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SEAALL Annual Meeting 2019

March 21-23, 2019

Speaker Bios

Lorelle Anderson

Lorelle Anderson has been the Assistant Director for Public Services at the FAMU College of Law since 2007. Before joining FAMU, she worked in the law libraries at Crowell & Moring LLP and Covington and Burling. She earned her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her MLS from the University of Maryland. Areas of interest include legislative history and legal research instruction.

 

Rob Beharriell

Rob Beharriell is a Research and Reference Librarian at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He has worked for NSU since 2011.  He coaches two of the school’s moot court teams (JESSUP and the Florida Bar’s Robert Orseck team) in addition to benching oral arguments for other moot court teams.  This year, he provided research instruction for the school’s Appellate Advocacy Workshop.  He has also served as a judge for the school’s annual moot court tryout competition.

Sara J. Berman

Sara J. Berman serves as the Director of Academic and Bar Success Programs at the nonprofit AccessLex Institute Center for Legal Education Excellence, an organization committed to understanding the barriers that impede access to law school for historically underrepresented groups and improving access to law school for all; identifying actionable strategies and public policies to increase law school affordability; and strengthening the value of legal education. Berman is the author of several bar exam and legal education books and articles, including Pass the Bar Exam: A Practical Guide to Achieving Academic & Professional Goals and Bar Exam MPT Preparation & Experiential Learning for Law Students: Interactive Performance Test Training. Prior to joining AccessLex, Berman served for more than two decades in various law schools as ASP Director, Professor of Law, and a member of the senior administration team. Berman also has more than 15 years of experience in distance learning in legal education. Berman co-authored Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case and The Criminal Law Handbook: Know Your Rights, Survive the System, plain English primers on the civil and criminal justice systems. More on Berman’s publications at https://ssrn.com/author=2846291 and on AccessLex publications at https://www.ssrn.com/link/AccessLex-Institute-RES.html.

 

Miguel A. Bordo

Miguel A. Bordo is the Media Services Manager at Duke Law. Miguel specializes in teaching technologies, instructional design, innovation with legal tech, and implementation of services that further the educational and technological mission of Duke Law School. Miguel is involved in project and staff management, a board member of the new Duke Law Tech Hub, and he leads several law library working groups, including one that managed the conversion, cataloging, and archiving of Duke Law media content produced since the early 1990’s. In addition to legal technology, he has interests in documentary video and film. Prior to arriving at Duke, he worked for several years in art direction and video production with PBS at UNC-TV, earning two Emmy awards for his design and art direction.

 

Laura Chance

Laura Chance is Morgan Lewis' Project Manager for Research & Library Technology. She has worked in both academic and law libraries, implementing software and supporting patrons and colleagues as they adopt new technology. She is trained in User Experience Design and applies both UX and design thinking methodologies to librarianship. Laura holds a Master of Science in Library & Information Science from Drexel University and Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia.

 

Bret N. Christensen

Bret N. Christensen is a professional Librarian with over 15 years of experience helping both public and legal communities locate and use relevant and useful resources in the practice of law. In his capacity as Outreach, Instruction, and Reference Librarian at the Charleston School of Law, Bret teaches Legal Research and Writing in the 1L program as well as promotes the value of the Library. Bret speaks, blogs, writes articles, and makes media of all kinds on the subject of how to conduct legal research. His blog at legalresearchiseasy.blogspot.com is but one example of his dedication to spreading the good word that, with a little effort, anyone can be their own research guru. Bret frequently speaks at regional professional associations and civic groups sharing his passion for all things legal research.

Michelle Cosby

Michelle Cosby is currently the Associate Director of the Joel A. Katz Law Library at the University of Tennessee. At UT, in addition to her day-to-day duties, she teaches Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research. Michelle has an interest in library management issues and advocating the value of the law library.

