Michelle M. Wu


Associate Dean for Library Services, Professor of Law

B.A., University of California, San Diego; J.D., California Western; M.Libr. with Law Librarianship Certificate, University of Washington

Before joining the law center faculty in 2010, Professor Wu served as associate dean for information services, director of the law library, and professor of...

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Before joining the law center faculty in 2010, Professor Wu served as associate dean for information services, director of the law library, and professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law. During her tenure there, she also served as interim senior vice dean for academic affairs. Prior to that, she worked at The George Washington University Law School and the University of Houston Law Center. While at Houston, she oversaw the disaster recovery process following Tropical Storm Allison, including projects to renovate the library, rebuild the collection, and restructure services. Her research interests include copyright, intellectual property licensing, and information management. She co-edited Beyond the Books: People, Politics, and Librarianship with Leslie Lee (Hein, 2007), and has published numerous chapters and articles.

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Books

  • Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights (Michelle M. Wu ed., Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co. 2015).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michelle M. Wu, Collaborative Academic Library Digital Collections Post-Cambridge University Press, HathiTrust and Google Decisions on Fair Use, 1 J. Copyright Educ. & Librarianship 1-19 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Food for Thought: Should Libraries Partner with Nonlibrary Search Engine Providers for Their OPACs and Discovery Layers?, 1 Legal Info. Rev. 51-74 (2016).   
  • Michelle M. Wu, Technology and Future Directions for Law Libraries, 20 Legal Writing 53-56 (2015).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Pauline Aranas, Steven M. Barkan, Barbara Bintliff, Darin K. Fox, Penny A. Hazelton, Joan S. Howland, Spencer L. Simons & Keith Ann Stiverson, Panel, "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide": The Reality of Being a Law Library Director in Times of Great Opportunity and Significant Challenges, 107 Law Libr. J. 79-112 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2002 - Present

Books

  • Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights (Michelle M. Wu ed., Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co. 2015).    [BOOK]
  • Beyond the Books: People, Politics, and Librarianship (Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee eds., Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co. 2007).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Michelle M. Wu, Collaborative Academic Library Digital Collections Post-Cambridge University Press, HathiTrust and Google Decisions on Fair Use, 1 J. Copyright Educ. & Librarianship 1-19 (2016).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Food for Thought: Should Libraries Partner with Nonlibrary Search Engine Providers for Their OPACs and Discovery Layers?, 1 Legal Info. Rev. 51-74 (2016).   
  • Michelle M. Wu, Technology and Future Directions for Law Libraries, 20 Legal Writing 53-56 (2015).    [HEIN] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Pauline Aranas, Steven M. Barkan, Barbara Bintliff, Darin K. Fox, Penny A. Hazelton, Joan S. Howland, Spencer L. Simons & Keith Ann Stiverson, Panel, "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide": The Reality of Being a Law Library Director in Times of Great Opportunity and Significant Challenges, 107 Law Libr. J. 79-112 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee, An Empirical Study on the Research and Critical Evaluation Skills of Law Students, 31 Legal Reference Services Q. 205-238 (2012).    [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Building a Collaborative Digital Collection: A Necessary Evolution in Libraries, 103 Law Libr. J. 527-551 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee, DMCA, CTEA, UCITA...Oh My! An Overview of Copyright Law and Its Impact on Library Acquisitions and Collection Development of Electronic Resources, 19 Acquisitions Libr. 83-97 (2007).   
  • Michelle M. Wu, Barbara A. Bintliff, Laura N. Gasaway, Penny A. Hazelton, Frank G. Houdek, Janis L. Johnston, Martha Dragich Pearson & Charles Ten Brink, Rebuilding the Profession:  Recommendations for Librarians Interested in Becoming Academic Law Library Directors, 99 Law Libr. J. 101-132 (2007).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Why Print and Electronic Resources are Essential to the Academic Law Library, 97 Law Libr. J. 233-256 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee, Department of Justice: A Selective Compilation of Internet Resources, 22 Legal Reference Services Q. 73-117 (2003).   
  • Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee, Personnel Management in Access Services: A General Overview of the Literature, 1990-2002, 1(4) J. Access Services 5-44 (2003).   
  • Michelle M. Wu & Leslie A. Lee, Do Librarians Dream of Electronic Serials? A Beginner's Guide to Format Selection, 15 Bottom Line: Managing Libr. Fins. 102-109 (2002).   

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Michelle M. Wu, Digitization, in Law Librarianship in the Digital Age 109-122 (Ellyssa Kroski ed., Lanham, Md.: The Scarecrow Press 2014).    [BOOK]
  • Michelle M. Wu, Evolving Expectations for Law School Librarians, in The Changing Role of Academic Law Librarianship 35-47 (Boston: Thomson/Aspatore Books 2008).    [BOOK]
  • Michelle M. Wu, District of Columbia Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, in State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, at D.C.-1 to D.C.-29 (Frank G. Houdek & Adeen Postar eds., Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co. 2006).   
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