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Law Library Faculty & Staff

 

Law Library Faculty


Law Library Staff


Law Library Departments and Services


Law Library Administration

  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library (706) 542-5078  cwatson@uga.edu
  • Cheryl Solomon-Koomson, Accounts Manager (706) 542-5080  csolomon@uga.edu
  • Jennifer Wolf, Social Media Coordinator (706) 542-6212 jenwolf@uga.edu
  • Keven Gilbert, Administrative Coordinator (706) 542-8480 kbg@uga.edu

Reference Librarians

  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian (706) 542-5298 aburnett@uga.edu
  • Maureen Cahill, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach (706) 542-3825 mcahill@uga.edu
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian (706) 542-5083 bradleys@uga.edu
  • TJ Streipe, Associate Director for Research Services (706) 542-5077 tstreipe@uga.edu
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian (706) 542-7365 jtubinis@uga.edu
  • Vacant, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian

Circulation Department

  • Maureen Cahill, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach (706) 542-3825 mcahill@uga.edu
  • Marie Mize, Circulation Manager (706) 542-1922  mmize@uga.edu
  • Nina Guzman, Circulation Assistant (706) 542-6670 nina.guzman@uga.edu
  • Szilvia Somodi, Circulation Assistant (706) 583-8083 somodi@uga.edu

Acquisitions Department

Cataloging Department

  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian  (706) 542-5082 srgraham@uga.edu
  • Kathy Caveney, Catalog Associate (706) 542-5091 kcaveney@uga.edu
  • Vacant, Catalog Assistant

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.

Library Leadership Team

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, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • Wendy E. Moore, Associate Director for Collection Services
  • TJ Streipe, Associate Director for Research Services
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library
  • Vacant, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian

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, Associate Director for Collection Services (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Anne E. Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Maureen Cahill, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach
  • TJ Striepe, Associate Director for Research Services
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol A. Watson, Director of the Law Library
  • Vacant, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian

Digital Commons Team

Scope:  Maintain and expand Digital Commons

Members: 

  • TJ Striepe, Associate Director for Research Services (leader)
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • Suzanne Graham, Cataloging Services Librarian
  • Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator
  • Anne Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library

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, Social Media Coordinator

Course Design & Development

Scope:   Identify, develop, and support for-credit legal research and technology courses.

Members: 

  • Maureen Cahill, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach (leader)
  • Anne Burnett, Foreign & International Law Librarian
  • Sharon Bradley, Special Collections Librarian
  • TJ Striepe, Associate Director for Research Services
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Carol Watson, Director of the Law Library
  • Vacant, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian

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: 

  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian (leader)
  • Jen Wolf, Social Media Coordinator 
  • Rachel Evans, Web Coordinator
  • Marie Mize, Circulation Manager
  • Nina Guzman, Circulation 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, Associate Director  for Instruction, Access, and Outreach
  • TJ Striepe, Associate Director for Research Services
  • Jason Tubinis, Information Technology Librarian
  • Suzanne Graham, Metadata & Analytics Librarian
  • Vacant, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
  • Vacant, Outreach and Research Services Librarian