Zanada Joyner joined the Maryland Carey Law Thurgood Marshall Law Library in 2022 as the associate director for collections and information discovery. She oversees the acquisition of materials in all formats, ensuring that the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse and evolving needs of the law school community.
Prior to joining the law school, she was the senior reference librarian at North Carolina Central University, School of Law Library, where she taught first-year and advanced legal research and oversaw the reference team providing research services to students, faculty, staff, and members of the Bar. Preceding her NCCU appointment, she was the reference and instructional services librarian at the University of Georgia Law Library, supporting research services and developing legal research curricula. While pursuing her library science degree, she served as a reference associate at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Library, providing evening and reference services to the law school community.
She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL). She was awarded the 2018 AALL Minority Leadership Development Award and the 2022 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award as co-editor of the textbook, Introduction to Law Librarianship.