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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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OFFICE: (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

Job Title

  • Dean/Director/Chief Librarian/CIO

Years of Experience

  • 16-30 years

Library Type

  • County

Library Staff Size

  • 16 - 25 employees

Geographic Location

  • Southwest

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

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

Educational Background

  • Bachelors
  • JD/LLB
  • MLS/MLIS

Job History

Council of California County Law Libraries
President
September 2014 - present

Crawford Academy of Law
Executive Board Member
San Diego
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 County Public Law Library
Director of Libraries
May 2010 - present

San Diego Law Library Foundation
Secretary to the Board
May 2010 - present

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

B3 Technology Group
Founder & Organizer
March 2005 - September 2010

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

Professional Associations

SANDALL (San Diego Area Law Libraries)
1998 - Present

SCALL
1998 - Present

American Association of Law Libraries
1993 - Present

NOCALL
1992 - 1998

American Bar Association
1988 - 2000

California Bar Association
1988 - Present

Special Interest Sections

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

Honors and Awards

Article of the Year
San Diego Area Law Libraries (SANDALL)
2009

Chapter Membership

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