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Brian L.

Baker
1446 E Holland Ave Phone: 559-960-7374
Fresno, CA Email: brianlbaker@gmail.com
93704 Twitter: @brianlbaker
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EDUCATION:

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law,


Washington, D.C. , Juris Doctor received in May 1995.

University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Sciences,


College Park, MD, Masters in Library Science received in December
1988.

American University, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington,


D.C., B.A. in Literature received in August 1987.

EXPERIENCE:

12/2009-04/2010 Prudential Insurance Company of America, Fresno, CA


Financial Services Assistant
• California Life & Health Licensed
• FINRA Series 6 & 63 Securities Registrations
• Selling Annuities, Retirement, Long Term Care, and Insurance Products

11/2009 – 03/2010 Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County, Reno, NV


Consultant:
• Analyzing potential take-over of the Washoe County Law Library
by Second Judicial District, & possible merger of Law Library & the Family
Court’s Self Help Center
• Looking at budgets & staffing of both institutions
• Working with all patrons and stakeholders to recommend the best
option

08/2006 – 07/2009 San Joaquin College of Law (SJCL), Clovis, CA


Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law:
• Served on all major Faculty and
Administrative Committees of SJCL
• Worked with the SJCL’s Department of
Institutional Advancement on fund raising and publicity efforts
• Taught Advanced Research and Writing
• Moved SJCL’s Library to be more digital by
initiating electronic subscriptions to WestLaw (Lexis was already being
used), Hein On-Line, ebrary (to give more cross disciplinary depth to the
collection), and “the Making of Modern Law”
• Supervised a staff of one, dual degree,
professional librarian, two library technicians, and a varied amount of
student workers

03/1997 – 06/2006 University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
(UDC-DCSL), Washington, D.C.
Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law:
• Served on many Law School and University Committees
• Chaired the Library Committee annually
• Member of 8 Self-Study teams in
preparation for ABA Site Evaluation visits.
• One of UDC’s Liaisons to the City for
emergency response and preparedness
• Served on UDC’s Teaching Learning
Technology Roundtable
• Served on the UDC Committee overseeing
technological growth
• Was a System Administrator for UDC’s
Blackboard implementation
• Taught Advanced Legal Research
• Supervised a staff of seven professional
librarians & four technicians

08/1994 – 03/1997 Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.


Head of Public Services & Associate Director of the Law Library:
• Supervised the operations of the reference
staff, circulation staff, & ILL
• Coordinated the flow of reference work
• Supervised three full-time librarians and
three part-time librarians
• Assisted in the instruction of Advanced
Legal Research

09/1993 – 08/1994 Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.


Interim Director of the Law Library:
• Responsible for administering and
coordinating the law
• Supervised a professional and
paraprofessional library staff
• Responding to reference questions from
faculty, students and public patrons
• Planned the development of the student
computer labs
• Assisted in the development of the Law
School's local area network
• Taught Advanced Legal Research
• Recipient of the "Warren Rosmarin Award
for Excellence in Teaching & Service"

02/1990 - 09/1993 Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law,


Washington, D.C.
Circulation Librarian:
• Responsible for the circulation desk,
reserve processing, & a/v requests
• Performed reference services for the
faculty, students and public patrons
• Managed the student computer lab
• Supervised a staff of two full-time and 10-12
part-time employees

01/1989 – 02/1990 Fairfax Law Library, Fairfax, VA


Director of the Law Library:
• Responsible for the operations of this public
courthouse law library
• Responsible for budget planning,
acquisitions, cataloging, and reference
• Supervised a staff of one full-time and four
part-time employees

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

05/2008 – Present Central California Chapter, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Member of
the Board of Trustees.

03/2008 – Present Library of California Heartland Regional Library Network, Board Member.

02/2007 – Present Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), Participant, America’s Most
Beautiful Bike Ride, 2007 & 2008, El Tour De Tucson, 2007 (all century
bike rides), and the Nike Women’s Marathon, 2008, raising over $15,000
for LLS.
10/2000 – 10/2001 Plan Takoma, Inc., Washington, DC, President, a neighborhood civic
association representing neighbors in the Takoma, DC section of Ward 4.

05/2000 - 05/2001 Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C, Inc. (LLSDC), Immediate
Past President.

05/1999 – 05/2000 Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C, Inc. (LLSDC), President.

05/1998 - 05/1999 LLSDC, Vice-President/President-Elect.

06/1997 – 06/2004 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Member, Bylaws


Committee.

06/1997 - 06/1998 LLSDC, Chair, Web Development Committee. This committee oversees
the development of the LLSDC Web page at www.llsdc.org. Issues
include design, content and the selling of advertising space.

10/1996 Third Northeast Regional Conference, Presenter, Spoke on "HTML: Now


and Into the Future." This program was designed to instruct the audience
in how to design Home Pages for the World Wide Web. I also moderated
two other panels. The first was an "Introduction to the Internet," and the
second was on "Internet Issues for Law Firms."

07/1996 - 11/1997 American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Magazine, Co-
Editor, The Books Column.

05/1996 - 05/1997 LLSDC, Chair, Academic Special Interest Section (SIS) of. Developing
programs for the Academic SIS that will attract and educate the
membership of the SIS and the Society as a whole.

09/1994 - 09/1997 LLSDC, Steering Committee, Internet Users Group. Developed seminars
for Society members on how to use the Internet for legal research, file
transfer and communication

1994 & 1995 LLSDC, Member, Nominations Committee. Selected and nominated
Society members for elected positions within the Society.

05/1994 Howard University School of Law, Recipient, "1994 Warren Rosmarin


Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service".

06/1990 AALL Annual Meeting, Panelist. Presented a speech on the rights of the
public pro se patron, and potential issues of unauthorized practice of law
faced by law librarians assisting such patrons, which later appeared as an
article in Law Library Lights, the newsletter of LLSDC.

PUBLICATIONS:
Co-Editor, The Encyclopedia of Legal Information Sources, 2d Edition,
published by Gale Research in September 1992. Responsible, with co-
editor, Patrick Petit, for the revision and expansion of the reference work;
included extensive research of new titles and topics, as well as updating
the existing material contained in the previous edition.

Article Series, Ask a Law Librarian, Monthly, Fresno County Bar Bulletin.

Article, Moving from Staff to Management in the Law Library Setting,


Desktop Learning Opportunities Series in AALL Spectrum, forthcoming in
March 2003

Article, Collection Reduction and Development: A Guide to Weeding Your


Law Library, 45(4) Law Library Lights, 14.

Book Review, The Tenth Justice, 23 Law Practice Management 57.


Book Review, Busy Lawyer's Guide to Online Services, 23 Law Practice
Management 55.

Book Review, The Legal List: Research on the Internet, 23 Law Practice
Management 55.

Periodical Review, Research Advisor: Information Solutions for Today's


Legal Professionals, 23 Law Practice Management 55.

Book Review, The ABA Guide to Lawyer Trust Accounts, 23 Law Practice
Management 58.

Book Review, Washington Online: How to Access the Federal


Government on the Internet, 15 Legal Information Alert 12.

Article, Librarians online might get entangled in the Web: its allure as a
research medium could make the Internet the focal point of a librarian's
profession, 10/2/95 National Law Journal B 13, col. 1.

SKILLS:

Proficient in the use of the Internet, Lexis, WestLaw, WordPerfect,


Macintosh, Windows, Unix and many additional software systems.