John Adkins

San Diego Law Library

Director of Libraries
1105 Front St
San Diego, CA
United States
92101-3999
Work: (619) 685-6567

Bio

Over twenty years of senior level management experience in legal/library settings with a proven track record in: 1) problem solving & innovation 2) leadership & strategic development 3) organization building 4) branding/marketing 5) fundraising 6) education and outreach programs 7) legal research and training 8) diversity advancement & safe spaces 9) research interests: global human trafficking, anti-discrimination, US/Mexico border, 10) working to achieve positive changes that increase access to justice for everyone

Job Title

Dean/Director/Chief Librarian/CIO

Library Type

County

Library Staff Size

16 - 25 employees

Interests

Collection Care and Management, Foreign, Comparative and International Law, Government Documents, Information Technology, Leadership Development, Legal History and Rare Books, Legal Information Services to the Public, Legislation/Advocacy Efforts, Library Management, Marketing/Public Relations, Online Bibliographic Services, Reference, Research and Client Services, Research Instruction and Patron Services, Social Media, Social Responsibilities, Strategic Planning, Technical Services, Web Presence/Content, Futures Development; Service Analysis; Collaborative Outreach; Writing for Publication; Ergonomics

Special Interest Sections

Academic Law Libraries SIS, Foreign, Comparative & International Law SIS, Government Documents SIS, Legal Information Services to the Public SIS, Professional, Engagement, Growth & Advancement SIS, Research Instruction & Patron Services SIS, Social Responsibilities SIS, State, Court & County Law Libraries SIS

Chapter Membership

Northern California Association of Law Libraries, San Diego Area Law Libraries, Southern California Association of Law Libraries

Educational Background

Bachelors, JD/LLB, MLS/MLIS

Geographic Location

Southwest

Years of Experience

16-30 years

Education

University of California, Berkeley, School of Library & Info Studies

MLIS
1985 To 1988

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

JD
1985 To 1988

University of California, Berkeley

AB in
Humanities; Sociology (double major)
1980 To 1983

Job History

Council of California County Law Libraries

President
CA, United States
September 2014 - present

Crawford Academy of Law

Executive Board Member
San Diego, CA, United States
September 2014 - present

American Association of Law Libraries

Executive Board Member
July 2014 - present

State Bar of California

Civil Justice Strategies Task Force
March 2014 - present

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

Member, Board of Directors
June 2010 - present

San Diego Law Library Foundation

Secretary to the Board
May 2010 - present

San Diego County Public Law Library

Director of Libraries
May 2010 - present

B3 Technology Group

Founder & Organizer
March 2010 - present

ITNGreaterSanDiego

Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors
May 2013 - August 2013

San Diego Area Law Libraries

Past President
June 2009 - May 2010

University of San Diego School of Law

Advisor, National Lawyers Guild
August 2009 - April 2010

San Diego County Public Law Library

Substitute Reference Librarian
April 2006 - April 2010

University of San Diego

Member, President's Advisory Board on Inclusion & Diversity
January 2007 - January 2010

University of San Diego School of Law

Pride Law Advisor
January 2000 - January 2010

University of San Diego

Head of Public Services, University of San Diego Legal Research Center
January 1998 - January 2010

San Diego Area Law Libraries

President
June 2008 - June 2009

University of San Diego

Member, President's Advisory Board on Inclusion & Diversity
January 2007 - January 2009

American Association of Law Libraries

Editor, Legal Information Services to the Public Newsletter
January 1998 - January 2001

Golden Gate University

Law Library Acting Director
July 1997 - June 1998

Golden Gate University School of Law

Adjunct Professor of Law
September 1992 - June 1998

Golden Gate University School of Law Library

Assistant Director & Head of Public Services
January 1992 - January 1998

Khourie Crew & Jaeger

Associate
January 1988 - June 1992

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Volunteer attorney
January 1988 - January 1992

Khourie, Crew & Jaeger, PC

Founded PLU diversity program
January 1986 - January 1992

Legal Reference Services Quarterly

Book Reviews Editor
January 1983 - January 1988

Shanti Project

Volunteer caregiver
January 1982 - January 1986

Boalt Hall Law Library

Clerk/Typist II
January 1983 - January 1985

American Field Service

Exchange student
January 1978 - January 1979

Honors and Awards

Article of the Year

San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL)
2009

Professional Associations

American Association of Law Libraries

1993 - 2014

American Bar Association

1988 - 2000

California Bar Association

1988 - 2013

NOCALL

1992 - 1998

SANDALL (San Diego Area Law Libraries)

1998 - 2013

SCALL

1998 - 2013

Social Media Sites

Gender

Male

Minority Background

LGBT