Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rename D.U.L.L. News! (Deadline Extended!)

Since 1978, the Duke Law School’s library newsletter has published under the tongue-in-cheek title "D.U.L.L. News". Although the monthly print publication evolved into a blog in 2006, the name remained as long as we were called the "Duke University Law Library".

However, the recent rechristening of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library has left D.U.L.L. News in flux (it's temporary called "News & Announcements", which is even duller than D.U.L.L.). As our new acronym doesn’t lend itself well to a snappy blog title, we turn to the Duke Law community for assistance, and offer the promise of lasting fame and a fabulous prize. Can you help us rename D.U.L.L. News?

Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is open to entry only by current Duke Law School students, faculty, and staff.

  2. The winning blog name must not be in use by any other law libraries (see a list at [link not working? try an archive version]), or other well-known blogs or publications (e.g., "Above the Law" or "The Devil's Advocate").

  3. The winner will be chosen by a committee of library staff; in the event of a deadlock by the committee, a run-off vote may be conducted.

  4. The author of the winning blog name will receive an Exam Season Survival Kit, with contents worth approximately $90.00. Although the specific contents will be tailored to the identity of the winner (i.e., a student might receive some different items than faculty), if you saw our Spring Semester Survival Kit at the 2008 PILF auction, then you should be confident in our ability to assemble something fabulous.

  5. Submit your name change suggestions to Reference Librarian Jennifer L. Behrens ( by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14 Friday, November 21.

Good luck to all entrants!