Meet this year’s blogging team!

We have 1 returning blogger, Elliott Hibbler, and 3 new bloggers that we are going to hear from this year.  Let me introduce our three newbies to you:

Catherine “Deane” Deane
Reference Librarian at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library in San Diego

Deane is a regular contributor to ThomChat, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Library Blog. Prior to this, she spent two years in San Francisco, working closely with Vincent Moyer, Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian at the University of California, Hastings School of Law, where she created and curated research guides on varying topics in U.S., foreign, and international law. With Mr. Moyer, Deane published two book reviews and a foreign law research guide on the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (her home country). Prior to working at UC Hastings, she spent a year and a half doing contract work at an international law firm in downtown Los Angeles and she spent a year teaching academic writing at the University of California, San Diego.

Deane has a J.D. with a Certificate in comparative and international law, which she acquired while studying abroad in Ireland, England and Belgium. She also has an M.L.I.S., an M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology, and a B.A. from Princeton University in Cultural Anthropology with a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Her research interests include Native American Legal Issues, Domestic Violence, and Legal Information Literacy. In her free time, Deane is an amateur performance artist, with varying levels of experience in fire dancing, trapeze, lyra, aerial silks, acroyoga, singing and spoken word.

Jennifer Prilliman
Reference Librarian for Public, Clinical, and Student Services at the University of Oklahoma College of Law

Jennifer’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. Jennifer is an active member in the Oklahoma Bar Association serving on the Law Day committee and the Bar Technology Committee. She is also a member of the Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Library Association, and the American Association of Law Libraries.

Kevin Baggett
Electronic Resources and Access Services Librarian at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Kevin oversees circulation, interlibrary loan, electronic resources, and serves as the ILS administrator.  He teaches the legal research sections of the 1L legal research and writing course at LSU Law and is the author of the Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) lesson, “Louisiana Secondary Legal Resources.”  Kevin received his B.A. in political science at the University of Mississippi, an M.L.I.S from Louisiana State University, and is a J.D. candidate at the Southern University Law Center.  In his few spare hours, he enjoys spending time with his two kids, cooking, reading and writing fiction, and playing golf.

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