Jennie C. Meade

Jennie Meade
Director of Special Collections
716 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Jennie Meade has held several positions at the Law Library since 1988, including Associate Librarian for Research, Associate Director, Acting Director, and now Director of Special Collections.  She has worked with rare books at the Law Library since 2000. Since its founding in 2004, she has edited and contributed to A Legal Miscellanea: The Gazette of the Jacob Burns Law Library ( and at GW Law's Scholarly Commons,, an eclectic mix of law book and legal history-related articles and interviews, with a focus on the Law Library’s Special Collections and rare books. A Legal Miscellanea has been the recipient of several awards from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), most recently its nonprint Publications Award (2016). Her guide to the Law Library’s French Collection won AALL’s print Publications Award in 2004.

Ms. Meade directs GW Law's Oral History Program, interviewing emeritus faculty members, Stockton Guard alumni, and other representatives of GW Law. The videos and transcripts from these interviews are available to researchers upon request.

Ms. Meade has been active in AALL's Legal History & Rare Books section, having served as section chair (2013-2014), chair of the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition Committee, Articles Editor for LH&RB, and a member of the Education Committee.  She has presented a number of programs at AALL’s annual meeting.

She is a member of Beta Phi Mu and the Washington Rare Book Group in addition to AALL and the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.


AB, Vassar College; MA, Columbia University; MSLS, The Catholic University of America; MA, The George Washington University; JD, The George Washington University