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Archive for November 7th, 2016

Oomf Chargers Now Available at the Law Library Circulation Desk

Oomf chargers are available at the Law Library circulation desk for your phone charging needs. The chargers are available for no charge for 24 hours.  You do have to give a credit card to activate your account.  After 24 hours there is a fee of $5 per day (reminders will be sent via email or text).  The directions on how it all works are available next to the chargers at the circulation desk but here is an overview:

  • Pick up the Oomf device
  • Plug your phone or other device into the Oomf
  • Go to on your phone
  • Sign-in or register
  • Stand within 5 feet of the charging device to activate with the 4 letter code on the back of the Oomf
  • Even if your phone is completely dead, a friend can activate the Oomf for you.

There are also 9 other Oomf locations across campus but don’t worry chargers are still also available for checkout at the circulation desk.


11/9 “Shepard’s” Seminar

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe Shepard’s Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, November 9th, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  This Seminar is worth 12.5 points, and no need to pre-register to attend it.

Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Fall 2016 semester:

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • There is one more live 30-minute Seminar, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059 –  KeyCite on 11/16/16.  This Seminar is worth 12.5 points, and no need to pre-register to attend this live Seminar.
  • The TWEN-based Seminars will be available through Wednesday, 12/21/16.  [At TWEN, click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Research Certificate Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.]
    • Starting Ohio Legal Research with Ohio Jurisprudence and Practice Materials (12.5 points)
    • Research Management with Zotero (8.5 points)
  • You earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar by correctly answering 4 out of 6 questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  You cannot earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar if you have already attended a live Seminar on the same topic.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-17 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!
Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,