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Faculty Services Guide: Support for Teaching

Support for Teaching

Librarians are able to provide instructional support in a variety of ways.  For specific questions, or more information, please contact your Library Liaison or the Law Library Reference Desk at or 5-7205.

Below are links to:

Assistance with TWEN or Sakai Courseware

TWEN ("The West Education Network") and Sakai are course management software programs which are available to Loyola Law faculty. Both types of courseware are useful for communicating with students and delivering portions of your course content securely over the Web. TWEN is accessible through Westlaw, and West has created a helpful "Administrator's Guide to TWEN" which is available online as a PDF file. Sakai is accessible through the "Links" menu at the top of any Loyola Law School Web page, or directly at (log in with your Loyola ID and password). Help with Sakai is available at If you have additional questions that these online resources don't answer, please feel free to contact your library liaison.

Practice Exams (old exams) on TWEN

Faculty can post prior year exams on the "Law Library Services" TWEN course page, where their use is limited to current Loyola students on a secure, password-protected site, hosted by Westlaw. To access the exam archive, add the "Law Library Services" page to your TWEN courses by clicking on the "Add a Course" button on the TWEN My Courses page.  To add exams to your archive, forward a copy in Word or PDF format to Lucy Robbins, the Library's Head of Access Services,

Librarian Classroom Presentations and/or Research Guides

Reference librarians can provide customized classroom presentations or research handouts in topical areas to fit your class needs. If you would like a librarian to present to your class, please contact your library liaison. Please allow sufficient time for the library to prepare presentations and handouts.

CALI Exercises

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a non-profit consortium of law schools that develops online exercises or "lessons" which can be used by faculty to supplement their courses, or by students to practice their legal knowledge. Please contact your Library Liaison to obtain Loyola's authorization code so that you can create a user account at

Course Materials on Library Reserve

To place items on course reserve, please submit your name, the class name/number and the list of books to you want on reserve. This information can be dropped off at the circulation desk to the attention of Lucy Robbins or emailed directly to her at You may place your own personal copy on reserve by bringing the book directly to the library or routing it through the library’s mail box, Attn: Lucy Robbins. Please note, reserve requests made outside of working hours will be processed the next working day.

Unless otherwise specified by faculty, the following are semester reserve standards:

  • Reserves are shelved behind library circulation desk.
  • Reserve materials are restricted to library use only, require a valid Loyola ID to be checked out, and are due by closing the same day.
  • All materials on course reserve are automatically taken off reserve at the end of the semester.
  • All personal copies are returned to the faculty mailboxes shortly after the semester ends.

The library will accommodate different lending times and/or different loan restrictions, and will maintain standing reserve lists if requested by faculty.

*Please note that the library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items placed on reserves. It is the responsibility of the faculty to adhere to the copyright guidelines. More information about guidelines can be found at the LUC web page "Copyright Information as Applied to Library Reserves,"

Library Research Guides - LibGuides

Library Research Guides

The Law Library's reference librarians have developed numerous topical research guides containing web links to various resources available on the Law Library homepage at the LibGuides link, Please contact your library liaison if you would like a research guide created on a topic of interest to you.

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