 

Katie Crandall

Katie Crandall is the Associate Director for Outreach at the Florida State University College of Law Research Center. She has a B.S. in Communication (Public Relations), M.S. in Library and Information Science, and a J.D. from Florida State University. She teaches Advanced Legal Research to J.D. students. In the J.M. program, she teaches Introduction to Legal Studies and Research.

Whitney Curtis

Whitney Curtis is the Associate Director/Head of Public Services at Barry University School of Law Library. She received her B.A. from Mary Washington College, her Masters in Library Science from University of South Florida and her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Technology in Legal Practice.

Joshua A. Douglas

Joshua A. Douglas is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he teaches and researches election law and voting rights, civil procedure, constitutional law, and judicial decision making. He is the author of Vote for US: How to Take Back our Elections and Change the Future of Voting, a popular press book that provides hope and inspiration for a positive path forward on voting rights. His most recent legal scholarship focuses on the constitutional right to vote, with an emphasis on state constitutions, as well as the various laws, rules, and judicial decisions impacting election administration. He has also written extensively on election law procedure.

Nicole Downing

Nicole Downing is the Head of Reference Services and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina. Prior to coming to UNC, Nicole served as Reference and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Miami Law Library. She oversees research and reference services, teaches Advanced Legal Research, and is completing edits on an article about legal research pedagogy.

Alyson Drake

Alyson Drake is the Assistant Director for Public Services and Director of the Excellence in Legal Research Program at the Texas Tech University School of Law, where she designs and teaches workshops in the first year Legal Practice Program, as well as courses in Texas Legal Research, Criminal Trial Research, and Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research. Professor Drake’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of cognitive theory and legal research instruction. You can find her musings on everything legal research education-related at www.legalresearchpedagogy.com.

Cassie DuBay

Cassie DuBay is the Head of Research Services at the Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University. She teaches both Advanced Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research: Texas. Beyond teaching, Cassie’s work interests include managing the law school’s institutional repository, graphic design, and working with the school’s journal students.

Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans serves as the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library's Metadata Services Librarian. Previously she worked as UGA School of Law's web coordinator and has served various roles in three other libraries since 2008. She earned her bachelor's degrees in Art and Music from LaGrange College and her Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University.

 

Vicenç Feliú

Vicenç Feliú is presently the Associate Dean for Library services at NSU Florida’s Shepard Broad College of Law, where he teaches Intellectual Property and Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law. Prior to his position at NSU Florida, Vicenç was the Associate Dean for Library Services and Professor of Law at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law in Pennsylvania and the Library Director and Associate Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law. His research interests and scholarship revolve around Intellectual Property Law and Legal Pedagogy issues. Vicenç received a B.A. in Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton, both a J.D. and LL.M. in Intellectual Property, Commerce & Technology from the Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire School of Law), and a M.L.I.S., with a Law Librarianship Certificate, from the University of Washington.

Gwendolyn Y. Friedman

Gwendolyn Y. Friedman, a Philadelphia native who resides in Cherry Hill, NJ, is the KM Operations Manager at the Philadelphia law firm of Fox Rothschild. She previously served as Senior Manager of Research Systems at Ballard Spahr, where she managed a team of researchers who provide research and competitive intelligence services firmwide. Her library career has taken several turns since her first job as a circulation assistant at Temple University’s Paley Library, including a position as a Research Librarian at The Franklin Mint. Gwen received her B.A. in English from Temple University and her M.L.I.S. From Drexel University.

Christina Glon

Christina Glon is the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services at Emory Law School’s MacMillan Law Library. Prior to librarianship, Christina practiced transactional law in southwest Michigan specializing in Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support, Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Business and Tax law, and Real Estate transactions. Christina is active in local, regional, national, and international library organizations. She recently served as the Chair of the Local Planning Committee for the International Association of Law Libraries’ 36th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA (October 2017) and President of the Atlanta Law Libraries Association (2016-2017), a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. Christina currently serves on the Editorial Board of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing and often writes and presents on creating and teaching specialized advanced legal research courses and Technology in Legal Practice.

