Virginia M. Tucker

Dr. Virginia M. Tucker is currently assistant professor at the School of Information at San José State University. She was the County Law Librarian in Bellingham, Washington, for over ten years. Prior to joining the School of Information faculty, she was an information architect and client training manager at Dialog/Thomson (now ProQuest) and the Physics Librarian at Stanford University. Dr. Tucker has a PhD in information systems from Queensland University of Technology, an MLS from the University of California at Berkeley, a BA from Stanford University in music composition, and a paralegal certificate. Virginia received the prestigious Liberty Bell Award in 2010 from her local bar association for her “outstanding work in helping the public gain a better understanding of the law.” In 2016, the bar association honored her with the annual award for “Dedication to the Spirit of the Law.” As a volunteer, she has created websites for the Whatcom County Bar Association and LAW Advocates, the local legal aid group. She served for several years on the board of the non-profit Dispute Resolution Center and has taught CLE workshops on legal research in Bellingham and Seattle.