RA Training Registration
RA Training Registration Form and Session Descriptions
DESCRIPTIONS: There are FOUR training sessions covering different subjects. The first two are offered twice for the convenience of registrants' schedules.
CAMPUS (NORLIN) LIBRARY RA TOUR – Cynthia Keller, Senior Instructor and Learning Coordinator for Arts & Humanities at Norlin Library, will conduct a 1-hour tour of Norlin Library's collections for law research assistants. Her tour will emphasize how to find materials in Norlin, how to copy and check out materials in professors' names, how to request materials from their off-site storage facility, and descriptions of the different libraries and collections within the Norlin building of interest to law research assistants (government publications, science, periodicals, reference, book stacks, archives, etc.). Meet Ms. Keller inside the east entrance to Norlin Library OR meet Jane Thompson in the lounge outside the entrance to the Wise Law Library 20 minutes ahead of the Norlin tour, and we can walk over together.
LAW LIBRARY RA TRAINING – Council Tree Professor of Law Kristen Carpenter, or Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Sarah Krakoff, will introduce the session by covering faculty expectations, best practices, and research misconduct avoidance for student research assistants. Jane Thompson from the Wise Law Library will discuss RA protocols and procedures (checking out, photocopying, or printing books or documents for your professor, obtaining professor checkout privileges at campus libraries, requesting materials via interlibrary loan, etc.). She will also address how to develop your research plan, strategies and sources for online and print retrieval through the Law Library's gateway, research-related software applications, and more. This session will last 1½ hours.
BLOOMBERG LAW TRAINING - Michael Calder, Client Success Manager with Bloomberg Law, will conduct an introductory class that covers content, searching, and features of the Bloomberg Law research system, including practical guidance and federal and state docket searching. The session will include information on how to obtain a Bloomberg Law logon if you do not have one. This session will last 50 minutes. [lunch is provided]
LEXISNEXIS/WESTLAW RA TRAINING – Lynn Pinnekamp from LexisNexis and Jeff Brandimarte from Westlaw will conduct a refresher class that covers summer password extension and emphasizes the kinds of searches and strategies that are useful for RAs. This session will last 50 minutes. [lunch is provided]