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Roger V. Skalbeck
Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Library and Information Services
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Roger V. Skalbeck joined Richmond Law as Associate Dean of Library & Information Resources in 2015. Dean Skalbeck came to Richmond Law from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an associate librarian and co-taught a seminar in Technology Innovation and Law Practice, offering students the opportunity to explore the use of technology to expand access to justice. Dean Skalbeck is the co-author of Top 10 Law School Homepages, published from 2009-2012, and is a frequent presenter on legal technology at national conferences. He is a member of the CALI Board of Directors, former president of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C., and former chair of the Copyright Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Presentations

Presenter, "Taking the Lead on Teaching Legal Technology: Opportunities and Challenges," American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, Chicago (July 2016).

Presenter, "Emerging Trends in Legal Aid Technology," Legal Aid Attorneys & Staff, Virginia Poverty Law Center (Oct. 2016).

Bar Admissions
Virginia
Professional Experience
Associate Law Librarian for Electronic Resources & Services (2006-2015)
Georgetown Law Library, Washington, D.C.
Adjunct Professor (2011-2015)
Georgetown Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Technology Services Librarian (2000-2006)
George Mason School of Law, Arlington, Va.
Electronic Services Librarian (1999-2000)
Howrey LLP, Washington, D.C.
Systems Librarian (1998-1999)
Williams & Connolly, Washington, D.C.
Knowledge Analyst (1997-1998)
Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A., Minneapolis, Minn.
Publications
Articles

Honoring Rick McKinney and LLSDC's Legislative Source Book, in Festschrift in Honor of Rick McKinney 69 (with Joyce Manna Janto and Kat Klepfer) (2016).

Leveraging Narratives: Communicating Value with Qualitative Content, in Defining ROI: Law Library Best Practices 7 (2016).

Tech Innovation in the Academy, in: AALL/ILTA Ditigal White Paper, Oct. 2012, at 74-78 (reprinted in Peer to Peer, Dec. 2012, at 24-28).

Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2011, 2 J.L. (1 J. Legal Metrics) 25-52 (2012).

Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, in 2011 Green Bag Alm. 339-366 (Ross E. Davies ed., Wash., D.C.: Green Bag Press 2010) (with Jason Eiseman).

Mobile Legal Research: Do We NEED an App for That?, Law Libr. Lights, Winter 2011, at 20-22.

Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009, in 2010 Green Bag Alm. 289-306 (Ross E. Davies ed., Wash., D.C.: Green Bag Press 2009).

The Power of Collaboration: WorldCat's Copyright Evidence Registry, AALL Spectrum, April 2009, at 14-15, 32-33.

Re-Hashing the Hash Tag - Crowd Competition and Community Standards at the #AALL2009 Conference, LLRX.com, Aug. 27, 2009. (with Meg Kribble).

New Research Uses for Patent and Trademark Data, Legal Info. Alert, Feb. 2008, at 1, 3-4.

Law and Technology Podcasts, N.J. Lawyer, Dec. 24, 2007, at S4.

Don't Dilute my Coffee! Federal Trademark Dilution and Likely Legislative Changes, Legal Information Alert, June 2006, at 1, 4-6.

Is There a New Digital Collection in Your Future? Legal Information Alert, Feb. 2006, at 1, 4-7 (with Iva Futrell).

Did You Use Westlaw Enough For That Free iPod? -- What Recent Graduates May (or May Not) Know About Legal Research, Legal Information Alert, vol. 24, no. 7 July/August 2005 (with Iva M. Futrell).

Isn't that Patented Trademark Under Copyright Protection? infoEdge (Thomson/West), vol. 5, no. 1, Spring 2004.

How Dewey Classify OCLC's Lawsuit? LLRX.com, September 29, 2003 (www.llrx.com/features/deweyoclc.htm).

Computing Efficiencies, Computing Proficiencies & Advanced Legal Technologies, Virginia Lawyer, vol. 50, no. 3 (October 2001, p.24-26).

Legal Software Review Sources and Related Sites to Help Meet Law Practice Technology Needs, Virginia Lawyer, vol. 49, no. 9 (April 2001, p.55,58).

Casting a Wide Intranet, Legal Times, Week of July 19, 1999. S26-27 (Special Supplement: Expanding Horizons: New Frontiers for Law Firm Librarians) (with Sabrina Pacifici).

Additional Publications

National Conference on Copyright of State Legal Materials Conference Summary and Promotion, AALL Spectrum (2016).

Finding and Using Images, While Respecting Copyright, in Virginia Laywer Magazine (2017).

Government Relations Office and Copyright Committee, AALL Issue Brief 2010-5: Exemptions to DMCA § 1201 Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems. (with Jennifer Wondracek).

Contributed to: Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property Research (1st Ed.) South-Western Press, October 2003, ISBN: 0-324-20315-2.

Former editor of “Tech Talk” column for Law Library Lights (2003-2015); former monthly editor for “Notes from the Technology Trenches” for LLRX.com from September 1999 through June 2001.

Education
J.D., George Mason University School of Law 2005
M.L.I.S., Dominican university 1996
B.A., Macalester College 1993
Contact Information
Room L18, Law School
804-289-8218
Areas of Expertise
Law Librarianship
Technology in Legal Practice
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property