The Special Libraries Association student group is hosting a discussion with
several librarians from the Department of Justice to talk about working in
law libraries and the career decisions librarians in the legal profession
face. Stop by for pizza, drinks, a great chat, and information on
internships offered by the Department of Justice.



5:00 PM

Come with questions of all kinds for our slate of knowledgeable library

Jennifer McMahan has been with the Justice Libraries for eleven years and
currently serves as the Head Librarian for the Civil, Criminal, and Civil
Rights Divisions. Her activities there include managing four of the Justice
Libraries, as well as reference, training, and helping to create and
maintain the DOJ Virtual Library.  She serves on the Board of the Law
Librarians' Society of Washington DC, the FLICC Education Working Group, is
chairperson of the AALL Federal Law Libraries Caucus, and the President of
the LLSDC Federal Law Librarians SIS.  She received her Master's Degree in
Library and Information Science from Catholic University in 1998 and her
undergraduate and graduate degrees in Russian Studies from Georgetown

Bridget Gilhool started with Justice Libraries ten years ago as a reference
librarian in the Antitrust Library. In 2007 she became head librarian for
the Antitrust Division, and still enjoys researching people, companies and
industries to support investigations and litigation. She came to
librarianship as a second career, her first being a union organizer in Texas
and Philadelphia. She has the home team advantage here, receiving her MLS
from UMD in 2000. In her current position, she consistently looks for the
best use of the information dollar, analyzing databases and other sources
just as we were taught to do in Library School. She also co-teaches two
classes and attends professional conferences whenever possible, particularly
SLA, AALL and Web Search University. She received a BA from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison in History and an MA in Labor and Industrial
Relations from Rutgers University.

Kate Lanahan is a law librarian at the Department of Justice serving
the Civil Division.  She graduated from the University of Maryland's
iSchool in May 2010 with a Master of Library Science degree.  While at
the iSchool Kate served as Vice President of the Special
Libraries Association student group.

Lila joined the DOJ Libraries as a Law Librarian in January 2010.
 She started her career as a librarian at the University of Maryland,
College Park, before joining the staff at the University of Maryland Law
School. There she developed her current interest in Web design and
technology as an Electronic Resources Librarian, and later, as the Director
of the Academic Technology Department.  Lila is originally from South
Carolina, where she earned her BA in International Studies from the
University of South Carolina.  She also has a JD from the University of
Chicago Law School, an MLS from the University of Maryland, and an MA in
comparative politics from Johns Hopkins University.  She practiced law for
several years in Philadelphia before coming to Maryland, where she
currently lives.