbreviation & jurisdiction tables.
Also remember, special prize for attendees of live Seminars – we will have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar.

Key points about Fall 2017 Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including LLM/MLS students.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar – simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • All of the live Seminars will take place on Thursdays, in Law Library Room A059.  All but one of the live Seminars will be 30-minutes; one will be 60-minutes.
  • Each of the live Seminars will be available online, via Westlaw’s TWEN platform, approximately two weeks after the Seminar‘s live date.  Toward the end of September, connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button, then add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course to your “My Courses” list.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute live Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute live Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” an online Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you will be awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.

Remaining Fall 2017 Law Library Legal Research Seminar topics, dates & times:

  • Terms & Connectors Searching – September 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Learn powerful key search techniques beyond natural language searching. As you practice constructing searches using connectors in Lexis Advance & Westlaw, you’ll see amazing results.
  • Westlaw Overview – October 12, 4:30pm-5pm [1L geared; see description immediately below.]
  • Lexis Advance Overview – October 26, 4:30pm-5pm – Leap beyond Google and harness the power of these two legal research giants. You’ll practice big box & pre-filtered searching, and see how to print/download/email search results.
  • Shepard’s – November 2, 4:30pm-5pm [See description immediately below.]
  • KeyCite – November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Why is a red stop sign different from a yellow flag, and what should you do when you see either one? You’ll examine components of reports in Shepard’s (on Nov 2) and KeyCite (on Nov 9), and discover the power of these legal citator services.
  • Zotero – bonus online Seminar – available in late September – Do you have a big research project? Get organized with reference management software. You’ll practice how to save database records & web pages, and create & export records, in the freely-available Zotero.
Again, special prize for attendees of live Seminars – we will have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar.
Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

Winners from the Law Library Open House

Congrats to Joseph Lucchesi (pictured)–the winner of the law library’s Open House gift card contest.  Enjoy your Amazon card Joe!

Also congrats go out to Tyler Berry and Marlise Taylor for winning 1000 points from Lexis.

WLSA Dress for Success Clothing Drive

The Women Law Students Association (WLSA) of C|M|Law is sponsoring a clothing drive to help others “Dress for Success”. There is a donation box at the law library’s circulation desk.

Clothing Donation Guidelines

  • Accepting up-to-date, new or gently worn women’s clothing and accessories.
  • Donate interview or work appropriate clothing and accessories such as:
  • Dresses, Business Suits, Blouses, Slacks and Skirts
  • Turtleneck Sweaters, Cardigans, Blazers
  • Purses, Jewelry, Scarves, and Unused Hosiery
  • Business and Interview Appropriate Shoes and Boots
  • Khaki Pants
  • Solid Colored Polo Shirts (no branding) — think of Nice, Business Casual Attire
  • Medical Scrubs and Medical Comfort Shoes
  • Work Boots and Gloves
  • Coats (Trench, Raincoats, Winter), Jackets
  • Tennis Shoes

ALL SIZES are accepted and welcomed.

Please note that 65% of women, that Dress For Success regularly help, wear size 16 and up, thus accessories which do not have a size are wonderful donation options and help complete the head-to-toe professional look for each woman in need and seeking employment.



  • On Hangers
  • or Neatly Folded,
  • and Contained in CLEAR GARMENT BAGS (i.e.: Dry Cleaner Bag)
  • ACCESSORY ITEMS and SHOES should be dropped off in bags or boxes to keep items neat and organized.

Library Open House Next Tuesday

The C|M|Law Library cordially invites all students, faculty and staff to attend our semi-annual Open House next Tuesday, September 12th from 4-6pm on the first floor of the library.  We will have pizza, pop, and refreshments along with drawings for great prizes including a $25 Amazon gift card, Lexis points, and a Giant Eagle gift card from Lexis and other giveaways from the law library and Westlaw.


Those who wish to enter the prize drawings will need to visit each table hosted by librarians and vendors to receive a sticker.  Once every table has been visited you will be entered—it’s as simple as that. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!