Read Full Story On September 20, the Harvard Law School Library hosted its ninth “Love Your Library Fest,” in which law students were introduced to the library by visiting various stations, including Historical & Special Collections, legal vendors and the reference desk—which offered a no-brainer “quiz” about commonly used library services.“We hold our orientation later so that students can learn the services we provide in a relaxed and informal way,” said Meg Kribble, research librarian and outreach coordinator at the Law School Library. “The day isn’t about teaching research techniques; it’s more about showing the students that we’re approachable, knowledgeable and willing to help.” Other Law Library staff involved in organizing the event were Mindy Kent, manager of research services; Carli Spina, emerging technologies and research librarian; Lori Schulsinger, collection development coordinator; Terri Saint-Amour, librarian for foreign, comparative and international law; and Gail Harris, staff assistant.Kribble also mentioned that showing off some of the items in their Historical & Special Collections—ranging from a Magna Carta to a Supreme Court Justice bobblehead doll—helps make students aware of the variety of items available in the library’s collection. There was also a station at which visitors made suggestions on how to use vacant areas of the microform room and a station on the “Free the Law” project, which aims to make case reports free and publically available.Brian Sutton, access services specialist, and Kyle Courtney, manager of scholarly research and faculty support, dressed as justices for the occasion—complete with wigs and an enormous gavel.
Explaining the fall, Per Klitgård, chief executive at Danica Pension, said: “In 2013, we entered into some extraordinarily large agreements in both Norway and Sweden.“Contributions rose strongly because of this at 26% last year, and so this year we are seeing a fall in contributions in both countries.”The rise in contributions within Denmark was mainly due to Danica Pension’s cooperation with its parent Danske Bank, with contributions coming in via this channel rising by 25% to DKK3.3bn in the first three quarters.The rise in pre-tax profit was partly due to the fact Danica Pension had been able to book the whole risk allowance for all four interest rate groups because of the positive investment result in its traditional with-profits pensions business.The fall in market interest rates over the first nine months contributed to profits on bond investments, which had particularly benefited customers with traditional pensions, Danica said.The return on traditional pensions rose to 10% between January and September this year, from a loss of 0.1% in the same period last year.Group total assets rose to DKK353bn at the end of September from DKK324bn at the same point in 2013. Danica Pension, the pensions arm of Danske Bank, has reported a 7% increase in pension contributions within its Danish business in the first nine months of this year, but a fall in contributions garnered in other Nordic countries.Posting its group financial results for January to September, the commercial pensions provider said its pre-tax profit had more than doubled in the period to DKK1.42bn (€191m) from DKK606m in the same period last year.Contributions within Denmark rose to DKK14.8bn in the nine-month period, from DKK13.9bn a year earlier, while overall contributions climbed only slightly to DKK20.3bn from DKK20bn.Meanwhile, contributions in foreign business fell to DKK5.6bn from DKK6.1bn – with Swedish contributions totalling DKK4.3bn and those in Norway coming to DKK1.3bn.