Georgia K. Briscoe

Associate Director & Head of Technical Services

University of Colorado Law School
223C Wolf Law Building
402 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0402
Office: 223C
Phone: (303) 492-7312
E-mail: georgia.briscoe@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
M.A.   University of San Diego   1989  
M.A.   University of San Diego   1985  
A.M.L.S.   University of Michigan   1974  
B.A.   Washington State University   1968   with Distinction
Bio:
Prior to her arrival at the Colorado Law School in 1992, Georgia Briscoe was the Head of Technical Services at the University of San Diego Legal Research Center. During her thirteen years there, she fulfilled her responsibilities while contemporaneously earning two Master's degrees, one in history and one in theology. At CU, she has focused on the administrative and technical services side of law libraries. She was instrumental in bringing an important research tool to the law school, LAWPAC, a state-of-the-art online public access catalog. Active in several campus committees and professional organizations, she has also published extensively on a number of issues including serials management, cataloging, and quality control in online catalogs. Professor Briscoe has traveled extensively with her family, often as part of their mountain climbing adventures. She has climbed five of the "seven summits" (highest point on each continent) all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks and the highest peak in the fifty states.

Articles

Briscoe (with Karen Selden and Robert Linz), Accidental Archivists: Lessons Learned from a Digital Archive Project, 33 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 99 (2014).
The Quality of Academic Law Library Online Catalogs and Its Effect on Information Retrieval, 102 Law Library Journal 599 (2010).
Briscoe (with Yumin Jiang), The Wise Researcher: One Library's Experience Implementing a Federated Search Product, 12 AALL Spectrum 10 (November 2008).
Briscoe (with Barbara A. Bintliff), The Ethics of Electronic Record Sharing, 10 AALL Spectrum 16 (June 2006). abstract
Briscoe (with Karen Selden and Cheryl Nyberg), The Catalog vs. the Homepage--Best Practices in Connecting to Online Resources, 95 Law Library Journal 151 (2003). abstract
Briscoe (with Karen Selden), Cataloging @ 2000: Over 100 years of Change at The University of Colorado Law Library, 30 Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 177 (2000).
Briscoe, Climb High: High Altitude Mountaineering Lessons for Librarians, 92 Law Library Journal, 217 (2000).

Book Chapters

Briscoe (with Karen Selden), Cataloging @ 2000: Over 100 Years of Change at the University of Colorado Law Library, in Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information: Philosophies, Practices and Challenges at the Onset of the 21st Century, edited by Ruth C. Carter (2001).

Book Reviews

Book Review, Research Handbook on International Energy Law. (Edward Elgar, 2014) reviewed in 2014 American Reference Books Annual.
Book Review, Collins, Lauren, Environmental Justice: Legal Research Guides v.64. (William S. Hein 2014) reviewed in 2014 American Reference Books Annual.
Book Review, Culture and Customs of Ethiopia. (Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, 2014) reviewed in 2014 American Reference Books Annual.
Book Review, Verschuuren, Jonathan, ed. Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Law. (Edward Elgar, 2013) reviewed in 2013 American Reference Books Annual.