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Dr. Yvonne Jeannette Chandler
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Dr. Yvonne Jeannette Chandler
Associate Professor-Library and Information Sciences
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #311068, Denton, TX 76203-5017     
Email  yvonne.chandler@unt.edu    Contact Number 940-565-3777    Contact Number: 940-566-4830    Fax No: 940-369-7898    Cell Phone 940-391-0555   
Keywords legal information, legal informatics, government information, library science,   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of PhilosophyInformation ScienceUniversity of Michigan1995
 Master of ScienceLibrary ScienceAtlanta University1979
 Bachelor of ArtsHistoryClark College, GA1978
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2014SLIS5090007Practicum and Field Study  
Summer 10W 2013SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Summer 10W 2013SLIS4600020Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Spring 2013SLIS4200801Basic Information Organization  
Spring 2013SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2012SLIS4600001Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2012SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2012SLIS4600005Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2012SLIS4600006Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2012SLIS4600070Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Fall 2012SLIS4600007Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Fall 2012SLIS4600008Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Spring 2012SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2011SLIS4600001Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2011SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2011SLIS4600005Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Summer 2011SLIS4600006Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Fall 2011SLIS4600007Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Fall 2011SLIS4600070Basic Information Access and Retrieval  
Fall 2011SLIS5600007Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry  
Fall 2011SLIS5600070Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry  
Fall 2011SLIS5647001Legal Information and Access Services  
Fall 2011SLIS5647007Legal Information and Access Services  
Fall 2011SLIS5647009Legal Information and Access Services  
Spring 2011SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Spring 2011SLIS4600801Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SLIS4600007Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SLIS4600008Basic Information Access and Retrieval Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SLIS4960001Introduction to Legal Information and Access Services Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SLIS5647001Legal Information and Access Services39Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SLIS5647791Legal Information and Access Services3Download Syllabus
Spring 2010SLIS4600002Basic Information Access and Retrieval20 
Spring 2010SLIS5366001Law Library Management48 
Spring 2010SLIS5600002Introduction to Information Access and Retrieval68 
Spring 2010SLIS5600801Introduction to Information Access and Retrieval24 
Fall 2009SLIS5647001Legal Information and Access Services30 
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Yvonne J. Chandler
 

RESEARCH & AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  1. Library and Information Science Professional Education
    • Curriculum Development
  2. Law Librarianship
    • Management of Law Libraries and Legal Information Agencies
    • Legal Information Management
  3. Legal Information Resources
    • Legal Research
    • Legal Information Resources on the Internet
  4. Information Access and Retrieval Services
    • Public and Access Services
    • Access Services to Multi-Cultural Populations
    • Reference Resources on the Internet
  5. Government Information Resources and Access Services
    • Government Information Resources on the Internet
  6. Social Science Information Resources
    • Social Sciences Information Resources on the Internet
  7. Internet Information Resources
    • Implementation and Management of Internet Services
    • Policies for Internet Services and Access
    • Children’s Literature and Educational Resources on the Internet

  1. Library and Information Science Professional Education
    • Curriculum Development
  2. Law Librarianship
    • Management of Law Libraries and Legal Information Agencies
    • Legal Information Management
  3. Legal Information Resources
    • Legal Research
    • Legal Information Resources on the Internet
  4. Information Access and Retrieval Services
    • Public and Access Services
    • Access Services to Multi-Cultural Populations
    • Reference Resources on the Internet
  5. Government Information Resources and Access Services
    • Government Information Resources on the Internet
  6. Social Science Information Resources
    • Social Sciences Information Resources on the Internet
  7. Internet Information Resources
    • Implementation and Management of Internet Services
    • Policies for Internet Services and Access
    • Children’s Literature and Educational Resources on the Internet

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1999-PresentAssociate ProfessorLibrary & Information SciencesInformationUniversity of North Texas
1993-1998Assistant ProfessorLibrary & Information SciencesSchool of Library & Information SciencesUniversity of North Texas
1988-1990Assistant Professor/Assistant to the Dean forSpecial ProjectsSchool of Library andInformation StudiesSchool of Library andInformation StudiesClark Atlanta University
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014303040
2012-2013402040
2010-2011503020
2009-2010503020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 
  YearPublication  Type
2009
“Content, Curriculum, and Delivery: The Impact of Biblio-Technology on  Education for Law Librarianship & Legal Informatics in the 21st Century” In Proceedings: China-U.S. China"United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries Held in Beijing, China, May 27-30, 2009.
 
