Gasaway Honored by UNC Women's Center

Release date: 
March 28, 2002

Laura "Lolly" Gasaway, UNC School of Law professor and adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was recently presented with the Carolina Women's Center's Women's Advocacy Award.

Gasaway, director of the law school's Kathrine R. Everett Law Library, was recognized by the center, during its Women's Week 2002 Celebration, as a "a driving force behind the establishment, organization and support of women's issues, and the recognition and honoring of women's contributions to the campus."

In 1985, Gasaway, a native of Arkansas, joined the faculty of the UNC law school, where she today teaches courses in intellectual property and cyberspace law. She has taught law librarianship courses for SILS since 1996. She earned her bachelor's degree and master of library science degree from Texas Woman's University and her juris doctorate degree from the University of Houston.

"We are honored to have Lolly associated with our school," said SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "With her knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues, she is a shining light in both the library science and legal professions."

The Carolina Women's Center, established in 1997, serves the women of the Carolina community -- faculty, staff, students and alumnae. The center is the culmination of the efforts of women at Carolina over several generations to increase the status of women and provide an infrastructure to represent women's interests.