 

Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon is the Head of Access & Collection Services at the Duke Law Library, where she oversees the Access and Collections Services department, coordinates the Reference team, and teaches legal research in the JD and LLM Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing courses. She coordinates the Duke Law Library and Information Services Staff Council, which organizes professional training and development for library and information technology staff. Rachel is the Chair of the RIPS-SIS Nominations Committee and a member of the AALL LexisNexis Research Grant Jury, the RIPS-SIS Patron Services Committee, and the SEAALL Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a contributing author for Primary Research Group and has articles published in Tennessee Law Review, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Public Services Quarterly, and AALL Spectrum.

Marie Hamm

Marie Summerlin Hamm has taught both first-year and advanced legal research and writing courses at Regent University School of Law, where she serves as Law Library Director. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) and is a past president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VALL). She has written a substantive article on the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct and has contributed numerous articles on legal research to the Virginia Lawyer. She authored the Courts and Case Law chapter in the most recent edition of A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia. Her current scholarship focuses on assessment of legal research and writing competencies under the revised ABA standards. Marie received her M.L.S. (summa cum laude) from Syracuse University in 2001; J.D. in 1999 from Regent University School of Law, where she served as a member of the law review editorial staff; and a dual B.S. in History & Psychology from Mount Olive College (summa cum laude) in 1993. She is a member of the North Carolina bar.

David Hansen

Dave Hansen leads Duke University Libraries' general research services and collections as the Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications. His division aims to meet Duke researchers’ needs across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development library collections, access and delivery of materials to users, guidance on information access and research techniques, and support in creating and disseminating research and evaluating its real-world impact. Dave's background is in intellectual property law and law libraries. Before coming to Duke he was a Clinical Assistant Professor and Faculty Research Librarian at UNC School of Law and the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. Before that was a fellow at UC Berkeley Law in its Digital Library Copyright Project, a project which sought to address library copyright issues in, among other things, class action mass digitization litigation in Authors Guild v. Google (Google Books) and in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust. He holds a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he also earned his M.S. in Library Science.

Jim Heller

Jim Heller is Director of the Law Library, Professor of Law, and Professor of Public Policy at the College of William & Mary. He formerly served as Director of the Law Library at the University of Idaho, as Head of Reader Services at the George Washington University Law Library, and as Director of the Civil Division Library of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has served as president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), and of the Virginia and Southeastern Chapters of AALL.

Faye Jones

Faye Jones joined the University of Illinois College of Law in 2015 as director of the Law Library and Clinical Professor of Law. She has more than 30 years of experience as a law librarian and law teacher. At Illinois, she is focused on expanding faculty research support programs, growing the legal research curriculum for students, and teaching Privacy Law.

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones is the Director of Law Library/ Associate Professor of Law at the Florida A&M University School of Law Library. She teaches courses in Legal Bibliography and Advanced Legal Research. Prior to joining the faculty, her professional experience includes service in Law Libraries at Wayne State University, Villanova University, Indiana University, and the University of Miami. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She earned her M.S.L.S. from the Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Science and her Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Drexel University.

Billie Jo Kaufman

Billie Jo Kaufman is the Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources at American University Washington College of Law. Before joining the faculty in 2003, she was director of the Law Library & Technology Center and Associate Professor of Law at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she held several positions within the law library system from 1987 until 2003. She also teaches and specializes in advanced legal research, cyberlaw, criminal procedure, legal research and writing, and law librarianship.

Aaron Kirschenfeld

Aaron Kirschenfeld is the Digital Initiatives Law Librarian and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina. Aaron manages the law library's scholarship repository, provides reference services, teaches Advanced Legal Research, and is actively working on several writing projects on topics including transactional law research strategies and legal information discovery and management.

Anne Klinefelter

Anne Klinefelter is Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Anne manages the UNC law library, teaches privacy law courses, serves as faculty advisor to the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology, and is writing about law library management and about libraries’ relationship with the evolving right to be forgotten.

