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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Policy Name:Ehrhorn Law Library Use Policy

Issuing Office:

School of Law

Policy Author:

Dean, School of Law

Contributing Offices:

The Director of Ehrhorn Law Library and the dean of the law school, in consultation with the faculty

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Ehrhorn Law Library Use Policy

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Issuing Office

Liberty University School of Law

Affected Parties

Law students, faculty and staff; University faculty,

 

and graduate, and undergraduate students; members of the bar, the judiciary, and scholars

All members of the Liberty University community, including faculty, staff and students, and members of the bar, judiciary, and scholars.

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

This policy is available on the law library website, and a copy is also in the faculty and student handbooks.

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Policy Language

In alignment with the mission of Liberty University to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge and skills essential to impact the world, the policy of the Ehrhorn Law Library is to provide law faculty, staff, and students of Liberty University School of Law ready access to the library and its resources. Non-law students, University employees, and the public may access law library resources within the given guidelines.

Policy Rationale

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The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the law library maintains an active and responsive force in the educational life of the law school, while making its resources available to members of Liberty University, the bar, the judiciary, and scholars. This purpose cannot be secured without the guidelines set forth in this policy regarding library use.

SACS Criteria:

 

Other Regulatory Criteria:

Definition of Glossary Terms

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No terms for this policy

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Implementation Description:

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Dean, School of Law

Policy Review Cycle:

Every five years or as needed

Procedures:

Liberty University faculty members and graduate students may access the law library for legal research by showing their Flames Pass and signing in at the Circulation Desk. Liberty University undergraduate students may use the law library for faculty-directed legal research assignments with prior faculty approval. The faculty approval should be provided to the law library before the student’s first visit. Members of the bar, the judiciary, and scholars may access collections of the law library by presenting photo identification and signing in at the Circulation Desk.

Sanctions:

Without a Flames Pass, a member of the University community may not check out materials from the law library, nor may anyone from the Lynchburg community check out materials from the law library without photo identification. An undergraduate professor’s prior approval allows the library staff to collect materials in advance for the convenience of the student. The prior approval also guarantees a law library staff member’s assistance at the time of the undergraduate student’s visit to the law library. Without prior approval, the undergraduate would not be afforded those conveniences. Failure to abide by library policy may result in loss of use of the library facility and suspension of library borrowing privileges. Lost or damaged items will be billed for the cost of replacement.

Exceptions:

none

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Ehrhorn Law Library Use Policy

Policy IDLAW 0001

Date07/22/2014

Status Approved

Policy Type

PUBLIC

Issuing Office

School of Law

Responsible Executive

Dean, School of Law

Affected Parties

Law students, faculty and staff; University faculty,  and graduate, and undergraduate students; members of the bar, the judiciary, and scholars

All members of the Liberty University community, including faculty, staff and students, and members of the bar, judiciary, and scholars.

Reason for Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the law library maintains an active and responsive force in the educational life of the law school, while making its resources available to members of Liberty University, the bar, the judiciary, and scholars. This purpose cannot be secured without the guidelines set forth in this policy regarding library use.

Policy Statement

In alignment with the mission of Liberty University to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge and skills essential to impact the world, the policy of the Ehrhorn Law Library is to provide law faculty, staff, and students of Liberty University School of Law ready access to the library and its resources. Non-law students, University employees, and the public may access law library resources within the given guidelines.

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Procedures

Liberty University faculty members and graduate students may access the law library for legal research by showing their Flames Pass and signing in at the Circulation Desk. Liberty University undergraduate students may use the law library for faculty-directed legal research assignments with prior faculty approval. The faculty approval should be provided to the law library before the student’s first visit. Members of the bar, the judiciary, and scholars may access collections of the law library by presenting photo identification and signing in at the Circulation Desk.

Is compliance with this policy Mandatory: Yes

Sanctions

Without a Flames Pass, a member of the University community may not check out materials from the law library, nor may anyone from the Lynchburg community check out materials from the law library without photo identification. An undergraduate professor’s prior approval allows the library staff to collect materials in advance for the convenience of the student. The prior approval also guarantees a law library staff member’s assistance at the time of the undergraduate student’s visit to the law library. Without prior approval, the undergraduate would not be afforded those conveniences. Failure to abide by library policy may result in loss of use of the library facility and suspension of library borrowing privileges. Lost or damaged items will be billed for the cost of replacement.

Exclusions

None

Methodology for monitoring compliance: Director of Ehrhorn Law Library, librarians, and Circulation staff ensure that patrons comply with this use policy. Patrons cited for violation are given verbal warnings. Repeat offenders are reported to the associate dean for Internal Affairs for further action, including removal from the law library by LU police officers and withdrawal of borrowing privileges, among other penalties.  

How patrons are made aware of this policy: This policy is available on the law library website, and a copy is also in the faculty and student handbooks.

Review Cycle

Every five years or as needed

Glossary of Terms

No terms for this policy

Process and procedures for developing this policy: The Director of Ehrhorn Law Library and the dean of the law school, in consultation with the faculty

Exceptions

None