Brian R. Huffman

  • Electronic Resources Librarian

Degrees

  • BA cum laude Drake University
  • JD Drake University Law School
  • MLIS St. Catherine University

Biography

Brian Huffman is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Drake University and a J.D. from Drake University Law School.  Brian earned his MLIS degree from Saint Catherine’s University. Brian practiced law prior to becoming a law librarian and is admitted to the Minnesota and Federal bars.

Brian has a keen interest in the Access to Justice movement and is active in the national law library profession through American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) taskforce and committee work.

Publications

Huffman, B. (2013). Self-publishing digital books: Options, considerations, and insights. AALL Spectrum, 17(6), 25.

Huffman, B. (2013). UELMA: Summary, Minnesota Perspective, and Impact. The CRIV Sheet, 35(2), 2-3

Huffman, B. (2007-2008). Marketing basics for the small firm and solo practitionerFamily Law Forum16(3), 37-40

Presentations

Huffman, B. and Dolan, P. (2012, September). “Legal research and online resources.” Presented at Oakdale Library, Oakdale, Minnesota, September 18, 2012

Huffman, B. (2012, April). “Teaching Legal Literacy Outside the Law Library.” ARLD Day 2012, Chaska, Minnesota, April 27, 2012

Huffman, B., Haukedahl, C., Long, J., March, D., and Meili, S. (2012, April). Panel Discussion. Second Annual Pro Bono/Pro Se Bar Summit, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 23, 2012

Huffman, B., Dunn, C., and Tubbs, C. (2012, March). “Making Your Voice Heard: Your Role in State Advocacy.” Webinar presented through AALL, March 20, 2012

Huffman, B. and Dolan, P. (2011, October). “Legal research and online resources.” Presented at LSTA-funded seminar series, Woodbury, Minnesota, October 18, 2011

Huffman, B. and Kocher, M. (2011, October). “Professional social media: Beyond the buzz.” Presented at Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, October 12, 2011

Huffman, B., Manion, J., Ryder, R., and Viana, N. (2011, June). “Foreclosure, and bad credit and no job, oh my!” Webinar presented through MELSA, June 21, 2011

Huffman, B., Freeman, J., Galligan, S., and Van Cura, M. (2010, October). “Playing with the law: Clear and convincing legal resources for public librarians.” Presented at Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, October 6, 2010

Huffman, B., Manion, T., Conroy, T., and Satterwhite, E. (2010, July). “Statutes, cases & codes, oh my! Easing public librarians down the road to legal reference.” Presented at American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, July 13, 2010

Huffman, B. (2010, July). “Public libraries and access to justice conference.” Presented at American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Joint Roundtable on Library Services to Pro Se Patrons and Prisoners, Denver, Colorado, July 12, 2010