This issue inevitably focuses on the reopening of the Library in its permanent home in the Temple, following the completion of Project Pegasus. The Librarian reflects on the reoccupation process, and other staff update you on what is (and what is not) new about the reconfigured Library. There is also news about upcoming tours and legal research opportunities for practitioners, students and clerks, and new developments regarding online database subscriptions; also reports on a visit to the Supreme Court and its library, and on new acquisitions.
The October issue includes a round-up of our recent activities for the benefit of students; an appreciation of the Commonwealth law collection by a Library user; announcements regarding upcoming training opportunities for students, pupils and clerks; news of developments on the major online legal information services; reviews of recent criminal law-themed TV dramas; and features on new acquisitions and on the phased return of the non-law collections as Project Pegasus nears completion.
The July issue includes announcements regarding summer opening and changes to services in the light of the latest guidance on COVID-19; news of upcoming student induction sessions and legal research training; an update on Project Pegasus; reports from the recent BIALL Conference; an opportunity to ‘Meet the Team’; a retrospective by our Deputy Librarian on her fifteen years in post; and a feature on new acquisitions.
The April issue includes details of the Library’s recently extended opening hours (and Saturday opening across all four Inn Libraries); reports on recent staff activities for the benefit of new students; and features on new acquisitions and on the Case Law section of AccessToLaw.com. In conclusion members of staff tell us what activities they are looking forward to as (we hope) the lockdown continues to ease.
This issue includes an announcement regarding the launch of Lawtel on Westlaw UK; our Annual Review for 2020; reflections on providing a remote service during the pandemic, and specifically on the complementarity of online and print resources; and features on new acquisitions and on staff activities during lockdown.
In the November issue our new Librarian introduces himself and the outgoing Librarian offers a valedictory retrospective. The issue also contains reports on recent induction/training events for the benefit of new students and pupils, and on Library activities during lockdown, and features on law-related TV broadcasts (fiction and non-fiction) and on new acquisitions.
The July issue includes summer opening hours for the four Inn Libraries; an update on Library services during the COVID-19 situation (including the latest offer: free access to ICLR Online); an appreciation of our departing Librarian and a vote of thanks to her former deputy; online initiatives (for example, a virtual induction for new students, virtual tours for prospective members, new subject guides to web resources); reflections by staff on Working from Home; and a feature on the Hong Kong section of AccessToLaw.
The May issue includes a résumé of Library services available during the Coronavirus outbreak (enquiries, document supply, access to databases, free resources, daily research tips and other initiatives); a report on our response so far to remote enquiries (and a selection of the feedback we have received); advance notice of an online Qualifying Session on legal research; new subject guides on electronic resources; and a feature on the Food and Drugs section of AccessToLaw.
The February issue includes a review of our activities during 2019; news of forthcoming events for pupils and on the latest addition to our range of online subscription-based resources, Lexis®PSL, to which there will be (limited) remote access; an introduction to our new member staff; and features on the Environmental Law section of AccessToLaw, and on new acquisitions.
The November issue includes information on Saturday opening for the remainder of the year; FAQs (and answers) relating to the temporary Library at 10 Fetter Lane; reports on our recent activities for the benefit of new students and pupils; impressions from users and staff on the temporary Library; and features on new acquisitions and on the Government section of AccessToLaw.