Zief Library Contact Information

Mailing Address:

University of San Francisco School of Law
Dorraine Zief Law Library
2130 Fulton Street (between Shrader and Cole)
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Phone and Fax Numbers:

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

Physical Address:

2101 Fulton Street (between Shrader and Cole)
San Francisco, CA  94117-1080
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wrightaAmy J. Wright 
Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law

Directs and supervises library operations and personnel. Responsible for library policies, procedures, collection development, and budget.  Represents the law library on law school committees and with external constituencies. Teaches Advanced Legal Research.

Research Services Staff

John ShaferJohn Shafer  JD, MLIS, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides a full range of research assistance and participates in legal research training. Teaches Taxation Research, Advanced Legal Research, and Advanced California Legal Research.


Suzanne Mawhinney  JD, MLIS, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support. Liaison to the law school’s advocacy and externship programs and clinics.  Serves as the library's liaison to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law campus representatives and oversees Westlaw and Lexis Academic accounts.  Teaches Taxation Research and Advanced California Legal Research.

April HamApril Ham JD, Research Librarian & Assistant Professor of Law
Provides research services, legal research instruction, and faculty research support. Manages the library’s student research assistants program, which provides research support to faculty. Teaches Taxation Research and Advanced Legal Research.

Access and Technical Services Staff 


Shannon Burchard
MLIS, Head of Collection Services
Supervises cataloging, serials, acquisitions, binding, preservation, the access desk, 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.

Michele Mikami
Library Assistant for Circulation
Assists the Head of Collection Services with all aspects of managing the circulation desk, including student worker hiring, scheduling, and supervision, compliance with library policies, and answering patrons' questions about the library.

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, over dues, 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.

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 loose leaf filing, processes materials for shelving, maintains stacks, and supervises student technical services workers.  Assists with circulation desk staffing.