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Law Library Faculty


Law Library Staff


Law Library Departments and Services

Law Library Administration

Reference Librarians

Circulation Department

Acquisitions Department

Cataloging Department

Information Technology Services


 

Law Library Teams

The philosophy of the Law Library’s management structure highlights the involvement of all staff in decision-making processes,  appropriate to each person’s level of expertise. The “flat” structure contrasts with more hierarchical organizations in which authority is concentrated in a few positions at the top of a vertical structure. This difference in approaches is most easily illustrated by the absence of “middle management” positions, such as Associate Directors, at the UGA Law Library.

The policy setting body for the Law Library is the Steering Group. In addition to the Director, all professional librarians are members of the Steering Group. In keeping with noncentralized management philosophy, chair of the Steering Group rotates among the members at each Steering Group meeting.  The designated chair is responsible for compiling the Steering Group meeting agenda and facilitating discussion at the meeting.  Responsibility for minute-taking also rotates among Steering Group members.

Responsibilities for implementing policies and procedures fall to one or more of the Law Library’s teams. All staff are members of at least one management team.  In addition to representation by supervisors and participation on teams, staff members not on the Steering Group have an opportunity to voice opinions and exchange views through quarterly staff meetings.

Steering Group

Scope: The Steering Group assumes primary responsibility for governance of the Law Library. Its roles include: facilitating communication and mutual understanding between teams, approving and overseeing all library policies, monitoring and evaluating expenditures, maintaining wish lists for improvements, and ensuring that the business of the Law Library is conducted effectively.

Members: 

  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian
  • TJ Streipe, Faculty Services Librarian
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library

Acquisitions/Cataloging Team

Scope:   Acquire and provide access to all forms of materials library selects for use by patrons

Members: 

  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian (leader)
  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian
  • Kathy Caveney, Catalog Associate
  • Jennifer Wolf, Catalog  Assistant
  • Carol Humphries, Catalog Assistant
  • Dan Riggs, Serials Associate
  • John Mize, Serials Assistant

Circulation Team

Scope:   Oversee circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery and photocopy services

Members:

  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • Emily Crews, Circulation Assistant
  • Kyle Lisk, Circulation Assistant
  • Marie Mize, Circulation Manager
  • Jim Stipemaas, Circulation Assistant

Collection Development Team

Scope:  The Collection Development Team, guided by the Collection Development Policy, Managers the selection and cancellation of materials for the Library collection.  The team discusses collection policy issues and plans for changes in our collecting process.

Members: 

  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library

Information Technology Services Team

Scope:   Develop and implement information technology services policies, procedures and solutions to meet the technology needs of the law school.

Members: 

  • Jim Henneberger, Systems Administrator (leader)
  • JoEllen Childers, Instructional Support Specialist
  • Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator
  • Brad Grove, Help Desk Manager 
  • Leslie Grove, Web Developer
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Kui (Kay) Wang, Database Administrator

Digital Commons Team

Scope:  Maintain and expand Digital Commons

Members: 

  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • John Mize, Serials Associate
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library

Facilities Team

Scope:   Identify and prioritize facilities problems, organize and motivate staff, coordinate cleaning, plan projects

Members: 

  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian (leader)
  • Deborah Baker, Administrative Associate
  • Carol Humphries, Catalog Assistant
  • Cheryl Solomon, Accounts Manager
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library
  • Kui Wang, Database Administrator

Library Systems Team

Scope:   Oversee, and plan enhancements of, library computing systems (OCLC, III and Checkpoint)

Members:

  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian (leader)
  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • Jim Henneberger, Systems Administrator
  • Wendy E. Moore, Acquisitions Librarian
  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian

Library Web Team

Scope:   Coordinate the appearance, content, and development of the library website.

Members:

  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Leslie Grove, Web Developer
  • Jim Henneberger, Systems Administrator
  • Kyle Lisk, Circulation Assistant
  • Jen Wolf, Catalog Assistant

Professional Development Team

Scope:   Develop, coordinate, and promote continuing education activities for the Law Library staff

Members: 

  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collection Librarian
  • Deborah Baker, Administrative Associate (leader
  • JoEllen Childers, Instructional Support Specialist
  • Emily Crews, Circulation Assistant

Public Relations Team

Scope:   Responsible for coordinating library outreach, including publications, publicity and orientation.  Act as liaison with Law School PR office.  Track awards application opportunities

Members: 

  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library (leader)
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • Marie Mize, Circulation Manager
  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian
  • Jen Wolf, Catalog Assistant

Reference Team

Scope:   Identify, prioritize and develop reference services beyond the desk, maintain communication and information sharing among reference desk sitters.  Review library web pages.  Oversee implementation of III's WebBridge resources in  GAVEL.

Members:

  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Maureen Cahill, Student Services Librarian
  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian

Special Collections, Archives & Preservation Team

Scope:   Select, process, catalog, and manage materials for special and archival collections.  Preserve materials for the entire collection. Also responsible for Disaster Planning.

Members:

  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian (leader)
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • Carol Humphries, Catalog Assistant
  • Dan Riggs, Serials Associate
  • Jim StipeMaas, Circulation Assistant