My name is Susan Nevelow Mart and I am a reference librarian and adjunct professor of law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Until 2000, I was a civil litigator in Northern California, specializing in construction and real estate litigation. I have a J.D. from UC Berkeley - Boalt Hall School of Law (1983) and a M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University (2003).
I was doing research for a class on Intellectual Freedom at San Jose State when I discovered the librarylaw.com website, and have been using it ever since. I am interested in access to information, in all its permutations. I have written about the constitutional right to receive information and about the impact the changes made to electronic surveillance law by the USA Patriot Act have had on libraries. I am currently working on an article about the trend in the Bush II administration to remove unclassified information from the web, and what, if anything, can be done about it.
You can view my articles at:
The Right to Receive Information, 95 Law Libr. J. 175 (2003).
Protecting the Lady from Toledo: Post-USA Patriot Act Surveillance in the Library, 96 Law. Libr. J. 449 (2004).