Linda Fariss received her B.S. and M.L.S. from Indiana University, where she was a member of Beta Phi Mu. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.
During her time at Indiana Law, the Law Library has experienced remarkable growth, both in the collections and among the staff. Fariss has been instrumental in promoting all areas of growth, especially in expanding the services offered by the Library.
Directly responsible for all public service areas of the Law Library, she is active in law school and university committees. She also serves as human resources officer for the law library and liaison to the law school for all personnel matters.
Along with Keith Buckley, Fariss teaches Legal Bibliography and Law Library Administration through the IU School of Library and Information Science. One of the most gratifying aspects of her work is training and mentoring the next generation of law librarians.
Fariss was named interim director of the library upon the retirement of Professor Colleen Pauwels in June 2011 and appointed director in 2012.
• Legal Research: Traditional Sources, New Technologies (with Colleen K. Pauwels and Keith Buckley). Bloomington IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1999.