O'Quinn Law Library Newsletter February 2007
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.