Smith-Butler, Lisa

Associate Dean of Information Resources and Associate Professor


Lisa Smith-Butler, a noted legal librarian with national experience in legal training and the practice of law, joined the Charleston School of Law as the new Associate Dean of Information Resources in the Summer of 2009.

Smith-Butler is a nationally- recognized leader in the dialogue on the subject of establishing the law library of the 21st Century as a true learning center. She served as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Law Library and Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Nova Southeastern, Smith-Butler has served as an associate professor of law, teaching Advanced Legal Research and Juvenile Law in the law program and Workplace Privacy and Technology in the master’s degree Employment Law Program.

She has also served as the public services librarian at Georgia State University and as a librarian at a major Atlanta law firm. Smith-Butler, who also has been in private law practice, is licensed in Nebraska and Georgia. She is the co-author and editor of “Law Librarianship in the 21st Century.”

Smith-Butler is active in several local, regional and national law library associations.


M.L.S., Clark Atlanta University, 1993 J.D., cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, 1984 B.A., magna cum laude, Hastings College, 1982

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