Cas Laskowski

Cas Laskowski is a reference librarian at Duke Law where she collaborates with other innovators and technology centers at the law school to foster student engagement with technology through training, networking, and access to emerging technologies. She is also part of Law by Design, a law school initiative to help foster students creative problem solving by teaching them design thinking methodology. Cas writes regularly about legal and library technology and serves as Vice Chair of the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Standing Committee and SEAALL Treasurer.

Sarah Lewis

Sarah A. Lewis is a Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Sarah received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School and her Master of Library and Information Science and Master of Science in Knowledge Management from Kent State University. Sarah has published nationally and internationally, and presented internationally, on felony disenfranchisement.

Amy Lipford

Amy Lipford is the Assistant Director for Resources at Florida State University College of Law. She teaches an Introduction to Legal Studies and Research course in the new Juris Master program and has previously taught both Advanced Legal Research and Business Legal Research to JD students.

Megan Mall

Megan Mall has been AALL's director of content strategy since August 2016. She is the editor of KnowItAALL, social media manager, and assists with special research projects like the State of the Profession Survey and the Biennial Salary Survey for the organization. She previously worked as a librarian at Northwestern University and earned her MLS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Mart-Rice

Jennifer Mart-Rice is the Digital and Metadata Services Librarian at Washington & Lee University School of Law. In addition to her responsibilities surrounding acquisitions and collection services, Jennifer is a member of the Instructional Services team that is responsible for the design and implementation of an appropriate, engaging, and challenging curriculum for 1L students in their required Legal Research 1 course at Washington & Lee. She has also taught Advanced Legal Research, both in-person and online, in the past.

Gail Mathapo

Gail Mathapo has worked in a number of capacities as an academic law librarian for the past 12 years. Currently, her title is Reference Librarian and Professor of Legal Research at The University of Florida College of Law Library. She teaches Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research courses. Her research interests are instruction and outreach. She is a graduate of The University of the District of Columbia Law School and received her master's degree in library science from The Catholic University of America. Gail considers herself a foodie and loves attending events centered around the performing arts.

Shira Megerman

Shira Megerman is a Senior Legal Information Librarian at Boston University School of Law. Shira’s main role at the Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries is student services, as well as liaising to the IP faculty and clinics. Before starting at BUSOL, Shira worked for five years at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law as the Student Services Reference Librarian. She is originally from Kansas City, and is a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

Will Monroe

Will Monroe is the Assistant Director for Instructional Technology at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library at Louisiana State University. He received a doctorate in educational leadership and research with a concentration in educational technology from LSU. He teaches courses in educational technology and library and information science at LSU and Sam Houston State University. Will also serves on the editorial review board for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Codex, the Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL.

Patricia Morgan

Patricia Morgan has worked at the University of Florida College of Law for 10 years. She has worked as Emerging Technologies librarian, Faculty Services librarian, and is currently the Head of Access Services and Publications. In addition, she teaches in the first-year legal research program. Doing research and providing reference service are her favorite work activities. Patricia attended the University of Florida for both her undergraduate and law degrees; she received her master's degree in library science from the University of South Florida. Research interests include court procedures and rules, assistance to the public, and law librarianship. In her spare time, Patricia enjoys rollerblading, fitness classes, going to concerts, and knitting.

Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray is a Research and Reference Librarian and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She coaches law students who are participants in the NSU Bar Success Program to prepare for the bar exam. She is one of the coaches of the JESSUP moot court team, and she collects information on faculty publications and provides content to a law school newsletter focusing on faculty scholarship.

Andrea Muto

Andrea Muto is a journalist, lawyer, law librarian, international development consultant and now Research Services Librarian at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to Georgetown, Andrea embraced mid-career change and landed in Kabul, Afghanistan for three years, working with a contractor for USAID building a law library on the Kabul University campus and coaching Afghanistan's first Jessup Moot Court team. Kabul led to Kosovo, and later to brief stints in Mali and Liberia (for more details on Southeast Asia, et al., let's talk over a conference coffee or happy hour!). Prior to international development, Andrea was a reporter for a small Ohio daily newspaper, a librarian for Ernst & Young in Cleveland, and an account manager for LexisNexis serving the federal government in Washington DC. Andrea's motto is comedian Amy Poehler's: "There's a power in looking silly, and not caring that you do."

