Librarians offer a variety of information literacy options to support any class offered at UNH Law. These options range from assisting students in research to an entire research class. Additionally, the list below is not exhaustive; please talk to your liaison to discover other unique solutions for adding information literacy to your course.
Student Research Resources
- Course Research Pathfinders. Librarians will create electronic research pathfinders for courses that satisfy the advanced writing requirement as well as for courses involving specialized research sources such as immigration law, international law, administrative law, trademark law, etc. Each research pathfinder is designed to serve as a starting point for research for students enrolled in the course with links to primary and secondary sources. For example, see this guide on researching criminal law.
- Seminar Paper Assistance. Librarians can meet one on one with students to help scope their topic, evaluate research logs, and receive information on sources specific to their topic.
Teaching and Research Resources
- Course Research Presentations. Librarians will speak to classes about research strategies in various topical areas at the request of faculty. Faculty interested in arranging a research presentation to provide “just in time” research instruction to students enrolled in their courses should talk with their library liaison in advance about scheduling the presentation and tailoring it to the professor’s needs. Presentations can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as an entire class. Presentations can also include assignments that are graded by either the librarian or professor.
- Faculty Co-Teach with an Embedded Librarian. Courses such as the ITTI (International Technology Transfer Institute) have been co-taught with a librarian.
- Teaching Assistant and Resarch Assistant Training.
- Refresher Training. Meet in your office or our office, we can show you the latest and greatest sources tied to your scholarship needs.
- Recent Exams. The library provides an online collection of recent course exams that professors have approved for release.
Teaching Resources. The following web sites may provide useful resources for faculty teaching:
- Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) - As a CALI member, Law faculty and students have access to a collection of on-line tutorials and lessons covering diverse topics taught in U.S. law schools. CALI lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and may be assigned as supplemental study materials or integrated with other course materials. CALI lessons may be used on-line or downloaded directly from the CALI website. Contact Tom Hemstock, x1199, for the Law faculty password to access CALI.
- Institute for Law School Teaching - The Institute for Law School Teaching serves as a clearinghouse for ideas that will improve the quality of education in law schools and develops materials on teaching and learning in law schools.
- Textbooks Required course texts and supplementary materials for current courses are kept on Reserve behind the Circulation Desk. The library purchases all required course texts. The following sources may be useful for faculty to identify course textbooks:
A directory of the major legal publishers with vendor contact information
An alphabetical listing of major legal publishers with links to their web pages.