Edward T. Hart is the Assistant Dean for Law Library and Professor of Practice Law Library. He oversees the services and collections of the Law Library, including legal research instruction. Before coming to UNT Dallas College of Law in August 2013, Hart was Head of Technical Services and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Edward Hart is a native of Valdosta, Georgia, where he graduated from Valdosta State University in 1992 before going on to the New England School of Law, graduating in 1999. He earned his Master's in Library Science from Simmons College in 2002 and an LLM in European Union from Northumbria University in 2006. He started his library career while attending NESL as a student assistant and later served as the Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian (2000-2005). He then moved to the University of Florida where he started as Acquisitions Librarian (2005-2008) before his promotion to Head of Technical Services (2008-2013). While at University of Florida he also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Advanced Legal Research.
Hart is the author of the chapter “Technical Services 2.0” in Law Libraries in Digital Age. He has published many articles, some of which appeared in International Journal of Legal Information, Legal Information Management, and Journal of Southern Legal History.
He has been a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) since 2000. He was a Fellow of the AALL's first Leadership Academy in 2007. He served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) in 2012-13 and later the Dallas Association of Law Libraries (DALL) in 2016-17. He currently serves as Treasurer of DALL, member of the Executive Board of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors, and on the Editorial Board for the Law Library Journal. His longest professional service, since 2007, is as Chair of the Publications Committee of the Government Documents Special Interest Section of AALL, where he oversees the updating of the State Documents Bibliographies.