Libraries have become synonymous with knowledge and information. Libraries can give local communities the tools to interact with those in positions of power, whether it be a landlord or an employer.
Our law library is a community hub that connects people to information, ideas, and resources. We accomplish this mission by creating a pathway to research, learning, and inspiration by educating students, faculty, and staff. We provide comprehensive, current, and relevant collections. We align our services and resources with the evolving needs of legal education, scholarship, and technology, while we engage our community with innovative library and technology services.
We encourage student activity and cross-departmental collaboration and offer a safe space for non-lawyers and bar association members to discover, access, and use our library collections and services.
Welcome to the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library!
Jessica de Perio Wittman
Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law, and Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar
Mission & Core Values
The University of Connecticut School of Law Library & Technology Departments connects members of the law school community to information, ideas, and resources.
We accomplish this mission by:
- Creating a pathway to research, learning, and inspiration by educating students, faculty and staff
- Providing comprehensive, current and relevant collections
- Aligning our services and resources with the evolving needs of legal education, scholarship, and technology
- Engaging our community with innovative library and technology services
The following Core Values define how we carry out our mission:
- We strive for excellence by providing quality services and work performance.
- We are innovative by intentionally pursuing or implementing improved methods, practices and services by being flexible, creative and imaginative.
- We are collaborative by bringing our diverse skill sets, experiences, perspectives and viewpoints to bear as we work together toward our common goals.
- We embrace change and are open to new ideas and perspectives.
- We are accountable by taking responsibility for our own conduct, performance of duties and the successful delivery of information and technology within the Library, Law School, University and our community.
- We have integrity by being honest and trustworthy and upholding the values expressed by the Library, Law School, University and our community.
- We are reflective by employing thoughtfulness in the workplace, including careful and deliberate consideration and thorough, measured examination of issues and ideas from all sides.
- We strive for equity, diversity, and inclusion by valuing and respecting a full spectrum of values, backgrounds and points of view which enhance our ability to learn, create, and provide the best service possible to our patrons and each other.
- We communicate clearly by sharing information in a timely and open manner where appropriate, taking into consideration the differences and effectiveness of a variety of communication styles.
- We practice civility as members of the University community responsible for treating everyone with consideration and respect.