Janet Sinder, Library Director and Associate Professor of Law (A.B., Cornell University; J.D., University of Michigan Law School; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) joined Brooklyn Law School in 2012 as the Director of the Brooklyn Law School Library and an Associate Professor of Law. Her professional interests are at the intersection of library services and information technology, copyright, journal open-access issues, as well as legal history. An active member of the American Association of Law Libraries, she has been the editor of Law Library Journal, the association’s official journal, since 2007. Prior to coming to Brooklyn Law School, Professor Sinder worked at the law libraries of Duke University and the University of Maryland. She began her legal career as an Assistant Defender at the Office of the State Appellate Defender in Springfield, Illinois.

Linda Holmes, Associate Law Librarian (B.A., Howard University; M.S., Columbia University) joined Brooklyn Law School in 1981 and is responsible for the public services department, which includes reference and circulation. She is involved in many library activities, including editing the Library Guide as well as writing the Library Tip Sheets. She is involved in several law library organizations.

Rosemary H. Campagna, Government Documents Librarian (B.A., Brooklyn College; M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute) began her professional career at Brooklyn Law School in 1983. From 1985-87 she served as Serials/Acquisitions Coordinator in the Technical Services Department and since 1988  has been the Government Documents Librarian. Besides providing general reference assistance, she coordinates part of the Library’s interlibrary loan operation. Her main focus is providing federal government information to the BLS community and to the public. Currently, she is focusing her attention on the electronic dissemination of government information via the Internet. 

Jean J. Davis, Reference Librarian/International and Foreign Law Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Law (B.A., Duke University; J.D., Boston College Law School; M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute) served as a Library intern at Brooklyn Law School from 1990-92. Since 1993 she has been a Reference Librarian at Brooklyn, specializing in international, foreign and comparative law research and is the Library liaison to the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and a seminar on International Legal Research.


Harold O’Grady, Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (B.A., St. Peter’s College; J.D., Rutgers University; M.L.S., Rutgers University) joined Brooklyn Law School in December 2003. He works as part of the Brooklyn Law School reference team, coordinates the library’s Student Circulation Assistants, teaches a general survey Advanced Legal Research course as well as an Advanced Legal Research course in Securities Law, and provides general reference assistance. He is the Library liaison to the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.


Kathy Darvil, Access Services/Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, (A.B., University of Michigan; M.S.I., University of Michigan, J.D., Fordham University) joined the law library staff in November 2007. In addition to serving as part of the reference team, Mrs. Darvil supervises the the Library’s circulation operations, teaches Advanced Legal Research courses, and is the Library liaison to the Journal of Law and Policy and to the Moot Court Honor Society.


Sara Gras, Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law (B.S., University of Utah; J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law; M.S.L.I.S., Queens College – City University of New York) joined the law library in the Fall of 2011. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and is on the reference team. After graduating law school in 2005, she worked as a Westlaw Account Manager providing the city’s largest law firms with training on using Westlaw products. Ms. Gras is Library liaison to the Brooklyn Law Review.


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