Associate Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services
Law Library Director
BA, 1969, University of Colorado; JD, MLL, 1985, University of Denver
June L. Stewart, the new Associate Dean for Technology Services and Director of the Law Library, previously has called home Denver, Color.; Spokane, Wash.; and Grundy, Va. Professor Stewart comes to us from Gonzaga University Law Library in Spokane, where she was the director for six years, and worked there previously for six years, first as Head of Public Services and then as Associate Director. Between those six-year stints, she established the law library at the newly founded Appalachian Law School in Virginia, where she was the director for three years.
Law librarianship is a second career for June. Her first job after college was for the Colorado Department of Welfare in their Denver location, working in child services. After five or six years in that position, she co-owned and operated her own house-painting business with a friend. This came naturally to June because her dad had been a carpenter, and she had grown up helping out. It was work that she enjoyed, but once she began exploring other career options, the two professions that kept coming up were law and librarianship. She pursued both, enrolling at the University of Denver and receiving joint degrees.
In an experience she describes as perhaps the neatest thing sheâ€™s ever done, June led the team that created the law library at Appalachian from scratch â€“ “terrifying but fun.” It was terrifying because she arrived to find no catalog, no collection, no employees, no building, and the ABA accreditation team was coming in three years! Now, Professor Stewart sees coming to UALR as a different challenge. The library has a strong teaching component, with the first year Legal Research Class. Because it is a bar library as well as an academic library, she also is very interested in making sure we reach out to and serve the bar as well as students and faculty. And since it is a library that is already running well, her new challenge is to take the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law/Pulaski County Law Library to the next level in collection development, teaching, and patron service.