Dawn Smith is the Associate Director for Technical Services at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School, prior to which she served as the Head of Acquisitions for the law library. In this role, she oversees the acquisition and management of law library resources in print and electronic formats.
Before coming to Yale in 2018 she served for over a decade in both public and technical service librarian roles at Loyola Law School - Los Angeles. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and has served on several committees, caucuses, and special interest sections of that organization including five years on the executive board of the Black Caucus of AALL. During her tenure as Chair of the Caucus, it changed its status from a Caucus to a Special Interest Section of which she served as the inaugural Immediate Past Chair of the Black Law Librarians Special Interest Section of AALL (BLL-SIS). Dawn also serves on several Yale-specific committees and is the current co-chair of the Yale University Library Advisory Committee on Library Staff Diversity and Inclusion.
Dawn holds a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce and her MLIS from the University of North Texas - College of Information. A Texas girl born and raised, Dawn is still trying to adjust to life as a New Englander, the cold winters make her wish for warmer days but the warm people she has found in Connecticut make her proud to call the region home.