Virginia Mattingly

Cybrarian/Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography

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Prior to being hired by the University of Louisville in June 2006, Virginia was a systems librarian for the Gemini Observatory in Hilo, HI. She's been employed as an academic librarian for both the University of Hawaii and Sullivan University. She developed an interest in research and technology while working as an Internet Content Provider for during the heady days of the dot com boom. Her responsibilities at the law school include legal research & reference, communications, content management, social networking and tech support. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Chapter Member Award of the Special Libraries Association's Kentucky Chapter and was elected as the chapter's 2015 President.



Scholarly Publications

"Internet Reviews: RIP Google Reader," Kentucky Libraries 77 (Spring, 2013): 4-6. 

“Researching Family and Local History in Digital Collections,” (with Kurt Metzmeier) Kentucky Ancestors, Summer 2012, at 173-179.

"Free and Low-Cost Legal Tech for Your Law Practice,” (with William A. Hilyerd and Kenneth L. Sales) National Business Institute.

"Internet Reviews: HootSuite," Kentucky Libraries 75 (Spring, 2011): 14-15.

"Internet Reviews: Flickr for Your Library," Kentucky Libraries 74 (Spring, 2010): 26-27. 

"Internet Reviews: Twitter Literacy," Kentucky Libraries 73 (Summer, 2009): 26-28, reprinted in b/ITe 26 (Fall, 2009): 8. 

Smith, Virginia M. "IT in Law School." Bench & Bar, July 2007: 29.

Smith, Virginia. "Information Dissemination: Exploring the Librarian's Role in Public Relations." Emerging and Preserving: Providing Astronomical Information in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Library and Information Services in Astronomy IV (LISA IV), Prague, Czech Republic, 2-5 July 2002. Eds. Brenda G. Corbin, Elizabeth P. Bryson, and Marek Wolf. Washington, DC: U. S. Naval Observatory, 2003, 19.

Sato, Hiroo. Pahoa Yesterday. Hilo, HI: 2002.  (transcriber and indexer)

Non Scholarly Publications

"Leadership Summit through the Lens of the Twittersphere,"  b/ITe 30 (Winter, 2013).  

"Law Schools in the Bluegrass," (contributor) Louisville Bar Briefs, August 2011.

"Conference Review: 60 Sites in 60 Minutes Gets Collaborative!" Legal Division Quarterly 18 (Summer, 2011) 25-26. 

"Conference Review: 60 Sites in 60 Minutes," Legal Division Quarterly 17 (Summer, 2010) 8. 

"New Ad Hoc Communications Committee Update," The Legal Division Quarterly 17 (Winter/Spring, 2009-10): 8.

"Librarian 1.0 to Librarian 2.0," b/ITe 26 (Summer, 2009): 10.  

Periodic contributions to The Owl, the University Libraries employee newsletter.

Blogs, Wikis & Websites:

SLA Kentucky Chapter, SLA Legal Division, SLA Information Technology Division, SLA Webmaster Section

Social Networking Sites:

UofL Brandeis School of Law Library Facebook page (administrator), Law School Sustainability Group (administrator), Lawlapalooza Facebook page (editor), UofL Brandeis School of Law Alumni Relations Facebook page (editor), Kentucky Women's Book Festival Facebook page (editor), UofL Law School Annual Community Service Day Project Facebook group (administrator), Kentucky Chapter of SLA Facebook group (editor),  SLA Legal Division Facebook group (administrator), Twitter @LouisvilleLaw, Twitter @SLALegal, Twitter @KYSLA, Twitter @SavetheTeePee, Louisville Law Flickr, KWBF Flickr, foursquare: University of Louisville Law Library




"Staying Relevant, Staying Visible: Spotlighting Faculty’s Scholarship " (Poster Session) at the Joint Spring Conference on April 9, 2014.

"Using Mobile Apps & Devices" with Kurt Metzmeier at the University of Louisville Law School on September 27, 2013.

"Legislative History Resources at the UofL Law Library: ProQuest Congressional and HeinOnline Historical Statutes Databases" with Kurt Metzmeier at the University of Louisville Law School on October 30, 2013.

"Social Media Workshop for Faculty and Staff" at the University of Louisville Law School on April 11, 2013.

"Career Talk for LIS Students" at the University of Kentucky on February 28, 2013.

"Legal Resources Workshop for Faculty" with Kurt Metzmeier at the University of Louisville Law School on February 26, 2013.

"Social Media Trifecta: Tools for Your Job Search" at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 3, 2012.  Slides (PDF)

"Faculty Research Series: Tips on Legal Research" at the University of Louisville Law School on September 27, 2012.  

"Social Media Trifecta: Tools for Your Job Search and Career Management" at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference on September 30, 2011. 

"Learn to Tweet Tout Suite!" as part of the Speed Geek session at the KLA/KSMA Joint Conference on September 29, 2011.

