Susan D. Zago

Assistant Professor
Law Library Director
Phone: (603) 513-5129
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
Sue Zago

Law Library Director and Assist. Prof. of Law

Professor Zago has been a law librarian for 22 years doing legal reference, teaching legal research, mentoring students, collaborating with faculty, working on collections, and in library administration. As the UNH Law Library Director, she manages all aspects of the law library and teaches legal research. She is also the co-advisor for UNH Law's Moot Court program.

Prior to UNH Law, Professor Zago worked at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA, where she was the Associate Director for 11 years where she oversaw library operations. Previous to being the Associate Director, she served as the Head of Reader Services and Reference/Electronic Services Librarian.

During her time at Northeastern, she taught and mentored students in research in the first year program of Legal Skills in Social Context and also team-taught Advanced Legal Research including classes in administrative law, cases, statutes, secondary sources, international legal research, cost-effective research, and legislative history.

Before moving to Boston, Professor Zago worked at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she was the Collection Services Librarian and then the Electronic Services Librarian.

Professor Zago is very active in various professional law library organizations including the Association of New Hampshire Law Librarians, the Law Librarians of New England, and the American Association of Law Libraries. She currently serves on the NELLCO Board of Directors. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission.

Education

  • J.D., Western New England Univ
  • M.L.I.S., Simmons College
  • B.A., English, Westfield State College

Research Interests

  • Access to Justice
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Science/Systems
  • Legal Education

Courses Taught

  • LCR 923: International Legal Research
  • LRS 902: G S Rich, Patent Law Comp
  • LRS 909: S Lefkowitz Trademarks Comp
  • LRS 931: John Gibbons Crim Pro Moot Ct
  • LRS 932: R R Vale Corp Moot Court Comp
  • LRS 933: Evans Const Law Moot Ct Comp
  • LRS 934: Touro Law/Religion Mt Ct Comp
  • LSK 900: Legal Research & Info Literacy
  • LSK 940: Moot Court Board Advisory

Selected Publications

Zago, S. D. (2017). Reimagining the Wheel: Using Circular Calendars for Planning in Law School Libraries. Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 36(2), 103-111. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2017.1359063

Zago, S. D. (2016). Authenticity Key to Success in Life and in Legal Information. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, (June 16, 2016). Retrieved from http://masslawyersweekly.com/

Zago, S. D. (2016). Riding Circuit: Bringing the Law to Those Who Need It. SSRN Electronic Journal . doi:10.2139/ssrn.2775359

Zago, S. D. (2014). Finding New Hampshire Municipal Ordinances in the Digital Age. New Hampshire Bar News. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/45

Zago, S. D. (2013). University of New Hampshire School of Law Library [profile]. Informed Librarian Online. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/214

Zago, S. (2010). LLNE Letter to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. LLNE News: Newsletter of the Law Librarians of New England, 29(1), 12. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/291

Zago, S. D. (2005). Secondary Sources: Top Ten. Legal Information Alert, 24(3), 1-6. Retrieved from http://scholars.unh.edu/law_facpub/54

Zago, S. (n.d.). Playing to Their Passion: A Legal Research Course that Resonates with Law Students. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2018.1522898