 
Conference paper
2006
Published

 “Accessin ega"Legal and Regulatory Information Internet Resources and Documents” in Evolving Internet Reference Resources, Haworth Press.


 
 
Book chapters
2006

“Accessing Legal and Regulatory Information Internet Resources and Documents” in Evolving Internet Reference Resources, (published Journal of Library Administration, 44(Issue 1/2, 2006):


 
 
Journal Articles
2004
“The End of An Era,” in Reflections on Brown vs. Board of Education,” AALL Spectrum 8(Number 6, April 2004): 16-25.
 
 
Journal Articles
2004

Libraries and Librarians: A Link between Legal Information Services and Firm Productivity?  (Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual SLA 2004 Nashville Conference Committee) with Margaret Carroll  http://www.sla.org/documents/librariesandlibrarians.doc


 
 
Conference paper
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  Presentations/Projects per page   1  
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
 2010 You're A Law Librarian, Now What
  Yvonne J. Chandler

  1. 2009                “The Importance of Effective Communication,” Managing from the Middle: Techniques for Success in Technical Services.  American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC.

  2. 2005                “Providing Library Services to Diverse Communities.”  A Panel Discussion, moderated by Yvonne J. Chandler.  Held at District 5 Meeting of the Texas Library Association, Tyler, Texas.

  3. 2005                “What is the Texas Library Association " 2005” District 5 Annual Meeting, Tyler, Texas

  4. 2004                Diversity is Good Business:  What Do Great-Performing Organizations Know About Diversity That We Should Know? " American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference, Seattle, WA

  5. 2004                “Providing Library Services to Diverse Communities.”  A Panel Discussion, moderated by Yvonne J. Chandler.  Co-sponsored by Reforma, Rio Trinidad and the University of North Texas at Dallas at the UNT Dallas Campus

  6. 1999                Internet Sites for Elementary Educators: Only the Good”  Association of Texas Professional Educators, ,@, Austin, TX, March 1999

  7. 1998                “Internet Use and Policy Issues in North Texas Schools.” Paper presented at the Texas Association for Educational Technology Annual Conference, (Fort Worth, TX). [Yvonne Chandler, Barbara Stein, and Janet Walker]

  8. 1998                “Educating Law Librarians For Workplace 2010 - Workplace 2010: What Is on the Horizon for Law Libraries? “ Paper presented at the American  Association of Law Libraries' Annual Meeting, (Anaheim, CA). [Invited]

  9. 1998                “Internet Sites for All Educators: Only the Good.” Paper presented at the Association of Texas Professional Educators, (Fort Worth Texas). [invited]

  10. 1998                “Why Diversity - The Importance of a Diverse Information Profession.” Presented at the President’s Program Keynote Address at the  Annual Conference of the Louisiana Library Association, (Shreveport, LA).

  11. 1997                “Policies for Internet Access in K-6 Schools - Report of Research Study,” Presented at the Texas Association for Educational Technology, (Houston, TX)  (with Barbara Stein).

  12. 1997                “Internet Sites for Elementary Educators: Only the Good!” Presented at the Texas Association for Educational Technology, (Houston). TX. (With Barbara Stein)

  13. 1997                “Children’s Sites Too Good To Miss: Catch The Internet Wave!” Presented at the Children’s Literature in the Curriculum Conference, University of North Texas School of Library and Information Sciences, (Denton, TX). 

