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Library Staff

The Library staff expects and welcomes questions. Our job is to attempt to answer them. Sometimes, however, the person you ask assistance from may not know the answer to your particular question. In that case he or she will refer you to someone else. Each person has his or her specialties and the staff wants to give you the best possible service. Remember if you have a question please ask us.



Tami Gierloff

Law Library Director | (503) 768-6775 | Wood Hall Room 212

Tami Gierloff is Professor and Assistant Dean, Library and is responsible for the overall administration of the Law Library. She coordinates departmental activities, prepares and oversees the budget, and plans for future library building and technology needs. She also teaches first year legal research, provides reference assistance to library users, and  teaches Advanced Legal Research: Animal Law. Before becoming law library director in 2011 she was the Associate Director for 11 years. Tami received her B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and both her J.D. and Masters of Librarianship from the University of Washington. Prior to joining our staff in 1994, she spent four years as a Reference Librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library.

Laurisa Stubblefield

Accounts Manager | (503) 768-6694 | Wood Hall Room 219

Laurisa is responsible for the Library budget and maintaining the accounts. She prepares annual and statistical reports for the Library and Business office. Laurisa has a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. She worked as an assistant to the Law School’s budget director for two years before joining the library staff in 2003. Past professional lives include work in conference management, public relations and marketing for both private and public sector employers.

Circulation Services

Lynn Williams

Assistant Director for Reader Services | (503) 768-6695 | Boley Law Library Room 155

Lynn supervises and administers Reader Services for the students, faculty and other Library users. Lynn also provides Reference Desk assistance. She supervises interlibrary loan activities and processes student and faculty requests for materials. Lynn has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alaska. Previous positions include the University of Alaska, the Anchorage School District, and the Communicative Disorders Program in Anchorage. She has worked in Serials, Acquisitions and was the Circulation Librarian at our Library before assuming her present position.

Brian Cutler

Reader Services Assistant | (503) 768-6771 | Wood Hall Room 155

Brian is responsible for processing incoming document delivery requests through Summit and OCLC, as well as providing general support at the circulation desk.

Alexander Neu

Circulation Manager | (503) 768-6773 | Boley Law Library Room 154

Alex manages the daily activities at the Circulation Desk, supervises student employees, maintains the reserve collection, and insures the integrity of the stacks.

Reference & Research Services

imageWendy Schroeder Hitchcock

Head of Reference and Foreign & International Law Librarian | (503) 768-6763 | Wood Hall Room 211

Wendy provides reference service to library patrons and teaches First Year Legal Research and International and Foreign Legal Research.  Wendy has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Librarianship from the University of South Carolina, and a J.D. from the University of Oregon. She worked at the Oregon State Bar as a publications attorney editing CLE publications, and has also been a lobbyist, a jury consultant, and an attorney in private practice. Wendy was head of Public Services at Ohio Northern University Law School Library for 3 years and has worked in both public and university libraries as a reference librarian. While working for the Oregon State Bar, Wendy occasionally proctored the bar exams, and encourages students to talk to her about bar exam horror stories

imageMari Cheney

Digital Resources & Reference Librarian | (503) 768-6708 | Wood Hall Room 213

Mari coordinates the Law Library’s databases and website. She provides reference services to library patrons and is available for training on electronic and print resources. She also teaches Advanced Legal Research. She has a B.A. in English from Walla Walla University, a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the Boley Law Library, she was a reference librarian for 3 years at the Utah State Law Library in Salt Lake City.

imageJorge Juarez

Reference & Instructional Services Librarian | (503) 768-6829 | Wood Hall Room 214

Jorge provides reference services to library patrons and teaches First Year Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. Jorge received a B.A. from Duke University, a J.D. from St. Mary’s University and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. Most recently, he worked as a reference librarian at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Technical Services

imageKathy Faust

Assistant Director for Technical Services | (503) 768-6690 | Wood Hall Room 217

Kathy supervises the ordering, receipt, cataloging and classification of new Library materials. Kathy has a B.A. in German from Lewis & Clark College and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Prior to her arrival at the Boley Law Library in 1978, she was Cataloging Librarian at Illinois State University. Before assuming her current position, Kathy was our Cataloging Librarian. Kathy also spent 6 months at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand as part of a job exchange and was responsible for cataloging serials and law materials.

Dianne Ensign

Senior Library Assistant/Technical Services | (503) 768-6692 | Wood Hall Room 218

Dianne has general processing duties in the Acquisitions Department, including ordering new Library materials, claiming overdue orders, processing gift items and general problem solving. She has a B.A. in Literature from Portland State University. Previous positions include interlibrary loan, cataloging and acquisitions at the Multnomah County Library, and positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Federal Executive Board.

Jackie Foster

Processing Assistant | (503) 768-6710 | Wood Hall Room 228

Jackie is responsible for processing new books and materials, maintaining and repairing the collection (i.e., call numbers, stamping, location tape, etc.), looseleaf filing for the faculty and assisting in the barcoding of multivolume sets. Jackie is a native of Portland and attended Portland Community College.

Liana Rein

Serials/Acquisitions Specialist | (503) 768-6693 | Wood Hall Room 229

Liana is responsible for the acquisition, distribution and maintenance of the entire serials collection. She has a B.M. in Music Therapy from the University of the Pacific in California. Prior to joining the Library staff, she worked in circulation at the Tualatin Public Library and in the Technical Services Department of the Library at the University of the Pacific.