- Catherine Dunn
- Head of Reference Services
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As Head of Reference Services, Catherine oversees the day-to-day operations of the Reference Department, which provides reference and educational services to the students and faculty of the School of Law, as well as members of the public and legal community.
Before joining the University of Connecticut, Catherine served as a Reference Librarian at the Georgetown University Law Library (2007-2012). During her time at Georgetown Law, she provided extensive reference service to faculty and students, evaluated and selected materials for the library’s collection, and participated in basic and advanced legal instruction, including teaching the Legal Research Skills for Practice course and the Advanced Legal Research course. Catherine also taught the Introduction to Legal Research course at the University of Maryland School of Law (2009-12).
In addition, Catherine is actively involved in library professional organizations. She served as the Chair of the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) Government Relations Committee (2011-12) and was the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the LLSDC chapter’s Government Relations Committee (2008-12). She also participated as an instructor in LLSDC’s annual Legal Research Institute (2008-12). Catherine currently sits on AALL’s Digital Access to Legal Information Committee.
Catherine holds both a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to entering law librarianship, Catherine practiced law for several years at two law firms in Chicago and served as a judicial clerk for a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She also worked as an advocate for equal justice by taking on a significant pro bono caseload, working with the ABA Center for Pro Bono, and serving on the board of directors of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
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