Pamela M. Crawford

Assistant Director for Public & Technical Services
Primary office:
785-864-9264
200D 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 became Assistant Director for Public & Technical Services in January 2016. 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 training, edits both print and online publications, and is active in national, regional and state library associations.

Representative Publications
Index to Law School Alumni Publications (v. 3, 4, and 5; 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: Library research guides (2011-  ):  "Kansas Legal Forms," "International Trade Law," "Federal Courts," "Contracts," "Cite-Checking," “Trial Advocacy,” “Sports Law,” “SJD Student Resources” and "Basic Guide to Legal Research."

Representative Presentations
“Staying Up to Date in Times of Change: Aligning the Modern Law Library with Larger Institutional Goals,” co-presenter at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, October 2015; “Taking the Fright out of Finding Government Information,” co-presenter at the Kansas Library Association Annual Meeting in Wichita, KS, October 2014; "Tips, Quips and Acting -- In the Library," at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Lawrence, KS, November 2011; "I'm Not a Packrat...I'm Preserving Library History!" at Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Fayetteville, AR, October 2008.

Webmaster
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.

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

Career History
Assistant Director of Public & Technical Services, Wheat Law Library, 2016-present; Head of Public Services, Wheat Law Library, 2006-2015; 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.

Memberships/Service
Northeast Kansas Library System Executive Board (Vice-Pres 2011-12, Treasurer 2012-2015, Academic Member-at-Large 2009-2015); 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, 2015-; Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (Secretary, 2008-2010; Service to the Public Committee, 2005 - present (Chair 2005-07, 2010-11); Nominations Committee, 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, 2008-12; 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
  • Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
  • 7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
  • 91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
  • 23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
  • 21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
  • 77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
  • #19 moot court program in the nation
  • #17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine