Loyd Auerbach , formerly with LexisNexis (for close to 23 years!), is joining us in his latest guise as Chocolate Maven and Chocolatier with his business Haunted By Chocolate. While working on and off on a book on the dark stuff, he began hosting guided chocolate tastings in 2006, earned his certificate as a Professional Chocolatier from Ecole Chocolat in 2009. Since 2010, he’s upped his chocolate profile by producing and selling his own chocolates (one of which you’ll be tasting), while honing his chocolate-guide presentations. Of course, you might also know him as one of the world’s leading experts on the paranormal, with hundreds of TV appearances (including The View), and 8 books, the most recent being THE GHOST DETECTIVES’ GUIDE TO HAUNTED SAN FRANCISCO, co-authored with psychic Annette Martin. His newest book, on the US and Russian psychic spying programs, co-authored by Edwin May (director of the US program), Victor Rubel, and with contributions by high ranking Russian military, ESP WARS, should be out by the time of the NOCALL meeting. He is also a professor at JFK University and Atlantic University, a consultant on public speaking, and a professional mentalist/psychic entertainer.
Colleen Cable joined PRP full-time in 2012 as a seasoned industry specialist and has worked in a variety of positions within the legal industry which contributes to unique perspective. Before joining the team, Colleen worked as an information consultant at Cable & Clark. She also managed library relations for Thomson Reuters/West, worked as a Librarian at Kronick, Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard, and as the Director of the Tulsa County Law Library. Colleen has a J.D. from the University of Tulsa and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma. She is the Chair-Elect of the Special Libraries Association, Legal Division and a regular contributor to the 3 Geeks and a Law blog.
Martha Campos is Morgan Lewis’ manager of library services for Northern California. Martha Campos works with the Northern California practice group leaders, attorneys and staff to implement research services. She leads a staff of research professionals and assistants in providing legal and business research to both the San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis. Ms. Campos worked as a research librarian at Holme, Roberts & Owen, the Wise Law Library at the University of Colorado, and as a law library manager in the energy industry. Ms. Campos has served as a consultant on library services assessments and collection relocations. She earned her B.A. and her M.S. in library and information science from the University of Michigan.
Karen Coyle has been a Digital Library Consultant for more than 25 years, consulting for a variety of entities like the Library of Congress and the California State Library. In her work as a consultant she conducts deep analysis on both policy and technical issues surrounding digital library development. On the technical side, she works on issues such as metadata development and coordination, rights management languages and systems, and technical standards. On the policy side, she works on issues such as intellectual property rights, privacy and patron confidentiality. Karen has worked on a variety of platforms like mainframes, PC and Unix and has a working knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Perl, and HTML. She has written and continues to write numerous articles for a variety of academic and technology journals. Karen is also an experienced and highly sought after speaker often traveling the world for her engagements – one of which has taken her as far as Tasmania!
Jen King is a PhD. Candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Information, where Professor Deirdre Mulligan is her advisor. Two of Ms. King’s publications have been selected by the Washington D.C.-based think tank The Future of Privacy Forum to be among its 2010 and 2012 “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.” Each year the think tank, comprised of industry, academic and legal leaders, selects a handful of papers that are widely recognized as scholarly excellence in privacy law. Her impressive list of scholarly papers can be viewed at her website, www.jenking.net. In addition to her publications, Ms. King has given a number of invited talks at influential meetings, including those of the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, and the 5th Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference in 2012.
Yen “TiTi” Nguyen is a Deputy Attorney General in the Privacy Enforcement & Protection Unit of the California Attorney General’s Office. Prior to that, she spent seven years as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, specializing in patent litigation. TiTi received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and was also a member of the Berkeley Journal for Gender, Law, & Justice and the Asian American Law Journal. She has a B.A. in Law & Society and a B.S in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara.
Laurel Rosenhall has been a reporter for the Sacramento Bee since 2002. She covers California politics with an eye toward how the “third house” of lobbyists interacts with the state Legislature. Before covering politics, Laurel covered education for several years. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Kathy Skinner is the Director of Research Services at Morrison & Foerster LLP, a global law firm with 1100 attorneys and 17 offices. Kathy has been at Morrison & Foerster for 10 years. In her role, Kathy leads 25 Research Services team members who collaborate across time zones to provide research, training, and access to information resources to meet client and firm needs. Kathy’s team is also responsible for Morrison & Foerster’s Competitive Intelligence research function. The Morrison & Foerster Research Services team reports to the Marketing Department, and the groups collaborate closely on projects and initiatives. Kathy received her A.B. and M.L.I.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. She has presented at AALL, PLL, SLA, PLI, NOCALL, and ACLEA conferences and she speaks regularly in law schools about legal research in the law firm setting.
Eric Wade is the director of a 24 branch library system in the nine western states comprising the Ninth Circuit. He has been working in law libraries since 1979 and has been the Ninth Circuit Librarian for the past 13 years. Prior to joining the courts, Eric worked in academic and law firm libraries. He has overseen over two dozen projects involving libraries in new and renovated courthouses. In 2004 he was appointed to a panel to revise the U.S. Court’s Design Guide, a manual which defines requirements for all areas of courthouse construction. In 1991 Eric drafted the first decentralized budget for the Ninth Circuit library system encompassing all areas of library expenditures except rent, utilities and employee benefits. This continues to serve as the basis for today’s budget and spending plans. He is self-proclaimed budget and appropriations geek and currently serves on the Federal Judiciary’s Budget and Finance Advisory Council.
Ron Wheeler is the Director of the Dorraine Zief Law Library and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Ron has been in supervisory roles in academic law libraries for over a decade having worked at the Georgia State University College of Law Library, the University of New Mexico School of Law Library, and the Wayne State University Neef Law Library before moving to the Bay Area in 2010. Ron teaches Advanced Legal Research, a writing seminar called Queer Legal Scholarship, and will soon be teaching an Online ALR course and a Tax Research course. Ron is a former AALL executive board member, and he serves on the executive committee of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors. His research, speaking and scholarship interests include legal research and legal research instruction, law library management, and the role of academic libraries in the enterprise of legal education.
Natalie White wears two hats at Cassidy Cataloguing Services – directing marketing operations and working with data manipulation and systems administration. She works on the team to coordinate the delivery of digital content catalog records to publishers and subscribers alike.
Amy Wright is a research librarian at the USF School of Law Library and adjunct professor. She manages the library’s faculty research support services and participates in the library’s research instructional activities. Prior to joining USF, she practiced health law for over five years with two Bay Area law firms and served as in-house counsel with Dignity Health. Amy is a member of the California bar, the Northern California Association of Law Libraries, and the American Association of Law Libraries. She has a BA, Dartmouth College; JD, UC Hastings and MLIS, San Jose State University.