Kristina L. Niedringhaus

Kristina L. Niedringhaus is the associate dean for library and information services and professor at Georgia State University College of Law Library. She has been a law librarian for 20 years, a library director for nearly 14 years and supervised law school IT for 8 of those years. Kris currently serves as Editor of AALL Spectrum, SEAALL President, and Vice President of the CALI Board of Directors. She teaches advanced legal research and law practice technology.

Savanna L. Nolan

Savanna L. Nolan is a Reference Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She has taught Advanced Legal Research, Legal Research for Skill and Practice, and she participated in launching a pilot for a new first year legal research instruction model. Additionally, over the past four years she has published ten various short works, presented three conference posters, become involved in various AALL and SEAALL committees, and taken point managing two significant projects. She is very excited to coordinate this discussion and help others find small, buildable goals that work for them.

Monica Ortale

Monica M. Ortale is the Associate Director of Public Services at South Texas College of Law Houston. Monica taught the Research components of the LRW classes for many years and after graduating from South Texas with her J.D. she initiated the Faculty Services program. Monica earned her B.A. and Masters in Librarianship and Information Management from the University of Denver.

 

 

Caroline Osborne

Caroline Osborne is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library. Prior to joining the faculty of law at the West Virginia University College of Law, Professor Osborne was the Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services and Professor of Legal Research at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Osborne received her M.L.S. and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, and her L. L.M. from Emory University. Prior to becoming a librarian, she practiced law in North Carolina, Georgia, and New York in the areas of leveraged finance and commercial real estate. Her research interests are in the areas of copyright, legal research, libraries, library management, and the pedagogy of teaching law.

Beth Parker

Beth Parker is the Assistant Director, Operations & Collections at Nova Southeastern University’s Panza Maurer Law Library where she has worked since 2016. Her areas of interest include law and society, teaching, legal research, criminal law, DNA in post-conviction relief and LGBTQ rights. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Post-Conviction Relief Workshop.

 

Richelle Reid

Richelle Reid, Law Librarian for Research Services, Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library, Emory University School of Law. Richelle joined the MacMillan Law Library at Emory University School of Law in 2010 and is a Law Librarian for Research Services and Adjunct Professor. Formerly, she was the student services and user experience librarian at MacMillan Law Library and coordinated the library’s stress-relief program during exams as well as the Student Library Advisory Council. Richelle is active in the law library profession, serving as president of the Atlanta Law Libraries Association (2015-2016), chair of the Black Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries (2015-2016), and chair of several national, regional, and local committees (2012-2018). She has presented at regional, state, and local meetings and conferences, and actively participates as a member of other professional organizations and Emory University committees. Richelle earned her M.L.I.S. from Valdosta State University, J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Alison Rosenberg

Alison Rosenberg is the Assistant Director, Research & Reference at Nova Southeastern University’s Panza Maurer Law Library where she has served in various roles since 2009. She teaches Advanced Legal Research Techniques at the Shepard Broad College of Law. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She has served on several committees, presented at conferences, and was selected as a 2016 AALL Leadership Academy Fellow. Her research areas of interest include law and social change, teaching and learning, legal research, librarianship, animal law, negotiation, human rights, and legal history. She serves as an embedded librarian in the law school’s American Legal History seminar and enjoys researching with old newspapers, particularly those on microfilm. She appreciates the opportunity to work in different areas of the law school and library. In 2017, she began working with Michelle Murray and the law school’s marketing department to produce a faculty scholarship newsletter.

