Diana Jaque is an associate dean and director of the law library. Her expertise spans the areas of collection development and acquisitions, with a strong focus in legal information pricing and vendor relations. At USC, Jaque became the law library’s collection development/acquisitions librarian in July 1999, the head of collection development and acquisitions in 2002, adjunct assistant professor of law in 2013, and the associate dean and director of the law library in 2020. She served as the president of the Southern California Association of Law Libraries in 2003-04, and was later elected to chair the Council of Chapter Presidents for the American Association of Law Libraries. In addition, she has chaired the AALL Annual Meeting program committee, the AALL price index committee, and the AALL committee on relations with information vendors. In the latter capacity, she met regularly with legal publishers and resolved member complaints regarding price structuring and illegal bundling.
Jaque earned a BA in music and her MA in music history and literature from USC. She then completed her master of library and information science at San Jose State University in 1999, and her JD at Loyola Law School in 2009. Since completing law school, Jaque has chaired the local law library association’s internship program and introduced numerous high school students to law librarianship as a career. Jaque co-authored Gerontology and the Law: A Selected Annotated Bibliography: 1999-2001 Update in the Southern California Law Review as well as publications in Law Library Journal and AALL Spectrum. She serves on the resource council for the Los Angeles Education Partnership and is a board member of the George A.V. Dunning Foundation. Jaque currently serves as president of USC’s Women in Management organization. She teaches LLM Legal Research and First Year Legal Research, and looks forward to building on the law library’s strong tradition of excellent service to the law school community.