Librarian of the Month

November 2018 Librarian of the Month

Librarian of the Month

Mark Estes is the November 2018 Librarian of the Month! He was nominated by Caroline Bracco at the San Mateo County Law Library.

Mark is a great advocate for cooperative library practices and early adopter of emerging trends in librarianship that serve the community.

Mark is the Law Library Director at the Bernard E Witkin Alameda County Law Library. Mark has been the director since November of 2008. He was integral in migrating their legacy ILS, Sydney Plus, to Koha in 2016.

About the Alameda County Law Library

The Alameda County Law Library is a public Law Library. Skilled reference librarians are available to help everyone from attorneys looking for ways to best serve their clients to non-lawyers seeking to represent themselves or educate themselves about the legal system. The Alameda County Law Library is a 501(c)(3) organization and a local agency established under (California Business and Professions Code Secs §6300-6365.) Over 90% of its income comes from a portion of civil filing fees. Since 2009, that income has fallen over 40% while the cost of legal materials has increased 60%. Read More Online.

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