Druet Cameron Klugh is the Senior Reference Librarian and Bibliographer at the University of Iowa Law Library. A native of small-town Iowa, she has also lived in Pennsylvania, Mexico, Taiwan, Beijing, New York City, New Jersey, and Colorado, and has been back at her alma mater for 10 years. Law librarianship has taken her through employment at Westlaw, big city law firms, and academia. Memorable experiences include viewing the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor from a client’s offices in Tower Two at the first World Trade Center and getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Supreme Court while visiting Justice Byron White’s chambers to teach him computerized legal research. Her professional trajectory took her to larger and larger law libraries, and now she truly feels that she works in a “candy store” of the profession because of the breadth and depth of the UI Law Library’s collection.
Druet got her undergraduate degree in East Asian Languages and Literature as well as her law degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Her library degree is from the University of Illinois where she loved having classmates from around the world in the LEEP distance ed program, as well as visiting unique parts of campus such as the Mathematics Library in Altgeld Hall with its Victorian floors of block glass to let in light, the underground Undergraduate Library and the adjacent Morrow Plots experimental corn fields, which are the oldest in the United States.
Druet is active in BCAALL and MAALL. She has chaired the BCAALL Nominations Committee for the last two years, and enjoys getting to know other BCAALL members through its activities.