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2011-2012 Annual Report: Oklahoma City University School of Law Library: Law Library Faculty, Staff and Student Workers

Administration


LEE PEOPLES

Professor and Law Library Director
lpeoples@okcu.edu
(405)208-6030

Education: B.A, M.L.I.S, and J.D. University of Oklahoma (semesters at Åarhus University, Denmark and Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Background: Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN. He teaches advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He is past president of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

He served as the Director of International Programs for the School of Law from 2007-2010. In that position he developed the innovative Certificate in American Law Program. Prior to his appointment as Law Library Director in 2010 he served as Associate Director, Associate Director for Faculty and Research Services, and Head of Reference Services. Before joining the faculty Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

 

KATHLEEN BROWN

Associate Director
ksbrown@okcu.edu
(405)208-5062

Education: J.D. Seattle University Law School, M.S.(LIS) Drexel University, B.F.A, DePaul University

Background: Kathleen (Katie) Brown’s research and scholarship is focused in the area of intellectual property, acting skills for lawyers, law and literature, management and a variety of legal research related topics.  She teaches advanced legal research courses, is a frequent guest lecturer in the law school classroom and Adjunct Faculty for the Meinder School of Business, Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies program. In 2009, Ms. Brown had the opportunity to attending both the AALL Management Institute and the AALL Leadership Academy. Two years later, she became an elected member of the AALL Executive Board and received the Emerging Leader Award.

Reference Department

JENNIFER PRILLIMAN

Head of Reference Services
jsprilliman@okcu.edu

(405)208-5174

Education: B.A. University of Central Oklahoma; J.D. University of Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

Background: Jennifer Prilliman’s research interests include legal information literacy and instruction, copyright law, open access, and ethics. Prior to entering the M.L.I.S. program she taught advanced placement and college preparatory courses at a college preparatory charter school in Oklahoma City. While in law school she was a member of the Jessup moot court team, topic editor for the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, member of the Board of Advocates, and received the Dean’s Award for Advocacy. She is an active member in the Oklahoma Bar Association serving as the Law Day Vice Chair and on the Bar Technology and Access to Justice committees. She is also an active member of the Ginsburg Inn of Courts, American Bar Association, and the American Association of Law Libraries.

TIMOTHY GATTON

Reference Librarian for Public, Clinical, & Student Services
tgatton@okcu.edu

(405)208-5344

Education: B.A. Cornell College; J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law; M.L.I.S. University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences

Background: Tim is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University Law and completed his M.L.I.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2011. While a student at Oklahoma City University, Tim was actively involved in many student organizations, wrote a cooking column for the student newspaper, and worked as a reference assistant at the law library during his last three semesters of law school. Tim worked as a reference intern at the University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library while completing his studies at Pitt.

Technical Services Department

NANCY COWDEN

Assistant Director for Technical Services
ncowden@okcu.edu
(405)208-5380

Education: B.F.A. University of Oklahoma; M.L.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibility: Nancy’s area of responsibility is managing the Technical Services Department which includes acquiring and paying for all library materials, cataloging new materials for the online catalog, binding of periodical issues, and processing library material received in the daily mail which includes paid subscriptions and free items from the U.S. government. She is also involved in collection development and collection maintenance.

Experience: Before coming to Oklahoma City University in 1980, Nancy worked at the University of Texas Law Library and at the University of Oklahoma Law Library in the Technical Services Department. Nancy is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. Nancy is a long standing member of the AALL Government Documents SIS Grants Committee.

KATHRYN BROAD

Systems Librarian/Cataloger
kbroad@okcu.edu
(405)208-5821

Education: B. S. Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibilities: Her major duties are setup and administration of the Voyager online library system and cataloging and classifying library materials. She maintains the accuracy of the bibliographic records and authority files in Voyager. She creates Access reports from the Endeavor Voyager library system database as requested and assists staff and patrons in the use of the catalog and cataloging tools. She also assists the staff with questions on and training for the Voyager system.

Background: Prior to coming to Oklahoma City University in 1996, among other positions, she worked at two law firms classifying and cataloging discovery materials. Kathy is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

Staff


 

From left to right

Administrative Assistant Lorraine Wright 
Library Specialist Mary Gillman 

Circulation Assistants
Ann Worthington
Bill Wakeham
Mica Walters
Rebecca West

Access Services Department

ACCESS SERVICES

JENNY WATSON

Head of Access Services
jewatson@okcu.edu
(405)208-5272

Education: B.A. in English Literature University of Oklahoma ; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

Responsibility: Jenny’s duties include overseeing circulation student workers, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and maintaining circulation statistics.

Experience: Jenny began her library career working with the Interlibrary Loan Department at the University of Oklahoma. Jenny is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Reference and User Services Association. Jenny is the Layout Editor for MAALL Markings, the publication of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

NATALIE DEBERRY

Assistant Circulation Librarian
nndeberry@okcu.edu
(405)208-5461

Education: Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma

Responsibility: Natalie’s duties include opening the library Monday through Friday, overseeing circulation student workers, directing circulation and collection maintenance activities, and managing Interlibrary Loan activities and statistics.

Experience: Natalie started her career in the Interlibrary Loan department at the University of Oklahoma and will receive her MLIS from OU in 2012. Natalie is a member of the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and the Oklahoma Library Association, where she serves as a member of the Ethics Committee.

Reference Assistants

The Law Library employed four law student reference assistants during the 2011-2012 academic year and three during Summer I.

Fall/Spring 2012

  • Adam Carey 
  • Amanda Brown
  • Kerry Green
  • Matt Bushman

Summer I 2012

  • Jennifer Douglas
  • Micah Fenton
  • Jordan Haygood

Four of the RAs were 2Ls and will be returning in the 2012-2013 school year.

800 N. Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405.208.5271