Faculty Services


Telephone Numbers

Main Library Phone: (305) 623-2330
Circulation Desk: (305) 623-2332
Reference: (305) 623-2331
Faculty Services: (305) 623-2339 – If no answer, call Reference Desk for assistance.
Inter-Library Loans: (305) 623-2339
Classroom Technologies Support: (305) 623-2338 – If no answer, call Circulation Desk for assistance.

Reference Services

The Law Library Reference Department provides a wide range of services to faculty, including:

Classroom Research Instruction

Law Librarians present topical library instruction at the professor's request. Information on internet resources, such as CCH Network, HeinOnline, and interdisciplinary sources, as well as research instruction in paper-based sources are covered in such training. We will also schedule Library tours for students and new faculty.

Individual Faculty Training in Library Sources

Individual training is available to faculty members. Law librarians can provide instruction in internet resources such, as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, CCH, BNA, and many others. Guidance is also available for MS Windows applications, including PowerPoint and Word.

Research and Reference

Our law librarians can find documents, research legislative histories, pull cases and statues, and perform other library research as required by the Law Faculty. Interdisciplinary materials can also be pulled from the University Library.

Reference Department

John O'Donnell, B.A., J.D., M.L.S.
Phone: (305) 623-2339
Email: jodonnell@stu.edu

Jacob Hurst, B.S., J.D., M.L.I.S.
Phone: (305) 623-2335
Email: jhurst@stu.edu

ILL Request Assistance

Inter-library loans can supply many of the journal articles and books needed for your research. Faculty inter-library loan service is available via internet, phone or email. Please see the Inter-Library Loan page for general information on inter-library loan.  Please contact John O'Donnell at extension 2339 with additional questions.

Research Assistant Instruction

Faculty utilizing student research assistants should refer them to the library for training and assistance, as instruction in interdisciplinary sources, as well as foreign and international law, may be particularly helpful to upper division law students. Please contact John O'Donnell at extension 2339 to make training arrangements.

Web Course Set-Up and Modification (TWEN and Blackboard)

Lexis and Westlaw web course assistance is provided by John O'Donnell, the Faculty Services Librarian. TWEN and Lexis Classroom are equally supported by the Law Library. Please provide a syllabus, password information, and other basic course information for the initial set-up.


Faculty may borrow most items from the Law Library. See the Circulation Loan Policy for more information. Items from the Main Library may also be borrowed.

Current Awareness Services

The Law Library may supply faculty with BNA E-mail Updates, sent to your inbox. Notification services from Westlaw and Lexis can also be established to provide notice of new laws and articles within your research areas.

Faculty Purchase Requests

The Law Library will, at a faculty member's request, purchase books, audiovisual items, or other materials for the Law Library collections. We will also handle ordering office copies of books for faculty. Please email the Library Director, Roy Balleste with your purchase requests. Please specify if items are to be ordered on your office account, or if you would like them added to the Law Library collection, and whether you need the items to be added to your course reserves.

Faculty Publications

The Law Library acquirs and keeps faculty publications for our collection. Please send three copies of your new publications to the Faculty Services Librarian for display. Older publications may be displayed in the Law Library. The Law Library can also provide assistance with article submissions via ExpressO, Scholastica, and SSRN. Please contact the Faculty Services Librarian, John O'Donnell, jodonnell@stu.edu, for more information.

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