Larry Reeves named Associate Dean and Director of Vanderbilt’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Larry R. Reeves has been named Associate Dean and Director of Vanderbilt Law School’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library and Associate Dean, Law, of the Vanderbilt University Libraries. He was also appointed Associate Professor of Law.

Reeves’ appointment was announced by Vanderbilt Law Dean Chris Guthrie and Vanderbilt Dean of Libraries Connie Vinita Dowell. He will join Vanderbilt in January 2012.

“Larry Reeves brings an impressive amount of administrative and teaching experience to Vanderbilt,” said Dean Chris Guthrie. “I look forward to the contributions he will make to Vanderbilt’s Massey Law Library and to our J.D. and LL.M. programs.”

Reeves currently serves as Associate Director of the George Mason University Law Library in Arlington, Virginia, where he is responsible for the law library’s public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loans, collection maintenance, instructional services and the use of information instruction technologies, as well as for training and supervising all public services staff, recruiting and orienting classified staff and administrative faculty, and monitoring all library expenditures. He joined George Mason’s law library staff in 2008.

Before joining George Mason’s law library, he was a reference librarian, coordinator of first-year legal research, and an adjunct associate professor of law at Fordham Law School in New York, where he developed and taught a required first-year course, Basic Legal Research, trained other librarians to teach the course,  and taught Advanced Legal Research. He has also served as a reference librarian in the law libraries of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, New York. He has taught as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University School of Library and Information Science and serves on the school’s Advisory Board.

“Larry brings an impressive and varied set of experiences at many institutions and an exceptional portfolio of accomplishments to our libraries. We are fortunate to have someone of his energy and vision to help guide our library system,” said Connie Vinita Dowell, Dean of Libraries.

He is the author of “Technology Management Trends in Law Schools” (with Carol Watson in the Law Library Journal, 2011), “Raising the Institutional Profile of Academic Law Librarians” (Trends in Law Library Management, 2009) and Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography (Hein, 2007), and has been a speaker and session coordinator at American Association of Law Libraries annual conferences.

Reeves earned his J.D. at Temple University Beasley School of Law and holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science in New York. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Oklahoma. He has served on the Bylaws Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries, and chaired the organization’s Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section in 2009 and 2010. He is a member of the Law Librarians Society of Washington, D.C.

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