Cindy Dabney joined the staff of the Law Library in 2007. As the Outreach Services Librarian, she is liaison and lecturer for people outside the law school who are interested in legal research.
Dabney served as a Westlaw student representative in law school at the University of New Mexico and became very good at using the database for online research. This piqued her passion, and she realized how much she enjoyed research and reference work. She attended library school at the University of Washington, where she worked in the Gallagher Law Library, and received a special certificate in law librarianship.
She greatly enjoys teaching, and working one on one with students interested in legal research. At IU, she teaches legal research in the Legal Research and Writing Program and guest lectures for non-law classes. A member of the American Association of Law Libraries, Dabney has published an article in the Legal References Quarterly about citators, a couple of columns about blogs in Australia, and, with her colleague Jennifer Morgan, she recently authored an interactive lesson for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction on basic sources for Indiana law and how to use them.