E.H. Uwe Beltz
|Associate Director for Law Library and Information Technology
Vice Chair/Chair Elect – Research Instruction and Patron Services- SIS of AALL
(806) 742-3990 x286
While attending Law School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC-LAW), Uwe Beltz worked in the Carolina Law Library as a 2L circulation student assistant and as a 3L reference assistant. After being inspired by many well-recognized experts in Law Librarianship at UNC-LAW, Uwe attended the no. 1 ranked UNC SILS program receiving his Masters of Science in Library Science. During this time he also worked 2001-2003 at the Carolina Law Library as their Graduate Assistant. In October of 2003, Uwe went to work full time at the Furman Smith Law Library at Mercer University as an Access Services Librarian where he had significant responsibilities teaching and in the operations of the Law Library. He worked there until October of 2006.
Uwe began in October of 2006 as the Associate Director for Law Library and Information Technology at Texas Tech School of Law. Among other duties he emphasizes the professionalism of the student assistant positions, the importance of all aspects of library and technology services, and also teaches legal research topics and information technology topics. He approaches management with an emphasis on promoting the mission of the Law Library and on recognizing and promoting all team members' contributions to the success of the Law Library and the School of Law.
Uwe participates as an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and serves on Research Instructional and Patron Services (RIPS-SIS) and Academic Law Library (ALL-SIS) committees. He has presented as part of these committee duties and also for the Computer Services (CS-SIS) committee. He was elected for 2009-2011 Member-at-Large for RIPS-SIS and is currently serving as Vice Chair/Chair Elect for 2012-2014. As the Chair of the ALL-SIS Continuing Status and Tenure committee he pursues actively issues related to Law Librarian tenure. He actively presents, teaches, and publishes on Law Librarianship and Information Technology related topics.
UNC-Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC – M.S.L.S., May 2005
UNC-Chapel Hill - School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC - J.D., May 2001
UNC-Pembroke – B.S., magna cum laude, May 1998
Texas Tech University School of Law Library - Associate Director for Law Library and Computing (October 2006 to present)
Mercer University - Furman Smith Law Library
Access Services Librarian (October 2003 – October 2006)
University of North Carolina - Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
Circulation, Reference & Graduate Assistant (February 1999 – May 2003)
Full Semester Courses
- PUAD 5326, Information Technology in Public Administration, co-taught with Dr. Katherine Austin. Fall 2008
- Law 103 (various sections), Introduction to Legal Research (Mercer University), Fall 2004/Spring 2005, Fall 2005/Spring 2006, Fall 2006
- Law 643.04, Advanced Legal Research, Spring 2006
- Advanced Legal Research
- Texas Legislative History
- Effective searching techniques and evaluating online legal resources
- Researching administrative agency decisions
- Law Practice Management
- Using Web 2.0 tools for Legal Research
- Researching registered agents and financial information
- Legal Practice Program
- Computer Aided Legal Research
- Effective use of Lexis/Westlaw
- Certificate of Excellence in Legal Research
- Federal Statutory Research
- Texas Statutory Research
- Using Lexis and Westlaw
- Specialized legal research class.
- Estacado Pipeline Program
(article pending) A Whole New World: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) becomes "a field undo itself." AALL Spectrum (September/October 2009)
How Did They Do It?: Time management, planning, and technology: Tools of the busy AALL president. AALL Spectrum, pp. 34 – 36, (February 2009)
Book Review: Facts Can't Speak for Themselves: Reveal the Stories that Give Facts Their Meaning in 26: 1 Legal Information Alert 12 (January 2007).
Celebrating the Centennial: AALL's Annual Meeting a venue to learn, network and party. AALL Spectrum, pgs. 16 - 25, (Sept./Oct. 2006) co-authored with Joy Hanson.
Book Review: Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey in 24:4 Legal Information Alert 12 (April 2005).
Book Review: The Law (In Plain English) for Small Businesses: part of Keeping up with Legal Titles in 97:2 Law Library Journal 376 (2005).
Emerging Technologies session at the Teaching Learning and Technologies Center at Texas Tech University. Panel discussion on effective use of technology in the classroom. October 30, 2008.
Multi-tasking Millennials: Blessing or Curse? 60 Minute presentation at the AALL Annual meeting in New Orleans, LA July 15, 2007. Co-Presented with two other speakers.
Learning Theory Actualized: Multimedia, Multi-format and Multifaceted Approaches to Teaching Law. Two 75 minute presentations at the Inspiring Students and Facilitating Learning Conference. Twelfth Annual Summer Conference of the Institute for Law School Teaching. June 2 & 3, 2006. Co-presenting with Linda Jellum.
Librarians as Professionals. Presentation representing Mercer University Libraries at the Professionalism and Vocation across the Profession colloquium/workshop by William M. Sullivan, Carnegie Senior Scholar. Mercer Commons Symposium. November 18, 2005.
Beyond Google: Efficient and Reliable Legal Research on the Web (A Hands-On Program): Georgia CLE Credit. November 4, 2005. Co-presented with John M. Perkins and Jim Walsh.
How Do You Count What You Have for the ABA Statistics? Panel Discussion at SEAALL Conference in Montgomery AL, presented April 15, 2005.
Effective Research Strategies for the Legal Professional in North Carolina: NC CLE credit. This was a six hour CLE seminar for NC attorneys and paralegals. This presentation was organized through Lorman Educational Services. April 3, 2003.