Assistant Dean for Library and Technology
Law School Professor
BA, 1972, Purdue University
MS, 1973, University of Illinois
JD, 1978, Duke University
Dean Gontrum serves as director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library and has oversight responsibility for academic and information technology in the School of Law. She has served as chair of the Council of Library Directors, the governing body for the University of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Libraries Consortium. Dean Gontrum has served on a number of law school site evaluation teams for the American Bar Association. She has taken a leadership role in academic law libraries, serving as chair of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries and as chair of the Section of Law Libraries of the Association of American Law Schools.
Dean Gontrum joined the faculty in 1979 as library director after serving in the positions of Associate Law Librarian and Reference/Documents Librarian at the Duke University Law Library. She began her law library career with Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in Cincinnati.
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Librarians Bridge Information Gap in Law Courses, AALL Spectrum, March 2004, at 22. [Full Text]
Redefining Reference - Is the Reference Desk a Thing of the Past? AALL Spectrum November 1998, at 12. [Full Text]
Geac at the University of Maryland Law Library: Commentary on Fishlyn, 77 Law Library Journal 100 (1985). [Full Text]
Researching the Law of Products Liability, 3 Journal of Products Liability 141 (1979).