B.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
J.D., University of Georgia
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina
Advanced Legal Research
Research & Technology Skills for the Georgia Lawyer
Maureen A. Cahill has served the University of Georgia School of Law for over 20 years but in several different ways.
Cahill has been the reference/collection management librarian since November 1997. In this job, she participates in regular reference rotation, assists faculty and students with research and technology, plans the shelving organization of the law library collection and supervises the shelving staff. In addition, Cahill currently is helping coordinate and implement the new circulation and security systems. She also conducts a thorough review of current U.S. document holdings and chooses appropriate documents for withdrawal and for addition to the classified collection.
Public relations is also a part of Cahill's day. She shares the responsibility for the law library's public relations with other members of the library staff. She acts as the library's liaison for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, helps maintain the school's Web pages, conducts library tours and serves on the committee designed to develop a user's guide to the law library.
Before assuming her current position, she worked in the law library as a catalog assistant for 10 months. Prior to this position, Cahill served as a staff attorney for the University of Georgia School of Law's Prisoner Legal Counseling Project for 16 years.
In 1973, Cahill received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. She also earned a Master in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science in 2000.
Cahill is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (national and southeastern chapters).