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Chickasaw Nation Law Library at Oklahoma City University School of Law: Librarians and Staff

Library Administration


Jennifer Prilliman, Interim Director and Law Library Professor
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. 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 Co-Chair of the statewide Law Day committee. She is also a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court, American Bar Association, Vice-President of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries and a member of the American Association of Law Libraries. She was selected to participate in the Oklahoma Bar Association 2013-2014 Leadership Academy.



 Cindy Elbah, Administrative Assistant
Education: Northeastern State University 
Background: Cindy is an Oklahoma native who started her career in financial accounting at the Bank of Oklahoma. She has over fourteen years of experience in banking and financial accounting. 

Reference Services

Timothy Gatton, Head of Reference Services and Law Library Professor
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: Timothy is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law and completed his M.L.I.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2011. While a student at Oklahoma City University, Timothy 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. Timothy is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (serving on the Bylaws Committee), Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, and the Dallas Association of Law Librarians.  Timothy was the chair of the AALL's Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section 2014 Book Drive. Timothy teaches Texas Legal Research for Practice, teaches in the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, and provides guest lectures in Legal Research and Writing as well as other classes as requested.


Collection and Acquisition Services

Kathy Broad, Head of Collection Services
Education: Bachelors of Science from Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S from the University of Oklahoma.
Experience: Kathy started her library career with Oklahoma City University Law Library in 1996 as a cataloger. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and Mid-American Association of Law Libraries.



Access Services

Susan Urban, Head of Access Services
Education:  Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma
Experience: Susan began working in libraries right here the Oklahoma City University Law Library while obtaining her MLIS at the University of Oklahoma. Before coming back to OCU, she worked as a Reference Librarian in an academic setting and as a public librarian. Susan is a member of the Oklahoma Library Assocation, American Library Association, and the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.



Jordan Piel, Access Services Librarian
Education:  B.A. from Oklahoma State University; M.A. from Texas Tech University; M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma.
Jordan obtained a B.A. in Classics from Oklahoma State University and afterward attended Texas Tech University where he taught Latin and earned an M.A. in Classics in 2014. He earned his M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma in May 2016. He started out in libraries as a clerk in the Ponca City Public Library, and spent time working with the Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City and the Fine Arts and Architecture Libraries at the University of Oklahoma. 




Bill Wakeham, Library Assistant
Bill has worked at the Oklahoma City University Law Library since 1998. In May 2014, he was named OCU's Employee of the Month. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma City University and is currently a teacher of Mathematics and Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City.





Tyler Dohrn, Library Assistant

While obtaining a B.A. in Psychology from Newbury College, Tyler worked as a student circulation assistant for four years. After graduating, he went on to work within the Oklahoma County Metropolitan Library System before coming to the Oklahoma City University Law Library.

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