Assistant Director of Public Services
Office: Room 5322, Law School
J.D. Candidate, UW Law School
Master of Library & Info. Science, UW-Milwaukee
M.A. History, UW-Milwaukee
B.A. History, UW-Eau Claire
Library and law-related technologies
History of prostitution & public policy
Bonnie Shucha is the Head of Reference at the UW Law Library where she coordinates and provides legal research support to the Law School & UW campus communities, as well as to members of the general public. She has presented and published extensively on library and law-related technologies, including contributing several chapters to the seminal legal research treatise, Fundamentals of Legal Research and several articles to the Law Library Journal. She is also the creator and author of the UW Law Library blog, WisBlawg, which provides legal research news and advice with an emphasis on Wisconsin.
In addition to her role in the library, Ms. Shucha is also a part-time J.D. candidate at the UW Law School. She received both a M.L.I.S. and M.A. in History from UW-Milwaukee, as well as a B.A. in History from UW-Eau Claire. Her research interests focus on the history of prostitution and public policy in Wisconsin. Her work on the topic has been published in the Wisconsin Magazine of History and reprinted in Women's Wisconsin: From Native Matriarchies to the New Millennium. She hopes to continue her research on the subject.
Ms. Shucha is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries where she served as chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section and co-chair of the Publishing Initiatives Caucus. She is also a past president of the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin.
When she's not at work or school, Bonnie is mom to a busy 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Her husband is a PhD student at UW Madison in music education. She enjoys reading classic and fantasy novels, watching sci-fi TV, relaxing by the campfire, and dancing in the kitchen with the kids.