  14. 1997                “Recruiting For Diversity In Law Librarianship: What Graduate

    Programs and Legal Information Professionals Can Do! - Diversity in Law Librarianship - A Response to Profiling Minority Law Librarians: a Report on the 1992'93 Survey. “ Panel presentation at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Tallahassee, FL).

  15. 1997                “Library Schools - Where They Are Now! - Competencies for Law Librarianship - Report on Research.”  Presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Tallahassee, FL).

  16. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (Dallas, TX, - El Centro College Campus).

  17. 1996                “Children’s Sites Too Good To Miss: Catch the Internet Wave!”

    Texas Association of Educational Technology, (Houston, TX.)

  18. 1996                “Technology Applied To Research - Information Resources for Research.” Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Class, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  19. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (El Centro College Campus) (Dallas, TX).

  20. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, Richland Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  21. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, NorthLake Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  22. 1996                “Children’s Literature Sources.” Presented in SLIS 5430 -Young Adult Materials and Reading Interests, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  23. 1996                “The Future of Education for Law Librarianship.” Plenary Session Speech Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries - Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Joint Annual Meeting, (Austin, TX).

  24. 1995                “The Importance of the Reference Interview - Insuring Patron Satisfaction.” Presented at the All Staff In-House Training Day, Fort Worth Public Library System Annual (Fort Worth, TX.).

  25. 1995                “How Will Future Law Librarians Be Prepared - Preparing New Law Librarians for Today’s & Tomorrow's Technological Society.” Presented at the Houston Association of Law Librarians, (Houston, TX).

  26. 1995                "Library and Information Science Education for Today’s Technological Society - Are You Prepared To Keep Up? - Continuing Education for Special Librarians" Presented at the Texas Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, (Dallas, TX).

  27. 1995                "Integrating Electronic Information Resources into the Curriculum of Information Courses in Schools of  Library & Information Sciences Reference Courses." Presented at the American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and the Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  28. 1995                “Preparing New Law Librarians for the Information Age (Part 2): Training and Education for Reference Work - Library & Information Science Education for Information & Access Services in Todays Technological Society.”  Presented at the  American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  29. 1995                "Recruiting for Diversity in Law Librarianship Through Graduate Programs of Library and Information Sciences." Presented at the Recruitment Committee RoundTable, American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  30. 1995                "We Have Built a Better Mousetrap - Changes in the Curriculum of Library and Information Science Education Programs at ALA Accredited Schools," Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, (Oklahoma City, OK).

  31. 1994                "Law Librarianship/Legal Information Resources Management Programs Offered at ALA Accredited Master's Programs - Presentation of Research Results of a Survey of Schools of Library and Information Science Deans or Directors Concerning the Curriculum for Legal Information Services at ALA Accredited Schools.”  Presented at the Recruitment Committee Round Table, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Seattle, WA).

  32. 1993                "Ethics and Serving the Problem User in Urban University Academic Libraries," University of North Texas, Library Staff Symposium,(Denton, TX)

  33. 1993                "Surfing in Shark Infested Waters - Ethics and Serving the Problem User" Presented at the  Region VII Annual Meeting, Texas Library Association, (Denton, TX).

  34. 1993                "Library School Closings - Its Visibility, Stupid."  Presented at the DALL  Meeting, (Dallas, TX).

  35. 1997                “Library Schools - Where They Are Now! - Competencies for Law Librarianship - Report on Research.”  Presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Tallahassee, FL).

  36. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (Dallas, TX, - El Centro College Campus).

  37. 1996                “Children’s Sites Too Good To Miss: Catch the Internet Wave!”

    Texas Association of Educational Technology, (Houston, TX.)

  38. 1996                “Technology Applied To Research - Information Resources for Research.” Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Class, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  39. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (El Centro College Campus) (Dallas, TX).

  40. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, Richland Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  41. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, NorthLake Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  42. 1996                “Children’s Literature Sources.” Presented in SLIS 5430 -Young Adult Materials and Reading Interests, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  43. 1996                “The Future of Education for Law Librarianship.” Plenary Session Speech Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries - Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Joint Annual Meeting, (Austin, TX).

