Staff Directory
Library Administration
Office: Library 325
Phone: 860-570-5109
Darcy Kirk
Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Professor of Law, Dean's Office

Associate Dean Kirk directs all library operations and oversees information systems serving the entire Law School community.

Office: Library 326
Phone: 860-570-5098
Jocelyn Kennedy
Director for Library Services, Library

Jocelyn oversees the day-to-day operations of the reference, access, acquisitions and cataloging departments in the law library. She also teaches Advanced Legal Research at the Law School. She received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. A member of the New Hampshire Bar, she clerked with the NH Superior Court for two years. Prior to law school Jocelyn served as a Congressional staffer for several years. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and Law Librarians of New England.

Office: Library 327
Phone: 860-570-5109
Susan M. Severo
Assistant Director for Administrative Services & Director of Student Employment, Library

Susan is director for library administrative services. Her responsibilities include facilities, budget, and human resources for the law library as well as administrative support for the associate dean for library and technology. In addition, Susan is director of student employment for the Law School. The student employment office is located in the administrative suite of the law library. Susan has a B.A. in sociology/psychology, summa cum laude, from Central Connecticut State University. 

Office: Library 332
Phone: 860-570-5337
Lisa Ouellette
Program Assistant, Student Employment, Library

Lisa provides support to students regarding on-campus employment, in addition to administrative support for the Law Library administrative office. Her previous employment in college administration includes working at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; and Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT.  Lisa holds a B.A. from the College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME.

Library Access Services
Office: Library 321
Phone: 860-570-5016
Jessica Randall
Head of Access Services, Library

As head of access services, Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the Access Services Department which includes the circulation desk, reserve operations, stacks management, continuations management and interlibrary loan. Jessica graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in history and is currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University. Jessica is an active member of the American Association of Law Librarians and Law Librarians of New England. 

Office: Library 363
Phone: 860-570-5113
Tiffany Camp
Access Services Assistant, Library

Tiffany provide assistance at the Public Services Desk to library patrons and she answers general questions relating to the Law School campus.

Office: Library 363
Phone: 860-570-5113
Timothy Dannay
Library Assistant to Access Services, Library

As an assistant to access services, Tim assists with all activities pertaining to the day-to-day operation of the library. This includes opening and closing the building, processing library materials, and providing service to the Law School community at the circulation desk, among other things.

Office: Library 363
Phone: 860-570-5113
Joshua LaPorte
Circulation Desk Supervisor and Library Services Assistant, Library

In addition to supervising the circulation desk student staff, Josh manages course reserves, collection maintenance, and stacks operations for the Law Library. Josh also assists with a range of functions including reserving library rooms and locating lost library materials. A Hartford native, Josh's knowledge of the city is frequently called upon to assist people new to the area. 

Library Acquisitions & Serials
Office: Library 311
Phone: 860-570-5007
Elisabeth Umpleby
Acquisitions/Serials Librarian, Library

Elisabeth is the acquisitions/serials librarian at the Law School Library. She leads the collection development team in purchasing all library materials, and manages the day-to-day operations of both the acquisitions and serials units. Elisabeth also assists in providing reference, research, and educational services to the law school community. Prior to managing acquisitions and serials, she was the head of access services at the Law Library from 1999-2006, and the assistant acquisitions/serials librarian from 1993-1999. She holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and an M.L.S. from Syracuse University. Elisabeth is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Law Librarians of New England.

Office: Library 312
Phone: 860-570-5011
Rebecca Bearden
Library Assistant for Acquisitions and Serials, Library

Rebecca processes and receives monographic and serial book orders within the law library, as well provides customer service between the library and vendors for print material related issues. She holds a Master's degree in information and library science from Southern Connecticut State University.

Office: Library 312
Phone: 860-570-5028
Julienne Francisco
Library Assistant, Library

As a serials library assistant, Julienne oversee the receipt and processing of new library material and government documents. She also conducts record maintenance and binding including the preparation of library materials to be sent out to a commercial bindery. Journal editors may contact Julienne if there is an interest to have their journals bound. In access services, Julienne oversees circulation desk duties, including processing borrowing and lending requests for interlibrary loan. She is a member of the Law Librarians of New England.

Office: Library 330
Phone: 860-570-5161
Glenn Quinlan
Financial Assistant, Library

Glenn provides financial assistance and support to the Law Library administrative and acquisitions/serials departments.

Library Catalog Services
Office: Library 310B
Phone: 860-570-5009
Barbara Plante
Head of Cataloging Services, Library

Barbara coordinates the activities for cataloging and database maintenance. She is responsible for adding to the discovery and access of resources for the integrated library system. Barbara is also a member of the reference team. She is a member of the American Association of Law Librarians and the Law Librarians of New England.

Office: Library 310A
Phone: 860-570-5031
Lea Wallenius
Preservation Specialist, Library

As preservation specialist, Lea is responsible for the coordination of archives, special collections, disaster preparedness, in-house binding, and the conservation and preservation planning of library materials.  Lea also participates as part of the cataloging team. Before coming to the Law Library, Lea was a cataloger at the J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University. She is a member of the Society of American Archivist, New England Archivist and Law Librarians of New England.

Library Reference Services
Office: Library 328
Phone: 860-570-5071
Catherine Dunn
Head of Reference Services, Library

As head of reference services, Catherine oversees the day-to-day operations of the reference department in the Law Library, which provides reference and instructional services to the students and faculty of the UConn School of Law, as well as members of the public and legal community. She also teaches the Advanced Legal Research course for upper-level students at the Law School.

Office: Library 308
Phone: 860-570-5072
Patrick Butler
Reference Librarian, Library

Patrick is the electronic resources and reference librarian at the School of Law library. He is responsible for maintaining and developing access to electronic resources, administering the integrated library management system, and exploring and implementing relevant and emerging technologies. Patrick also assists in providing reference, research, and educational services to the law school community.

Office: Library 330A
Phone: 860-570-5167
Sarah E. Cox
Foreign, International and Comparative Law Librarian, Library

Sarah Cox is the foreign, international and comparative law subject specialist in the Law Library. She provides training and reference services to the members of the Connecticut Journal of International Law and the other J.D.s who take foreign and international law courses, as well as carrying out regular reference department duties. She is the primary library liaison for the LL.M.s in the U.S. Legal Studies program. She prepares research guides and teaches classes in legal research in her subject specialties and other fields as requested by faculty and the Law Library. Sarah received her J.D. from UCONN Law, her masters in library and information studies and certificate in bibliography from UC, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. and  M.A. in  European history.

Office: Library 305
Phone: 860-570-5081
Yan Hong
Insurance Law and Reference Librarian, Library

Yan Hong, insurance law and reference librarian, specializes in insurance law research. She provides expert research assistance to students, faculty, and professionals from academia, law firms and corporations around the country and abroad.  She has made presentations at national conferences, such as the American Association of Law Librarian (AALL) and Special Library Association (SLA). Yan actively engages in scholarly exchange programs with China and lectures there on insurance law and general American legal research.