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Pauline Aranas specializes in law library administration and legal research. A 1981 graduate of USC Law, she was appointed in 2013 as associate dean, chief information officer, director of the law library, and adjunct professor of law.
Dean Aranas’ publications include “Who Should Teach CALR — Vendors, Librarians or Both?” (Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Winter 2000) and “Future Libraries: Reality and Law Librarians” (American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum, September 1996). She is a past president of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries and a member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the State Bar of California.
Dean Aranas holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles; a J.D. from USC Law; and an M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. She joined USC’s law library as a reference librarian in 1984 and served in a number of roles before being named associate director of the law library and adjunct associate professor of law in 1992. From 1994 to 2002, she served as director of Vanderbilt University Law School’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library — later assistant dean for library and information technology — and associate professor of law. From 2002 to 2004, she was associate law librarian at the UCLA School of Law. From 2004 to 2006, she served as associate dean, chief operating officer for USC Gould School of Law. From 2007 to 2009, she functioned as associate dean, deputy director of the law library and adjunct professor of law. From 2009-2012, she was appointed associate dean, acting dean of library and information technology and adjunct professor of law.
“Welcome to the Hall of Fame,” 19 AALL Spectrum 29 (June 2015)
“Library Director as Opportunity Identifier Analysis One,” in Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights. pp.187-194 (Michelle Wu, ed., Buffalo, NY: W.S. Hein & Co., 2015)
“Introducing the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees,” 18 AALL Spectrum 34 (June 2014)
“Who Should Teach CALR - Vendors, Librarians or Both?” 8 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 85 (Winter 2000).
“New Horizons Meet Lost Horizons.” 3 AALL Spectrum 20 (September 1998).
“Teaching Legal Research Redux.” 2 AALL Spectrum 20 (September 1997).
“B.1. Future Libraries: Reality and Law Librarians.” 1 AALL Spectrum 20 (September 1996).
“Accelerated Legal Research at the University of Southern California Law Center.” 2 Integrated Legal Research 8 (Summer 1989).
Legal Writing: Getting It Right and Getting It Written, by Mary Bernard Ray and Jill J. Ramsfield. 8 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 291 (January 1988).