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

Library Administration

 

Lee Peoples, Associate Dean of Library and Technology & Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law
Education: B.A, M.L.I.S, and J.D. University of Oklahoma (semesters at Åarhus University, Denmark and Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Contact: lpeoples@okcu.edu  
Background: Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on tort law and the intersection of law and technology. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He served as the School of Law's Interim Dean for the 2018 academic year. He founded the School's Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation.  He is a co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal and is an editorial board member of Legal Information Review. He teaches the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, 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 has served as president of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Law Library Consortium. Professor Peoples is active in his local community and currently serves as President of the Midtown Association and vice-chair of the City of Oklahoma City's Urban Design Commission. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Business Improvement District Board and the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission. 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.

 

Jennifer Prilliman, Associate Dean for Administration and Distance Learning and Law Library Professor
Education: B.A. University of Central Oklahoma; J.D. University of Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.
Contact:   jsprilliman@okcu.edu    
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.

 

Katherine Witzig, Library and Administrative Assistant
Education: B.A. University of Central Oklahoma
Background: Inspired by a love of knowledge, for both its intricacies and its valuable element of personal empowerment, Katherine has worked in both academic and public libraries in various capacities over the past ten years. Most recently, she worked as an Access Specialist II at the Metropolitan Library System's busy Edmond branch. While there, she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. of English and a minor in Spanish. Her greatest joy is helping others use information resources to shape their own futures.

Reference Services

Timothy Gatton, Associate Director for Research and Instruction 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
Contact:   tgatton@okcu.edu   
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, Oklahoma Legal Research for Practice, Advanced Legal Research: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, teaches in the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, and provides guest lectures in Legal Research and Writing as well as other classes as requested.

 

Le'Shawn R. Turner, Reference Librarian
Education: B.B.A. Langston University; J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law; M.B.A. Oklahoma City University; M.L.I.S. University of North Texas
Contact:   lrturner@okcu.edu 
Background: Le’Shawn is an adamant believer in making a well-informed decision; therefore, RESEARCH is vital. She worked at the Oklahoma Supreme Court for 13 years in several capacities including as a Staff Attorney and Contracts Manager in the AOC (Administrative Office of the Courts). Le’Shawn is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Mid-American Association of Law Libraries (MAALL), Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), and the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA). In her spare time she loves reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Collection and Access Services

Susan Urban, Assistant Director for Access and Collection Services
Education:  Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma
Contact:  seurban@okcu.edu    
Experience: Susan began working in libraries right here at 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.

 

Brent Greyson, Electronic Services, Systems, and Reference Librarian
Education: B.A., M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma

Background: Brent Greyson began his work in academic libraries in 2009 as a clerk and research assistant at the University of Oklahoma's Bizzell Memorial Library. After earning his M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 2012, Brent continued his information science work in the non-profit academic publishing field with the University of Oklahoma Press. In 2019, he joined the Chickasaw Nation Law Library at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Brent is a member of the Oklahoma Library Association, American Library Association, the American Association of Law Libraries, and the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries and he is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Design and Technology from Sam Houston State University. His current research interests include philosophy of information, data literacy, and information ethics.

 

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.
Contact: jmpiel@okcu.edu  
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 MLIS 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
Contact:  bwakeham@okcu.edu    
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
Contact:  tdohrn@okcu.edu   

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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