BiographyLaura N. Gasaway (Lolly) has been Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina since 1985. She teaches courses in Intellectual Property and Cyberspace Law in the law school and Law Librarianship and Legal Resources in the School of Information and Library Science.
She obtained her B.A. and M.L.S. degrees from Texas Woman's University in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Her J.D. degree is from the University of Houston in 1973. Prior to coming to Chapel Hill, she held the same position at the University of Oklahoma from 1975-84 and at the University of Houston from 1973-75.
Lolly is a past president of the American Association of Law Libraries and is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and has served on and chaired various committees of both associations, including their Copyright Committees. She served on the American Bar Association's Accreditation Committee from 1987-95. Lolly represented the AAU at the Fair Use Conferences (for the National Information Infrastructure). She has written widely on both copyright and in law library management issues and is a frequent speaker on these issues. She writes the Copyright Corner for SLA's Information Outlook and also has a copyright column in Against the Grain. Lolly currectly is the virtual scholar in residence at the Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland, University Campus.