Law Library Newsletter February
In this Issue: 1 Jenel Cotton | 2 Resources | 3 Safety Tips | 4 Brown Bag Presentations
Meet Our New Librarian: Jenel Cotton
Although Jenel Cotton, our newest Reference and Research Librarian started her time with UH in late December, she is no stranger to the library folks. Jenel first came to O’Quinn Law library in May, 2006 as a library intern while she enrolled in the joint JD/Information Science program at University of Michigan. Before and after she completed her internship Jenel worked as a research and reference desk assistant at the University of Michigan Law Library, where she honed her skills serving law faculty, students, and other patrons. Houston impressed her so much, Jenel applied when the Law Library had an opening. And Jenel impressed the Law Library folks so much, we welcomed her with open arms.
Jenel grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to her JD and Master of Information
Science, Jenel received a bachelor degree in Political Science from Stanford
University. Jenel worked as a summer associate to firms in Detroit and Chicago.
She also was a GEAR UP after school tutor for sixth and seventh graders in two
schools. We are sure that Jenel will make great contributions to the Law Center.
Library Stacks Rearranged
by Helen Boyce, Head of Document Services
The Law Library has rearranged a major portion of its open stack collections
to accommodate new materials. The collections were shifted during the winter
break by members of the Circulation staff under the supervision of Suzanne Gordon
Martin and her assistant, Nicole Brothers. Although the new arrangements may
seem initially confusing, the transition period should be brief since it will
not take long for all users to become familiar with the revised placement of
the Law Library materials. To facilitate use of the collection, the law library
map has been updated and, in addition to the map, library patrons are encouraged
to consult the librarian on duty. Maps and librarians can be found at the reference
desk in the Law Library lobby.