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Barry University School of Law Library: Faculty

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Faculty Services

Library Liaison Program

Every full-time faculty member is partnered with a reference librarian, who is a designated point of contact for all things library.  Liaisons reach out to faculty members at the beginning of each semester, so be looking for that email!

Faculty Reference Services

  • Reference assistance
  • Guest lectures on research topics in classes and clinics
  • Training on Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and other research databases
  • Canvas instruction and troubleshooting
  • Posting your articles in our institutional repository at
  • Training and support for student research assistants

Please feel free to contact your Liaison or for any of your library needs.

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Librarian Research Lectures

Reference librarians are can present guest lectures on research to classes or clinics. We will tailor lectures to meet the needs of each course, and we can present them:

  • live in person during class,
  • live over Webex during class, or
  • recorded for students to watch asynchronously.

If you are teaching a seminar or paper course, think about having a librarian come into your classroom to give a targeted presentation on research.  Please contact us as early as possible so that we have ample time to prepare and do your course justice.  

Contact your liaison or email if you would like to schedule a research presentation for a course.    

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Faculty Research Assistants

If you have a research assistant working on a project for you, we would be glad to meet with them to provide research guidance and instruction.  We can instruct RAs on how to best use the library's resources, how to locate copies of materials, and research strategies, tools, and techniques.

Please put your RA in touch with your liaison, or email to set up a meeting.

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Course Reserves & Canvas

Physical Course Reserves

You can place books, DVDs, or other physical objects on reserve at the library.  Reserve items are kept behind the circulation desk and are available for a four-hour checkout period. You can place library items or your own personal items on reserve.  Physical materials will remain as course reserves for one semester at a time.  Please contact your liaison or Access Services Librarian Megan Humphries to place items on reserve, or fill out this online form.  

Digital Course Reserves

Barry University School of Law uses Canvas as the primary course management system, and every class has a Canvas page automatically created at the beginning of the semester.  Digital course reserve materials should be placed in the Canvas space for the appropriate class.  Any articles, cases, single chapters, and the like, should be on reserve in Canvas in digital form.


Barry University subscribes to Canvas as its online course management system, so ask your liaison or email for a crash course on its special features.

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Accessing Research Databases

All members of the Barry Law School community have access to WestlawLexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law, which all require separate individual passords. Please contact Reference Librarian Jason Murray to be set up with these accounts.

Some of the Library's other research databases, including HeinOnline and ProQuest, require you to access them through the library's databases page. If you are off campus, you will be asked to log into your Barry University account first, before you can access these databases. 

For help with accessing or using any of the Law Library's or Main Library's databases, please reach out to your liaison.


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Faculty Book/Material Request

Faculty Book/Material Purchase Form

Please fill out the above form with as much information as possible for each book or material (DVDs, etc.) you would like to request.

You will have two options: 
1. Request the Law Library purchases the book or material for its collection. 

  • You may also request a notification when it arrives.

2. Request the Law Library orders the book or material for your own professional development, to be paid for with your faculty development funds. 

  • You will need to log into your Workday account, go to the Expenses Worklet, and submit a Spend Authorization.
  • We will provide you with the cost of the book or material so you can include it in your Spend Authorization.
  • When the Spend Authorization is approved, please submit it to

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Library Liaisons

Diana Botluk, JD, MS
Associate Director and Head of Public Services

Cynthia Barnes, JD, MS
Reference Librarian, 
Assistant Professor of Law Library

Jason Murray, JD, MSLS
Reference Librarian, 
Associate Professor of Law Library

Kim Wilson, JD, MSIS
Reference Librarian, 
Assistant Professor of Law Library