Services

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan services are provided through the Public Services Department and is available to AJMLS affiliates, both past and present, and the Atlanta law community as a whole.

Interlibrary Loans Hours and Contact Information:
Interlibrary Loan office hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Telephone: 678-916-2663
Email: ill@johnmarshall.edu

 

Audio-Visual Services

Effective: 08/06/2010
The Audio-Visual Services (AVS) department provides service and support to the Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School community for their teaching and multimedia presentation needs. The AVS department is primarily staffed by library personnel who report to the Head of Public Services in the Law Library. The AVS department also works in conjunction with the Information Technology (IT) department who assist with unresolved, major technical issues.

The technical proficiencies of the AVS department are minimal, therefore issues of higher technical magnitude (lack of network connectivity to the internet, shared drives, computer malfunction, etc.) should be directed to the IT department. We highly recommend you plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled event/class, to ensure the equipment is set and functioning according to your preference. This also will allow AVS or IT to assist you prior to your event’s start time in case of issues.

All classrooms are equipped with computers, LCD projectors, DVD/VCR combo units, and a sound system with the exception of the following rooms: 203, 203A, 703, 704, and all conference/board rooms

To accommodate these rooms, portable units are available to reserve. AVS has limited equipment available for immediate check-out, and will be available on a “first come, first served” basis.

Equipment Available for Use

  • Digital LCD projectors for computer and video
  • Laptops
  • Digital Video Cameras
  • Televisions

Equipment Reservation Information and Policies
AVS requires a minimum of 24 hours notice for all requests. This will ensure your request is added to the AVS calendar and AVS personnel are available to assist you with setups

For special events (symposium, debates, simulcasts, etc.), AVS requires a minimum of 48 hours notice

Students wishing to use AV equipment must first get written approval from their professor, senior student organization officer(s), or other faculty/staff sponsor, and must give the proper notice based on the event type.
When using technology in the classrooms, please remember to return the equipment to the cabinet; set the mouse in the charger; log off of the computer system; and lock the cabinet before you leave the classroom.

Individuals that aren’t immediate members of the law school community (i.e. vendors, special guests, consultants, etc.) that require access to AV equipment must make their request through the AVS department
Please notify the AVS department of any cancellations

Turnaround for audio and digital video recordings will depend upon the workload of the AVS department, and will be delivered in electronic format (emailed) or hard copy (DVD/CD). Due to the limited staff, “rush” is not an option.

Copyrighted material will not be reproduced unless written permission is granted from the rightful owner to copy and/or distribute the materials. Some CDs and DVDs may not be reproduced due to a proprietary or copyright guard and different region code.

Alumni Services

WE INVITE ALL ALUMNI to utilize the Law Library and its collections. The circulation desk maintains a daily sign-in sheet for Alumni and visitors who use the Law Library.

The following Public Services librarians will assist you with any special requests that might require the use of study rooms and the books and resources held in the AJMLS Reserve Room collection. If they can be of assistance, their contact information is as follows:
 

Mary Wilson   AJ Doucett    Carrie Tolbert
Head of Public Services   Reference Librarian Reference Librarian
678-916-2663   678-916-2665 678-916-2668

 

 

Alumni Access
The Law Library is available for both legal study and legal research during all open hours. For information regarding AJMLS library hours, please call the Law Library at 404-872-3593 ext. 118, or go to www.johnmarshall.edu/library/hours. A collection of practitioner-oriented treatises is located in the Library’s Reserve Area.

Assistance with Research & Library Collections
AJMLS librarians are happy to assist Alumni with research and are available to provide research tips during all open hours. Reference privileges are also available, except for interlibrary loan services.

Books & Other Print Materials
For Law Library holdings, Alumni may perform a search in the online catalog and use the call number found in the book’s record to retrieve from the library’s book shelves. Procedures for borrowing, returning, and renewing books are found at the Circulation Desk. Interlibrary loan service is not available.

Law School Memorabilia
The Law Library maintains an archive of older law school memorabilia, including yearbooks, catalogs and graduation programs. The Law Library is actively searching for and collecting materials and memorabilia for all years prior to 2000. Thus, any gifts of AJMLS memorabilia or duplications of AJMLS memorabilia, from before 2000, would be greatly appreciated.

Study/Research Space: Carrels
The Carrels in the Library are available to everyone on a first come basis. Unoccupied Carrels may be used by anyone unless a notice is posted. Additional seating is available at tables throughout the Law Library.

Bar Exam Study
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s Library is the best place to study for any bar exam! The library often adjusts its hours during the weeks preceding the February and July Georgia Bar Exams to accommodate Alumni taking these exams.

Tours
Upon request, librarians will conduct a library tour for all interested Alumni. Alumni may instead, however, choose to follow the Self-Guided Tour, which is available at the Circulation Desk on the 4th floor.