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Meet the Law Library Staff! - Lucinda Harrison-Cox

Lucinda Harrison-Cox

This year the Legal Beagle is featuring blog posts which introduce you (or re-introduce you) to our hard-working and amazing staff. This week meet Lucinda Harrison-Cox, the longest serving member of the law library staff! 

Legal Beagle: What is your title?

Lucinda: Associate Law Librarian

Legal Beagle: Can you explain to our readers what you do using non-librarian terms?

Lucinda:  I sometimes half-jokingly describe my job as everything no one else wants to do. The fun parts are assisting students learning how to find the information they need and helping them develop the skills that will assist them for the rest of their careers and helping faculty as they work on their research and class preparation. The more mundane parts cover a wide range including assisting with developing library policies, compiling statistics, preparing reports, processing staff leave requests and payroll, maintaining the library’s website, administering the system that supports the library room reservations and library guides, providing new staff with the support they need to succeed, and a lot of documenting how things are done (or should be done). Sometimes my job includes installing new book scanners or even working the University COVID testing site.

Legal Beagle: What is your favorite book?

Lucinda: There was a time when I would have said my favorites were classic mysteries by authors like Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Georges Simenon, Ngaio Marsh, Arthur Upfield, P.D. James, and Tony Hillerman. Now I spend most of my free time reading works related to genealogy research and filling gaps in my knowledge of the times and places in which those ancestors lived.

Legal Beagle: What is your favorite part of your job?

Lucinda: Working directly with students and seeing the moment when the pieces of research start to make sense, the “light-bulb” moment, is magic.

Legal Beagle: What is your favorite meme?

Lucinda: I'm not really into the meme concept. However, I appreciate the messaging behind Rosie the Riveter and the Keep Calm and Carry On themes.

Legal Beagle: What has been your experience in the RWU Law community?

Lucinda: I've been here since the start. I saw the first class of students walk in the doors, the truck loads of books unpacked, processed, and shelved, the furniture arrive, and the first group of graduates walk across the platform to receive their diplomas. We've celebrated accreditation, publications, competition wins, and awards of all kinds. We're consoled each other through losses from 9/11 and Professors Santoro, Kent, and Clark to the everyday struggles with classes and life in general. It has been a constant learning process and never boring

Legal Beagle: Name something you dislike, but everyone else seems to love.

Lucinda: Football.

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