This blog creates a record of one law librarian's adventures and activities as lecturer/law librarian at Qatar University, College of Law. After eight years as an academic law librarian in the United States the opportunity to create a law collection in the Middle East at a College of Law establishing ABA standards was a welcomed departure.
My family and I left our home in Arizona and relocated to the Emirate of Qatar in August 2011. I had just turned forty and was an Associate Dean of the Law Library at the Phoenix School of Law. My wife and I both reacted the same way to the job offer from Dean Okour and could not wait to fly to the Middle East with our two daughters for a three year commitment.