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Zief Library Contact Info

Mailing Address:

University of San Francisco School of Law
Dorraine Zief Law Library
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Phone and Fax Numbers:

  • Hours Information: 415-422-6678
  • Circulation Desk: 415-422-6679
  • Research Center Desk: 415-422-6773
  • Fax Number: 415-422-2345

Physical Address:

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Administrative Staff 


Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law
Directs and supervises library operations and personnel. Responsible for library policies, procedures, collection development, and budget.

Research Services Staff 

Lee Ryan

Interim Co-Director
JD, MLIS, Senior Research Librarian
Provides research assistance and is available to answer questions about research strategy, locating and using library materials, formulating online searches, and finding elusive information. Also helps conduct legal research training, and has taught Legal Research & Writing, California Legal Research, and Advanced Legal Research.

John Shafer

JD, MLIS, Research Librarian
Provides a full range of research assistance and participates in legal research training. Teaches California Legal Research.

Amy J. Wright

Interim Co-Director
JD, MLIS, Research Librarian
Manages the library's online resources, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, the law school's SSRN and bepress research paper series, and online research training programs. Teaches Advanced Legal Research. Participates in the library's legal research instructional activities and oversees faculty research support.

Suzanne Mawhinney

JD, MLIS, Research Librarian
Provides research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support. Manages the library’s student research assistants program, which provides research support to faculty. Liaison to the law school’s advocacy and externship programs and clinics.

Access and Technical Services Staff 

Shannon Burchard

MLIS, Head of Collection Services
Supervises cataloging, serials, acquisitions, binding, preservation, and the coordination of information technology to ensure that the library has the information resources that the law school needs, and that they are organized so that users may easily retrieve them.

Donna Williams

Donna Williams

MLIS, Head of Access Services / Research Librarian
Manages all circulation staff and activities, including inter-library loan, scheduling and supervision of student workers, the Special Access Card system, and the course reserve system. Also participates in providing research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support.

Adelina (Ellen) Trice

BA, MA, Ed.D., Library Assistant for Circulation
Assists with management of Circulation functions, including course reserves and hiring and scheduling of student assistants. She also provides directional reference assistance.

Troy Cook

BA, MFA/MA, MFA, Library Assistant for Circulation
Handles inter-library loans as well as book returns, fines, overdues, and holds. Performs group study room scheduling, searching for missing collection materials, tracking/reporting of library population counts, and other Circulation functions. Assists in supervising student staff at the Circulation Desk.

Remy Kauffmann

Library Assistant for Serials and Accounting
Checks in all serials, receives all books and periodicals, maintains the library accounts, processes invoices, and contacts publishers when there are problems with orders, receipts, or payments.

Justin Villa

Library Assistant for Acquisitions
Monitors and replaces missing books, journals and supplements, prepares journals and periodicals for binding, searches new acquisitions recommended for the collection, supervises processing of new materials, prepares a monthly list of recent acquisitions, and provides troubleshooting assistance on the automated library system.

Kathryn Simmonds
Library Assistant for Collection Maintenance 
Manages looseleaf filing, processes materials for shelving, maintains stacks, and supervises student technical services workers.  Assists with circulation desk staffing.