Julie Thomas Prof ile
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Technical Services Librarian and Associate Professor of Law Librarianship

Areas of Responsibility-
Cataloging, Government Documents, Acting Assistant Director of the Law Library

J.D. Drake University, with honors
M.A. University of Iowa
B.A. Iowa State University, with distinction

Drake Law Library Technical Services Librarian since 1991
Clemson University, Bibliographic Database Librarian
Kansas State University, Serials Cataloger

Selected Publications-
"Use Study of OCLC Cataloging in an Academic Law Library," 89 Law Library Journal 31

"Caroline M.S. Kirkland," "Henry Clay Caldwell," and "John Finis Philips," American National Biography, Oxford University Press

Professional Affiliations-
American Association of Law Libraries

Mid-America Association of Law Libraries

American Bar Association

Iowa Bar Association

"Librarians and lawyers both tend to get a bum rap in the media and the court of public opinion. Just look at Donna Reed's terrible fate in "It's a Wonderful Life" if Jimmy Stewart had never been born: a hopelessly dowdy, spinster librarian! And then there are the ubiquitous lawyer jokes ("What's wrong with lawyer jokes? Lawyers don't think they're funny and other people don't think they're jokes."). Regardless of such stereotypes, I believe that both librarianship and the law are legitimately classed among the "helping professions." My job as a law librarian is to support people seeking to improve their lives or the lives of others through the power of information or the virtue of justice."

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