Paul D. Healey

Professor Emeritus


Professor Emeritus Paul Healey earned a JD in law and MA in library and information science from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in library and information science from the University of Illinois. He was a member of the faculty from 2001 until 2019. At the time of his retirement, he served as Senior Instructional Services Librarian at the Jenner Law library of the University of Illinois College of Law, and taught Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research courses in the law school. He also taught courses at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Illinois, on topics including legal materials, information ethics, and library administration.

Professor Healey is the author of Professional Liability Issues for Librarians and Information Professionals (Neal-Schuman Press, 2008), and Legal Reference for Librarians: How and Where to Find the Answers (ALA Editions, 2014). His articles have been published in Law Library Journal, the National Law Journal, and AALL Spectrum, among others, and he is a two-time winner of the American Association of Law Libraries Call for Papers competition. He is active in the American Association of Law Libraries and spent six years as Editorial Director of AALL Spectrum, the official magazine of the organization. In addition, he has been a featured speaker across the U.S. and Canada on legal and library related topics.

Prior to becoming a law librarian, Professor Healey practiced law for seven years as a partner in the firm Healey & Peters, Attorneys, and was a seminar presenter on legal and business topics for Inherent, Ltd.


PhD University of Illinois
MA, JD University of Iowa