|Circulation/Reference Librarian and Professor of Law Librarianship
Areas of Responsibility-
Circulation, Public Services, Reference
M.A. University of Iowa, Beta Phi Mu
B.A. University of Iowa, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, and Phi Eta Sigma
Drake Law Library Circulation/Reference Librarian since 2000
Des Plaines Public Library, Head of Community Services
Park Ridge Public Library, Outreach Librarian
Iowa Legal Research. Carolina Academic Press (with John Edwards, Sara Lowe & Melissa Weresh).
Legal Research Supplement: Exercises on Lexis Advance (4th eBook ed., LexisNexis) (with Melissa Weresh).
“Does the Past Predict the Future?: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Iowa Supreme Court Use of Legislative History as a Window into Statutory Construction in Iowa,” 63 Drake L. Rev 239.
“Assessing the Effectiveness of Single-Session Legal Research Skill Instruction Through Pre- and Post-Testing: A Case Study" 107 Law Libr. J. 57
“HeinOnline and Law Review Citation Patterns,” 103 Law Library Journal 55 (with M. Sara Lowe).
"Creating an Effective New Employee Orientation Program," 23 Library Leadership and Management 168
Significant Accomplishments and Professional Affiliations:
Mid-America Association of Law Libraries - Executive Board Member 2007-2009, 2004 Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair, Nominations Committee Chair 2001-02, 2008-09. Membership Committee Chair 2009-2014.
American Association of Law Libraries - Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee member 2005-07
“At the Top of the Rise: Government Web Sites that have Met the Challenge,” American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting presentation
"I became a librarian to help people harness the power of information to improve their lives and society. Being able to locate relevant data to make sound decisions and provide informed advice is a particularly valuable skill for attorneys to possess. It is satisfying to know that the research instruction and assistance I provide to students, attorneys, members of the public, and others ultimately translates into tangible results that can greatly affect people's lives."