Mr David Gee

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020 7862 5822
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BA (UEA,1983); MA (LSE, 1987); Dip Lib (1988); MCLIP (Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals); CMgr MCMI (Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute)
Special Interests: 

Law librarianship; library and information management; copyright; staff development and training; training provision for researchers

Additional Information: 
  • From April 2018 Chair of the FLARE Group of major UK law libraries
  • In July 2016 he was elected as Secretary of the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) for the 2016-2019 term.
  • Chair of the IALL Scholarships Committee, 2016-2019.
  • In June 2016 he was jointly awarded the 2016 Wallace Breem Memorial Award by the British Association of Law Librarians (BIALL). IALS Library won the Award in recognition for its work on two projects which were commended for being of great benefit to law librarians across the country. The second project cited was the annual BIALL / SLS Survey of Academic Law Libraries, which has been administered by David Gee and Laura Griffiths since 2011. This survey provides a snapshot of staffing levels, expenditure, subscriptions and services provided by academic law libraries in the UK and Ireland. It is the only survey of its kind and provides data that academic librarians can to use to bench-mark their own services. The report is published each year in the winter edition of Legal Information Management, and is made available on the IALS website.
  • Member of the IALL Local Planning Committee for the 2016 Oxford Conference
  • IALL Board Liaison Officer for the 2015 Berlin Conference
  • In July 2013 he was elected to the Board of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) for the 2013-2016 term
  • Attended the University of London Future Leaders training course in June 2013
  • Awarded Chartered Manager status by the Chartered Management Institute from May 2012 onwards
  • Appointed as Visiting Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer auslaendishes und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, Germany, (September 2012)
  • Awarded a Level 5 Diploma In Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute ( in November 2011
  • Managing and reporting on the "Society of Legal Scholars / BIALL Annual Survey of Academic Law Libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland" (2011 onwards)
  • Appointed as "Member-at-large" of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) Scholarships Committee and undertaking a survey of major law libraries across the world (2011 onwards)
  • Previously a member of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Council, a senior member of the Editorial Board of Legal Information Management, a member of the BIALL Awards and Bursaries Committee and a member of the cpd25 Steering Group and Chair of the cpd25 Career Development Task Group (
Other Information: 

Academic Programme Organiser:

  • Academic programme organiser of the three How to get a PhD in Law National Training Days,
  • Joint academic programme organiser of the annual IALS/British Library/Socio-Legal Studies Association National Socio-Legal Training Days, most recent is here.
  • Gee, David (2018) IALS@70: the growth of the IALS Library and its development of digital initiatives for the UK legal community. Legal Information Management, 18, no.1, pp. 35-40. ISSN 1472-6696.
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2015/2016. Legal Information Management. Volume 17, no. 4, 2017. pp. 245-264.
  • Gee, David (2017) Guest Editorial – Key sources for international law research. Legal Information Management. Volume 17, no. 2, p.74. ISSN 1472-6696.
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2014/2015. Legal Information Management, 16, no. 4, pp. 239-257. ISSN 1472-6696
  • Guest editorial: sources and methods of criminology and criminal justice research. Legal Information Management. Volume 16, no. 2, 2016. pp. 58-59
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2013/2014. Legal Information Management. Volume 15, no. 4, 2015. pp. 264-282.
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2012/2013. Legal Information Management. Volume 14, no. 3, 2014. pp. 215-233.
  • Guest editorial: legal biography. Legal Information Management. volume 14, no. 1, 2014. p. 15.
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2011/2012. Legal Information Management. volume 13, no. 4, 2013. pp. 260-277.
  • Survey of major law libraries around the world. International Journal of Legal Information. volume 41, no.2, Summer 2013. pp. 108-161.
  • SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey 2010/2011 Legal Information Management. Vol 12, no. 3., Autumn 2012. pp 218-232
  • Should librarians and information professionals be content with current UK copyright law? Legal Information Management. Vol.8, no.3, Autumn 2008. pp.204-213
  • A copyright balance? An overview for librarians of current UK copyright law. International Journal of Legal Information. Vol.35, no.1, Spring 2007. pp.47-62
  • The Intute Foreign, Comparative and International Law Workbook 2006 [jointly with Steven Whittle] - View abstract and full text
  • New and improved training programmes at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library. Legal Information Management. Vol.5, no. 3, 2005. pp.152-156
  • Comparison of four premier academic law libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom: the findings of a valuable international placement. International Journal of Legal Information, vol. 31, no. 3, Winter 2003. pp.520-433
  • Laying the foundations for law library co-operation around the world. Legal Information Management, vol.3, no. 3-4, Winter 2003. pp.201-203
  • "Over there and over here": some observations on recent reader services developments at four academic legal research libraries. Legal Information Management, vol. 3, no. 2, Summer 2003. pp.99-106
  • caLIM: current awareness for legal information managers web database. Posted June 17, 2002 on the Law Library Resources Xchange website
  • Retirement of Jill Newell - a truly professional law librarian. Amicus Curiae. No. 29, July 2000. p17
  • Charging for information services at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library. The Law Librarian, vol. 30, no. 3, September 1999. pp.169-172
  • Introducing an automated management system for the document Supply Service at IALS.The Law Librarian, vol.27, no. 2, June 1996. pp.111-114

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