Ellen J. Platt


Ellen Platt joined the staff of the Heafey Law Library at Santa Clara University as the Director of Public Services in 1997, and currently holds the position of Faculty Services Research Librarian. Ellen coordinates the faculty liaison services, provides reference support of LARAW and other law school community research needs, and has taught Advanced Legal Research. She has been heavily involved in campus activities, and served on several committees as a staff representative. Prior to joining the faculty at Santa Clara, Ellen worked as a reference librarian, and then head of reference, at Marquette University Law Library in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


J.D., University of Oregon

M.A., University of Washington

B.A., University of Oregon

Affiliations and Honors

  • Member, American Association of Law Libraries
  • Past President, Northern California Association of Law Libraries (NOCALL)
  • 2011 Recipient of NOCALL’s Professional Achievement Award
  • Member, Oregon State Bar

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