Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Kincaid Brown

Biography & Contact Information

Kincaid Brown

Assistant Director
Collection Services, Head

S-110E Legal Research
Phone: 734-647-1529
Fax: 734-764-5863
Email: kcb@umich.edu

Pronouns: he/him/his

Kincaid C. Brown is the Assistant Director and Head of Acquisitions Services for the University of Michigan Law Library. He received a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan in 1994. He attended the University of Michigan Law School, earning a J.D. in 1996. He received his M.S.I. with a specialization in Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan, School of Information in 1998. He joined the Law Library staff in 1998.

Kincaid C. Brown teaches Advanced Legal Research every Winter semester.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Law Libraries
  • Michigan Association of Law Libraries
  • Publications

    • "Ask a Director: Tackling Technology Competencies,” AALL Spectrum, Vol. 23, No. 5 (May/June 2019): 30-31.
      Full Text
    • "Buckets,” in "'A Day in My Law Library Life,' Circa 2018." Law Library Journal, Vol. 111, No. 1 (Winter 2019): 71-103 at 83-4.
      Full Text
    • "Creative Commons: An Explainer,” Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 97, No. 9 (December 2018): 52-53.
      Full Text
    • "Creative Commons: An Explainer,” modified and reprinted in Vol. 35, No. 12 Computer & Internet Law. at 1-3 (December 2018).
      Full Text
    • "Law School Institutional Repositories: A Survey,” Trends Interactive: A Dialog on Law Libraries and Technology, (February 29, 2016).
      Full Text
    • "Michigan Craft Beer Legislation,” Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 94, No. 7 (July 2015): 54-55.
      Full Text
    • "Human Trafficking Law and Resources,” Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 92, No. 11 (November 2013): 54-55.
      Full Text
    • "Make Your Life Easier: Free Online Productivity Tools and Resources,” Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 90, No. 7 (July 2011): 58-59.
      Full Text
    • "Legislative Intent and Legislative History in Michigan,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1-2 (January - June 2011): 51-61.
      Full Text
    • "Tactics and Terms in the Negotiation of Electronic Resource Licenses," In Electronic Resource Management in Libraries: Research and Practice, edited by H. Yu and S. Breivold, 174-192. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2008.
      Full Text
    • "Microfiche Checking and Refilming at the University of Michigan Law Library," The CRIV Sheet, Vol. 27, No. 2 (February 2005): 3-5.
      Full Text
    • "How Many Copies Are Enough? Using Citation Studies to Limit Journal Holdings,” Law Library Journal, Vol. 94, No. 2 (Spring 2002): 301-314.
      Full Text

    Activities & Presentations

  • Moderator & coordinator, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2019: "I Know It Used to Be There: Using Web Archives in Legal Research."
  • AALL Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2017-.
  • ALLStAR Benchmarking Advisory Board, 2018-.
  • Member, AALL Law Repositories Caucus Bylaws Committee, 2018-; Chair, 2019-.
  • Chair, AALL Law Repositories Caucus Nominations Committee, 2018-2019.
  • Member, AALL ALL-SIS Collection Development Committee, 2018-.
  • AALL Excellence in Marketing Awards Jury, 2017-2018.
  • Michigan State Bar Michigan Bar Journal Committee, 2017-; Libraries & Legal Research column co-editor, 2017-2019; Legal Research column editor, 2019-.
  • University of Michigan Faculty Senate, General Counsel's Advisory Committee, 2017-.
  • University of Michigan Faculty Senate, Information Technology Committee, 2017-.
  • Member, AALL CS-SIS Recruitment & Involvement Committee, 2017-2018.
  • Member, Kresge Business Administration Library, Librarian Classification Committee, 2016-.
  • Michigan State Bar Committee on Libraries, Legal Research & Legal Publications, 2010-2017; Committee Chair, 2013-2016.
  • Immediate Past Chair, AALL CS-SIS Executive Board, 2016-2017.
  • Chair, AALL CS-SIS Nominations Committee, 2016-2017.
  • Member, AALL CS-SIS Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2016-2017,2018-2019.
  • Chair, AALL CS-SIS Executive Board, 2015-2016.
  • Mentor, AALL Mentoring Program, 2016, 2018.
  • Presenter, Michigan Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, April 2015: "Trends in Law Libraries: Where We're Going."
  • Vice-Chair, AALL CS-SIS Executive Board, 2014-2015.
  • Member, AALL CS-SIS Strategic Planning Committee, 2014-2017, 2018-2019.
  • Member, AALL Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee, 2013-2016; Vice-Chair, 2014-2015; Chair, 2015-2016.
  • Co-coordinator, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2013: "Cool Tools Cafe."
  • Member-at-large, AALL CS-SIS Executive Board, 2012-2014.
  • Chair, AALL CS-SIS Communications Committee, 2012-2013.
  • Coordinator, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2012: "Cool Tools Cafe."
  • Presenter, Innovative Users Group Annual Meeting, April 2012: "Creating Easy New Books Lists" [Poster Session].
  • Co-coordinator & Presenter, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2011: "Cool Tools Cafe."
  • Chair, AALL CS-SIS Emerging Technologies Subcommittee, 2011-2013.
  • Member, AALL CS-SIS Program Planning Committee, 2007-2009, 2013-2015.
  • Presenter, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2009: "Cool Tools: The Workshop."
  • Presenter, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, July 2008: "Cool Tools: Energizing Law Librarianship with Web 2.0."
  • Participated with the Michigan Council of Federal Depository Libraries in the 2003 revision of the Michigan State Plan.

  • ​​​
    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​