Joan Stringfellow

Instructional Associate Professor of Law; Head of Technical and Electronic Services, Dee J. Kelly Law Library

Joan Stringfellow

“If you catalog it, they will come.”

Get to Know Joan Stringfellow

What drew you to law librarianship?

I started working for the law school in 1993 as the receptionist. A few months later I was offered a position in the library. I was hooked! I then began my journey by getting my undergraduate and master’s degrees. I have been a librarian since 2002 and it has been very rewarding. It doesn’t hurt that I have an ongoing interest in all things law!

What do you enjoy most about law librarianship?

I really enjoy being a part of the student’s journey to become successful in law school and then in their careers! I also enjoy that my day is filled with a variety of tasks and every day is different! Especially regarding technology, I am always learning something new.

What are you passionate about outside of the law?

Of course, my family! I also love photography and travel. Luckily, they complement each other. When I can’t travel, I enjoy all different genres of movies.

Publications

Link to my publications.

Presentations

Presentations are listed on my CV.

Expertise

  • Law librarianship
  • Information organization (law cataloging)
  • Library technology

Academic Experience

  • Associate Instructional Professor of Law
    Texas A&M University School of Law (2013-present)
  • Associate Professor and Law Librarian
    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (2009-2013)
  • Associate Professor and Interim Associate Director of the Law Library
    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (Summer 2009)
  • Assistant Professor and Law Librarian
    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (2002-2008)

Education

  • M.S.L.S., University of North Texas
    • Law Librarianship Program of Study
  • B.S., Texas Wesleyan University, cum laude
    • Paralegal Certificate

Other Professional Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member, SWALL Handbook Committee, February 2013-present
  • Member, AALL Price Index for Legal Publications Committee, 2012-2014
  • Member, AALL Computing Services Special Interest Section, 2010-present
  • Member, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 2002 – present
  • Member, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), 2002 – present
  • Member, AALL Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, 2002 – present
  • Member, AALL Online Bibliographic Special Interest Section, 2002 – present
  • Member, AALL Technical Services Special Interest Section, 2002 – present

Professional Membership Leadership Roles

  • Vice-Chair, AALL Academic Law Library Special Interest Section, Nominations Committee, 2012-2013
  • Chair, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Grants Committee, 2010-2011
  • Chair, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Grants Committee, 2007-2008
  • Chair, American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Grants Committee, 2005-2006
  • Treasurer, Unicorn Users Group International Executive Committee, 2004-2005
  • Acting Chair/Moderator, Law Unicorn Users Group Meeting, July 13, 2004