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Janet Rose Hirt

educator , law librarian

Janet Rose Hirt, American law librarian, educator. Bar: Pennsylvania 1987, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1988, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1988), United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1989; certified teacher, Pennsylvania.

Background

Hirt, Janet Rose was born on March 14, 1942 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Ira George and Gladys Gertrude (McLaren) Hirt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in English, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, 1964. Master of Arts in English, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 1969. Master of Arts in Counseling, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1973.

Juris Doctor, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 1987. Master of Science in Information Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, 1977. Postgraduate, Oxford University, 1970.

Postgraduate, Sussex University, 1977.

Career

Copy editor American Baptist Board Publications, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1964. Teacher English Springfield High School, 1964—1973, 1976—1985, guidance counselor, 1973-1975. Evening and weekend supervisor reader services, reference librarian Villanova University School Law, 1985.

Legal researcher Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, 1986-1987. Reference research library Widener University School Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1987-1989, associate director Law Library. Wilmington and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1989-1995.

Director Law Library., associate professor law University Orlando, Florida, 1995-1996. Library, lecturer law Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1997—2007. Contract researcher, since 2007.

Liaison Council on International Education, Springfield High School and Bexhill (England) Grammar School. Consultant academy law library evaluation for schools seeking American Bar Association approval. Researcher small law firms.

Achievements

  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1987, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1988, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1988), United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1989. Certified teacher, Pennsylvania.

Works

  • Contributing editor An Internet Guide for Tennessee Lawyers, 1998.

Membership

Member American Bar Association (business law section, tax section, section on legal education), American Library Association (American College and Research Libraries Division), Godort Roundtable, Library. Administration and Management Association, National Council Teachers English (life), American Association Law Libraries (academy libraries special interest section, editor newsletter 1994-1996, member standing committee on copyright 1989-1991, advisory committee indexing periodical literature 2003-2004, chair 2004-2005), Pennsylvania Bar Association (unauthorized practice of law committee since 1994, local court rules committee 1989-1991, committee on professionalism since 1998), Greater Philadelphia Law Library. Association (newsletter producer 1990-1991, member planning committee (copyright institute 1992), executive board 1989-1991), Southeast Association Law Libraries (local arrangements annual meeting 1999, 2002, placement committee 2000-2002, membership committee 2002-2004, scholarship committee 2004-2008).