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Welcome Message from Dana Neacsu,

Director of DCLI & ACLL

Dear members of the Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) community, 

In May, Duquesne Law School celebrated our 2022 Law School graduates. DCLI congratulates them and their families for this important milestone. As we close out the academic year with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on my first year at DCLI and to look forward to the future.  ..


Dana Neacsu

Dana Neacsu 

Director of DCLI & ACLL

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Welcome Newest DCLI Team Member, Katie Lynch

Please join us in welcoming Kathleen Lynch, Faculty Research and Outreach Services Librarian, M.I.L.S., J.D. Kathleen (or Katie as she likes to be called) came to us from Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC where she taught a one credit introductory to legal research class, and an asynchronous advance legal research class. In addition, she has provided reference services to the law students and members of the public. She received her JD from Elon University School of Law and her MILS from the University of Arizona where she worked as a Law Library Fellow. If you ask her nicely she will show you the hundred or so pictures of her cats. Katie's office in located in Room 121 of the Law Library (DCLI). You can reach Katie at 412-396-5014 OR

Katie Lynch

Above Image: Kathleen "Katie" Lynch, J.D., M.I.L.S

Congratulations to Anabelle Nietupski, Winner of DCLI Services and Space Promotion Contest!

Anabelle's artwork is truly exceptional, and we are beyond happy to recognize the effort! You'll notice Anabelle's work, a poster of DCLI Exams Hours of Operation, in the Student Lounge area of the Law School! Anabelle received a $100 Gift Card for the prize. Look for additional contests in the upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year.

Please Join us in congratulating Anabelle on this accomplishment!

Services and Space Promotion Poster

Winner Announced for Recent Earth Day Drawing Contest

Please join us in congratulating Melissa Zentz, winner of the recent Earth Day drawing contest. The prize was a $25 gift card. Melissa's drawing, pictured here was the #5 submission. The #4 submission was runner up. Thank you to all the participants!

Earth Day Drawing

Recent Book Talk Session: Introduction to Law Librarianship - the first open-access textbook

The following information and link was recently shared via the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), by University of Arizona, Law Library Director, Teresa Miguel-Stearns:

This morning we celebrated the publication of Introduction to Law Librarianship - the first open-access textbook on law librarianship for library and information science students. We heard about the editing process and other work that went into this fabulous tome. We also learned about plans for a 2nd edition!

Many thanks to the nearly 100 colleagues who joined us. For those who were not able to attend, we recorded the event and posted it to our youtube channel. Enjoy!

Book Talk: Introduction to Law Librarianship - YouTube

Recent McGinnis Lab Updates - A New Collaborative, Multicultural, and Wellness Space for Duquesne School of Law Students!

The Law Library recently updated McGinnis, Room 118. The space is now a collaborative, Multicultural, & Wellness area, and features comfy chairs, places to relax, and even bean bags! While Room 118 is no longer solely a Computer Lab, it does contain a reduced number of pc machines, and of course wifi is available, too. The space is reconfigured to provide you a place to collaborate, discuss, brainstorm (whether for academic purposes, current issues & awareness, etc. ..), and also for downtime, casual interaction, and/or study breaks. We welcome you to the newly converted space, and if you haven't seen it yet, please do stop by. Best wishes in the Spring Semester!

Room 118

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Literary Club Announcement: "Law & Literature through the Eyes of Pittsburgh Authors", to meet at Newly Reconfigured McGinnis, Room 118

In an effort to invite you to utilize the newly configured Room 118, mentioned above, and to welcome your knowledge and collaboration, we're making this announcement for a new club discussing law and literature through the eyes of Pittsburgh authors. The date will be coordinated with the arrival of artwork panels painted by CAPA students for DCLI! Please join us for this opportunity to discuss law and literature, with a Pittsburgh twist.

Please contact Dana Neacsu through the reference email link, for more information about discussion topics and meeting times. Dana Neacsu will serve as coordinator, and moderator of the club.