This is the last time that I will be writing as the law library director for the blog.
I am transitioning from being the dean of information technology, i.e. the library and IT, to full-time faculty in January 2018. Changes in my life, new interests, and the needs of the school coincided to make this possible.
I want to thank the students, the alumni, the faculty, the staff and particularly former library and IT staff who have left, as well as the school’s administration for making my last 8 ½ years here as library dean a pleasurable and always fascinating experience. I have laughed, cried, and learned much while in this chair. Thank you all for the opportunity that you gave me to be your library dean and all that you taught me along the way. I will never forget it!
Katie Brown will be stepping into the role of Acting Associate Information Technology Dean. Her office, email, and phone will remain the same. I met Katie years ago in south Florida when I was at NSU, and she was at St. Thomas. I hope you will welcome her and all of the new library and IT staff that we have recently hired, giving them the same generous opportunity and consideration that you gave me. In terms of physical changes, Jamie Hiers, the Director of IT, will be relocating to what is now my office in January.
I will be moving over to the 385 Meeting building. While my email and phone will remain the same, my office will change. I will be located in Suite 322 B or Professor Shealy’s old office.
After January 1st, research and reference requests should be directed towards Professor Brown and the other librarians, Professor Patterson and Professor Lucas. IT requests should be directed to Jamie Hiers.
Again, many thanks for welcoming me into your community and making my time in this office so enjoyable. I will be teaching Torts, Children and the Law, and Critical Practice Skills and potentially other subjects. I’m excited about the opportunity to focus on teaching and scholarship. I love working with students and need to say a big “thank you” to my 1L Section D Torts class and my Friday Critical Practice Skills students this semester. You’ve made working together a pleasure.
Again, thank you for the wonderful opportunity that you have given me. I have enjoyed it!