Educational Technology Librarian
Debbie received a B.A. in Russian Studies from Brown University in 1991, and in 1995 she graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. Debbie earned her M.L.I.S. from Dominican University where she was a graduate assistant. She also has a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Debbie clerked for Justice Warren Wolfson, then spent several years at Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., first as a volunteer attorney with its Suburban Attorney Volunteer Effort and later as its AIDS Advocacy Attorney.
Debbie joined the library in 2002 as the Electronic Resources Librarian responsible for the library's databases and website. As Ed Tech Librarian since 2009, Debbie assists faculty with using technology for teaching and scholarship. She regularly updates faculty about the latest technology developments in legal education and trains them to use new classroom technologies. In 2012, Debbie also served a one-year appointment as Head of Research, Faculty Services, and Educational Technology.
She has served as chair of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Public Relations/Internet Committee for many years, and she also served as CALL Secretary. Debbie is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Computing Services Special Interest Section, which she has chaired in the past. She is a frequent speaker and writer about the use of technology in law libraries and in legal education and a co-host of the Law School Tech Talk podcast.