Megan Lulofs Kuhagen

p: (202) 460-5656  e: meglulofs at gmail

Summary of Qualification and Skills

  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school, and a Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited school
  • Experience in legal and academic reference, collection development, interlibrary loan, and course design

Education

J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD, 2011

M.S. Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., 2008

B.A. English, minor in Islamic Studies, cum laude, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2005

  • Honors Programs in General Studies and English
  • Winner, Faculty Awarded Best Writing Portfolio, English Dept., 2005

Relevant Experience

Latham & Watkins, Washington D.C.

Reference Librarian, October 2012-present

  • Description forthcoming

Law Library of Congress, Public Services Division, Washington D.C.

Legal Information Analyst, August 2011-July 2012

  • Provided in person, phone and virtual reference service to a diverse group of patrons
  • Created, developed content for, and administered social media services
  • Contributed regularly to In Custodia Legis, the Law Library’s blog
  • Developed and taught an introduction to Law Library resources and services
  • Drafted online resource selection guidelines for recommending officers throughout the Library of Congress as a contributing member of the Free E-Resources Management Committee
  • Performed government documents work
  • Compiled data on format changes in legal publications, forecasting future trends for collection development and management

 Professional Consultant, March 2011-July 2011

  • Conducted an on-shelf inventory of over 400 American legal treatises in loose leaf format, tracked publication updates, format changes, and online availability, and initiated copyright claims for missing materials
  • Analyzed the inventory data to make cost effective collection development recommendations based on existing subject coverage, legal research trends, and future format changes

Law Library of Congress, Collection Services Division, Washington D.C.

 Librarian, Stanley Associates, May 2010-July 2011, May-August 2009

  • Conducted an on-shelf review of the Law Library’s periodical collection, over 10,000 titles
  • Inventoried recently classified monographic and serial titles, and reviewed the inventory work of other technicians
  • Developed and taught a course on basic legal research for technicians

Loose Leaf Problem Resolution Technician, InfoCurrent, July-August 2008

  • Located missing loose leaf volumes, filed back releases of loose leaf updates, and initiated copyright claims for missing releases

 Special Projects Technician, Stanley Associates, June 2008

  • Conducted special searches for long term missing items, updated and inventoried item and holding records for found volumes

Library of Congress, Library Services, Washington D.C.

 Project Manager, Library Associates, January 2008-May 2008

  • Supervised eight quality control technicians at three work sites, reviewing monographic and serial inventory work as part of the Baseline Inventory Program (now called the Retrospective Holdings Integrity Program) in the General Collections of the Library of Congress
  • Tracked and managed a complex workflow, generated statistics, and prepared a monthly invoice reflecting hours worked, pieces processed and rate of production
  • Interviewed, selected and hired two library technicians
  • Developed and taught formal and informal training courses for technicians

 Library Technician, Library Associates, November 2006-January 2008

  • Reviewed monographic and serial inventory work for completeness, bibliographic and typographic correctness as part of the Baseline Inventory Program

Trinity University, Washington D.C.

 Circulation and Work Study Coordinator, September-November 2006

  • Managed an undergraduate circulation desk, including Interlibrary Loan, regional loans through the Washington Research Library Consortium, and course reserves
  • Provided bibliographic instruction and reference for students and faculty
  • Assisted faculty with classroom technology, and in-library class set up

 Law Library of Congress, Collection Services Division, Washington D.C.

 Clerk I-II, Stanley Associates, January-September 2006

  • Shelved, shifted and updated a wide range of state, federal, international and multinational legal materials
  • Filled Congressional and public requests from a closed stack collection of nearly 3 million items
  • Supervised one clerk on the inventory of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • Inventoried the U.S. Supreme Court Record and Briefs

Professional Associations

American Association of Law Librarians, member

  • Member, Gen X/Gen Y Caucus
  • Contributor, Student Research Competencies and Information Literacy Principles

Law Librarians Society of Washington D.C., member

  • Web Committee: member, 2010-2011, chair, 2012

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Editor, Pimsleur’s Checklists of Basic American Legal Publications, August 2012-present
  • Megan Lulofs Kuhagen is Library Lulu, July 2011-present
  • “Member to Member: Which e-reader do you use and why?” AALL Spectrum, v. 16, no. 1, September/October 2011
  • Presentation and Q & A session on library case studies, Prof. Abigail Ross’ Law Librarianship class, Catholic University, June 2011, June 2012
  • “Constructive Orientalism in Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber,’”     13 George Mason Review 59-74, 2004/2005