Adeen Postar

Associate Law Librarian

Office: Room 109
Phone: 202-274-4377
E-mail: vCard


Adeen Postar joined the library faculty as the Deputy Director of the Pence Law Library in June, 2004. Ms. Postar has had extensive experience in law firm, academic and government libraries, working as the Library Manager at the Washington office of Blank Rome LLP, Coordinator for External Services at Edward Bennett Williams Law Library at Georgetown University Law Center and as a reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. Ms. Postar was an adjunct professor at Catholic University School of Library and Information Science, teaching Legal Literature between 1993 and 1998. She also has been an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Law Librarians' Society of the District of Columbia serving in various leadership positions. Her current work includes the administration of the law library and is the Associate Editor of the State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies published by Hein.






  • + Selected Publications

    • Books

    • Adeen Postar, ed., Washington Area Library Directory ( 1996).
    • Other Publications

    • Adeen Postar, Use Best Practices to Promote Your Library: Four Basic Principles to Promote Your Library, 10 AALL Spectrum 12 (May 2006).
    • Adeen Postar, Karen Beck & Maria Protti, The Write Way: Past 'AALL Call for Papers' Winners Advise the Hesitant Writer, 5 AALL Spectrum 4 (Dec. 2000).
    • Adeen Postar, A Review of From Law School to Law Practice: The New Associate‚Äôs Guide, 2d ed., 91 L. Lib. J. 485 (1999).
    • Adeen Postar, Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, 35 L. Lib. Lights 8 (Apr./May 1992).
  • + Selected Works in Progress

    • Adeen Postar, Associate Editor, State Practice Materials, Annotated Bibliographies ( forthcoming).
  • + Selected Presentations

    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Civil Rights Research and Primary/Archival Research Techniques, History of Civil Rights Lawyering (Am. U. Wash. C. L., Oct. 2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Electronic Rulemaking and Advanced Administrative Law Research (Advanced Administrative Law Seminar, Am. U. Wash. C. L., Oct. 2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Administrative Law and the Administrative Procedure Act (Washington Semester Program, Am. U., Oct. 2009).
    • Adeen Postar & Michael Petit, Presenter & Co-Creator, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? The Future of Print Periodicals at the Pence Law Library (Am. Assn. L. Lib. Annual Conv., July 2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Basic Legal Research (Introduction to Law, Am. U., Sept. 2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Panelist, Alternative Careers in Law (Am. U. Wash. C. L., Apr. 2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Coordinator & Presenter, Supporting New Faculty: Helping Them to Energize, Evolve and Explore Their Teaching and Scholarship Responsibilities (Am. Assn. L. Lib. Annual Conv., July 2008).
    • Adeen Postar, Co-Coordinator & Presenter, Why Go it Alone? Leveraging the Collective Expertise of Law Library and Legal Writing Faculty in 1L Research Instruction (Rocky Mt. Leg. Writing Inst., Mar. 2008).
    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Publishing Papers in Student Publications (Am. U. Wash. C. L., 2008-).
    • Adeen Postar, Lecturer, Securities and Commercial Law Research (Way2Search Workshop, Am. U. Wash. C. L., Feb. 2007-2009).
    • Adeen Postar, Moderator, Call For Papers (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 2000).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, Library Budgeting (April Brownbag sponsored by the Private Law Librarians Special Section, Apr. 2000).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, The Small Firm Library Reference Perspective (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 1999).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, Quality Customer Service (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 1999).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, Recent Developments in Updating Your Legal Research (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 1999).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, Updating Your Legal Research (LLSDC Annual Legal Research Workshop, April 1999).
    • Adeen Postar, Speech, Updating Your Legal Research (LLSDC Annual Legal Research Workshop, Apr. 1998).
    • Adeen Postar, Moderator, Alternatives to 9 to 5 (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 1994).
    • Adeen Postar, Moderator, Glasnost at the Reference Desk (American Association of Law Libraries Annual Convention, July 1990).