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| SOUTH DAKOTAN LAWYER

BRIEFS

On July 1, the School of Law

welcomed Daniel Burniston as its

library’s new head of technical and

collection services. Relocating from

his position in the I.D. Weeks library,

Burniston transitioned from one

campus environment to another but

is still doing what he loves.

“I’m very excited to continue

work at USD, and to have the opportunity to experience

working in a new department,” he said. “I’m eager to learn

more about the School of Law, the Law Library, the faculty,

staff and students, and the services we provide.”

Burniston began work with USD in December 2012,

helping students as the interlibrary loan and electronic

reserves manager in the I.D. Weeks library. Two and a half

years later, his work remains similar while taking place in

a slightly different environment. His duties have expanded

to include material acquisition, development of collections

and metadata, systems management and reference services.

Before making his way across campus, however,

Burniston had to cross the ocean in pursuit of his library

interests. The Brighton, England native first graduated

from the University of Sussex with a bachelor’s degree in

history in 2003; he then continued on to the University

of Pittsburgh to earn a master’s degree in library and

information science, which he completed in 2010. His

positions as interim director of a Pennsylvania public library

and in both USD libraries have since allowed him to use his

schooling in pursuit of library research and education.

In addition to his work, Burniston devotes his attention

to various organizations at the local, regional and national

level; he is a member of the Vermillion Public Library

Board of Trustees, South Dakota Library Association,

Mountain Plains Library Association, American Library

Association and the Mid-America Association of Law

Libraries.

His years of experience continue helping him provide

a service for both campus and community, which is his

favorite part of the job. The long-time librarian is building

quality resource collections that help users achieve goals,

both educational and otherwise. Regardless of location,

Burniston has made his work about helping others. His

goal in the law school library is, and will remain, to provide

anyone and everyone the best possible learning experience

while at USD.

New Faculty & Staff Members

cont.

Visiting Professor Barry A. Feinstein gave

the Distinguished Dillon Lecture in September.

The title of the lecture was “The Enhancement

of Relations Between the Palestinians and

Israel: Promotion of and Progress Toward a Genuine and Durable Peace

Through Economic Co-operation.” Feinstein is a senior lecturer in

international law, member of the executive steering committee and board

of governors for The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue at

Netanya Academic College in Netanya, Israel. He was a visiting professor

at USD during the fall 2015 semester teaching International Law.

Feinsten Delivers

Dillon Lecture

USD Law was once again

named a “Best Value” law

school by PreLaw Magazine,

taking this year’s #10 spot.

Additionally, the school was

named the #29 “Best School

for Small Law Firms.”

USD Law Named

Best Value &

Best School

for Small Firms