Author: Victoria

Victoria Williamson is the Library Director of Riverside County Law Library.

Law Library to Celebrate Grand Reopening with Guest Speaker Patricia Guerrero, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court

Riverside, CA, March 30, 2023 – The Riverside County Law Library (RCLL) is excited to announce that after being closed to the public for several months, the Victor Miceli Law Library will hold a Grand Reopening event on Friday, April 21, 2023, located at 3989 Lemon Street in Riverside. The Victor Miceli Law Library has been closed since Fall 2021 and has undergone major replacement and upgrade of the building’s HVAC, electrical and fire alarm monitoring systems. RCLL took advantage of the closure...

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Director’s Quarterly Update – October 2022

It is pumpkin spice season! If you are looking for a reason to get pumped up, here is one – the Victor Miceli Law Library in downtown Riverside is finally open! We are delighted to welcome you back and are hopeful that you will appreciate the clean and open layout of our new California Reading Room along with a few modern amenities. If you have not already, we encourage you to stop by and check it out. We are equally delighted to present the 2021-2022 Annual Report and share with you a few highlights...

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Director’s Quarterly Update

It’s summertime! An American author once said everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Here at RCLL, that is certainly the case. Everything good and close to magical is happening this month. Our staff are working hard and doing everything possible to make the reopening of the Victor Miceli Law Library a reality this summer.  There was a delay in the shipment of materials for the compact shelves system controls upgrade which pushed back our anticipated...

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Director’s Quarterly Update

Tis’ the season of new beginnings. Here at RCLL, we are excitedly looking forward to welcome you back to a newly modernized facility of the Victor Miceli Law Library in downtown Riverside. If you are following us online, you may have seen on our website, photos chronicling the library’s physical transformation. Here are some user experience enhancements that you can expect: New Information services desk – As soon as you enter the library, you will see a welcoming and open layout of the new...

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Director’s Quarterly Update (January 2022)

Happy New Year all! It is hard to believe that two years have passed since the pandemic, and we are still in it. As hard as it has been for many, especially those who have lost loved ones, one can only imagine how much more this pandemic will continue to change how we work, do business, and meet the needs and demands of our law library users. Looking back a year ago, I started posting these quarterly updates to keep you informed of recent developments and changes in RCLL collection, programs,...

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Director’s Quarterly Update (Oct. 2021)

Fall is upon us and it’s this time of year that the annual report of RCLL’s activities and highlights of the fiscal year’s accomplishments comes out. Year 2020-2021 was wrought with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our building was closed to the public for most of the year, we effectively transitioned to online services enabling the public to avail of our legal research materials, programs, and classes without needing to set foot in the library. I am pleased to share with you a few...

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Director’s Quarterly Update

A little over a month ago, we reopened and welcomed patrons back to the law library for limited hours and in-person services.  We are open only Tuesday thru Thursday, 9am to 4pm in Riverside and 10am to 3pm in Indio.  The Temecula Law Resource Center remains close; however, all reference service requests are handled remotely by our staff in downtown Riverside. We keep our front doors locked and only individuals who need access to legal research materials and services that are not available remotely...

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Director’s Quarterly Update

Spring has sprung and the new RCLL website is now live! If you haven’t already, check it out and explore its new features including easy to navigate way-finders and customized menu bars for self-represented litigants, legal professionals, and students of all ages in our community needing access to legal information. Our goal is to make RCLL collection, programs, and services accessible to you from wherever you are. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged us to rethink the way we provide services...

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Director’s Quarterly Update

2020 was a year like no other and I am happy to bid it farewell, along with it COVID19, hopefully. I am optimistic about year 2021 and whatever challenges we had to face and changes we had to make in 2020, can only make us stronger and more resilient to whatever the future brings. While there are no new developments in the library since my October update other than the fact that we are continuing to make progress in the library’s HVAC and electrical systems upgrade and website redesign project....

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