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Sarah Dunaway

Research Services Librarian
Lecturer in Law

Sarah Dunaway is a research services librarian in Vanderbilt’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library and teaches legal research to first-year law students. Before joining Vanderbilt’s law library staff in 2018, Dunaway earned her J.D. at St. Thomas University School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review. She then worked as an associate with Saleh & Associates in Coral Gables, Florida, where she assisted with the firm’s federal cases and worked on cases in all areas of immigration law. She left practice in 2015 to earn her master’s degree in library and information science with a specialization in law librarianship at the University of Washington. While studying for her M.L.I.S., Dunaway was a law library intern in the Ninth Circuit Court Library and at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, both in Seattle, Washington. She then went on to serve as the assistant law librarian for references services at the Public Law Library of King County in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries.


Representative Publications

  • “¿Dónde Está La Biblioteca? It’s a Damn Shame: Outdated, Inadequate and Nonexistent Law Libraries in Immigrant Detention Facilities,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly (May 16, 2017)
  • “Immigration Law,” in Specialized Legal Research 8-1 (Penny A. Hazelton ed. 2017)