Tammy Pettinato Oltz, Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor, has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the North Dakota Library Association.
According to the NDLA web-site, the A&SL Section provides “a forum for participants to discuss and exchange ideas related to academic and special libraries, provide professional development opportunities for members, promote the interests of academic and special libraries, support studies of and research relevant to academic and special libraries, and work to improve service capabilities of academic and special libraries in the state of North Dakota.”
Oltz has taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law since 2013, where her courses have included Family Law, Employment Discrimination, Disability Law, and Lawyering Skills. Her research focuses primarily on promoting equality, especially in the areas of race, sex, sexual orientation, and social class. She also publishes frequently on issues related to legal education and pedagogy.
She was named Director of the Law Library in 2017 after serving for a year as Interim Director. In that capacity, she works to promote legal research across the curriculum, facilitate the sharing and promotion of faculty scholarship, and develop ties to the broader North Dakota legal and library community.