Theodore (Ted) A. Potter

Adjunct Lecturer in Law and Reference Librarian

Before coming to the University of Iowa in 2005, Ted was the Associate Director at the Marquette University Law Library, was Head of Public Services at the University of Toledo Law Library (UTLL), and prior to that, served as the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian at UTLL.

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Ted provides reference service, and teaches Advanced Legal Research, as well as guest lectures in the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course.

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Ted is a member of several professional associations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL), the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW), the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL), and the American Bar Association (ABA). Ted served as a member of the executive board and as President of both LLAW and ORALL, and, most recently, as President of MAALL (2012 – 2013).


Ted is the editor and co-author of Legal Research in Wisconsin, 2d ed.


Ted received his JD from the University of Toledo and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar. He earned his MSLIS and BA degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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