By Catherine Bye, Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian
The Law Library is happy to report that a new Reference and Instructional Services Librarian has joined our Law School ʻohana this summer! Cory Lenz will be teaching first-year legal research as well as a course in scholarly research. Before joining us, Cory worked as the Research Instruction and Writing Process Librarian at the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina. Additional information about his background and how to contact him can be found here.
For enquiring minds, however, Law Librarianship was not his number one career plan (although it was a very close second!). Before getting his dual degrees in Law School and Library Science, Cory made a living for 15 years as a certified personal trainer, an activity with which he is still active today. What he most enjoys about being a personal trainer is seeing his clients improve and grow – just like his students!
His work as a personal trainer was a way for him to pay the bills while endeavoring to become a TV and film writer. He hoped to catch a break while living in Los Angeles where he also worked at the Kennedy/Marshall Company, a husband-wife film-production company based in Santa Monica, California. Through his work at Kennedy/Marshall Cory rubbed elbows with Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn and Samuel L. Jackson.
Aside from his library and personal training activities, Cory also enjoys playing tennis, hiking, creative writing, reading, and checking out estate sales. When you have time, come by to welcome Cory and be sure to ask about his wooden hanger collection!