Mrs. Kathleen Brown

Deputy Director,
Charleston School of Law

Contact Details

Charleston School of Law
Deputy Director,
Charleston School of Law


Kathleen (Katie) Brown received her library degree from the Drexel University iSchool. In 2005, she completed her JD with an emphasis in intellectual property law. While in law school, Katie was a library intern at Seattle University Law School and a volunteer with Washington Lawyers for the Arts.

Ms. Brown’s research and scholarship is focused in the area of intellectual property, acting skills for lawyers, law and literature, management and a variety of legal research related topics. She teaches advanced legal research courses, is a frequent guest lecturer in the law school classroom and Adjunct Faculty for the Meinder School of Buisness, Master of Science in Energy Legal Studies program.

Ms. Brown is a very active member of the American Association of Law Libraries(AALL). She has participated in a variety of leadership roles throughout the Association chapters and special interest sections. In 2011, Ms. Brown became a member of the AALL Executive Board and received the Emerging Leader Award.

Prior to her law librarianship career Ms. Brown was an acting instructor. In her spare time she serves as a roller derby referee.


Drexel University - the i School
MS(ILS), 2006
Information Library Science

Seattle University Law School
Seattle, Washington
JD, 2005
Law IP Focus

DePaul University -The Theater School
Chicago, Illinois
BFA Theater studies, 1999

Job Title

Associate/Deputy/Assistant Director/Chief of Branch

Job History

Charleston School of Law
Deputy Director of the Law Library
Charleston, SC
February 2017 - present

Charlotte School of Law
Associate Dean for Library Services
Charlotte, NC, United States
January 2014 - January 2017

Oklahoma City University Law School
Associate Director
Oklahoma City , OK, United States
July 2012 - December 2013

Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
March 2012 - December 2013

Oklahoma City University Law Library
Assistant Director for Public and Faculty Services
August 2010 - June 2012

St. Thomas University Law Library
Head of Reference Services
January 2010 - July 2010

St. Thomas University Law Library
Faculty and Student Services Librarian
September 2006 - January 2010

Seattle University Law Library
December 2003 - June 2005

Honors and Awards

Emerging Leader

Library Type

Law School

Library Staff Size

16 - 25 employees


Collection Care and Management, Foreign, Comparative and International Law, Leadership Development, Legal History and Rare Books, Legal Information Services to the Public, Library Management, Marketing/Public Relations, Reference, Research and Client Services, Research Instruction and Patron Services, Social Media, Strategic Planning