Associate Dean Kirk directs all library operations and oversees information systems serving the entire Law School community. In June 2014, Dean Kirk's responsibilities were expanded to include academic affairs.
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.
As Head of Access Services, Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the Access Services Department which includes the main desk, reserve operations, building, stacks and continuations management as well as document delivery/interlibrary loan operations. Jessica holds a B.A. from UConn and a M.L.I.S from Drexel University.
Tim is responsible for the implementation and support of library technologies. Tim also works in the Access Services department to help provide library services to the Law School community. He holds a B.A. from Western New England University and a M.L.I.S. from Simmons College.
Working in the access services area, Josh supervises the student employees who staff the front desk, manages course reserves, and oversees collection and stacks maintenance needs. Prior to the law school Josh worked as a community organizer in Hartford. Josh holds an ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate from the University of Hartford and a B.A. from Trinity College. Josh is the Vice Chair of the Paralegals Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Polya assists with the management of evening and weekend library operations and circulation activities, including closing the building, helping library patrons, and performing media filing. Polya also teaches upper-level English courses at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Elisabeth 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 from 1999-2006. She holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and an M.L.S from Syracuse University.
Rebecca works primarily within acquisitions and serials, by processing and receiving monographic and serial book orders, recordkeeping, and ensuring database integrity, as well as assisting with catalog maintenance and electronic resource management. She provides customer service between the library and vendors for book order and subscription related issues. She holds a B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University, and an M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.
As a serials library assistant, Julienne oversees 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. In access services, Julienne oversees circulation desk duties, including processing borrowing and lending requests for interlibrary loan. She has a B.S in Communications from University of Connecticut.
Jane provides financial and administrative support to the Acquisitions unit maintaining all fiscal records, processing invoices and purchase orders, and managing the library’s vendor accounts. Jane has worked in higher education since 1996, mostly in student financial services. She holds a B.S. from the University of Vermont.
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.
Anne oversees the library’s research and instructional services and provides general and in-depth reference services in all areas of the law She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University. While in law school, Anne was the editor-in-chief of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and she has also served as a judicial clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and a civil litigator with a law firm in Connecticut.
Adam provides reference and research assistance to library patrons, presents formal and informal research instruction in law school courses, and develops research materials in a variety of formats. Before joining the library staff, Adam worked as a legislative attorney at the Hawaii state capitol and served as a law clerk for the third circuit court located in Hilo. He received his JD and MLISc from the University of Hawaii and earned an LLM in International Business and Economic Law from Kyushu University in Japan.
Tanya provides reference services, including research assistance and instruction, to all library patrons. She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and her M.L.I.S. from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Prior to her library work, Tanya practiced law at large and mid-size law firms, and was a Deputy Law Clerk for a Justice on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In May 2016, she received the LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award from the Library and Information Technology Association, a Division of the American Library Association, which resulted in the publication of her article, “Let's Get Virtual: An Examination of Best Practices to Provide Public Access to Digital Versions of Three-Dimensional Objects,” in the journal Information Technology and Libraries.