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Law Library Faculty & Staff

 

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

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

Digital Commons Team

Scope:  Maintain and expand Digital Commons

Members: 

  • TJ Striepe, Faculty Services Librarian (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services 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
  • Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator
  • Jen Wolf, Catalog Associate

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 Associate

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