Law Library Status
The Law Library is open only to Campbell Law students, faculty, and staff between 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Fridays, and 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm weekends. Your law librarians are available through email and phone. Their information is listed below.
For updated information on opening and closing, see our webpage at http://law.campbell.libcal.com/.
(919) 865-5871 | email@example.com
(919) 865-5873 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(919) 865-5874 | email@example.com
We will continue to provide reference assistance over email, phone, and through the Law Library's Blackboard page's Collaborate video conferencing tool. We are well equipped to continue to provide you the high level of research assistance and support you have come to expect from the Law Library. Please feel free to contact us for help with your research and reference needs.
Ways we can support your research:
Books and Non-Digital Material
We will continue to provide access to our Law School print collection. Please contact your library liaison or Kim Hocking if you have a title request. Delivery of books from the Main Campus Wiggins Library and requests for books from other libraries are on hold for the foreseeable future. Once that changes, we will let you know. If you are interested in books or articles you think might be print-only, please still ask! We may be able to either acquire them, or borrow them digitally for you.
The Law Library will provide video reference, including screensharing for instruction in using digital resources, via Blackboard Collaborate. Contact your library liaison for video reference assistance.
Want to know more about Blackboard Collaborate, such as how to use it on the app? Check out our downloadable powerpoints.
New to online teaching? Check out our instructional materials on how to use Blackboard's Collaborate, Blackboard's video conferencing tool.
The massive increase in videoconferencing has led to a corresponding increase in videoconferencing security threats, the most common one being Zoombombing. Zoombombing is the act of intentionally entering a Zoom call to disrupt and cause chaos.
The video conferencing software Zoom has been the face of this problem, but many of the “loopholes” that allow for Zoombombing are present in most teleconferencing software. These problems are not necessarily the product of a coding error, but can be a result of the actions of users. Here are some top tips for keeping your class secure:
1. Don’t Publish Meeting Links - Trolls are most often getting access to meetings because people want to host events—a church meeting, a class, a book club—and publish the link on social media for people to join. This applies not only to Zoom but to most videoconferencing software, including BB Collaborate (creating a “guest” link).
2. Set Up a Session— In most videoconferencing software there is usually a main meeting room and the ability to make a specific session. It is best practices to set up a session, particularly if you intend to invite guests. In Zoom, this is the difference between a Personal Meeting ID and a Per-Meeting ID. In BB Collaborate the difference is between the “Join Course Room” and creating a specific “session.” This is because the “Course Room” (or Personal Meeting ID in Zoom) is like one continuous meeting and the link doesn’t expire, so the risks associated with distribution are greater. If the link to a specific session is distributed, it doesn’t really matter if a troll joins after it that session has concluded. In BB Collaborate this is particularly troublesome because, while BB Collaborate allows a moderator to remove attendees, a troll with the link can just re-join (other platforms, such as Zoom, have an option to stop removed attendees from rejoining).
3. Minimize What Participants Can Do – Many Zoombombers disrupt a meeting by sharing their screen or sharing offensive files to the rest of the class. Unless a participant needs to share content (like during a group presentation), then limit participants to only sharing audio and video and allow other sharing on a per-attendee basis. Also disable the “annotate option” (or “Draw on whiteboard & Files” in BB Collaborate) for participants.
4. Other Tools - Zoom and other videoconferencing software have other tools for securing a meeting that unfortunately, BB Collaborate does not. If you’re using one these other platforms look for options to (a) lock the room after all invited participants are present, (b) use a meeting password, (c) select the option that removed attendees cannot reenter, (d) enable a waiting room so you can pre-screen attendees. For more suggestions, see: https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/20/keep-uninvited-guests-out-of-your-zoom-event/
Other Security Concerns: VOIP vs. End-to-End Encryption
There are two basic security options for videoconferencing software: Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) or End-to-End Encryption. VOIP is standard, even in free tools, and provides transport encryption, i.e. prevents eavesdropping while the information is in transfer. End-to-end encryption is much more secure because it encrypts the information even in storage, which means is stops even the providers from having access to the content. Providers provide different levels of protection. As of the time of this writing, Zoom (despite earlier claims to contrary), Google Meet, & Skype had VOIP only. Webex, GoToMeeting, Skype for Business (if End-toEnd is enabled), WhatsApp, and Signal all use End-to-End encryption.
Below is a PDF document containing this information and images showing how to change your privacy settings in Blackboard Collaborate. If you have any questions about Zoom-Bombing, contact Caitlin Swift.
The Law Library and the Main Campus Wiggins Library subscribe to a number of e-books and online reference materials that can be useful for remote research. The following is a list of online resources you have access to as members of the Law School faculty. Access to these resources off-campus will require use of the Proxy Server. Questions about accessing a resource? Contact your library liaison.
Databases available off-campus through the proxy server. Campbell Law username and password required.
Databases available to Campbell Law students, faculty, and staff from the Wiggins Library in Buies Creek. You will need to use the proxy server to access these resources. Campbell Law username and password required.
Provides links to e-books and electronic resources from both the Law Library and the Wiggins Library.
This guide was created by Adrienne DeWitt and Kim Hocking.