Celebrating the End of a Successful Academic Year

It seems like just yesterday that we welcomed a new class of students to the Law School, but the evidence of change is undeniable: flowers are blooming in Spies Garden, students are heading off to their summer internships, and the 2022-23 academic year is drawing to a close. Time flies when you’re having fun!

It’s been a busy year in the Law Library, and our biggest project was emptying the former Government Documents Room to make way for other uses. This herculean task required us to relocate some 107,000 government documents, 18,000 books, and 39 cabinets full of microfiche and microfilm. Before declaring “mission accomplished,” we used the newly cleared space to host a study break for students–complete with coffee, donuts, lawn games, and the famous Law Library dinosaurs!

You may be asking yourself: Where did all those documents go?

Some of them were relocated within the Law Library, while others were sent to UVA’s impressive offsite storage facility, Ivy Stacks.

But that’s not all we did in 2022-23! For the Law Library staff, no academic year would be complete without the United Way Day of Caring. This year’s project had the team in Crozet sprucing up Innisfree Village, a voluntary community for adults with intellectual disabilities, ahead of their 50th anniversary celebration. By the end of the day, doors and windows had been cleaned, art studio supplies sorted, and the woodshop organized, along with other assorted tasks. 

And of course, we still found time for one of our most popular services, preparing grilled cheese sandwiches for students during exams.

As the exam period ends and Arthur dons his graduation regalia, we extend hearty congratulations to the Class of 2023. May the coming years bring success in all your endeavors!

A bust of Arthur J. Morris dressed in graduation regalia

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Kate Boudouris

Kate Boudouris

Kate is the Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian at Arthur J. Morris Law Library.

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