Staff Directory

Library Administration

  • Richard A. Danner portrait

    Richard A. Danner

    Archibald C. and Frances Fulk Rufty Research Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean, Information Services

    Phone: 919-613-7115

    Dick manages and administers the Duke Law School Information Services team, which includes the Law Library as well as the Academic Technologies department.

  • Melanie Dunshee portrait

    Melanie J. Dunshee

    Assistant Dean, Library Services and Senior Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7119

    Melanie is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Library, including developing the collections of print and electronic resources, as well as personnel and facilities matters. Melanie also coordinates initiatives to collect and expose the faculty's scholarship.

  • Sue Hicks

    Business Manager

    Phone: 919-613-7114

    Sue is responsible for the Library’s business operations, including payroll and human resources.



    Shyama Agrawal

    Acquisitions/Serials Librarian

    Phone: 919-613-7070

    Shyama supervises operations of ordering, claiming and receiving all library materials, including electronic resources, and is responsible for monitoring the library budget and compiling statistical reports.

  • Kathleen Bothwell

    Acquisitions/Serials Associate

    Phone: 919-613-7067

    Kathleen performs tasks related to maintaining and updating the serials collection. She also serves as the troubleshooter for serial claims and other serials problems.

  • Tonya Cates

    Acquisitions/Serials Assistant, Sr.

    Phone: 919-613-7064

    Tonya creates orders for library materials and downloads records for the online catalog. She also receives depository government document shipments and checks in treatise supplements.

  • Marsha S. Perry

    Marsha S. Perry

    Acquisitions/Serials Accounting Specialist

    Phone: 919-613-7063

    Marsha is responsible for paying invoices, and maintaining and reconciling financial records for library acquisitions funds. She is also responsible for receiving new acquisitions and solving delivery problems.

Cataloging/Digital Resources

  • Sean Chen

    Digital Resources Librarian

    Phone: 919-613-7028

    Sean is responsible for the development and maintenance of services to improve access to information resources, including the cataloging of library materials and the support of metadata services for the Law School scholarship repository and library website.

  • James Moore, Jr.

    James Moore, Jr.

    Law Library Intern

    Phone: 919-613-7117

    James assists the staff of the J. Michael Goodson Law Library with the organization and acquisition of library materials and resources. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Library Science program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Collection Services

  • Rachel Gordon

    Head of Access & Collection Services

    Phone: 919-613-7116

    Rachel manages and administers all aspects of the Collection Services Department, and provides supervision and coordination of borrower services including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and collection management.

  • Francine Clarke portrait

    Francine Clarke

    Collection Services Assistant, Sr

    Phone: 919-613-7125

    Francine is responsible for superseding and updating materials. She also maintains the government documents collection.

  • Andrea M. Davis portrait

    Andrea M. Davis

    Collection Services Associate

    Phone: 919-613-7129

    Andrea manages bindery operations and Aleph systems support.

  • Tina Moore portrait

    Tina Moore

    Collection Services Associate, Circulation Manager

    Phone: 919-613-7127

    Tina manages all circulation functions, including overdues and hold requests. She is responsible for hiring and training student workers and resolving user problems with circulation functions. Tina also manages the faculty routing service.

  • Paul Norris

    Collection Services Assistant

    Phone: 919-613-7066

    Paul is responsible for maintaining the microforms collection, loose-leaf filing, processing of library material and collection maintenance projects.

Digital Initiatives

  • Lee Cloninger portrait

    Lee Cloninger

    Digital and Archival Initiatives Associate

    Phone: 919-613-7122

    Lee performs activities related to collection, organization, and display of Law School history materials and assists in development, management, and support of digital initiatives and projects.

Reference Services

  • Jennifer L. Behrens

    Head, Reference Services and Senior Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7198

    Jennifer manages and administers all aspects of the Reference Services Department, including the service desk, first-year legal research instruction, and faculty services. She also provides reference assistance, teaches in the first-year and LL.M. legal research programs, and coordinates the library's web presence.

  • Jane Bahnson

    Reference Librarian and Senior Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7113

    Jane provides reference assistance and teaches in the first-year and LL.M. legal research programs. She also coordinates the library's Empirical Legal Research Program and Faculty Research Assistants.

  • Casandra Laskowski

    Casandra Laskowski

    Reference Librarian

    Phone: 919-613-7120

    Casandra (Cas) Laskowski joined the Goodson Law Library in December 2016. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2015, and her M.L.I.S. from the University of Arizona in December 2016. She worked in both schools’ law libraries performing reference and technical services.  She has a BA in Philosophy from Florida International University. Prior to pursuing her career as a law librarian, Cas worked as a geospatial analyst in the United States Army and served a fifteen-month tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Guangya Liu, Ph.D

    Guangya Liu, Ph.D

    Empirical Research Analyst and Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7178

    Ya provides support for empirical research to the Law School faculty, including consultation on coding schemes, location of data sets, analysis of existing data, or interpretation of statistics.

  • Laura M. Scott portrait

    Laura M. Scott

    Reference Librarian and Senior Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7164
    • Laura provides reference assistance and teaches in the first-year legal research program. She also teaches an advanced course on business law research.
  • Wickliffe Shreve

    Wickliffe Shreve

    Reference Librarian and Lecturing Fellow

    Phone: 919-613-7041

    Wick provides reference assistance and research instruction. He also coordinates the library's New Titles current awareness service.

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Contact Us
Phone: 919-613-7128
Fax: 919-613-7237

Mailing Address
J. Michael Goodson Law Library
Duke Law School
210 Science Drive
Box 90361
Durham, NC 27708-0361
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