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Law Library Staff Directory

Therese ClarkeTherese A. Clarke
Associate Director for Administration and Public Services and Associate Professor
B.B.A., Loyola University of Chicago
M.L.S., Dominican University
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
email: tclarke@niu.edu / phone: (815) 753-9497


Therese Clarke joined the law library faculty in 2000. She provides legal reference assistance to faculty, students, and other library users. Additionally, she teaches legal research and supports law faculty and students in their use of instructional technology. She has worked as a reference librarian in both law school and law firm settings. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries and serves on various committees within the Chicago Association of Law Libraries.  She has presented and prepared materials for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting.  She is admitted to the Illinois Bar.

 

Sharon NelsonSharon L. Nelson
Associate Director for Systems and Technical Services and Associate Professor
B.A., Northern Illinois University
M.S., University of Illinois
email: slnelson@niu.edu / phone: (815) 753-2021


Sharon Nelson joined the Law Library in 2006. She is responsible for the implementation and use of all modules of the Voyager integrated library system, with particular responsibility for serials and acquisitions. In addition to her previous work in library systems, her experience includes positions in information technology and medical librarianship. She has been actively involved in the statewide I-SHARE library consortium and with the annual international conference for users of the Voyager system. She served as the interim Webmaster for the College of Law from November of 2008 through January 2010.

 

Annie MentkowskiAnnie Mentkowski
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
J.D., DePaul University College of Law
email: amentkowski@niu.edu / phone (815) 753-9492

 

Annie Mentkowski joined the law library faculty in 2013. She provides legal reference assistance to faculty, students, and other library users.  In addition, she teaches legal research.  Prior to joining the faculty, she worked at a Fortune Fifty Company in the Chicagoland area, she also worked as Reference Associate at Northwestern University School of Law's Pritzker Legal Research Center, and taught legal research at Loyola University's Paralegal Studies Institute.  She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries, and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries. She is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Wisconsin Bar.

 

Karl PettittKarl Pettitt
Assistant Technical Services Librarian and Assistant Professor
B.A., Whitworth University
M.A., Wheaton College
M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
email: kpettitt@niu.edu / phone: (815) 753-9495


Karl J. Pettitt joined the Law Library in 2013. His main responsibilities involve overseeing the cataloging of law materials as well as assisting the Associate Director for Systems and Technical Services with various duties and projects. He received his M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2010. Since becoming a librarian he has been actively involved in a number of professional organizations including CARLI (the statewide consortium of academic libraries) and the American Library Association. He is a member of the American Library Association, the American Association of Law Libraries and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries.


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