Senior Reference Librarian,
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 2002 to Present
- Coordinates and supervises all reference services for the
law school library. Schedules the reference desk and oversees the services
of three reference librarians.
- Created and runs the faculty liaison program, a pro-active service
tailoring reference and research assistance to the specific needs of all
law school faculty.
- Continues to serve as a reference librarian, staffing the reference
desk 20-24 hours a week, teaching seminars as needed, and helping to shape
reference policies for the law library.
Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian,
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
August 1999 to July 2002
- Provides reference services to faculty, students, and public patrons
of the Law School Library. Primarily responsible for reference services on
Sunday and in the evenings, Monday through Thursday.
- Co-teaches skills seminars, research tutorials, and CLE courses as
needed on topics including basic legal research, using the internet for
legal research, and subject-specific legal research.
Reference/Computer Services Librarian,
Mississippi College School of Law
August 1996 to July 1999
- Shares reference desk duties with other librarians, two to six hours
a day, serving the reference needs of faculty, students, and public patrons.
Performs special research projects for faculty as needed. Provides assistance
and training to all patrons, students, faculty, and staff with electronic
resources including Lexis, Westlaw, CD-Rom titles and various Internet
applications. Makes recommendations on collection development for electronic
resources, including CD-ROMs and database subscriptions.
- Teaches the research instruction portion of the required first year
Legal Research and Writing course for half of the first year class.
Planned and coordinated a "Practical Application" legal research exam,
Fall 1999. Teaches the required introductory classes in Westlaw and Lexis
to all First Year Students, Spring Semester. Co-teaches an optional
research refresher course, once each semester.
- Knowledgable of a wide variety of computer applications. Maintains a
fifteen-PC student Word Processing Lab and a ten-PC
CALR Lab. Supervises three student computer lab assistants,
beginning February 1999. Troubleshoots hardware and software for the
Created and maintains the Law
School Computer Labs Web Page (Archive.Org copy) and the
Documents Station Web Page (Archive.Org copy).
- Teaches optional training classes in Pine and WordPerfect 6.1 for
students. Conducts staff training classes on various computer applications
Library Student Intern
Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington
School of Law
Seattle, Washington September 1995 to July 1996
- Reference: Worked various shifts in the reference office, both solo
and together with staff Reference Librarians, assisting patrons from the
law school and university communities, as well as members of the general
- Circulation: Worked several hours a week at the circulation desk and
shared responsibilities for serving the circulation needs of all library
- Technical Services: Processed all formats of new library material and
surveyed the other areas of technical services through one-on-one instructional
sessions with the technical services staff.
Library Technician (Part Time)
Karr, Tuttle, and Campbell, P.S.C.
Seattle, Washington August 1995 to July 1996
- Shared responsibilities for sorting and routing of daily library mail.
- Was primarily responsible for processing and filing of library materials.
Corporal, Infantry and Reconnaissance Units
May 1987 to July 1992
Publications and Other Professional
- Honor Man (First in Class), 2nd Marine Division Amphibious Reconnaissance
School, Norfolk, Virginia, June l989.
- Participated in Operation Provide Comfort, (post-Gulf War Kurdish Refugee
Relief effort in Northern Iraq), April - July 1991.