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Penny Hazelton: Resume (Condensed Version)

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Professional Positions

Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Library and Computing Services, University of Washington School of Law, 2002 - present

Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of Washington, School of Law, 1985 - 2002

Adjunct Professor and Director of Law Librarianship Program, University of Washington, School of Library and Information Science, 1985 - present

Acting Librarian, U.S. Supreme Court Library, 1985

Assistant Librarian for Research Services, U.S. Supreme Court Library, 1981-85

Law Librarian and Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine, School of Law, 1978-81


University of Washington, Masters of Law Librarianship, 1976
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, JD, 1975
Linfield College, BA cum laude, 1969


American Association of Law Libraries

  • Task Force to Enhance Law Librarianship Education, Chair 1998-2000
  • Professional Development Committee 1996-1999
  • Co-director, AALL Institutes: 1983 and 1995
  • Chair, Institute Local Arrangements, 1994
  • President, 1990-91
  • Executive Board, 1984-87; Program Chair for Annual Meeting, 1984

American Bar Association

  • Section on Legal Education & Admissions to the Bar, Law School Facilities Committee 1997-2000
  • Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Committee on Law Libraries, 1992-1995, Chair 1993-4

Association of American Law Schools

  • Committee on Libraries, 1991-94

Washington State Bar Association

  • Editorial Advisory Board, 1988-1995, Chair, 1990-91


  • Washington State Advisory Council on Libraries, 1989-92
  • ABA Site Evaluations, 1977 to present


  • Marquette University Law School Library, Law Library Administration, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2002
  • Michigan State University Detroit College of Law, Law Library Director Search, East Lansing, Michigan, 2000
  • Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, New Building Project, 2000
  • West Group.  KeyCite Teaching & Training Materials, 1998-99, 2002
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Rochester, NY, Indexing Study, 1993-94
  • University of Hawaii School of Law, Law Library Administration, Honolulu, 1991
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Woods Hall Building Program, 1998
  • University of Victoria School of Law, Law Library Director Search, Victoria, B.C., 1986-87
  • National University Law School, Accreditation, San Diego, 1985-88
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Technical Evaluation Panel, 1982
  • Maine Advisory Committee on County Law Libraries, 1979-81
  • Preti, Flaherty & Beliveau, 1980


Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook 3d,  (2002), Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, with Franklin, Jarrett, Hemmens, Hyatt, McMurrer, Nyberg and Whisner.

“Banking Law,” in Leah Chanin, ed., Specialized Legal Research, Aspen (1988). Supplements: 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001.

“How Much of Your Print Collection is Really on WESTLAW or LEXIS-NEXIS?” 18 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 3-22 (No. 1, 1999).  

“Develop the Habit: Note-Taking in Legal Research,” 4 Perspectives 48-52 (no. 2 Winter 1996), with Jarrett, McMurrer and Whisner.

Computer Assisted Legal Research: The Basics, West (1993).

“An Essay on Integrating Manual and Computer Legal Research,” in Roy Mersky and Richard Leiter, eds., The Spirit of Law Librarianship: A Reader, Rothman (1991).


Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship (Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries) (2000).

President's Award, Law Librarians of Puget Sound (1999).

The Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award from AALL for Washington Legal Researcher's Deskbook, 2d (1997).

Distinguished Alumnus, University of Washington, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, (1992).

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