University of Southern Mississippi,
Master, Library & Information Science, 2009-2011
University of Texas at San Antonio,
Professional, Paralegal, 2004-2005
University of Mississippi,
B.A., Journalism, 1976-1980
Director of Research and Knowledge Management, 2019-Present
Director of Library Services, 2015-2019
Munsch Hardt Kopp & Harr
Director of Library and Information Services, 2013-2015
Library Services Manager, 2004-2012
Assistant Librarian, 1999-2004
Manager of Government Relations, 1985-1988
United States House of Representatives
Legislative Assistant, 1981-1985
Jackson Daily News
Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal
National Association of Legal Assistants
From her many years of work supporting legal research and writing at corporate law firms, Kathy knows the role of the traditional law librarian is transforming and expanding in important ways.
Today, in addition to assisting attorneys with legal research and managing the firm's extensive print and electronic collections, Thompson Coburn's law librarians monitor clients, market trends, and regulatory issues and curate dozens of customized daily news e-mails; perform topic research for attorney blogs, newsletters, firm websites and other media; and assist with key research for marketing and business development efforts.
In her position as Director of Research and Knowledge Management, Kathy coordinates the acquisition of the firm's legal resources and manages instructional services for computer-assisted legal research. She directs a staff of talented professional librarians who provide reference assistance for the firm's client matters, as well as business and competitive research to enhance overall firm services.
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