Changes in law school dynamics have inspired academic law libraries to develop new approaches to faculty services. Using the Ignite presentation format, six presenters will share their innovative solutions for each of the six following faculty services issues: technology, promoting faculty scholarship, student researchers, marketing, reference and empirical research. There will be three opportunities for participants to meet in small groups to expand upon the ideas provided by the speakers through the participant's own experiences and by brainstorming other ideas on the topic.
Takeaway 1: Participants will acquire practical solutions and identify emerging trends in six areas affecting faculty services.
Takeaway 2: Through small discussion groups, participants will engage in dialogue about each presenter's topic and exchange ideas, which will be documented and shared online.
Takeaway 3: Participants will create connections among one another for future collaboration on faculty service issues.
Who should attend: Academic law librarians
Track(s): Reference, Research and Client Services, General or Core Programs
Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Georgia Law Library. Active member of TS-SIS. Enjoys talking too much, solving library mysteries, hanging out in the exhibit hall, and finding vegan food at conferences.
Undergraduate: University of California at Berkeley, B.S., Nutritional Sciences
Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Master's Degree: UNC Chapel Hill, M.S.L.S.
Eugenia Charles-Newton is the newest law librarian to join Texas Tech School of Law Library. She brings with her experiences stemming beyond the law library setting. Eugenia has had much involvement working with American Indian policy and legislation. In 2004, she had the opportunity to work in the Arizona Department of Gaming where she served as a Tribal Liaison working with 21 federally recognized tribes who just negotiated the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compacts; a necessary provision under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Then in 2009, she interned for Senator Tom Udall (NM) in Washington, D.C. where she worked extensively with the Senator and his staff on S. 797, the Tribal Law and Order Act, which was signed into law in July of 2010. Prior to arriving to Lubbock, Eugenia worked briefly as a Consultant for various Navajo Nation business entities, focusing primarily on issues that affected the Tribes agricultural and water industries. Eugenia is an enrolled member of the Dine (Navajo) Nation and was born and raised on the Navajo reservation.
Eugenia graduated from Arizona State University, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science. She became the first Native American woman to receive the College of Liberal Arts & Science Award and was selected to be the University Convocation Speaker in 2005. She went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Kansas, School of Law in 2008 where she also earned a Certificate in Tribal Law and Policy. Immediately after graduating from law school, Eugenia began her Master’s degree program in Information Resources and Library Science and graduated in 2009.
Eugenia found her passion for law librarianship in her 2L year when she applied to be a student reference assistant at KU’s Wheat Law Library. She was enthralled with the vast knowledge that law librarians held and the skills they mastered maneuvering through complex databases. In her 3L year, she applied to the University of Arizona’s School of Information Resources and Library Science and became a Cohort member of the Knowledge River program; a unique library program that focuses on Latino and Native American communities.
Eugenia is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Southwest Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), Research Instructional and Patron Services (RIPS-SIS) , and the Academic Law Library (ALL-SIS) committee. Her past involvements in other organizations involved being a student member of the Arizona Tri-Universities for Indian Education and a member of the Native American Law Students Association.