Faculty Service Descriptions
The Law Library provides a cluster of services to directly assist your research.
Reference Desk Contacts and Email
Should you need immediate assistance with a reference or research matter at any time the shared email account for the reference desk is email@example.com and the telephone number is (216) 368-5206. The phone and email account are always monitored during open reference hours. After-hours messages are received and handled as early as possible the following morning. While the librarian assigned to the desk when a faculty call or email arrives is responsible for seeing that the enclosed response handled in a timely manner, queries are easily referred among the librarians as merited by expertise/specialization and availability. As always, you may also contact your assigned liaison librarian with any information needs, as well as with any questions or concerns about the library.
The law library research service can provide academic research in support of law school faculty. Such research is overseen by professional reference librarians with the support of student research assistants, and supervised by the Head of Reference.
The library research service is optimized for reasonably well-defined research projects up to 15 hours in extent, and that benefit from the support of the librarians. To request such assistance through the library, you may contact Andy Dorchak or your library liaison.
The research service provides direct support to law faculty in the pursuit of academic work, whether related to teaching or writing. We cannot support research in support of the practice of law. Nor can we accept research requests by student research assistants — requests must be communicated directly by faculty members themselves.
Students hired as Research Fellows support this program. They are trained by the reference librarians and work in a “pool” under the supervision of the library reference department. The librarians always stand at the ready to step in with support and guidance for our students.
The library is always interested in recommendations of students appropriate for consideration as Library Research Fellows.