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Shamika Dalton


Current career:

Shamika Dalton is associate director and professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law, in the Joel A. Katz Law Library.


  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.
  • Masters in Library Science (M.L.S.)
  • Bachelors in Social Work (B.S.W.)

Areas of expertise:

  • Legal Research
  • Racial Cultural Competency in Legal Research
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Implicit Bias and Microagressions

Courses taught:

INSC 590, Legal Research

Professional memberships:

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Southeastern Chapter of AALL
  • Black Caucus of AALL

Select publications:

  • Dalton, S. D., Chandler, Y. J., Garces, V. E., Kim-Prieto, D. C., Nicholson, C. A., & Villagran, M. A. (2018). Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries. William S. Hein & Co., Inc..
  • Dalton, S., & Villagran, M. (2018). Minimizing and addressing microaggressions in the workplace: Be proactive, part 2. College & Research Libraries News, 79(10), 538.
  • Dalton, S., & Villagran, M. (2018). Minimizing and addressing implicit bias in the workplace: Be proactive, part one. College & Research Libraries News, 79(9), 478.
  • Dalton, S. D., Mathapo, G., & Sowers-Paige, E. (2018). Diversity Dialogues: Navigating Law Librarianship While Black: A Week in the Life of a Black Female Law Librarian. Law Libr. J., 110, 429.
  • Dalton, S., & Villagran, M. (2018). Publishing Basics: How to Get Started & Where to Begin: Tips for first-time writers looking to get published. AALL Spectrum, 22(6), 30.