Michael
Chiorazzi
Associate Dean for Information Services, Beverly & James E. Rogers Professor of Law, Professor of Information Resources & Library Science
Office Number: 
127
Office Phone: 
5206215477
Office Fax: 
5206213138

Biographical Information

Prior to joining the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of law in 1996, Dean Chiorazzi was a reference librarian and senior instructor in legal research at Duke University School of Law (1981 - 1989). Subsequently, he served as the deputy director of the Law Library and legal research instructor at the Boston College School of Law (1989 - 1996).

Dean Chiorazzi's research interests include legal history, issues in law librarianship, and the use of technology in the teaching of legal research. Since 1999 he has served as the editor of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.

In July 2013, Dean Chiorazzi was awarded the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Distinguished Lecture Award. He presented his paper, Mentoring, Teaching and Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians:  Past and Present as Prologue to the Future at the Annual Meeting of AALL, in Seattle, WA. The paper was published in the Law Library Journal.

Representative Publications

  • Mentoring, Teaching, and Training the Next Generation of Law Librarians:  Past and Present as Prologue to the Future, 106 Law Libr. J. 69 (Winter 2014).
  • Legal Research Boot Camp:  One Approach to Meeting the Research Needs of Law Students, 30 Legal Reference Services Q., no. 4, at 299 (2011) (co-author, with Cynthia Condit).
  • Commentaries on Hicks’ ‘Teaching Legal Bibliography’:  With an Addendum by Robert Berring, 28 Legal Reference Services Q. 9 (2009) (co-author, with Shaun Esposito).
  • Prestatehood Legal Materials:  A Fifty-State Research Guide, Including New York City and the District of Columbia (2005) (co-editor, with Marguerite Most).
  • Books, Bytes, Bricks and Bodies:  Thinking About Collection Use In Academic Law Libraries, 21 Legal Reference Services Q. 1 (2002), reprinted in Law Library Collection Development in the Digital Age 1 (Michael Chiorazzi & Gordon Russell eds., 2002).
  • Law Librarianship:  Historical Perspectives (1996) (co-editor, with Laura N. Gasaway & author of William R. Roalfe:  Builder of Libraries, Scholar, Association Animal 215).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

M. Law Libr.
University of Washington
1981
J.D.
Gonzaga University
1980
B.A.
University of Miami
1976

Work Experience

Associate Dean for Information Services; Director, Law Library; James & Beverly Rogers Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
1996 - present
Professor of Information Resources and Library Science
University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona
1998 - present
Deputy Director and Instructor in Legal Research
Boston College Law Library
1989 - 1996
Reference Librarian
Duke University Law Library
1981 - 1989
Senior Instructor in Legal Research
Duke University Law Library
1986 - 1989
Instructor in Legal Research
Duke University Law Library
1981 - 1986

Organizations

Desert States Law Library Consortium
2004 - present
Association of American Law Schools
Delegate, AALS House of Representatives
1997 - present
Southwestern Association of Law Libraries
1996 - present
Arizona Association of Law Libraries
1996 - present
American Association of Law Libraries
Member
1981 - present
AALL Representative to Association of Library & Information Science Educators
2008 - 2010
Special Committee on Training the Next Generation Of Law Librarians
2005 - 2007
Special Committee on the History of Law Librarianship
1994 - 1996
Boston Meeting Local Arrangements
1993
Legal History and Rare Book Special Interest Section
Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect 1989 - 1990; Chair, 1990 - 1991
Committee on Relations with Dealers and Publishers
1984 - 1986
Committee on Indexing of Legal Periodicals
1983
American Bar Association
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Law Libraries Committee
1998 - 2001
Law Librarians of New England
1989 - 1996
Consortium of Southeastern Law Libraries
Executive Board
1988 - 1989
Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries
Member
1981 - 1989
Chair
1985 - 1986
Membership Committee
1985 - 1987
Newsletter Committee
1983 - 1984

Awards

American Association of Law Libraries Distinguished Lecture Award
2013
Inducted into the AALL Hall of Fame
2012
Leslie F. and Patricia Bell Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement by College of Law Faculty
2010 - 2011 (with John Swain), 2006 - 2007
AALL Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographic Award (with Marguerite Most) (recognizes significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature)
2007
AALL Call for Papers Award
1987
AALL Law Library Publication Award (with Kathryn Christie and Claire Germain)
1984