Edward T. Hart appointed as Assistant Dean and Director of Law Library

July 19, 2013

UNT Dallas College of Law announced the appointment of Edward T. Hart as Assistant Dean and Director of the Law Library, along with appointment as Assistant Professor of Law, effective August 15, 2013. As Assistant Dean and Director of the Law Library, he will oversee the services and collections of the law library, including legal research skills instruction.  Before coming to UNT Dallas College of Law in August 2013, Hart was Head of Technical Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Edward Hart is a native of Valdosta, Georgia, where he graduated from Valdosta State University in 1992 before going on to the New England School of Law, graduating in 1999.  He earned his Master’s in Library Science from Simmons College in 2002 and an LLM in European Union from Northumbria University in 2006.  He started his library career while attending NESL as a student assistant and later served as the Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian (2000-2005).  He then moved to the University of Florida where he started as Acquisitions Librarian (2005-2008) before his promotion to Head of Technical Services (2008-2013).  While at University of Florida he also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Advanced Legal Research.

Hart is the author of the chapter “Technical Services 2.0” in Law Libraries in Digital Age.  He has published several articles that have appeared in such journals as International Journal of Legal Information, Legal Information Management, and Journal of Southern Legal History.

He has been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries since 2000.  He was a Fellow of the AALL’s first Leadership Academy in 2007.  He served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries in 2012-13 and is currently the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Government Documents – Special Interest Section as well as Vice-Chair of the AALL Committee on Indexing of Legal Periodical Literature.

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