|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).
The Responsive Public Library: How to Develop and Market a Winning Collection. 2d., Libraries Unlimited (with Sharon L. Baker)
“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
“Juror Orientation” [American Judicature Society National Jury Center Web page].
Significant Accomplishments and Professional Affiliations-
American Association of Law Libraries - Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee member 2005-07
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-present.
“At the Top of the Rise: Government Web Sites that have Met the Challenge,” American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting presentation
“Collection Development in the Responsive Library,” Delaware Library Association 2003 Annual Conference presentation
Leadership Institute at Snowbird (1998), one of 32 nationally selected participants
"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."