Kara Dunn

Kara Dunn

Digital Acquisitions Coordinator & Reference Librarian

 Sullivan Hall 201I


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  • B.A., University of Washington, 2006
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2009
  • M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015


Kara Dunn is a reference librarian in the law library, where she provides research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and other patrons. As the Digital Acquisitions Coordinator, she is also responsible for evaluating digital resources in the law library collection and negotiating license and contract terms. She also teaches Advanced Legal Research as an adjunct professor.

Prior to joining Seattle University, Ms. Dunn was a research analyst for the law firm Lane Powell. She has also served as a fellow at the University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library and a reference associate at the Northwestern University Pritzker Legal Research Center. As an attorney, she held positions as an Assistant Inspector General for the OEIG in Chicago, law clerk to Justice Craig Stowers at the Alaska Supreme Court, and law clerk to Judge David Armstrong at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.

Ms. Dunn is a member of the American Association of Law Librarians, Western Pacific Association of Law Librarians, and the Law Librarians of Puget Sound. She joined the faculty in 2022.