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John DiGilio (@iBraryGuy) is the Firmwide Director of Library Services at Sidley Austin, LLP. He has over 20 years of large law firm library, consulting, and legal information vendor experience. John has proudly been affiliated with such industry standouts as Thomson Reuters, where he served as a Librarian Relations Manager, and K&L Gates, where he was the Firmwide Legal and Business Research Librarian/ Instructor for many years.
John is very active in the law and law library communities. He has written for numerous regional and national publications as well as taught college and graduate courses in such topics as business ethics, e-commerce, fair employment practices, research methodology and business law. John is active in both the Special Libraries Association and the American Association of Law Libraries. As an SLA member, he is a two-time Dana Award recipient. He is a Past-Chair of SLA’s Legal Division, a Past-President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of SLA, and the 2013-15 SLA Treasurer.
John presented the wildly popular “60 Sites in 6o Minutes” at the SLA Annual Meeting and Conference for many years. He and speaking partner, Gayle Lynn-Nelson, attracted a standing room only audience every year. John enjoys talking about technology and leadership to various library organizations and has spoken all over the United States, Canada, and even the Caribbean. There is never a speaker’s fee, as he believes in giving something back to the profession that has given him so much.
John earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and his Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. He is currently pursuing a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Saint Raphael the Archangel Theological Seminary.
From John: I am a jack of all trades, master of none . . . ok . . . maybe a few. I am a librarian by day and an aspiring writer and blogger by night. A hopeless romantic, I am most happy when curled up with my husband and our two dogs. I am spiritual (Buddhist & Gnostic), unabashedly liberal, and a big believer in reuse rather than refuse. I love to read, collect toys, and travel. Music (especially the 80s) is my zen. Surprised? Thank you for reading iBraryGuy and for making being a librarian so much fun!
John is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of On Firmer Ground, a blog by and for law firm librarians, the blogger behind informed.JD legal technology blog, and head curator of the The Librarian Scoop newsletter (in partnership with Ozmosys).