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You either have in your hands a printed page or are reading from a screen a copy of volume 1, number 1, of Law Library News and that is entirely appropriate. As the Kresge Law Library continues its physical transformation into the wonderful space that will become its home in Biolchini Hall, those of us who toil here and those of you who benefit from our work on your behalf are also continuing to experience a dramatic transformation in the delivery of legal information. During the 18 months of renovation, two-thirds of the library’s physical collection is located offsite. Yet, the efforts of the faculty and students to find and use the legal information that forms the foundation of the educational and scholarly enterprise continues. When we reopen, our full print collection will return, but we will have moved forward still balancing our traditional reliance on the printed volume with access to digital content.

The pages of this newsletter tell stories about the people who work at the Kresge Law Library and, in particular, Kelli Lanski and Barb Ritty. Their stories provide a glimpse into the human dimension of the institutional life of the library. We have two weddings this summer of staff members (plus one for my youngest daughter). I am especially pleased that Anita, Beth, Chris and the two Susans have made these stories the core of the newsletter. The wonderful people who work here are the greatest asset of the Kresge Law Library. Their dedication to service is a great source of inspiration to me, and everyone who reads these modest words from me is indebted to their efforts and those of everyone who has worked to make this library so great.

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