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John Adkins

Director of Libraries,
San Diego Law Library

Contact Details

San Diego Law Library
1105 Front St
San Diego, CA
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Work: (619) 685-6567

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Director of Libraries,
San Diego Law Library

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

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

Professional Associations

SANDALL (San Diego Area Law Libraries)
1998 - 2013

SCALL
1998 - 2013

American Association of Law Libraries
1993 - 2014

NOCALL
1992 - 1998

California Bar Association
1988 - 2013

American Bar Association
1988 - 2000

Job Title

Dean/Director/Chief Librarian/CIO

Educational Background

Bachelors, JD/LLB, MLS/MLIS

Years of Experience

16-30 years

Job History

Crawford Academy of Law
Executive Board Member
San Diego, CA, United States
September 2014 - present

Council of California County Law Libraries
President
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

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

Geographic Location

Southwest

Gender

Male

Minority Background

LGBT
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