Published on September 12, 2022 by Leigh A. Jones, Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian  

Calvin JemisonPlease join the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library in welcoming Calvin Jemison as the newest member of the library’s desk staff. Mr. Jemison began his job as Law Library Assistant in February 2022. Mr. Jemison’s hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Marquette University. In his spare time, he likes to read, fish, and bird watch. In addition to that, he enjoys taking his dog, Riley, to the park to play fetch. So far, Mr. Jemison’s favorite thing about working at the law library is that he gets the opportunity to assist Cumberland students and employees. If you have not done so already, please take some time to greet Mr. Jemsion during your next visit to the library.

In addition to taking some time to greet Mr. Jemison, take some time to greet the other members of our incredible desk staff:

Charlie Coleman

Charlie ColemanCharlie Coleman has served as Law Library Assistant at the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library since 2013. He began his career with the law library in 2012 as a Desk Attendant. Mr. Coleman’s hometown is Vestavia Hills, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in History. His interests and hobbies include philosophy, history, reading, walking, and watching documentaries. When asked what he enjoys most about working at the law library, Mr. Coleman responds, “I enjoy interacting with the students, and ensuring that the library is a reliable and comfortable study space for them during their time in law school.”

Barbara Macgirvin

Barbara MacgirvinBarbara Macgirvin’s interests and hobbies include attending her grandsons’ school and baseball activities. Also, she likes traveling on cruises, and she loves cats. Ms. Macgirvin has been a Law Library Assistant (part-time) at the Beeson Law Library since October 2011. Her favorite part about working at the law library is being able to help the students find information. Ms. Macgirvin holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Fort Hays State University (Hays, Kansas). Her hometown is Haviland, Kansas.

Vance Wesson

Vance WessonVance Wesson’s hometown is Florence, Alabama. He has served the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library as Law Library Assistant (part-time) for more than 30 years. When asked what he likes most about working for the library, Mr. Wesson says, “I love talking to the students and my co-workers.” Mr. Wesson’s interests and hobbies include finding and eating at new restaurants. He, also, enjoys taking walks. Mr. Wesson is an artist who loves to draw. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (Drawing) from the University of Mississippi (Oxford) and a Bachelor of Science (Art) from the University of North Alabama (Florence).

We are truly grateful for our information desk staff. This group of employees serves as the first point of contact for most library visitors and their questions. Also, they are the ones who continue to provide law library services during evening and weekend hours, when most offices and buildings on campus are closed. Their dedication and dependability are significant factors behind the law library’s ability to continue to provide many needed services to our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you, Calvin, Charlie, Barbara, and Vance! We appreciate you!