Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2020

Publication Citation

39 ALL-SIS Newsletter 5 (Winter 2021)


When I began my job in January 2015, I was the first person to be officially designated as the Student Services Librarian at Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Jerome Hall Law Library. One could argue that almost all the functions of a librarian at an academic law library are indeed “student services,” but I was given the exciting, and at times overwhelming, task of making the students happy on a full-time basis.

What makes students happy? Does anything (short of free food) make law students excited about the law library? I took it as a personal challenge to find out. Using existing programs, new ideas from my colleagues, and new ideas of my own, I set out to make the law library a welcoming and comfortable place for our students.