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John R. Beatty

Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian

Pronouns: he/him/his

542 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

  • Ph: 716-645-8590
  • Fax: 716-645-8590
jrbeatty@buffalo.edu

Office Hours

By appointment.

Education and Training

J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2015

M.S.L.I.S., Syracuse University School of Information Studies, 2005

B.S., Television-Radio, Roy H. Park School of Communications, 2000

Employment

June 2017 - Present | Faculty Scholarship Outreach Librarian, University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, NY

July 2015 - June 2017 | Associate Attorney, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC, Syracuse, NY

October 2013 - May 2015 | Law Clerk, Melvin & Melvin, PLLC, Syracuse, NY

2010 - May 2012 | Head of Media and Access Services, Alex A. Hanna Law Library, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL

October 2006 - 2010 | Multimedia/Public Services Librarian, Alex A. Hanna Law Library, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL

 

Awards and Honors

Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Law Libraries Computing Services Special Interest Section, 2020

American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy (Fellowship), Oak Brook, IL, October 3–4, 2008

Publications

Journal Articles (Refereed)

John R. Beatty, Citation Sources for Legal Scholarship. 39 Legal Reference Servs. Q. 56 (Mar. 19, 2020). DOI: 10.1080/0270319X.2020.1738198. Available at http://digitalcommons.law.buffalo.edu/law_librarian_articles/50.

John R. Beatty, Revisiting the Open Access Citation Advantage for Legal Scholarship, 111 Law Libr. J. 573 (2019). Available at http://digitalcommons.law.buffalo.edu/law_librarian_articles/49.

Online Publications (Non-Refereed)

John Beatty, A Lawyer’s Duty to Understand Social Media, CS-SIS Computing Servs. Special Int. Sec., (Apr. 16, 2018), http://blog.cssis.org/2018/04/16/a-lawyers-duty-to-understand-social-media/.

Non-Refereed Serial Publications

John Beatty, <a href="http://digitalcommons.law.buffalo.edu/law_librarian_other_scholarship/30">Building Our Own Tools in the Age of Elsevier: AALL 2017 Through the Lens of the bepress Acquisition </a>, ALL-SIS Newsl. (Am. Assoc. of Law Libr. Computing Servs. Special Interest Section, Chi., Ill.), Fall 2017, at 6. Available at http://digitalcommons.law.buffalo.edu/law_librarian_other_scholarship/30.

Research

Legal citation, bibliometrics, open access.

Professional Memberships

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), 2006–2012, 2016–present

Committees:

AALL 2020 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, 2019–2020

AALL 2019 Annual Meeting Programming Committee, 2018–2019

Special Interest Section and Caucus Committees:

Computing Services Special Interest Section Jobs Description Database Committee, Chair, 2019–2020

Computing Services Special Interest Section Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, Member, 2018–2019

Computing Services Special Interest Section Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, Chair, 2017–2018

Computing Services Special Interest Section Blog Committee, 2017–2018

Computing Services Special Interest Section Jobs Description Database Committee, Chair, 2010–2011

Computing Services Special Interest Section Emerging Technologies Committee, 2009–2010

Gen-X/Gen-Y Caucus Bylaws Committee, 2008–2009

Gen-X/Gen-Y Caucus Program Committee, 2008–2009

Law Repositories Caucus Projects Committee, Chair, 2018–2019

New York State Bar Association, 2014–present

Entertainment and Sports Law Section, 2019–present

Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, 2006–2012

South Florida Association of Law Libraries, 2006–2012

Elected Offices Held:

Treasurer, 2008–2012

Presentations

National

Bring Your Own Device: No Longer an Option. American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, online, July 15, 2020. Coordinator and moderator. (Invited.)

Automating processing and intake in the institutional repository with Python. Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction Annual Conference, Columbia, SC, June 7, 2019. Presenter. (Competitively selected.)

Cool Tools Café. Lightning talk presentations and interactive technology demonstration session, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Baltimore, OR, July 17, 2018. Coordinator and moderator. (Competitively selected.)

What Is It You Do Again? Marketing the Patron Services of the Traditional to the Non-traditional Librarian. Poster session, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 12, 2010. (Competitively selected.)

CS-SIS Program: Cool Tools Café. Technology demonstration session, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, July 11, 2010. Co-presenter with Dan Blackaby. (Invited.)

Fostering and Recruiting the Next Generation of Law Librarians. American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 14, 2008. Panel speaker with Pam Brannon, Terrye Conroy, and Karl T. Gruben (moderator). (Competitively selected.)

Regional

Edupunk: The Spirit of College Music in Academia. South Eastern Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Athens, GA, April 17, 2009. Panel speaker with Christine Heaton, Terrence Manion (moderator and coordinator), and Professor Patrick Wiseman. (Competitively selected.)

University

University Libraries Conference Reports Brown Bag Lunch Series. Presentation on the scholarly communications infrastructure in the wake of the Elsevier acquisition of bepress. University Libraries, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, November 15, 2017.