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Shikha Gupta Named New Gould Law Librarian

May 27, 2010

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center’s Gould Law Library welcomes new Reference Librarian & Library Webmaster Shikha Gupta. Shikha will assist patrons in the Reference Office, maintain the library's web pages and coordinate access to online databases. She will also be responsible for maintaining the Gould Law Library blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“We are so pleased to have Shikha join our team,” said April Schwartz, Director of the Gould Law Library and Professor of Law. “She is going to be a great addition to the Touro Law family.”

Shikha earned her M.L.S. degree from Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies in August 2009 and earned her law degree from New York Law School in 2005. She started working as an attorney at New York City Administration for Children's Services in late 2005 and then worked as a litigation attorney for Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens from September 2006 to August 2008. While pursuing a library science degree, she was a law clerk to Honorable Ute Wolff Lally from September 2008 to August 2009 in the Nassau County Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Gould Law Library, Shikha worked as a temporary part-time reference librarian at CUNY School of Law Library.
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 17,500 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

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