June 9, 2011
Susan Nevelow Mart Appointed Director of Univ. of Colorado's Wise Law Library
From the press release:
Susan Nevelow Mart has been named director of the William A. Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado Law School. Mart will begin her new role on July 15, 2011.
Mart comes to Colorado Law with more than ten years of library experience and 16 years as a practicing attorney. Most recently, she was the Faculty Services Librarian at the University of California Hastings College of Law, where she was also an adjunct professor teaching advanced legal research. Mart began her career at Hastings College of the Law as a reference librarian and adjunct professor.
“Susan brings not only an extensive background in library sciences, but also an extensive background in the practice of law,” said Dean David Getches. “She is a wonderful complement to our outstanding library faculty.”
Mart was an associate attorney at Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes in Oakland, Calif. from 1984 to 1991, a law firm specializing in business, real estate, construction and insurance litigation. She then opened her own practice, where she worked from 1992 to 2000, focusing on real estate, business and construction disputes.
Mart obtained a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University in 2003. She received her Juris Doctor in 1983 from the University of California, Berkeley –Berkeley Law and a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1979.
She replaces Barbara Bintliff, who was director of the William A. Wise law library and a member of the faculty at Colorado Law for 25 years. She retired from the law school in fall 2010 to become the director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where she is also Joseph C. Hutcheson Professor of Law.
Not too many academic law library directors with much practitioner experience. In fact, I can't think of one with more than Mart's 16 years of experience as a practicing attorney. No doubt that experience along with obtaining an MLS and 10 years law library experience will result in many valuable new contributions at Colorado.
My Bay Area colleagues and I will miss Susan. Her groundbreaking work and lasting contributions have distinguished her as an exemplary citizen of the law library world. We look forward to her future accomplishments in Colorado.
Posted by: Michael Ginsborg | Jun 10, 2011 9:48:18 AM
Keep an eye on her, I have a feeling she will be doing very progressive and visionary work. Colorado is lucky to have her.
Posted by: Catherine Deane | Jun 9, 2011 9:59:40 AM