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Femi Cadmus Begins Semester as Head of Cornell’s Law Library
ITHACA, N.Y. (Aug. 19, 2011) – Cornell University Library is pleased to welcome Femi Cadmus as the new Edward Cornell Law Librarian & Associate Dean for Library Services.
Cadmus comes to Cornell from Yale Law School, where she served as Associate Director for Administration and Lecturer in Legal Research at the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
“Femi will help guide us to build on our existing strengths to have a library that continues to give outstanding service to faculty and students as we confront the library challenges of the 21st century,” said Stewart Schwab, dean of the Law School.
“Femi is a visionary and a strong advocate,” said Anne R. Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian. “She believes in fostering a workplace culture of engagement and developing and maintaining the innovative programs our Law Library is known for creating.”
Before coming to Cornell Cadmus also served as Associate Law Librarian at George Mason University in Arlington, Va. She has a rich professional and academic background that began with legal practice in a private law firm and the Ministry of Justice in Nigeria, and she completed graduate degrees at the University of Warwick in England and the University of Oklahoma.
Cadmus has presented on topics ranging from legal research to library management and administration at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research interests center on the relevancy and evolving role of the 21st century law library, and the administration of law libraries.
“I’m excited about the prospect of fostering and contributing to the library’s mission of innovation and excellence, by bringing fresh and dynamic ideas to the table and engaging and nurturing the aspirations of an excellent team of librarians and staff,” Cadmus said.
Cadmus is the new Edward Cornell Law Librarian & Associate Dean for Library Services