Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Expanded Services in the Law Library

The Gallagher Law Library is always striving to exceed our users' high expectations for service. Today we are pleased to announce some exciting innovations.

Mercedes is now embedding hot stone massage in the seats of its cars, so we thought: why restrict that experience to luxury cars? Starting this month, selected library chairs will also have several massage settings to ease the tension that long hours studying can inflict on shoulders and backs.

Mercedes massage seat (graphic from Tech Hive)
Drawing inspiration from the hotel industry, we will make our library patrons users guests feel more welcome by offering fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies in the L1 lounge and the L2 student collaborative space each afternoon.

Assoc.Dean Hazel Pennington
Says Associate Dean Hazel Pennington, "Nothing says 'We're glad you're here' like warm cookies!" Sensitive to students' dietary preferences and needs, of course we will offer snacks that are (variously) vegan, low-sugar, gluten-free, kosher, halal, lactose-free, and made without contact with tree nuts.

The Law Library already provides students with access to half a million books and extensive online subscriptions, including Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, LexisNexis, and Westlaw. In addition, we have staff who will borrow materials for students through interlibrary loan and reference librarians who will help students navigate the complex information landscape. We already help students do good work, so why not help the students look good too? To that end, we are converting a corner of the Reference Area to a salon where students can get their hair styled and nails done without having to leave the law school. A presser will even touch up your suit before a mock trial or interview if it got rumpled in your locker.

Our goal is to give you the very best service we can, throughout the year (as well as on April 1).

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