Pamela Crawford

Pam Crawford
  • Assistant Director for Public & Technical Services

Contact Info

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 was a contributing webmaster of the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions website from 1996 - 2019. Crawford conducts online legal research training, edits both print and online publications, and is active in national, regional and state library associations.


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


  • Legal information services to the public
  • Librarianship

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.


University of Kansas School of Law, Wheat Law Library (1995-present); Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Opinions (co-webmaster 1996-2019); Kansas Judicial Branch (1995-2007); University of Kansas School of Law website (1995-1999).

Selected 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, 2nd 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"

Selected 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


American Association of Law Libraries (webmaster for LISP SIS, 2004-2018; AALLNET Advisory Committee, 2000-2001; Sec/Treas of GD-SIS, 1998-2000; Local Arrangements webmaster, 1998;) American Library Association, 2000-2010, 2015-2022; Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (Secretary, 2008-2010; Service to the Public Committee, 2005 - 2015 (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); Northeast Kansas Library System Executive Board (Vice-Pres 2011-12, Treasurer 2012-2015, Academic Member-at-Large 2009-2015); Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, 2008-2012; Kansas Library Association (Sec/Treas of GoDoRT, 1996-1997 and 2002-2004; webmaster for ILL Roundtable, 2004-2018); Friends of the KU Wheat Law Library (Sec/Treas, 1996-2004)