|Head of Reference & Educational Services Librarian
Joshua Pluta joined the Texas Tech University School of Law Library in June 2014 as the Educational Technology and Reference Services Librarian. Prior to coming to Tech, Joshua was the Emerging Technology Librarian at Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, TN, from 2010-2014, where, in addition to his library duties, he taught Legal Research, Legal Writing, Advanced Legal Research, Bar Exam Skills, Academic Success, and Real Estate Transactions.
Joshua has been a passionate advocate for the creative and focused use of technology and assessment in the legal classrooms and libraries. Joshua has presented at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (2013 & 2014), the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting (2011, 2012, & 2013), the CALI Conference on Law School Computing (2012 & 2013), and the Turning Technologies User’s Group Conference (2014), on the uses of technology and assessment in the classroom and in libraries.
Joshua earned his B.A. in Mathematics and History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002, his J.D. (with distinction) from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007, and his M.A. in Library Science from the University of Missouri in 2008. In addition to the positions mentioned above, Joshua worked as an in-house attorney at Fidelity National Title Group, and has worked in various capacities at the University of Nebraska’s Schmid Law Library, Creighton University’s Klutznick Law Library, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Criss Library.