Paul Joseph Donovan
3 Corse Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

    M.L.S., University at Albany School of Information Science and Policy,  1983.
    B.S., Southern New Hampshire University, 1980.
    Legal Assistant Certificate (Honorary), Woodbury College, 1978.

    State Law Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries, 1998 - current.
    Senior Reference Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries, 1992 - 1998.
    Reference Librarian, Vermont Department of Libraries, 1984 - 1992.
    Reference Librarian, Bethlehem (NY) Public Library, 1983.

    American Association of Law Libraries, 1996 - present.
    Law Librarians of New England, 1983 - present.
    Vermont Library Association, 1983 - present.
        Intellectual Freedom Committee, 1985 - present. (Past Chair)

    Co-author, Vermont Legal Bibliography (with Jane Woldow, Jared Wellman and Cynthia Lewis), American Association of Law Libraries, 2010.  
    Co-author, Vermont Intellectual Freedom Handbook (with Marianne Kotch and Gail Weymouth), Vermont Library Association, 1995.
    Co-author, Vermont chapter, Prestatehood Legal Materials: a Fifty-State Research guide, Including new York City and the District of Columbia (with Paul Gillies), Haworth Information Press, 2005.
    Contributor, New England Practice Materials Bibliography (Law Librarians of New England, 1985).
    --- Revised Edition.
    Contributor, Notable State Publications issue, Journal of Government Information (annual special issue), 1996-2002.
    Consultant, Vermont, by Dennis Fradon.  Children's Press, 1993.
     Recipient, Vermont Bar Association 2001 Service Award, 8 March 2001, Burlington, Vermont.
    Recipient, West Excellence in Government Law Librarianship Award, 22 July 1996, Indianapolis, Indiana.
    Who's Who in American Law, 6th - 8th editions (1991 - 1995).
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A native of upstate New York, Mr. Donovan lived in Arizona briefly before moving to Vermont in 1974.   He has been a psychiatric aide and a longshoreman.   Married with one son, he enjoys skin diving, photography and capoeira.  He has lectured on genealogy, legal research, federal and state documents, and the First Amendment.