Now Available: Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Cases and Insights

Law Libraries, Librarianship, New Book Kaylyn Zurawski

A must-read for any potential law library director!

Over the past 5 years, directors of law libraries have been retiring at a rapid rate and this pace is only increasing. As a result, many new law library directors may have relatively little exposure to a director’s responsibilities before assuming the role. Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Cases and Insights is a valuable guide and learning tool for any prospective or new law library director looking to learn the ins and outs of the position. More than 30 accomplished and successful law library academic law library directors share their expertise and wisdom that will help a new director easily transition into their new position.

This guide will help the reader:
  • Get insider information and advice from more than 30 law library directors who have firsthand experience in the field.
  • Identify the types of skills needed in the position
  • Gain insight into troubleshooting from experienced directors
  • Determine whether or not he/she is interested in or suited for a directorship
 The guide is broken into four parts:
  • Part I: General Advice
  • Part II: Unwritten Rules
  • Part III: Service Contributions
  • Part IV: Developing Issues

Each chapter starts with a case study to provide a realistic context in which to examine the subject, followed by analysis and commentary  by experienced directors. Most chapter’s focus on the director’s roles (e.g. mentor, mediator, fundraiser, opportunity seeker, politician, or committee member). Other chapters cover basic issues such as privacy, finances, data, and when (and how) to say no.

All about the contributors

 The unique contributions set this guide apart from others. The contributions are designed to highlight the multitude of perspectives and approaches used by directors and represent the full spectrum of academic law libraries. The collective wisdom is what makes this book both useful and practical. See for yourself who was a part of it below!

 Part I: General Advice

  • James E. Duggan
    • Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University School of Law
  • Elizabeth Edinger
    • Director of the Law Library; Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University, Columbus School of Law
  • Spencer L. Simons
    • Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • Suzanne Wones
    • Executive Director, Harvard Law School
  • Darin K. Fox
    • Associate Dean; Director of the Donald E. Pray Law Library; Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Elizabeth G. Adelman
    • Director of the Charles B. Sears Law Library; Vice Dean for Legal Information Services, SUNY Buffalo Law School
  • Michelle M. Wu
    • Law Library Director; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Part II: Unwritten Rules

  • Billie Jo Kaufman
    • Associate Dean for Library and Information Resources; Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • James S. Heller
    • Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law/Professor of Public Policy, William & Mary Law School
  • Penny A. Hazelton
    • Associate Dean for Library & Technology Services; Professor of Law; Director of Law Librarianship Program, University of Washington School of Law
  • Karl T. Gruben
    • Professor of Law; Associate Dean of Library and Information Services; Director of the Pardee Legal Research Center, University of San Diego School of Law
    • Kristy L. Gilliland
      • Associate Professor of Law; Library Director, University of Mississippi School of Law
    • Faye E. Jones
      • Law Library Director; Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law
    • Mary Ann Hyatt
      • Law Library Director, University of Oregon School of Law
    • Duncan Alford
      • Associate Dean; Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law
    • Pauline M. Aranas
      • Associate Dean; Chief Information Officer; Director of the Law Library, University of Southern California School of Law
    • Ronald J. Wheeler, Jr.
      • Director of the Law Library and Information Resources; Associate Professor of Legal Research, Suffolk University
    • Taylor Fitchett
      • Law Library Director, University of Virginia School of Law
    • Victoria J. Szymczak
      • Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law; Coordinator of Legal Research, University of Hawai’i, William C. Richardson School of Law
    • Kristina L. Niedringhaus
      • Associate Dean for Library and Information Services; Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
    • Courtney L. Selby
      • Associate Dean for Information Services; Director of the Law Library; Associate Professor of Law, Hofstra Law
    • Gordon Russell
      • Associate Dean and Professor of Law; Director of the Law Library, Lincoln Memorial University
    • Femi Cadmus
      • Edward Cornell Law Librarian; Associate Dean for Library Services; Senior Lecturer of Law, Cornell Law School
    • Christopher A. Knott
      • Associate Dean for Information Services and Technology; Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
    • Sally H. Wise
      • Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
    • Filippa Marullo Anzalone
      • Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Library and Technology Services, Boston College Law School

Part III: Service Contributions

  • Barbara A. Bintliff
    • Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law; Director, Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research, University of Texas School of Law
  • Joan S. Howland
    • Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Information and Technology, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Scott B. Pagel
    • Associate Dean for Information Services; Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Part IV: Developing Issues

  • Richard A. Leiter
    • Associate Dean for Information Services; Director of the Law Library; Professor of Law, University of Lincoln-Nebraska College of Law
  • Anne Klinefelter
    • Associate Professor of Law; Director of the Law Library, University of North Carolina School of Law

 

Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Cases and Insights
Price: $95.00
Item #: 1002745
ISBN: 9780837740133
Distributed: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2015

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