CARLA DOWNER PRITCHETT

8134 Sycamore Pl.
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-861-0066
pritchett9@cox.net


EDUCATION

PRAXIS Teacher Exams, Secondary English - completed
Post-Baccalaureate Classes for Teacher Certification in  English, Secondary and School Library K-12    Sept. 2002 - July 2003 - all classes completed (student teaching requirements in progress)
    University of New Orleans
J.D.     May 1989    
     Tulane University Law School, New Orleans
      -Editor-In-Chief Tulane Environmental Law Journal 1988/1989
M.L.S.     May 1980
     Simmons College, Boston (graduated with honors)
B.A.     March 1979 - English
     University of Florida, Gainesville

FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2007 - Present
    Tulane University Law School Library - New Orleans
      -Reference/Documents Librarian
August 2003 - August 2007
    Archbishop Shaw High School - Marrero
     -School Librarian/Library-Media Teacher
    -Chess Club Moderator/Teacher/Tournament Coordinator
    (I missed part of the 2005-2006 Katrina year)
August 1996 - July 2001
     Loyola University Law Library - New Orleans
      -Reference/Documents Librarian/Associate Professor
January 1993 - July 1996
     Loyola University Law Library - New Orleans
      -Reference/Documents Librarian/Assistant Professor
December 1989 - January 1993
      Loyola University Law Library - New Orleans
      -Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
July 1987 - August 1987
     Tulane University Law School Library - New Orleans
      -Temporary Documents/Microform/Reference Librarian
August 1985 - July 1986
     Loyola University Law Library - New Orleans
      -Catalog Librarian/Assistant Professor
September 1983 - November 1984
     Seki, Jarvis & Lynch - Chicago
      -Law Firm Librarian/Legal Researcher
August 1981 - September 1983
     American Bar Foundation Library - Chicago
      -Reference/Catalog Librarian
July 1980 - August 1981
     University of Chicago Law School Library
      -Reference/Documents Librarian

PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                   

August 2001 - March 2003
    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - New Orleans
    -Substitute Librarian - Retrospective conversion and cataloging used Follet Alliance Plus software, storytelling, bibliographic instruction.

September 1990 - December 1990
     Tulane University Law School Library - New Orleans
      -Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian

August 1987 - July 1989
     Tulane University Law School Library - New Orleans
      -Reference Librarian

January 1985 - June 1985
     University of Michigan Law School Library
      -Special Projects Librarian

August 1981 - November 1984
     Northwestern University Law Library - Chicago
      -Weekend Reference Librarian

June 1983 - August 1983
     University of Chicago Library School
      -Teaching Assistant for Legal Research class

TEACHING
    
    Archbishop Shaw High School - Library-Media Teacher, taught Freshman library orientation classes and a full class load of 1 Semester Senior Seminars on traditional and Internet research skills,  August 2003 - August 2007.  (I missed part of the 2005-2006 Katrina year)

    Library Teaching Practicum (UNO) , Archbishop Rummel High School, January-March 2003.

    "Advanced Legal Research," Loyola Law School Skills Course,  every Spring, 1996- 2001.

    "Legislative History" and "Administrative and Legislative Library Resources," for the Loyola/Tulane Legislative Advocacy and Administrative Advocacy classes,  1992-2001.

    "Using the Internet for Legal Research," " Loyola Law School Skills Course, multiple sections every semester, 1999 - 2001.

    "Secondary Sources" and "Case Law Research," lectures for the Loyola Law School Legal Research and Writing Class, Fall 1995-1999.

    "Legal Bibliography" (LIS 7908 3 hours credit), Louisiana State University Graduate Library and Information Science Course.  Spring 1998.


SERVICE AND VOLUNTEER WORK                       

    
    Boy Scout Committee Member and Merit Badge Counselor, Troop 48 St. Andrew’s Episcopal -Church June 20003 present
        Teaching life and leadership skills to young boys becoming young men.