 

Franklin L. Runge

Franklin L. Runge joined the Washington & Lee School of Law as the Faculty Services Librarian in July 2018. He is a member of the teaching team that instructs the 1L Legal Research course, and he is always looking for new ways to create an engaged classroom that produces life-long learners. Franklin serves on the W&L Assessment Committee to measure student outcomes in the research curriculum. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, he served as the Faculty Services Librarian at the University of Kentucky from 2011 to 2018. In addition to his work as a librarian at UK, he served as the Chairperson for Sexual Misconduct Appeals for the entire campus and for a brief time as the Director of Admissions (law). Prior to entering academia, Franklin practiced law at Weisman & McIntyre (Boston, Massachusetts), where he focused on product liability cases against tobacco companies, education reform litigation at the state level, and seatbelt safety litigation against automotive manufacturers.

 

Melanie Sims

Melanie Sims currently serves as the Head of Access Services & Government Information at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the staff at the LSU Law Library, she worked as Reference Assistant Coordinator at the LSU Libraries. Melanie received her BA in journalism as well as her MLIS from Louisiana State University. She is very active in the field of library and information science on the local, state, and national levels. Melanie was the 2013 recipient of the Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award presented by the Louisiana Library Association to a member in mid-career who has made outstanding contributions to librarianship. Melanie also served as the 2009-2010 President of the Louisiana Library Association.

 

Roger V. Skalbeck

Roger V. Skalbeck is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Library & Information Resources. He teaches legal research, applied practice technology, and copyright law. He is a frequent presenter on legal technology at national conferences, and he writes about libraries, technology, and intellectual property. Dean Skalbeck is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), a member of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission’s Committee on Self-Represented Litigants, and a member of the Legal Scholarship Advisory Board for LawArXiv. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor and Associate Librarian at Georgetown Law Center, where he co-taught a seminar on Technology Innovation and Law Practice.

Dawn Smith

Dawn Smith is the Head of Acquisitions at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School. Prior to coming to Yale she served for nearly a decade in several different public and technical service librarian roles at Loyola Law School – Los Angeles, including Online Systems Coordinator, Acquisitions/Serials Librarian, and Head of Collection Management Services. She took a brief hiatus from librarianship early in her career to work for CalArts, one of our country’s top art schools as the Director for Prospect Management and Research for their Advancement Department. Dawn holds a BS in Political Science as well as her MS in Library Science and currently has an eye on pursing further academic interests.

 

Linda Sobey

Linda Sobey is the Assistant Director for Technical Services at Florida A&M College of Law. She joined FAMU in February 2003. She earned her M.L.S. from U.S.F. While at U.C.F., Linda earned both an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Legal Studies/Psychology.

Amy Spare

Amy Spare is Associate Director at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, where she has worked since 2005. Her prior experience includes heading the Government Publications department at Rice University’s Falvey Library and practicing law in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Amy is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, University of Texas at Austin’s School of Library & Information Sciences and Temple University.

Beau Steenken

Beau Steenken is Instructional Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Legal Research at the University of Kentucky. Along with his colleague, Tina Brooks, he is the author of Sources of American Law: an Introduction to Legal Research. Before coming to the University of Kentucky, he managed to collect a B.A., a J.D., and an M.S.I.S. from the University of Texas, as well as an M.A. in history from Texas State University and an LL.M. in Public International law from the University of Nottingham, where he also took up archery.

Leslie Street

Leslie Street is the Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law at the Mercer University School of Law. Prior to coming to Mercer University, Leslie was the Assistant Director for Public Services at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She began her library career as a reference librarian at Georgetown University. Before becoming a librarian, Leslie worked as an attorney first for the New York City Law Department, in the Family Court Division in the Bronx, and then in private practice at Luce and Associates, P.S., a firm located in Tacoma, Washington. She holds a law degree from Brigham Young University and earned her M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington.

