A Re-cap of 2024 Law Day at RCLL!

Every May 1st, the Riverside County Law Library joins libraries across the nation in recognizing, participating in, and celebrating Law Day. “Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share” (American Bar Association, 2024). The theme this year is Voices of Democracy, and RCLL is proud to participate...

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National Library Week Kick-Off

What does Library Week mean to you?   Working in a library presents many rewards and challenges. Libraries have entered the national discourse regarding the content of their materials, the role of librarians, and the purpose of libraries in the modern era. It is not to say that these debates are unimportant, but a sensational idea of libraries is being fought over, while the day-to-day reality of library management is left behind. Real people, with a real passion for increasing access to knowledge...

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My First AALL Conference

Background  Every summer, law librarians from across the country get the opportunity to come together for a few days of collaboration, learning, and networking. The American Association of Law libraries (AALL) coordinates this through their annual meeting and conference. This year, the city of Boston had the pleasure of welcoming law librarians, distinguished speakers, and legal research vendors to it’s historic grounds. This year’s theme of the conference was titled, “Map Our Future,”...

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The Grand Reopening of the Victor Miceli Law Library: A Recap

After months of planning, preparation, and coordination, the Victor Miceli Law Library (VMLL) celebrated its grand reopening in downtown Riverside! On April 21st, 2023, California state dignitaries, Riverside County legal professionals, and members of the public gathered in downtown Riverside to celebrate a new milestone in the eight-decade history of the Riverside County Law Library (RCLL) organization. What started in 1941 with the first official board meeting minutes has now culminated with...

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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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SCALL 2023

This year, the 51st SCALL (Southern California Association of Law Librarians) institute took place here at the Downtown Riverside Convention Center. The staff here at the Riverside County Law Library was very excited to share all the new changes the downtown branch has experienced with our colleagues. Externally, many new restaurants, museums, and infrastructural adjustments have sprung up over the years in the urban landscape of Downtown Riverside. Internally, the downtown branch completed the...

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Bridging the Justice Gap with “Lawyers in the Library”

On October 27th 2022 during National Pro Bono Week, the Riverside County Law Library hosted one of its hallmark events, “Lawyers in the Library” at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library. The event was organized by Emily Lazcano, Library Assistant at the Temecula Law Resource Center. Her talents in outreach brought together six of Temecula’s esteemed attorneys to provide 20 minutes of pro-bono legal consultation to the public. Lawyers in the areas of family law, immigration law, criminal...

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The First Amendment in Libraries w/ Deborah Caldwell-Stone – Event Recap

On October 20, 2022 the Riverside County Law Library was honored to host a presentation with Deborah Caldwell-Stone titled “The First Amendment in Libraries.” Deborah Caldwell-Stone is Director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation. For over twenty years she has worked closely with library professionals and library trustees on a wide range of intellectual freedom issues related to library service in the United States....

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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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