Librarian Relations Group
Michael is a Team Lead for the LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group. He works with the Librarian Relations Consultants in AZ, CA,CO, OR,TX and WA. He is based in Los Angeles.
Michael joined LexisNexis 14+ years ago from his position as Librarian for the San Francisco, San Jose and Palo Alto offices of Coudert Brothers. Prior to that, he served as the Washington, D.C. law librarian for Kelley Drye & Warren. He has been a law librarian since 1986.
Michael is very active in local and national law library associations. He has served on the following American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) committees: AALL Special Committee on the Annual Meeting; Recruitment to Law Librarianship Committee (2005-2007); Awards Committee (2003-2005); Committee on the Future of Law Libraries in the Digital Age (2001-2002); AALL Committee for Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) (2000-2002); Chair of the AALL Professional Development Committee (1999-2000); Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Selection Committee for the AALL Annual Meeting in Anaheim (1998); and Chair of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (1996-1997). In addition, he is a member of the Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL), the Southern California Association of Law Libraries (SCALL), SanDALL (San Diego Association of Law Libraries), HALL (Houston Area Law Libraries), the Dallas Association of Law Libraries (DALL), the Arizona Association of Law Libraries (AzALL) and the Western Pacific Chapter (WESTPAC), as well as the Special Library Association's Legal Division.
Michael has authored more than 35 articles concerning various aspects of law librarianship in a number of legal and library publications, including The San Francisco Daily Journal, The National Law Journal, Legal Information Alert and The Recorder. He was also the Editor of the original AALL Resource Guide Series, and was a co-author of Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age and Specialized Legal Research (Aspen). He is a frequent speaker at AALL on topics ranging from “The Frugal Librarian” to “Harnessing Technology in the Private Law Library.”
Michael received his M.S.L.S. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and his B.A. from St. Thomas College in Denver.
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