Lewis

Sheri Lewis

Director of the D'Angelo Law Library and Lecturer in Law Library

Sheri Lewis became Director of the D’Angelo Law Library in 2013 after serving 12 years as Associate Law Librarian for Public Services. She has been a librarian since 1994 and has worked at several law school libraries.

Ms. Lewis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University and a graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was chairperson of the Moot Court Board and was elected to Order of the Barristers. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Robert L. Miller Jr., Northern District of Indiana, and then practiced law with the firm of Lord, Bissell and Brook in Chicago.

Ms. Lewis is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL). She has served as president of CALL and has served as chair of sections and committees of the national association, AALL. Ms. Lewis is a co-author of two CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) lessons on legal research and has written various articles on law librarianship. She teaches Advanced Legal Research at the University of Chicago Law School.

EDUCATION

Rosary College (now Dominican University)
Master of Library and Information Science, 1994

  • Beta Phi Mu

New York University School of Law
JD, 1989

  • Order of Barristers
  • Chairperson, Moot Court Board
  • Public Interest Law Grant Recipient
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition

Northwestern University
BA with distinction, 1986

  • Major: Russian
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean's List
  • Resident Assistant
  • University Guild Scholar
  • President, International Studies Residential College

EXPERIENCE

D'Angelo Law Library, The University of Chicago Law School
Director, 2013-present
Associate Law Librarian for Public Services, 2001-2013
Law Archives/Reference Librarian (temporary), 1994 
Volunteer Student Intern, Public Services, 1994

Furman Smith Law Library, Mercer University
Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, 1996-2001

DePaul University College of Law Library
Reference/Computer Services Librarian, 1995-1996

 Lord, Bissell & Brook, Chicago, IL
Associate, Medical Litigation Department, 1991-1993

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr., 1989-1991

New York University School of Law
Research Assistant to Professor Richard F. Sherwin, 1987-1988

Books (Author)

  • The Karl N. Llewellyn Papers: A Supplementary Guide to the Collection (William S. Hein & Company Inc., 1995).cu

Book Sections

  • "Basics for Computer Assisted Legal Research," in Tenth Annual National Legal Research Teach-in Training Kit (2002). cu

Journal Articles

  • "A Three-Tiered Approach to Faculty Services Librarianship in the Law School Environment," 94 Law Library Journal 89 (2002). cu
  • "Ten Things for Law Librarians to Do When Managing Technology," Connecting __ (2001). cu
  • "We're Hiring: Designing IT Job Descriptions to Attract the Very Best Feature: New Realities, New Roles: Program Reviews from AALL's 94th Annual Meeting and Conference in Minneapolis, July 14-19, 2001: G-3," 6 AALL Spectrum 33 (2001). cu
  • "Leadership Skills for the Law Library Manager," 2 AALL Spectrum 16 (1997). cu