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LRC Contacts

Kline School of Law
Legal Research Center
3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

General Information
Phone: 215-571-4772
Fax: 215-571-4768 
lawlib@drexel.edu

Reference Desk
Phone: 215-571-4771
lawref@drexel.edu

Staff

Professor Mark P. BernsteinMark Bernstein (email: mpb63@drexel.edu; 215.571.4770; Room L365) is the Director of the Legal Research Center and Professor of Law. He also supervises the Law Technologies staff of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Professor Bernstein joined Drexel in 2009 and teaches Advanced Legal Research in the J.D. program as well as Legal Research and Analysis in the Masters of Legal Studies program. He has served as a member of the Faculty Senate and is a member of the Law School's senior staff and a member of the Long Range planning committee. He is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and in 2011 co-chaired the Local Arrangements Committee of the annual meeting held in Philadelphia. Bernstein’s publications include articles on the evolution of the law library, the impact of law specialization on library services and qualitative methods for evaluating the value of a library. He received the AALL Spectrum article of the year award in 2008 for his 2007 publication, "One Size Fits All No More: The Impact of Law Specialization on Library Services".

 

 

 balijaSunita Balija  (email: svb24@drexel.edu; 215.571.4724; Room L367) is the Access Services Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Reserves for the Legal Research Center.  She is a graduate of Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel's College of Information Science and Technology.

 

 

berthrongKeith Berthrong (email: kab66@drexel.edu; 215.571.4765; Room L363) is the Electronic Services Librarian for the Legal Research Center.  He is a 2006 graduate of Drexel’s Library and Information Science Program, and has previously worked as the Electronic Resources Assistant at Hagerty Library, in addition to being a cataloger at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.

 

 

cannanJohn Cannan (e-mail: jc3238@drexel.edu; 215.571.4777; Room L310) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland, School of Law and practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore.  After obtaining his MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Science, he was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court Law Library and then a legal information analyst with the Law Library of Congress.  He is a frequent writer on legal and legal research topics and  author of “Are Public Law Librarians Immune from Suit? Muddying the Already Murky Waters of Law Librarian Liability,” which was published in the Law Library Journal.  His current research interests are legal information services for self represented litigants, legislative history, Web 2.0 and judicial rules.

 

 

eglerPeter J. Egler (e-mail: pje26@drexel.edu, 215.571.4776; Room L311) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. Peter has a JD from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania bar.

 

 

garonPatrick Garon (email: pjg27@drexel.edu; 215.571.4733; Room L313) is the Access Services Evening Supervisor.  A graduate of Boston College, he spent six years in a similar position at the LSU Health Sciences Center Library in New Orleans.  He has an All But Thesis postgraduate education in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Louisiana State University, and at Drexel he has taken several postgraduate courses in Library Science. Patrick has been with the Legal Research Center since 2007.

 

 

hsinwilsonJessica Hsin-Wilson  (email: jh585@drexel.edu; 215.571.4796; Room L361) is the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian for the Legal Research Center.  She is a New York University graduate and is currently pursuing her second master's degree in Library and Information Science at Drexel University.  She has over 15 years of experience working at the NYU Bobst Library Acquisitions Department.

 

 

Beth HuxtaBeth Huxta (email: eh382@drexel.edu; 215.571.4820; Room L313) is the Access Services Day Supervisor for the Legal Research Center. She holds a BA in English from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library & Information Science at Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology.

 

 

Francis Lotuaco  (email: fal28@drexel.edu; 215.571.4727; Room L367) is the Accounts Payable/Administrative Assistant  for the Legal Research Center.

 

 

mazuchowskiJoan Mazuchowski (email: jgm26@drexel.edu; 215.571.4781; Room L361) is the Head of Collection Services for the Legal Research Center.  She is a 2001 graduate of Drexel University’s College of Information and Science Technology.  Her most recent law library experience was seven years of serving as the Collection Development Librarian at Jenkins Law Library.

 

 

smithLydia Smith (email: lds63@drexel.edu; 215.571.4760; Room L361) is the Collection Services Assistant for the Legal Research Center. She holds a BA in Library Science and a Teaching Certification from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She also works as a Library Assistant at her local library in the suburbs. She plans to someday pursue an MS in Library and Information Science with a certification in Archival Studies.

 

 

steussyLindsay Steussy (email: lhs27@drexel.edu; 215.571.4774; Room L364) is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian. She received her law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was a law library fellow and worked in the reference department. Before law school, she received a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington (as well as a Master’s degree in Medieval History), after which she worked at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Technical Services department.

 

 

thorpeSteven Thorpe (email: steven.r.thorpe@drexel.edu; 215.571.4726; Room L312) is the inaugural Head of Access Services/Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Legal Research Center. His most recent law library experience was ten years of serving as Head of Public Services at the University of Tennessee Joel A. Katz Law Library.