"Free and Low-Cost Legal Tech for Your Law Practice" at a National Business Institute CLE seminar in Louisville, KY on September 22, 2011.

"Web Tools for Greater Productivity: HootSuite" peer sharing workshop at the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library on September 20, 2011.

"Hot Off the Presses: Breathing Life Into your Newsletter and Online Presence" at the Special Libraries Association conference in Philadelphia, PA on June 14, 2011.

"Nuts & Bolts of Social Media Tools",  at the Seed 2020 in Louisville, KY on March 24, 2010.

"Social Media's Value to Libraries", at the Kentucky SLA Chapter's Meeting and Social Networking Program at Ekstrom Library on March 11, 2010.

Read The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss, Banned Books Week @ Ekstrom Library, September 28, 2009.

Read excerpt from Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Banned Books Week @ Ekstrom Library & Professor Nowka's Secured Transactions class, Virginia M. Smith & Rebecca Simms (3L), October 3, 2008.

"University of Louisville Libraries Digital Collections: Connecting Communities and Collections", Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, Presenters: Rachel Howard, Weiling Liu, Virginia M. Smith, September 20, 2007.

Read excerpts from America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, Banned Books Week @ Ekstrom Library, September 29, 2006.

Conference and Program Attendance: 

SLA Leadership Summit, January 21-23, 2015 - Baltimore, MD

Annual Special Libraries Association Conference,  June 8-10, 2014 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Joint Spring Conference, April 9-11, 2014 - General Butler State Park in Carrollton, KY

SLA Leadership Summit, January 15-17, 2014 - Memphis, TN

Joint Spring Conference, March 20-22, 2013 - Barren River Lake State Park in Lucas, KY  

SLA Leadership Summit, February 6-9, 2013 - Dallas, TX

Joint Spring Conference, April 11-13, 2012 - Lake Cumberland State Park in Jamestown, KY 

Annual Special Libraries Association Conference, June 12-15, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

Joint Spring Conference, April 13-15, 2011 - Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonburg, KY

Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, September 15-18, 2010 - Louisville, KY 

Annual Special Libraries Association Conference, June 13-16, 2010 - New Orleands, LA

The Seed 2020: Nuts & Bolts of Social Media Tools, March 24, 2010 - Louisville, KY 

The Seed 2020: Strategic Social Networking, February 25, 2010 - Louisville, KY 

SLA Leadership Summit, January 27-30, 2010 - St. Louis, MO

KYSLA Joint Meeting and Copyright Program, November 5, 2009 - Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY

The Seed 2020, November 4, 2009 - Louisville, KY

IDEA Festival, September 23-26, 2009 - Louisville, KY

Annual Special Libraries Association Conference, June 13-18, 2009 - Washington, DC

SLA Leadership Summit, January 14-17, 2009 - Savannah, GA

IDEA Festival, September 25-27, 2008 - Louisville, KY

SLA Leadership Summit, January 23-25, 2008 - Louisville, KY

Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, September 19-22, 2007 - Louisville, KY

IDEA Festival, September 13-15, 2007 - Louisville, KY 

University and Community Service

Law School: The Agenda Editor, UofL Law: Legal Studies Research Paper Series (co-editor), Communications Committee, Technology Committee,  Lawlapalooza Planning Committee, Habitat for Humanity Historic Land Use Research Group, Community Service Day Project Manager, Barrister's Ball (faculty chaperone), Sustainability Group (Member and Facebook Group Administrator)

University Libraries: Content DM Administrators Group

University of Louisville: Champions 4 Her (2008 volunteer co-coordinator), Kentucky Women's Book Festival (Planning Committee member, Photographer, and Volunteer Coordinator), Women of Color Transformation Tea (Committee Member and Photographer)

Kentucky Libraries: Kentucky SLA Chapter (2015 President, Communications Committee Chair, Webmaster & Social Media Guru), 2015 Joint Spring Conference Committee, Kentucky Libraries Association (Membership Committee, 2007 KLA Conference Local Arrangements Committee, 2008 KLA Conference volunteer, KLA Co-chair Ad Hoc Committee on Conference Proceedings)

National Libraries: Special Libraries Association (Webmasters Group, 2008 SLA Leadership Summit volunteer ), SLA Legal Division (Communications Committee Co-Chair, Webmaster & Social Media Guru), SLA Academic Division (Communications Committee Chair),  SLA Information Technology Division (former b/ITe Editor, Liaison to SLA's Technical Standards Committee, Past Webmaster Section Chair)

Community: Save the TeePee at Hogan's Fountain (Tweeter, volunteer), Bulldogs in the Bluegrass (mentor), Champions 4 Her (Data Divas team member), Cherokee Triangle Art Fair (volunteer), Every 1 Reads (tutor), Forecastle Festival (volunteer), Habitat for Humanity (volunteer), Louisville AIDs Walk (law school team), Sierra Club (member), St. Francis High School Alumni Social Committee