Stewart Caton is a Law Librarian - Reference at UNT Dallas College of Law. Caton teaches legal research, and he provides reference assistance to students and faculty at the College of Law.
Caton joins the College of Law from the University of Washington, where he was an intern in the law librarianship program. Prior to his internship, Caton worked at the Stanislaus County Law Library in California from 2012-2014. Caton received his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, his J.D. from the University of Oregon, and his B.A. from California State University Stanislaus. He was selected as a 2018 Fellow in the American Association of Law Libraries Leadership Academy.
Caton began his law library career while a law student employed at the University of Oregon - John E. Jaqua Law Library. Soon after graduating, he began working at the Stanislaus County Law Library in his hometown of Modesto, CA, where he assisted judges, attorneys, and self-represented litigants. After spending two years at the County Law Library, he then completed a one-year internship at the highly regarded law librarianship program at the University of Washington, where, in addition to furthering his education, he provided reference assistance to the general public, students, and faculty. Caton spent an additional month interning at the University of California Berkeley Law Library, providing reference assistance and working on their digital scholarship repository. As the culminating project for his internship, he authored “Perspectives: Changes in Reference Assistance and Collection Development in the Digital Age” (forthcoming Legal Reference Services Quarterly).
Caton is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the Dallas Association of Law Librarians, where he recently began serving as the archivist, and the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries. His past memberships include the Law Librarians of Puget Sound and the Council of California County Law Librarians.