Meet the Librarians & Staff

ADMINISTRATION AND REFERENCE

LEE PEOPLES

Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law and Law Library Director
lpeoples@okcu.edu
405.208.6030

Education: B.A, M.L.I.S, and J.D. University of Oklahoma (semesters at Åarhus University, Denmark and Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Background: Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on comparative law and on the impact of technology on legal research, the judiciary, and the law. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He is co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal on SSRN. He teaches advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He is past president of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries.

He served as the Director of International Programs for the School of Law from 2007-2010. In that position he developed the innovative Certificate in American Law Program. Prior to his appointment as Law Library Director in 2010 he served as Associate Director, Associate Director for Faculty and Research Services, and Head of Reference Services. Before joining the faculty Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

JENNIFER PRILLIMAN

Law Library Professor and Associate Director
jsprilliman@okcu.edu
405.208.5174

Education: B.A. University of Central Oklahoma; J.D. University of Oklahoma; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

Background: Jennifer Prilliman’s research interests include legal information literacy and instruction, copyright law, open access, and ethics. Prior to entering the M.L.I.S. program she taught advanced placement and college preparatory courses at a college preparatory charter school in Oklahoma City. While in law school she was a member of the Jessup moot court team, topic editor for the Oklahoma Journal of Law and Technology, member of the Board of Advocates, and received the Dean’s Award for Advocacy. She is an active member in the Oklahoma Bar Association serving as the Co-Chair of the Statewide Law Day and as a member of the Access to Justice and Bar Technology committees. She is also a member of the Ginsburg Inn of Courts, American Bar Association, Mid-American Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries. She was selected to participate in the Oklahoma Bar Association 2013-2014 Leadership Academy.

TIMOTHY GATTON

Head of Reference Services
tgatton@okcu.edu
405.208.5344

Education: B.A. Cornell College; J.D. Oklahoma City University School of Law; M.L.I.S.  University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences

Background: Tim is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma City University Law and completed his M.L.I.S. degree at the University of Pittsburgh in August 2011.  While a student at Oklahoma City University, Tim was actively involved in many student organizations, wrote a cooking column for the student newspaper, and worked as a reference assistant at the law library during his last three semesters of law school. Tim worked as a reference intern at the University of Pittsburgh Barco Law Library while completing his studies at Pitt.

SABRINA DAVIS

Reference Librarian
sadavis@okcu.edu
405.208.5062

Education: B.A. University of Texas; J.D. University of Arizona; M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona.

Background: Sabrina was a law library fellow at The University of Arizona while she was earning her library science degree. In that capacity, she provided research and reference services, assisted with collection development and cataloging, and conducted trainings for law students, faculty, and staff. Sabrina has served on the Board of Editors for Legal Research Services Quarterly since January 2013. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Sabrina practiced Family Law in Tucson, Arizona for 3.5 years, and conducted research on court reforms in child abuse and neglect proceedings as part of The National Evaluation of the Court Improvement Program.

Access Services

JENNY WATSON

Head of Access Services
jewatson@okcu.edu
405.208.5272

Education: B.A. in English Literature University of Oklahoma ; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma.

Experience: Jenny began her library career working with the Interlibrary Loan Department at the University of Oklahoma. Jenny is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Reference and User Services Association. Jennifer is the Layout Editor for MAALL Markings, the publication of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries. Jennifer also serves as the Treasurer for the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries.

COLLECTION SERVICES

NANCY A. COWDEN

Assistant Director for Collection Services
ncowden@okcu.edu
(405) 208-5380

Education: B.F.A. University of Oklahoma; M.L.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibility: Nancy’s area of responsibility is managing the Technical Services Department which includes acquiring and paying for all library materials, cataloging new materials for the web catalog, monthly binding of periodical issues, and processing library material received in the daily mail which includes paid subscriptions and free items from the U.S. government. She is also involved in collection development and collection maintenance.

Experience: Before coming to Oklahoma City University in 1980, Nancy worked at the University of Texas Law Library and at the University of Oklahoma Law Library in the Technical Services Department.

KATHRYN S. BROAD

Systems and Metadata Librarian
kbroad@okcu.edu
(405) 208-5821

Education: B. S. Oklahoma State University; M.L.I.S. University of Oklahoma

Responsibilities: Her major duties are setup and administration of the Voyager online library system and cataloging and classifying library materials. She maintains the accuracy of the bibliographic records and authority files in Voyager. She creates Access reports from the Endeavor Voyager library system database as requested and assists staff and patrons in the use of the catalog and cataloging tools. She also assists the staff with questions on and training for the Voyager system.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma City University in 1996, among other positions, she worked at two law firms classifying and cataloging discovery materials.

 LIBRARY STAFF

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