Steve Barkan is Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin. His J.D. is from Cleveland State University; his A.M.L.S. from the University of Michigan. Steve is the primary author of the most recent edition of Fundamentals of Legal Research (9th ed. 2009) (with the late Roy M. Mersky and the late Donald J. Dunn). His works have been published in the Michigan Law Review, Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, the Journal of Legal Education and other journals. In 1992, he was the founding editor of Perspectives, a journal devoted to teaching legal research and writing in law schools.
Mike Chiorazzi is Associate Dean for Information Services and Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. He holds a J.D. from Gonzaga University and an M. Law Libr. from the University of Washington. Since 1999 he has been editor of Legal Reference Services Quarterly. His edited work (with Marguerite Most), Pre-Statehood Legal Research: A Guide to the Fifty States (2006) won the American Association of Law Libraries Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award; his article, Francois-Xavier Martin: Printer, Lawyer, Jurist, 80 Law Library Journal 63 (1988) won the A.A.L.L. Call for Papers Award. His works have been published in Law and Contemporary Problems, Law Library Journal and other journals.
Richard Danner is Rufty Research Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Information Services at the Duke Law School. His degrees in law and library science are from the University of Wisconsin. He is co-editor (with Jules Winterton) of the IALL International Handbook of Legal Information (2011), winner of the 2012 Joseph L. Andrews Award, and (with Frank Houdek) of Legal Information and the Development of American Law (2008). He edited Law Library Journal from 1984-94. In addition to book chapters, his works have been published in the Michigan Law Review, the Journal of Legal Education, The Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, and other journals.
Lolly Gasaway is Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her J.D., is from the University of Houston; her M.S. in Library Science (highest honors) from Texas Woman's University. She is the author of Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals (2013), editor of Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Education, Libraries, and Society (1997), and co-editor (with Mike Chiorazzi) of Law Librarianship: Historical Perspectives (1996). Her many works are published in books and in journals including Law Library Journal, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, and the Ohio State Law Review.
Anne Klinefelter is Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She holds J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from the University of Alabama. In 2012, she received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Association of Law Libraries. Her works are included in several books, as well as in the North Carolina Law Review, the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Service Quarterly, and other journals.
Guangya (Ya) Liu is Lecturing Fellow and Empirical Research Analyst at Duke Law School. She provides consultation on all facets of empirical research to law faculty at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, and teaches a course on Empirical Research Methods. Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University with advanced training in statistics. Her articles have appeared in the American Journal of Public Health, American Sociological Review, Archives of Internal Medicine, Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Forces, Social Science and Medicine, and the International Handbook of the Demography of Aging.
Kent Olson is Head of Reference, Research and Instruction and Lecturer in Law at the University of Virginia. He holds J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has written and collaborated on several primary texts on legal research, including Legal Research in a Nutshell (with Morris L. Cohen) (10th ed. 2010) and Principles of Legal Research (West, 2009), which won the American Association of Law Libraries' Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award. His earlier book Legal Information: How to Find It, How to Use It (1999) also won the Andrews Award. Kent’s work has also appeared in The Green Bag, Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly and The Virginia Lawyer.
Janet Sinder is Director of the Library and Associate Professor of Law at the Brooklyn Law School. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since 2007, she has served as editor of Law Library Journal. Her works have been published in Law & Contemporary Problems, Law Library Journal, and Legal Reference Services Quarterly. Her article: Irish Legal History: An Overview and Guide to the Sources, 93 Law Libr. J. 231 (2001) won the AALL Call for Papers Award.