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 Timothy L. Coggins
Timothy L. Coggins
Professor Emeritus of Law
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Associate Dean and Professor of Law Timothy Coggins directs the Muse Law Library and manages the Law School's technology operations. He also teaches both first-year and advanced courses in legal research. Dean Coggins serves as the co-director of the Law School's John Marshall Scholars Program and is the program director for the school's foreign summer program in Cambridge, UK. His scholarship focuses on online legal resources, and has appeared in numerous venues. In 2011, Dean Coggins was inducted into the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Hall of Fame. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate institution, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and in 2005, he received the Virginia Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Award. In 2004, he received AALL's Frederick Hicks Award for outstanding service in academic law librarianship. Dean Coggins has served as chair or an active member of numerous AALL committees, and is the recipient of four AALL Presidential Certificates of Merit. He chairs the Law School's Self-Study Committee and serves as faculty advisor to the Law School's chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Awards
Virginia Library Association VLA Intellectual Freedom Award (2005)
Memberships
Member, American Association of Law Libraries; Southeastern Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of American Law Schools
Member, Virginia Library Association
Column Editor, Virginia Library Association Newsletter ( - present)
Vice Chair, AALL Electronic Legal Information Access and Citation Committee (2009 - 2010)
Professional Experience
Professor Emeritus of Law (2016 - present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and Professor of Law (2004 - 2016)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law (2003 - 2004)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law (1997 - 2003)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Director of the Law Library & Associate Professor of Law (1993 - 1997)
University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL
Associate Director of the Law Library & Clinical Assistant Professor of Law (1981 - 1992)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Head of Public Services (1977 - 1981)
North Carolina Central University, Shepard Memorial Library, Durham, NC
Assistant Librarian (1974 - 1977)
Chowan College, Murfreesboro NC,
Publications
Journal Articles

Finding Legal, Factual, and Other Information in the Digital World, 18 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 1 (2012).

Universal Citation and the American Association of Law Libraries: a White Paper, 103 Law Library Journal 331 (John Cannan et al., eds.) (2011).

Legal, Factual and Other Internet Sites for Attorneys and Legal Professionals, 15 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 13 (2009).

Virginia Law: It's Online, But Should You Use It? (Reprint), Journal of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries 24 (2008).

Book Chapters

Legal Periodicals, Indexes and Other Information Services, in A Guide To Legal Research In Virginia (Virginia CLE) (2012).

Authenticating Digital Government Information, in Government Information Management in the 21st Century: International Perspectives (Ashgate Publishing) (Peggy Garvin, ed.) (with Sarah Holterhoff) (2011).

Arkansas, in State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources (American Association of Law Libraries) (2010).

Alabama, in State-by-State Report on Authentication of Online Legal Resources (American Association of Law Libraries) (Richard Matthews et al., eds.) (2008) (updated in 2009-2010).

Legal Periodicals, Indexes and Other Information Services, in A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia (Virginia CLE) (2008).

Magazine/Trade Publications

Discovering E-Discovery: a Resources Guide, 62 Virginia Lawyer 20 (December 2013).

Virginia Law: It's Online, But Should You Use It?, 57 Virginia Lawyer 35 (2008).

Education
J.D., N.C. Central University 1984
M.S., Simmons College 1974
B.A., N.C. Wesleyan College 1972
Contact Information
(804) 289 8184
(804) 287 8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Law Librarianship
Legal Research and Digital Legal Information