April 28, 2006
Nancy P. Johnson, Law Librarian and Professor of Law, recently had her print publication, Sources of Compiled Legislative History, converted to online format. The publication is now available in print in the Law Library's reference collection and online though the University's subscription to the Hein Online service.
Hein Online is a revolutionary online product available from an American legal publisher with more than 80 years experience in serving the academic law library market worldwide. Since its launching in 2000, this valuable research database has received great acclaim, earning both the Best Commercial Website Award from the International Association of Law Libraries in 2002 and the Best New Product Award from the American Association of Law Libraries in 2001.
All of the Hein Online library modules are image-based and fully-searchable, meaning that they provide exact page images and enable the researcher to view all pages as they originally appeared in hardcopy-including all charts, graphs and photographs.
In addition, Professor Johnson planned and moderated a full-day workshop on disaster planning for Law Libraries entitled Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Law Libraries at the Southeastern Chapter of the American Law Libraries Association Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC, in early April.
“Professor Johnson has built a class library at the College of Law and we are all very proud of the acclaim her book has received,” said Dean Steven Kaminshine. “It is well deserved.”
Johnson joined the College of Law Library in 1982 where she is responsible for the overall management of the Law Library. Since 1983, Johnson has taught legal research to first-year students and since 1988 has taught a seminar in advanced legal research techniques. She also teaches the Legal Bibliography course. From 1989-2003, Johnson taught at the Atlanta University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.