  44. 1995                “The Importance of the Reference Interview - Insuring Patron Satisfaction.” Presented at the All Staff In-House Training Day, Fort Worth Public Library System Annual (Fort Worth, TX.).

  45. 1995                “How Will Future Law Librarians Be Prepared - Preparing New Law Librarians for Today’s & Tomorrow's Technological Society.” Presented at the Houston Association of Law Librarians, (Houston, TX).

  46. 1995                "Library and Information Science Education for Today’s Technological Society - Are You Prepared To Keep Up? - Continuing Education for Special Librarians" Presented at the Texas Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, (Dallas, TX).

  47. 1995                "Integrating Electronic Information Resources into the Curriculum of Information Courses in Schools of  Library & Information Sciences Reference Courses." Presented at the American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and the Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  48. 1995                “Preparing New Law Librarians for the Information Age (Part 2): Training and Education for Reference Work - Library & Information Science Education for Information & Access Services in Todays Technological Society.”  Presented at the  American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  49. 1995                "Recruiting for Diversity in Law Librarianship Through Graduate Programs of Library and Information Sciences." Presented at the Recruitment Committee RoundTable, American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  50. 1995                "We Have Built a Better Mousetrap - Changes in the Curriculum of Library and Information Science Education Programs at ALA Accredited Schools," Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, (Oklahoma City, OK).

  51. 1994                "Law Librarianship/Legal Information Resources Management Programs Offered at ALA Accredited Master's Programs - Presentation of Research Results of a Survey of Schools of Library and Information Science Deans or Directors Concerning the Curriculum for Legal Information Services at ALA Accredited Schools.”  Presented at the Recruitment Committee Round Table, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Seattle, WA).

  52. 1993                "Ethics and Serving the Problem User in Urban University Academic Libraries," University of North Texas, Library Staff Symposium,(Denton, TX)

  53. 1993                "Surfing in Shark Infested Waters - Ethics and Serving the Problem User" Presented at the  Region VII Annual Meeting, Texas Library Association, (Denton, TX).

  54. 1993                "Library School Closings - Its Visibility, Stupid."  Presented at the DALL  Meeting, (Dallas, TX).

  55. 1997                “Library Schools - Where They Are Now! - Competencies for Law Librarianship - Report on Research.”  Presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Tallahassee, FL).

  56. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (Dallas, TX, - El Centro College Campus).

  57. 1996                “Children’s Sites Too Good To Miss: Catch the Internet Wave!”

    Texas Association of Educational Technology, (Houston, TX.)

  58. 1996                “Technology Applied To Research - Information Resources for Research.” Ronald E. McNair Summer Research Class, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  59. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, (El Centro College Campus) (Dallas, TX).

  60. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, Richland Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  61. 1996                “Legal Research on the Internet.” Presented at the Dallas County Community College Legal Assistant Program, NorthLake Campus, (Dallas, TX).

  62. 1996                “Children’s Literature Sources.” Presented in SLIS 5430 -Young Adult Materials and Reading Interests, University of North Texas, (Denton, TX).

  63. 1996                “The Future of Education for Law Librarianship.” Plenary Session Speech Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries - Southeastern Association of Law Libraries Joint Annual Meeting, (Austin, TX).

  64. 1995                “The Importance of the Reference Interview - Insuring Patron Satisfaction.” Presented at the All Staff In-House Training Day, Fort Worth Public Library System Annual (Fort Worth, TX.).

  65. 1995                “How Will Future Law Librarians Be Prepared - Preparing New Law Librarians for Today’s & Tomorrow's Technological Society.” Presented at the Houston Association of Law Librarians, (Houston, TX).

  66. 1995                "Library and Information Science Education for Today’s Technological Society - Are You Prepared To Keep Up? - Continuing Education for Special Librarians" Presented at the Texas Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, (Dallas, TX).

