|Reference and Student Services Librarian
Paul Gatz is the Reference and Student Services Librarian at the Texas Tech University School of Law Library. In this position, his focus is on providing research and instructional support to the students of the School of Law. He also coordinates and teaches in the Excellence in Legal Research (“ELR”) Program.
Paul’s previous library experience includes working as a Graduate Assistant at the Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he provided legal reference services and guest lectured on various topics in the College of Law’s Advanced Legal Research course. He also worked as a student assistant at the Augustana College Library.
Before setting out on a career as a law librarian, Paul worked as a staff attorney at the Legislative Reference Bureau in Springfield, Illinois, drafting legislation and providing legal counsel to members of the Illinois General Assembly. He drafted bills in the areas of state finance and procurement, elections, and financial institutions.
Paul graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a Production Editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology, and Policy. He also earned his M.S. from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He graduated magna cum laude from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, with a B.A. in Philosophy and Chinese.
Paul is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (“AALL”) and a former member of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (“MAALL”) and the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (“CALL”). He has been published in AALL Spectrum.