Virginia Tucker


Virginia Tucker teaches full-time for iSchool and is a public law librarian. Her career in information services began as head librarian at the Stanford University Physics Library. She was recruited by Dialog to their sci-tech client services and training group and eventually was promoted to manage client training programs worldwide. After many years working directly with end users and professional searchers, Virginia moved behind the scenes as an information architect for commercial search engines. She currently works in legal information services and law libraries.

Dissertation Title: Acquiring Search Expertise: Learning Experiences and Threshold Concepts

San José Supervisor: Dr. Judith Weedman


  • PhD, Information Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Paralegal Certificate, Whatcom Community College
  • MLIS, University of California at Berkeley
  • BA, Music, minor concentration in Physics, Stanford University

Current or Most Recent Position:

  • Lecturer, School of Information, San José State University

  • Law Librarian, Whatcom County Law Library, Bellingham, WA