This week, we feature Kumar Percy Jayasuriya, Head Librarian and Manager of Research Services at Ober Kaler. He is the author of Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion: Carhart v. Gonzales and Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales.
A Law Librarian Bringing Some Order to Society and Its Discontents
Law school taught me that a full understanding of the law requires an investigation into the social issues behind the legal rules, and library school taught me that law school doesn’t prepare lawyers to conduct that research.
I liked library school. There, I said it. Library school provided me with the theory and skills I needed to organize valuable information into a format that researchers can use.