July 6, 2020 — Aamir Abdullah, a former intern at the John M. O’Quinn Law Library and 2012 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder law library.
“The William Wise Law Library sponsors an annual fellowship that provides valuable training and experience to a newer librarian, and enables the library to pursue innovative projects,” explained Abdullah. Such projects, he said, include digitization of the collection of the school’s late dean, David H. Getches, redesign of the library website, development of an online collection of Colorado Session Laws, creation of legal research guides, and teaching legal research.
“I really enjoy helping students, faculty, practitioners, and pro se patrons,” he said. “As the world is becoming more globalized, I like being at the center of the conversation, helping everyone meet their needs for appropriate legal resources. After all, we all entered the legal field to help.”
“This is a prestigious award and was even more competitive this year than the past because of COVID and job prospects,” said Amanda Watson, director of the O’Quinn Law Library and assistant professor of law. “Aamir has been a fantastic part of our team. We will miss him but we are so happy for him to receive this honor.” A Houston native, Abdullah began his internship at the O’Quinn library in January 2020. He graduated from UH in 2009 with a B.S. in Political Science and minors in English and Marketing, with a focus on sales. He will earn a library degree from the University of North Texas in August