 

Nicholas F. Stump

Nicholas F. Stump is the Head of Reference & Access Services at WVU College of Law. He teaches in the research curriculum with an emphasis on administrative research and energy and environmental research. He is a Member of the Appalachian Justice Initiative, a Faculty Affiliate with the WVU Humanities Center, and an Associate with the Oxford Human Rights Hub. His upcoming monograph with the WVU Press, “Appalachia Reconstructed: Law, The Environment, and Systemic Regional Reform,” examines how environmental law has affected Appalachia, as evidenced by ecological impacts and related socio-economic challenges. He argues that these challenges cannot be addressed solely through traditional legal reform and instead advocates for broader, transformative change that targets social, political, and economic systems that operate above or behind the law.

 

George Taoultsides

George Taoultsides is the Manager of the Faculty Research and Scholarly Support department at Harvard Law School Library. George is a member of American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of New England. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Wheaton College, J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, M.L.I.S. from Simmons College, M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an A.L.M from Harvard Extension School.

Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor serves as the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library’s Outreach and Research Services Librarian. Previously she has worked as a research librarian at Crowell & Moring and as an academic law librarian at American, Duke, and Georgetown. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College, her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America.

M.J. Tooey

M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is the Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern Atlantic Region and the National DOCLINE Coordination Office. Tooey served as president of the Medical Library Association (2005-2006) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (2012-2013). She is a Fellow of MLA and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She received the 1997 MLA Estelle Brodman Award and was the 2016 MLA Janet Doe Lecturer. In 2011 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s iSchool.

Jason Tubinis

Jason Tubinis serves as the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library's Information Technology Librarian. He teaches Legal Research and Technology Skills for Legal Practice, as wells as researches and implements new library and legal education technologies. He earned his Bachelor of Science in information technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and earned both his Master of Library Science and Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo.

 

Deborah Turkewitz

Deborah Turkewitz has been the Faculty Services, Student Publications, and Reference Librarian at the Charleston School of Law since August 2018 and will be teaching Advanced Legal Research 2019 Spring semester. Prior to this appointment, she was an Information Services Librarian at Daniel Library, The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina since 2015. Her duties included managing public services and The Citadel Museum, serving as department liaison for three academic departments and the Pre-Law committee, and was an original member of the Makerspace team, involved in deciding equipment purchases, management, and instruction. Deborah received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2015, her JD from the University at Buffalo School of Law, and her BA in Political Science from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo.

 

Todd Venie

Todd Venie is Assistant Dean and Director for the Library and Information Technology Services at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library at Louisiana State University. Before he joined LSU, he worked at the law libraries at the University of Florida and Georgetown University. He is active in law library associations and is currently serving as president of the New Orleans Association of Law Librarians. He is a former assistant prosecuting attorney with a law degree from The Ohio State University and an MLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Gail Warren

Gail Warren is the State Law Librarian of the Supreme Court of Virginia and has served in this position since September 1982. Ms. Warren was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1982 and is a member of the Education of Lawyers section. From 1991-2000 she served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond. She is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and has held leadership positions in AALL, the Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section of AALL and the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. Ms. Warren was appointed to the Virginia Access to Justice Commission in November 2013 and is the author of Chapter 2 of A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia, 8th ed. (2017). She is a graduate of James Madison University (B.A.), the University of Richmond (J.D.) and the Catholic University of America (M.S.L.S.).

Carol A. Watson

Carol A. Watson is the director of the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. She has more than 30 years of experience as a reference librarian, IT director and library director. She teaches first year legal research and advanced legal research.

Amy Wharton

Amy Wharton is Director of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library at the University of Virginia School of Law. Before becoming director last year, she was a research librarian specializing in web services and emerging technologies and has taught Advanced Legal Research. Previously she was a librarian in the Washington, D.C. office of Winston & Strawn and a practicing attorney in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She earned her M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma and her J.D. from George Mason University Law School. She is a past president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries and currently chairs the AALL Ethical Principles Special Committee.

Austin Martin Williams

Austin Martin Williams is the Assistant Law Library Director at North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he co-teaches Law Practice Technology. He was formerly the Coordinator of Research Instructional Services at Georgia State University College of Law, where he taught both first-year and advanced legal research courses.