Mary Alice Baish is Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Publishing Office. She is responsible for the agency’s statutorily mandated information dissemination programs. During her tenure at GPO, she has worked closely with the depository library community to strengthen GPO’s tools and services to better meet their needs and those of the American public. Prior to her current position, Baish was the Director of Government Relations for the American Association of Law Libraries and worked in academic and law libraries. She has long advocated for permanent public access to official government information and the need for its preservation for future generations.
Professor Bintliff is Director of the Tarlton Law Library/Jamail Center for Legal Research and the Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor in Law. She came to the position in the fall of 2010, after serving as Director of the William A. Wise Law Library and Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Her research interests include studying the differences between print and electronic information retrieval and the ways in which these search methods yield divergent results. She was selected to present the prestigious 22nd Annual Austin Scott, Jr. Lecture at the University of Colorado, and followed it with an article in Law Library Journal, From Creativity to Computerese: Thinking Like a Lawyer in the Computer Age.
James M. Donovan joined the University of Kentucky College of Law as Director of the Law Library in December 2010. Dr. Donovan received his law degree from Loyola New Orleans School of Law. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane University, masters degrees in philosophy and library science from Louisiana State University, and a bachelors degree in Greek and Latin from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.He comes to UK Law from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was the Faculty and Access Services Librarian. Prior to that, he served Access Services Librarian at Tulane University School of Law.
Founder and Director of JADE
Michael Green, an Australian born and bred in Sydney, is the founder and director of JADE. JADE, is an Australian non-profit responsible for the inception of first-of-its-breed legal citator for common Australian law. An initiative which spans over 8 years, JADE hosts over 1.5 million citations, receives almost 4,000 sessions a day and services over 24,000 users in Australia alone. JADE reflects Michael’s enthusiasm and life-goal to create a crowd-sourced environment to promote open access to law.
In May 2014, Kevin S. Hawkins was appointed director of library publishing for the University of North Texas Libraries and since October 2014 serves as the first president of the board of directors of the Library Publishing Coalition. Previously he was director of publishing operations for Michigan Publishing, the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan Library which includes the University of Michigan Press and other brands and services. Kevin has also worked as visiting metadata manager for the Digital Humanities Observatory, a project of the Royal Irish Academy. He has contributed to major standards for digital publishing—most notably, the Journal Article Tag Suite (ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012), EPUB 3.0, and the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines.
Executive Director, Center for computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
John Mayer has been the Executive Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) since 1994. CALI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of US law schools that does work at the intersection of legal education, technology and access to justice. CALI is the developer behind A2J Author used by over 2.5 million pro ses in the past 7 years. CALI publishes over 900 web-based tutorials in 44 different subject areas (CALI Lessons), runs eLangdell Press which publishes law school casebooks under Creative Commons licenses and hosts the annual Conference for Law School Computing since 1991. John has a BS in Computer Science from Northwestern University and an MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and has worked in legal education and technology since 1987.
Gretchen McCord is an attorney licensed by the State of Texas, specializing in privacy and copyright. Gretchen provides legal advising and training in the areas of copyright law, privacy law, licensing, and other legal issues associated with digital information and social media. Her practice focuses on assisting educational institutions and libraries, small and mid-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations as they transition into the digital world. Gretchen also edits, and her company publishes, the quarterly journal Copyright & New Media Law, now in its nineteenth continuous year.
Caroline L. Osborne is the Assistant Dean of Legal Information Services and Professor of Legal Research at Washington and Lee University. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and is the director for the Burks Scholar Program for legal research and writing.
She holds her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. degree from the University of Richmond, an LL.M in Taxation from Emory University School of Law, and her M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a member of the University of Richmond Law Review and the McNeil Honor Society.
During college, Ms. Osborne worked in the firm library for Petree Stockton and Robinson, now part of Kilpatrick Stockton.
Mark Phillips is the Assistant Dean for Digital Libraries at the University of North Texas. His current research focuses on digital library infrastructure, Web archiving, and systems for analyzing, identifying and improving metadata related to cultural heritage and digital library collections. He has been involved with the development and operation of The Portal to Texas History, UNT Digital Library, and the Gateway to Oklahoma History, all hosted by the UNT Libraries.
Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication
As Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing. He holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized libraries. His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.
Carol A. Watson is no stranger to the University of Georgia. She earned three of her four tertiary degrees at the university, including a J.D. from the School of Law. In 1987, Watson began her professional career at the university's law library. Twenty-three years later, she was named its director. Previously, she served as the associate director for information technology, supervised the law school's IT Team and provided legal reference services.