We seem to have a little bit of everything here at the Coleman Karesh Library. We’ve got books. We’ve got computers. We’ve got flash cards. We’ve got CDs and DVD’s. If you dig deep enough you might even find some long forgotten floppy disks and VHS tapes. But, most importantly, following the long tradition of the world’s greatest law libraries, WE”VE GOT TOYS!
Well, maybe not toys exactly. FIGURINES! That’s it! We’ve got figurines! As I’m sure you know, one of our previous posts discussed Judge C. Tolbert Goolsby’s legal figurines that reside in the legal history room. However, there is another possibly more eccentric collection in the law library entryway.
The Coleman Karesh law library houses a small collection of Supreme Court Bobble-Heads. These specific bobble-heads can only be obtained by subscribers of The Green Bag: An Entertaining Law Journal. Occasionally, without warning or schedule, The Green Bag will send out certificates to some of their subscribers. Not every subscriber gets a certificate and not every certificate guarantees a bobble-head. Once you receive a certificate, you then have to present it in person at a named Washington D.C. Law Firm. Only then, hopefully, will you receive your actual physical bobbly headed figurine.
The mere existence of these figurines here at the University of South Carolina is testamentary to the dedication of your law librarians. Not only will they work tirelessly to build one of the best legal collections around, they will drive hundreds of miles for one small figurine just to add atmosphere to your Coleman Karesh experience. So, next time you walk through that small entrance-way and glance over at the bobble heads, just remember the road they traveled to get here and take comfort in the fact that we would go to such nonsensical lengths to make your visit just a little more enjoyable.
Happy Monday !