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Library staffing includes 8 librarians, 9 staff members and approximately 40 student assistants (6 FTE). The Library has been fortunate to retain personnel with significant years of experience and to recruit newer staff with a variety of experience and backgrounds. This diverse mix provides a great pool of talent on which we rely to provide exceptional library service. Because library personnel have specialized job functions and work in different library departments, the Law Library Directory gives an overview of each person's individual and departmental job responsibilities.

Did you know?

Bob Menanteaux, Susan Kezele, Nancy Minton, Donna Turner, Kelly Kunsch and Michael Zubitis represent 130 years of library experience at Seattle University Law Library!

Professional Development and Training

Due to the specialized and evolving nature of library services and the heavy reliance on technology in the library environment, library personnel most actively pursue continuing education. In the past year, library personnel participated in a variety of on-going professional development and training opportunities, including:

  • AALL Advanced Cataloging Pre-Conference Workshop
  • AALL Pre-Conference Workshop on International Trade
  • American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting
  • American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting
  • American Society of International Law Meeting
  • Electronic Resource Management Workshop
  • Innovative/Millennium Training Workshop Series
  • Innovative Users Group Conference
  • Islamic Law in a Changing World: Traditions and Transitions Workshop
  • Law Library Directors of Seattle Annual Retreat
  • Library Research Program in Cuba
  • Microsoft Law Library and Corporate Library Presentation and Tour
  • Modern Archives Institute Training
  • National Archives Week Fair and Workshops
  • New Tools for Enhancing Digital Reference Teleconference
  • Northwest Innovative Users Group Conference
  • OCLC MARC21 Authority Training
  • OCLC Western Service Annual Members' Meeting

Throughout the summer, law library personnel participated in a series of in-house training sessions called Collaborative Learning Workshops. Library personnel with specific areas of expertise gave presentations to their library colleagues on a variety of topics including:

  • Sabbatical Research: Trials of Leschi (Kunsch)
  • Advanced Internet Searching (Fitz-Gerald)
  • Government Documents (Menanteaux)
  • Non-Legal Databases (Swatt Engstrom)
  • Advanced Functions of the Online Acquisitions, Serials and Circulation Modules (Kezele, Minton, Phillips)
  • International Law/Treaties (Menanteaux/Fitz-Gerald)
  • Advanced Catalog Searching (Fitz-Gerald)

Library personnel are also involved in the law school, campus and legal community:

  • ABA site inspection team member for Syracuse University College of Law
  • Choices Conference
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Institute (CETL)
  • Faculty Seminar on Teaching Justice Issues in the Curriculum
  • Law School Budget Committee
  • Law School Curriculum Committee
  • Law School Policy and Goals Committee
  • Law School Self Study Committee
  • Law School Technology Committee
  • Seattle University Anti-Sweatshop Committee
  • Seattle University Committee for Librarian Evaluation and Promotion
  • Seattle University Strategic Leadership Program

Library personnel participate in the following organizations:

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