Borrowing Services and Outreach Librarian

ORCID ID 0000-0001-6493-8338

Robert Crown Law Library

Stanford Law School
Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8612 USA

TEL (650) 736-7978
Stanford Law School, Robert Crown Law Library webpage

2023-Present: Borrowing Services & Outreach Librarian - providing borrowing (circulation/access) and outreach/community services along with selective legal reference/research services

2006-2023: Reference Librarian (2006-2023)[, Access Services Coordinator (2017-2023),] and Access Services Librarian (2022-2023) Robert Crown Law Library Stanford Law School - providing legal and other reference/research services and circulation/access services; Interim Access Services Librarian (April-July 2017), managing/supervising circulation/access services operations; Lecturer in Law (2007-2010), teaching legal research and writing, advanced legal research, and foreign and international legal research

2005-2006: Library Specialist, Circulation/Access & Reference Services, Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford Law School - provided circulation/access and legal/other reference/research services

2004-2005: Parking Operations Representative, (Parking &) Transportation Services, Stanford University - administered parking and transportation rules/regulations and policies; provided liaison with facilities operations units and public safety agencies

2002-2004: Program Coordinator, Office of Community Standards [formerly Office of Judicial Affairs], Stanford University - administered/coordinated the student student conduct (formerly judicial) process; provided liaison with the Board on Judicial Affairs; promoted fulfillment and enforcement of the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code; compiled statistics, authored reports, and provided community outreach, including creation and production of online and hard-copy materials

1997-2002: Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University - conducted research and writing on international law, national security and terrorism; served as liaison to project supporters and collaborators; oversaw editing and publication production; organized and managed conferences and seminars

1996-1997: Attorney, Law Office of George David Wilson, Palo Alto, CA - solo law practice, including contract drafting, negotiation and review, formation of businesses, estate planning, and preparation of wills and trusts

1993-1996: Research Associate, (Freeman Spogli) Institute for International Studies (FSI), Stanford University - conducted research and writing on international development and economics; served as liaison to project supporters and collaborators; oversaw editing and publication production; managed conferences and seminars

1988-1993: Attorney, Marron, Reid & Sheehy, San Francisco - business and regulatory law practice in mid-sized law firm, including contract drafting, negotiation and review and formation of businesses; covered nonprofit issues, securities laws and regulations, real estate purchases/sales and leases, Uniform Commercial Code issues, tax law issues, and energy/natural resources regulatory compliance issues

: Attorney, Ragan &
Mason, Washington, DC - business, legislative and regulatory law practice in small law firm, including work on savings and loan regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, U.S. maritime law rulemakings/legislation/appeals, and other U.S. federal government administrative/contract law rulemakings/legislation/appeals

1995-present: Co-Founder, Director & Officer, Rexchange, Inc., a California S corporation [entity number C1954587], Mountain View, CA - providing business consulting services

1992-2011: Co-Founder, Advisor, Director & Officer, Aurora Dawn Foundation/Marty's Place, San Francisco (formerly entity number C1829278; incorporated 14 June 1993 as a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation; granted final U.S. Internal Review Code section 501(c)(3) publicly supported charitable organization status 7 July 1998 and California Revenue and Taxation Code section 23701(d) charitable corporation status 9 June 1993; dissolved as of 31 December 2011), which provided housing and other assistance to individuals afflicted with AIDS/HIV

1991: Lecturer, San Jose City College, San Jose, CA (September 19, 1991 course outline) - taught (sociology) course on Japanese people, behavior and culture

1989-1990: Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief, SF Barrister Law Journal, Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) - managed periodic publication of younger BASF members ("Barristers Club"); solicited, selected, edited, and published articles, reports and other materials of current interest to the legal community

1979-1981: Shipyard Laborer & Member of Shipyard and Marine Shop Laborers [now Laborers International Union] Local No. 886 (former membership no. 2233488), Oakland, CA - performed labor and maintenance tasks aboard vessels and in shipyards in the San Francisco Bay Area -- see San Francisco Labor Council affiliates

2005-2008: San Jose State University, School of Information (iSchool ~ formerly School of Library & Information Science) - Master of Library and Information Science [M. L. I. S.], May 24, 2008
(member: American Association of Law Libraries; see also "Memberships" below)

1983-1986: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC - Juris Doctor [J. D.], May 26, 1986

University of California, Berkeley - Bachelor of Arts [B. A.], December 4, 1982 - with Highest Honors (in Oriental Languages (East Asian Languages and Cultures [formerly Department of Oriental Languages]) ~ Japanese language major (with coursework in Chinese)) and with Highest Distinction in General Scholarship

2022: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, Research Division, Economic Research: "Data Literacy for Librarians" - Verified achievement at a foundational level of data literacy by development of seven stand-alone skills: (1) Acting on Data; (2) Identifying Data Sources And Release Frequencies; (3) Saving Graphs And Downloading Data; (4) Storytelling With Data; (5) Understanding Data Types And Units; (6) Using Data Ethically; (7) Visualizing Data

2011: American TESOL Institute - American TESOL Advanced Certification and TESOL Thesis (April 2011)

1981-1982: The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies [Yokohama, Japan formerlyTokyo, Japan] - Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Tokyo certificate of completion (June 10, 1982)

1977-1979: Undergraduate coursework in French and German during high school at Indiana University, Bloomington

1975-1979: Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, Indiana - graduated after 7 semesters in January 1979

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS [authored/edited or co-authored/co-edited]
Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook (2011) [front & back cover]; and see the corresponding website for this book here

Hello BLAW: Bloomberg Law, the Newcomer in Legal Research, Meets Academic Users, 13(5) AALL Spectrum 16-19 & 31 (March 2009)

On Conflict of Human Rights, 5 Pierce Law Review 31-57 (December 2006)

Draft International Convention To Enhance Protection from Cyber Crime and Terrorism, in The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism, pp. 249-265 (Hoover Institution, 2001)

One Country, Two -- International Commercial Arbitration -- Systems, 17 Journal of International Arbitration 47-105 (December 2000)

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a Model of Regional External Autonomy, 32 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 1-38 (Winter 2000)

The Present [Biological and Chemical Weapons] Threat, 2000 Hoover Digest (No. 1) 110-117

The New Terror: Facing the Threat of Biological and Chemical Weapons (1999) [title page, verso, table of contents & overview]

Capital and Technology: China Rejoins the Modern Business World -- An Analysis of China's Equity Joint Ventures Law, 25 University of San Francisco Law Review 511-581 (Spring 1991)

The Geothermal Steam Act Amendments of 1988, 19 Independent Energy 64, 66 (April 1989)


State Bar of California (admitted 16 June 1988; status: inactive)

Colorado Supreme Court (admitted 11 August 1988; status: inactive)

District of Columbia Bar (admitted 24 November 1986; status: inactive)

Supreme Court of Maryland (formerly Court of Appeals of Maryland) (admitted 18 June 1987; status: inactive)

BETA PHI MU International Library & Information Studies Honor Society (certificate of election to full membership in 2009)

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Educational Workers Industrial Union 620 (former membership no. X-381605)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (admitted 30 September 1987)

U.S. Court of Federal Claims (formerly U.S. Claims Court) (admitted 30 December 1987)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (admitted 29 January 1988)

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (admitted 7 March 1988)

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (admitted 16 June 1988)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (admitted 16 June 1988)

The Weary Club of Norway, Maine


*100-plus-time blood donor at the Stanford Blood Center*

**References available upon request**