Census Day 2020: Yes, It Is Still Happening

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By Rachel Evans & Geraldine Kalim

Although things are out of sorts around the world, U.S. Census day (which only occurs once every ten years) is still an important date observed nationwide. You can participate in this major Constitutional required event online, by phone, or by mail.

The Census has a fact sheet available online with excellent guidance for college students, and their website includes updates and announcements related to COVID-19 as well. These announcements indicate that although some operations are being delayed and public safety concerns are a top consideration, Census 2020 is still underway today. One of the adjustments is an extension on their typical self-response phase (previously July 31, now August 14th). For more information visit the Census status of current operations page.

Most of all, don’t forget to count yourself for Census 2020! To do so online visit https://2020census.gov/en.html. To learn more about the Census, watch their official video:

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Law Dawg of the Month: Cooper

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By Anne Burnett

The moment you’ve been waiting for all month . . . March’s Law Dawg! Meet Cooper, whose person is 3L Joy Bonner. Cooper is a chocolate labradoodle puppy with an unlimited supply of energy and cuddles.

All members of the Law School Community (students, faculty and staff) are invited to submit a photo for possible selection as the Law Dawg. The featured entry for each issue will be selected at random from all entries received. Please note that honorary Law Dawgs (i.e. those of the feline, equine, porcine, avian, reptilian, etc. persuasion) are eligible as well.

Please send your Law Dawg photo(s) to aburnett@uga.edu.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month & the Suffrage Centennial

By Rachel Evans, Geraldine Kalim, & David Rutland

Did you know the year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment? That is the amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. There are many places to learn more about Women’s History and the suffrage movement, including online at the National Archives. They have a fantastic gallery of photos, links to educational resources, and an interactive timeline including digitized documents related to the 19th Amendment. Although on campus events have been canceled, we can still take this virtual opportunity to commemorate the historical milestone of democracy and to discuss its relevance to the issues of equal rights we still face as a nation today.

Another great resource is HeinOnline’s Women and the Law collection, a historical archive containing more than 3,200 fully searchable titles. You can also search by categories including: Abortion, Famous Women (Biography), Feminism and Legal Theory, Legal Rights & Suffrage, Periodicals, Women & Education, Women & Employment, Women & Society, Women’s Bar Association, Scholarly Articles, Bibliography of Other Works, External Links, and a related LibGuide.

Smithsonian Folkways has compiled a Women’s Liberation playlist, containing 15 songs that one of your authors listened to while working from home today and loved! Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is the nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian has more great free, online content at Because of Her Story, its women’s history initiative.

 

 

 

 

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Greetings From Home: The Building Is Closed, But The Blog Is Open!

By Geraldine Kalim & Rachel Evans

The library will be closed until Tuesday April 7th. Virtual reference assistance is available Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM via lawref@uga.edu or through chat. If you have existing checked out items, loan periods will be extended and fines suspended. For more information, continue checking our COVID-19 library services page at http://www.law.uga.edu/library-services-COVID-19

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Dear blog readers,

During this time, we hope that our blog can serve as a source of entertainment and information unrelated to the latest breaking news. We will continue to blog about our library’s resources and the work of our librarians and staff. We also hope to use this space to connect you with other libraries, museums, and educational institutions of all types that have used their creativity and ingenuity to offer their resources virtually to the public.

Sincerely,

UGA Law Library

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Virtual Reference Desk This Week

Today is the first day of our Virtual Reference hours, which we anticipate will be Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need research or reference assistance, or if you have questions about access to materials while off campus:

Chat: follow this link to our website

Email: lawref@uga.edu

If you have items checked out from the Law Library, please do not be concerned about due dates or fines. We will be extending due dates.

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Law Library Services Update

By Geraldine Kalim

The Law Library is committed to continuing to be a resource for you all during this time. Please refer to Law Library Services During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Closure in the coming weeks for information and updates on library services. This guide is available from our homepage. Our librarians also have created a new Research Guide, Online Teaching Strategies: Introduction, to support faculty preparing for potential online instruction.
Finally, we will be CLOSED this weekend, Saturday 3/14 through Friday 3/27. We care about the health and well-being of each and every one of you, and we sincerely hope you all stay safe in the coming weeks.

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Yoga in the Law Library!

By David Rutland

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You’ve all probably seen me and few others walking up the stairs in the Reading Room in shorts and tees and carrying yoga mats.  Would you like to take a break from studying and join us?  Come on!  Space is limited since we’re in Classroom L, but if it fills up one day, try again the next day!  Each session we play a different video that lasts 30 – 40 minutes.  And if you don’t want to bring a yoga mat, you can borrow one!

If you’d like to come, email me at david.rutland@uga.edu and I’ll send you a schedule for the week.

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