An Oral History of Law Librarianship: Michael Slinger

Oral Histories, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf Kaylyn Zurawski

oralhistorycircleA new installment of video interviews are available each month in An Oral History of Law Librarianship in Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf in HeinOnline. The videos contain interviews of active and retired law librarians and others related to the profession. This series showcases individuals in the profession as they discuss and reflect on their experiences.

These videos are now being made available to you via our HeinOnline YouTube Channel. Each week, here on our blog, we will be featuring one video highlighting an active or retired law librarian. Be sure to check back each week for a new feature!

Today we’re featuring:

Michael Slinger

Michael Slinger is currently a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Information Services and Technology and Director of the Legal Information Center at Widener University in Chester, PA.  Slinger received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, his M.L.S. from the University of South Carolina, and his J.D. from Duquesne University. Slinger started his career working in the Law Library at the University of Notre Dame, then served as the Law Library Director and a Professor of Law at Suffolk University School of Law, and the Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University before working at Widener. He was previously the president of ALL-SIS and Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on libraries. Check out his full video below!



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