    First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, FL (part of the 2005-2006 Katrina evacuation year)
        Automating the church library.

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Library August 2001 - May 2002
        Retrospective conversion, cataloging, storytelling, bibliographic instruction, collection development, book fair and other special projects.

    Cub Scout Leader and Committee Chair, Pack 48 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church June 2000-03  
        Provide programming, training and entertainment for 45 boys and their families.
    
    Chess Club St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. 1999 - 2005
        Teach and supervise 27 children once a week, for two hours after school.

    Chess Camp St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Summer 1999
        Teach and supervise 40 children for a one week all day camp.
    

PRESENTATIONS

    "Legislative History Sources for the United States and Louisiana" and "Administrative and Legislative Information Sources," for the International Legislative Drafting Institute, The Public Law Center (Tulane and Loyola Universities), each Summer 1995-1999.

    "Law Reporters in Early Louisiana," presented at the Louisiana Historical Association Annual Meeting, March 18, 1994.

    Co-Coordinator and Moderator, "Don't Throw It All Away: Recycling in Law Libraries - Bridge to the Community Through Environmental Activism," American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Annual Meeting, July 23, 1991.

    "Hunting for Louisiana Legislative History: Library Resources and Methods," presented at the New Orleans Association of Law Librarians Eighth Annual Meeting, Louisiana Legislative History: Myth or Reality?, April 12, 1991.

    "Louisiana and Federal Legislative Histories" presented to three groups of law clerks and first year associates at McGlinchey, Stafford, Cellini and Lang, Summer 1990.

    Co-Moderator, New Orleans Association of Law Librarians (NOALL), Seventh Annual Meeting, A Primer On Environmental Law, March 23, 1990.


PUBLICATIONS                               

    "Case Law Reporters in Early Louisiana,"  A Law Unto Itself?: Essays in the New Louisiana Legal History.  Ed. by Warren M. Billings and Mark F. Fernandez, Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

    "Electronic Bulletin Boards," 9(2) New Orleans Law Librarian 8 (1995), updated and republished 10(1) New Orleans Law Librarian 3 (1997).

     Book review. George S. Grossman, Legal Research: Historical Foundations of the Electronic Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. xx, 352 pp., 39 American Journal of Legal History 389 (July 1995).

    "Profile," 7(1) New Orleans Law Librarian 11 (1993).

    "Ten Steps to an Environmentally Correct Future," 16 Southeastern Law Librarian 1 (1991).

    "Reading on the Job," (regular column February 1996 to May 1999), New Orleans Law Librarian.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES                            

Catholic Library Association
    Member September 2003 - August 2007

Louisiana Advisory Council for State Documents Depository
    Member July 1997 to June 2001
    
Louisiana Library Association (LLA)
    Government Documents Round Table (GODORT)  Mission Statement Committee 1999.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
    Government Relations Committee, July 1993 - July 1995
    Government Documents Special Interest Section Nominating Committee, 1994-95.
    Chair, Local Information/Hospitality Committee, 1991 Annual Meeting

New Orleans Association of Law Librarians (NOALL)
    New Orleans Law Librarian Newsletter Editor, Nov. 1995 - 1999    
    Co-Coordinator of NOALL listserv co-owned with Washburn University, 1995 - 2001
    Scholarship Committee, 1993
    Chair, NOALL Professional Development and Special Projects Committee, 1990-1991
    Co-Coordinator for the NOALL Annual Meeting, March 23, 1990

Member:
American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
New Orleans Association of Law Librarians (NOALL)
Southeastern Chapter, American Association of Law Libraries (SEALL)

Former Member:
Catholic Library Association of New Orleans (CLA)
Louisiana Library Association (LLA)
American Library Association (ALA)
Association of College and Research Libraries, Louisiana Chapter (ACRL/LA)

Co-Coordinator Povertylaw-L (Loyola School of Law / Washburn Law School jointly owned electronic bulletin board) October 1994-July 2001

Tulane Environmental Law Journal Advisory Board

References provided on request