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Pamela Crawford
Assistant Director for Public & Technical Services
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.

Christopher L. Steadham
Director, Wheat Law Library
785-864-9242
200D Green Hall

Christopher Steadham is a 2004 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and a 2007 graduate of the Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management. He has extensive legal research experience and was named director of the Wheat Law Library in 2015. Steadham teaches the Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic, Advanced Legal Research and Topics in Advanced Legal Research. He has published extensively on legal research and related topics, and is actively involved in the Wheat Law Library's collection development, strategic planning, and budgetary matters. Steadham is also active in University Governance and served as the 2013-14 KU Faculty Senate President.

Courses Taught:
  • Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Topics in Advanced Legal Research

 

W. Blake Wilson
Assistant Director for Instructional & Faculty Services
785-864-9253
200E Green Hall

W. Blake Wilson graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with both his J.D. and a Masters in Information Science and Learning Technologies in May 2004. That same month, he started working for one of the largest law firms in the Kansas City area, where he conducted research and instructed attorneys on the finer points of electronic database usage. The role of digital media specialist was passed down to him, and Wilson later worked for an even larger firm as a litigation support analyst using those skills. In January 2007, Wilson became the Instructional and Research Services Librarian at the Wheat Law Library, where he continues on his path, instructing individuals and conducting research.

Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Research in Lawyering
  • Topics in Advanced Legal Research

 

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