  67. 1995                "Integrating Electronic Information Resources into the Curriculum of Information Courses in Schools of  Library & Information Sciences Reference Courses." Presented at the American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and the Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  68. 1995                “Preparing New Law Librarians for the Information Age (Part 2): Training and Education for Reference Work - Library & Information Science Education for Information & Access Services in Todays Technological Society.”  Presented at the  American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  69. 1995                "Recruiting for Diversity in Law Librarianship Through Graduate Programs of Library and Information Sciences." Presented at the Recruitment Committee RoundTable, American Association of Law Libraries, National Conference on Legal Information and Annual Meeting, (Pittsburgh, PA).

  70. 1995                "We Have Built a Better Mousetrap - Changes in the Curriculum of Library and Information Science Education Programs at ALA Accredited Schools," Presented at the Southwestern Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, (Oklahoma City, OK).

  71. 1994                "Law Librarianship/Legal Information Resources Management Programs Offered at ALA Accredited Master's Programs - Presentation of Research Results of a Survey of Schools of Library and Information Science Deans or Directors Concerning the Curriculum for Legal Information Services at ALA Accredited Schools.”  Presented at the Recruitment Committee Round Table, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, (Seattle, WA).

  72. 1993                "Ethics and Serving the Problem User in Urban University Academic Libraries," University of North Texas, Library Staff Symposium,(Denton, TX)

  73. 1993                "Surfing in Shark Infested Waters - Ethics and Serving the Problem User" Presented at the  Region VII Annual Meeting, Texas Library Association, (Denton, TX).

  74. 1993                "Library School Closings - Its Visibility, Stupid."  Presented at the DALL  Meeting, (Dallas, TX).

toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2010-2013Library Education for the American PacificInstitute of Museums and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program$999,363Principal InvestigatorActive
2009-2011SWIM (a formal partnership between four states - South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana) Regional Collaborative Library Education ProjectInstitute of Museums and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program$730,659OtherActive
2007-2010Diversifying Librarianship in the SouthInstitute of Museums and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program$773,336OtherActive
2006-2009Collaboration To Recruit And Educate Librarians For Diverse And Underserved Communities In The WestInstitute of Museums and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program$696,378OtherActive
2002-2005Mining for Librarians for the 21st CenturyInstitute of Museums and Library Services - Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program$361,000OtherActive
2000-2001UNT Teaching with Technology Grant, Distance Learning Technologies for Grant - Configuring the Course 'Introduction to Information Access and Retrieval for Web Delivery.Center for Distributed Learning$6,400Principal InvestigatorActive
1998-1999UNT Teaching with Technology Grant Information Access and Retrieval: Integrating Technology and Instruction for Distributed Learning@ Teaching with Technology for SLIS 5600Center for Distributed Learning$5,288.00Principal InvestigatorActive
1998-1999Information Access and Retrieval: Integrating Technology and Instruction for Distributed LearningCenter for Distributed Learning$5,288.00Principal InvestigatorActive
1997-1998Teaching with Technology Grant Information Technologies for Teaching - Legal and Government Information AccessCenter for Distributed Learning$6,600.00Principal InvestigatorActive
1997-1998Distance Learning Technologies for Teaching Legal and Government Information AccessCenter for Distributed Learning$6,600.00Principal InvestigatorActive
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1995-PresentSpecial Library AssociationStudent Advisor, 
1993-PresentDallas Association of Law LibrariansCommittee Chairperson 
1993-PresentSouthwestern Association of Law LibrariesPresident, 2005-2007 
1993-PresentTexas Library AssociationExecutive Board Member - 2005-2008; Program Planning Committee 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 
1979-PresentAmerican Association of Law LibrariesMember 
1979-PresentBeta Phi Mu International Library Honor SocietyMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2008President's Council Outstanding Teaching AwardUniversity of North Texas
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2007-2009American Association of Law LibrariesAALL Liaison and Representative, American Library Association Task Force on Library Science EducationNational
2005-2008Texas Library AssociationExecutive Board Member - 2005-2008State
2005-2007Southwestern Association of Law LibrariesPresident, 2005-2007National
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Yvonne J. Chandler

