Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.
Raquel M. Ortiz , Assistant Dean for Library and Information Services and Associate Professor of Law.
Manages all aspects of the law library. She is a member of the faculty. B.A., Harvard College, 1988; M.S.L.S., Simmons College, 1991; J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1998.
Access & Research Services
Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Associate Law Librarian
Directs Circulation and Reference services, coordinates and monitors the library's access to and training for electronic resources, and serves as systems manager for the library's Millennium computer system. B.A., Rutgers University, Camden, 1979; J.D., Washington and Lee University, 1982; M.S., Catholic University, 1990.
Nanette Kelley Balliot, Instruction & Outreach/Research Librarian
Oversees and provides legal reference services to faculty, students, and members of the legal community. She coordinates reference desk services, training and tours, and provides instruction in the use of online databases and the WebCatalog. She maintains the library’s blog and also prepares research guides and other informational handouts. B.A., 1977, J.D., 1980, University of Maine; M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island, 1994.
Emilie Benoit, Faculty Services/Research Librarian
Provides legal reference services to faculty, students, and members of the legal community and coordinates library services for the faculty in support of their teaching and scholarship activities. In addition, she prepares research guides and other informational handouts. A.B., Brown University, 1972; J.D., Suffolk University, 1977; LL.M., Boston University, 1991; M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island, 1999.
Thelma Dzialo, Access Services Coordinator
Processes all Interlibrary Loan requests and performs Circulation Desk services, including maintaining the Reserve Collection and preparing materials to be placed on Course Reserve, hires and trains student library assistants, and performs administrative tasks for the library. B.S., Roger Williams University, 2011.
Phyllis A. O'Neill, Technology/Access Services Assistant
Oversees the computer labs, provides assistance with resolving computer related problems, hires and trains student computer lab assistants, performs Circulation Desk services, assists with maintaining the Library and School of Law faculty webpages, and performs administrative tasks. A.S., Bristol Community College, 1987; B.A., Roger Williams College, 1991; Certificate, Client/Server Technology, Bryant College, 2000.
Stephanie Edwards, Collection Services Librarian
Supervises Collection Services Department staff and services. She also plays a significant role in collection development, including gifts, and assists at the Reference Desk. B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978; M.A., 1982, Ph.D., 1987, Bryn Mawr College; M.S., Drexel University, 1994.
Kathleen MacAndrew, Catalog Librarian
Supervises and is responsible for cataloging, classification, authority control and quality of the library’s bibliographic records. She also assists at the Reference Desk. B.A., Cal. State University, Long Beach, 1981; M.L.S., Simmons College, 1987.
Heather McHenry, Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian
Supervises and is responsible for new orders of library materials, serials control, and payment of invoices for all new and standing orders. She also assists at the Reference Desk. B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University, 1997; M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island, 2007.
Ana Monte Cunha, Acquisitions & Accounts Assistant
Checks in new acquisitions on Millennium, processes new books, prepares selected materials for the bindery, performs some in-house book repairs and binding, processes invoices, and performs various other administrative tasks. Certificate, Professional Office Specialist, Kinyon-Campbell Business School, 1994.
Richard Segel, Continuations & Collection Maintenance Assistant
Sorts, checks in and processes periodicals, newspapers, microfiche and other serials, and routes serials to faculty and staff. He also maintains the microfiche collection. B.S., Roger Williams College, 1981.