On behalf of the entire staff of the Mendik Library, I want to extend my welcome and congratulations to the entering classes of 2011/12. The library staff is looking forward to meeting you. You are about to begin a challenging and exciting journey. For most law students, the law library quickly becomes a constant feature of their lives. We welcome the opportunity to work with you throughout your law school career.
You are entering NYLS at a special time for us. Before you graduate, we will have moved into the new law school building and the new Library. This means that you will have the benefit of two “new” libraries—our temporary space on the 4th, 7th and 14th floors of 40 Worth St., and our permanent new home on West Broadway. Though we are not yet in our permanent quarters, you should be assured that you are already getting the benefit of an outstanding library collection, an extensive package of services, and an excellent library staff.
We describe our large collection and our services in great detail on our web pages and numerous handouts. What you might not realize from these publications is the outstanding quality of each and every person on the staff of the Mendik Library, and why that is important to you. Our staff of 26 includes fourteen professionals with master’s degrees, eight of whom also have J.D. degrees from law schools both in the region and around the country. They all have many years of experience working in law libraries and most have also been at New York Law School for several years. They can all help you with your library and research needs, of course, but their value to you goes far beyond that. Do not hesitate to ask your librarians questions about the law school, particular courses, or any of the extracurricular activities available. We can help you, or we will direct you to the best person to give you the help you need.
We all realize that law school is a new experience for each of you, and we are committed to making that experience a rewarding one.
Professor Camille Broussard Library Director