Pamela Crawford

Pamela M. Crawford

Head of Public Services
211 Green Hall

Pam Crawford came to the Wheat Law Library in 1995 as the Electronic Services/Government Documents Librarian, a position reorganized in 2001 to become Outreach Services. She was named Head of Public Services in 2006 and oversees the government documents department, interlibrary loan/document delivery services, circulation, outreach, and reference scheduling and coordinates library volunteers. She is the webmaster of the Wheat Law Library website and a contributing webmaster of the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions website. Crawford conducts online legal research workshops, edits both print and online publications, and is active in national and regional library associations.

Representative Publications
Index to Law School Alumni Publications (1998-present); "Electronic Resources," chapter 13 of the Kansas Legal Research and Reference Guide, 2d edition (1998); U.S. Government Directories, 1982-1995 (1998).

Web Publications*: Bail Reform Act of 1984; Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
(* markup/editor of Web versions)

"I'm Not a Packrat...I'm Preserving Library History!" at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Fayetteville, AR, October 2008.

University of Kansas School of Law, Wheat Law Library (1995-present); Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions (co-webmaster 1996-present); Kansas Judicial Branch (1995-2007); University of Kansas School of Law website (1995-1999).

Research Interests
Legal information services to the public, librarianship.

M.L.S., 1994, Emporia State University; B.S.E., 1975, Emporia Kansas State College; A.A., 1973, Independence Community Junior College

Career History
Head of Public Services, Wheat Law Library, 2006-present; Outreach Services Librarian, Wheat Law Library, 2001-2006; Electronic Services/Government Documents Librarian, Wheat Law Library, 1995-2001; Evening Reference Librarian, Mabee Library, Washburn University, 1999-2001; Evening Librarian, Topeka Technical College, 1998-1999; Government Documents Library Assistant II, Washburn Law Library, 1990-1995; Library Assistant at various public, school, and academic libraries, 1977-1989

Northeast Kansas Library System Executive Board (Vice-Pres/Pres-Elect 2011-12, Academic Member-at-Large 2009- ); American Association of Law Libraries (webmaster for LISP SIS, 2004-present; AALLNET Advisory Committee, 2000-2001; Sec/Treas of GD-SIS, 1998-2000; Local Arrangements webmaster, 1998;) American Library Association, 2000-2010; Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (Secretary, 2008-2010; Service to the Public Committee, 2005 - present (Chair 2005-07, 2010-); Nominations Committee, 2010-present (Chair 2010-11); KS News Liaison, 1997-present; By-laws Committee, 2002-2003; Membership Committee, 2001-2002; Pro Bono Committee, 1999-2000); Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 2008-present; Kansas Library Association (Sec/Treas of GoDoRT, 1996-1997 and 2002-2004; webmaster for ILL Roundtable, 2004-present); Friends of the KU Wheat Law Library (Sec/Treas, 1996-2004).

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 28 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms