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Edward T. Hart

Edward T. Hart, M.L.S., J.D.
Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Law Library
Edward.Hart@untdallas.edu
214.752.5544

Assistant Professor Edward T. Hart is the Assistant Dean for Law Library. He oversees 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 chair of the Government Documents – Special Interest Section in 2014-2015. He is president of the Dallas Association of Law Libraries for 2016-2017. Outside of the legal community, he serves as the volunteer training chair for the Tejas Caddo District of the Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Stewart Caton

Stewart Caton, M.L.I.S., J.D.

Reference Law Librarian

stewart.caton@untdallas.edu

214.243.1754

Stewart Caton is a Law Librarian - Reference at UNT Dallas College of Law. Caton teaches legal research, and he provides reference assistance to students and faculty at the College of Law. Caton joins the College of Law from the University of Washington, where he was an intern in the law librarianship program. Prior to his internship, Caton worked at the Stanislaus County Law Library in California from 2012-2014. Caton received his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, his J.D. from the University of Oregon, and his B.A. from California State University Stanislaus.

Caton began his law library career while a law student employed at the University of Oregon - John E. Jaqua Law Library. Soon after graduating, he began working at the Stanislaus County Law Library in his hometown of Modesto, CA, where he assisted judges, attorneys, and self-represented litigants. After spending two years at the County Law Library, he then completed a one-year internship at the highly regarded law librarianship program at the University of Washington, where, in addition to furthering his education, he provided reference assistance to the general public, students, and faculty. Caton spent an additional month interning at the University of California Berkeley Law Library, providing reference assistance and working on their digital scholarship repository. As the culminating project for his internship, he authored “Perspectives: Changes in Reference Assistance and Collection Development in the Digital Age” (forthcoming Legal Reference Services Quarterly).

Caton is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Dallas Association of Law Librarians, where he recently began serving as the archivist, and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. His past memberships include the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Council of California County Law Librarians.

 

Bailey Eagin

Bailey Eagin, M.L.S., J.D.

Reference Law Librarian

Bailey.Eagin@untdallas.edu

214.571.2415

Bailey S. Eagin is a Reference Law Librarian at UNT Dallas College of Law, where she teaches Legal Research and provides reference assistance to students and faculty at the College of Law. Eagin is a Kentucky native and joined the College of Law from the University of Kentucky, where she received her Master’s in Library Science, and interned for the UK College of Law Library.

Additionally, Eagin received her J.D. from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and her B.S. in Political Science from Campbellsville University. During her time at the University of Louisville, she worked as a Legal Research Fellow and student assistant for the law library and served as Notes Editor for the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law. Eagin is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and is a previous member of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries.

Lewis Giles

Lewis Giles
Assistant Director of Library Services
Lewis.Giles@untdallas.edu
214.243.1792

Lewis Giles is Assistant Director of Library Services for UNT Dallas College of Law. Lewis is a Dallas native. He earned both a B.A. in Art and Performance and a M.A. in Emerging Media and Communications from the University of Texas at Dallas. He previously served as a Student Program Development Specialist for Dallas County Community College District. Giles completed his Master of Science in Library Science (MS-LS) at the University of North Texas.

Kira Brennan

 

Kira Brennan
Library Specialist
Kira.Brennan@untdallas.edu​
214.243.1793

Kira Brennan is Library Specialist at UNT Dallas College of Law. She earned a B.A. in Linguistics, French, and Fine Arts from Purdue University. While studying as an undergraduate, she worked as a communications intern and graphic designer within several university departments. Brennan is a native of West Lafayette, Indiana, and relocated to Texas in 2016. Currently she is a graduate student in the Library Science program at the University of North Texas.

Student Assistants

Tracy Eaton
Student Assistant

Tracy Eaton is a Student Assistant at UNT College of Law.  She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University, and a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Houston Law Center.  She practiced tax law for over 9 years.  Currently she is a graduate student working toward a Master of Library Science degree at the University of North Texas. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Dallas Association of Law Libraries.

Kathryn Johnston
Student Assistant

Kathryn is library science student who currently works as a student assistant at UNT's College of Law Library and also a Research and User Experience Intern at Southern Methodist University's Fondren Library. At SMU, Kathryn teaches information literacy sessions for the freshman-level Discernment and Discourse classes, as well as answering reference questions at Fondren's main desk and providing research consultations to any interested student. Kathryn does academic research surrounding accessibility, historically marginalized library users, empathic and universal design, and diversity within digital library collections.

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