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Catherine Lemann

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Catherine Lemann earned her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and continued her education at Tulane University School of Law, earning her J.D., and at Louisiana State University, where she earned an M.L.I.S.  She practiced law for 10 years and has been a law librarian for almost 30 years. Cathy held various positions at the Law Library of Louisiana at the Louisiana Supreme Court. After Hurricane Katrina, she decided to leave New Orleans and moved to Anchorage to work for the Alaska Court System as the State Law Librarian. She was later the Circuit Librarian for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, before returning to New Orleans. She has served as secretary and president of the American Association of Law Libraries. She has held numerous leadership positions within AALL and continues to be active in its committees, chapters and special interest sections. Catherine has three children, all Earlham graduates.


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