Yvonne J. Chandler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences (LIS) in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. Her research areas include legal information services, Internet resources and services, and education for library and information services. She teaches Law Library Management, Introduction to Information and Access Retrieval, Information and Access Services in the Social Sciences, Legal Information and Access Services, and Government Information and Access Services.   She is Director and Advisor for the Legal Informatics Masters program and the Legal Information Management, and Legal Information Access Management program offered jointly by LIS and the School of Community Services.  Dr. Chandler developed the Law Librarianship program that has graduated more than 100 law librarians working in the state of Texas and across the nation including the directors of Baylor University, Texas Southern University, and Texas Wesleyan University Schools of Law.  Three graduates are library directors of major law firms that are ranked among the top 100 largest firms in the country according to the National Law Journal.  The Librarian Relations consultants for the Southwest region of the country for major legal publishers - LexisNexis and Thomson West - are graduates of the UNT program.  In  the 2006 publication, Celebrating Diversity " A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries, Dr. Chandler was selected as one of 13 “Leaders of Today” in Law Librarianship and was profiled in the volume

Dr. Chandler is the Director of the LIS Cohort Programs in Georgia, Nevada, and the SWIM (South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana) Region cohort programs.  She has experienced significant success with educational training grants from the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), providing student scholarships and experiences in Nevada and Georgia.  Through her efforts UNT/LIS students received scholarships and other support from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program of more than $1.8 million dollars through partnerships with the Nevada State Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library System, Emory University Libraries, and state libraries of South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  These grant funds provided for recruiting, tuition support, and other program experiences to support more than 175 students.  A recently submitted proposal to IMLS will educate indigenous populations in the Pacific Islands in library and information science.

Dr. Chandler is from Birmingham, Alabama and attended undergraduate school at Clark College in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Chandler earned her Master of Science from Atlanta University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In May 2008, Dr. Chandler received the prestigious President's Council Outstanding Teaching Award for 2008 from the University.

Dr. Chandler’s publications and presentations include: “Accessing Legal and Regulatory Information Internet Resources and Documents” in Evolving Internet Reference Resources, 2006; “The End of An Era,” in Reflections on Brown vs. Board of Education The Internet at The Millennium,” AALL Spectrum, 2004; and "Legal Resources on the Internet," In, 2001. She is the author of the Neal-Schuman Guide to Finding Legal and Regulatory Information on the Internet. Dr. Chandler has conducted workshops and made presentations on library and information science education, law library education, legal research, diversity in the information profession, and legal and government information resources on the Internet for many professional association including; the Texas Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, Dallas Association of Law Librarians, Houston Association of Law Libraries, Southwestern Association of Law Libraries, Louisiana Library Association, Texas Association for Educational Technology, Missouri State Library, and the Association of Texas Professional Educators. She has taught legal research for the National Institute for Legal Education at Stanford University School of Law and American University School of Law, a program which prepares newly admitted law school students for their first year of the legal education program. She also has been a Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies - Summer Institute on Leadership and Change in an Information Society. She has presented hands-on multimedia-based programs on teaching legal research with technology and utilizing Internet resources for major corporations such as; LEXIS-NEXIS and the Southern Company. 

Dr. Chandler is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Beta Phi Mu Honorary Society in Library and Information Science, the Special Libraries Association, the Dallas Association of Law Librarians, the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), and the Texas Library Association (TLA).  She holds many leadership roles in these organizations including serving as President of SWALL from 2005-2007 and a member of the Executive Board of TLA serving as Representative at Large from 2004-2007.  She currently is the representative for AALL to the American Library Association Task Force on Library and Information Science Education.  In May 2009, Dr. Chandler was invited to present a paper at the “China-U.S. China"United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries” held in Beijing, China, May 27-30, 2009.   After the conference she was appointed to the American Advisory Board (AAB) of American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL). 


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