Cynthia Condit

Associate Librarian
Head of Faculty & Access Services, Professor of Practice



2010, M.L.I.S., The University of Arizona, School of Information Resources & Library Science
2009, J.D., The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
2005, B.A., The University of Arizona, Communications, summa cum laude


Cynthia Condit has been a member of the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library team at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law since July 2014. In addition to providing reference and other public services, she is responsible for managing the library's Faculty Services and Access Services departments. She also teaches 1L legal research and manages the Arizona collection, including the Arizona LibGuides series.  She co-developed a fully online legal analysis, research and writing course for undergraduate, MLS, and international students, and developed a legal practice management and technology course for upper level law students. Cynthia serves on the University of Arizona Hearing Board, and the College of Law's Assessment and Learning Outcomes committee and the Clinics and Externship committee. Cynthia is a member of the Law Library Leadership team, and serves on the library's Collection Development, Intranet, Outreach, Space Planning, and Website committees. She is active in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), currently serving as Chair of the Committee on Relations with Information Vendors (CRIV) and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section. As a member of the South Western Association of Law Libraries (SWALL), she serves on the communications and public relations committee. Cynthia has a strong interest in animal law, with a focus on the impact of factory farming not only on animals, but also on the environment, the people working in the industry, and the food we eat.

Prior to returning to Arizona she was Reference and Faculty Services Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law’s William J. Jameson Law Library in Missoula, Montana where she oversaw the faculty services program, taught Advanced Legal Research, managed and edited the law library blog, and served as administrator of the law school digital repository.  While earning her M.L.I.S., Cynthia was a Law Library Fellow at the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library.  She obtained her J.D. from James E. Rogers College of Law and her B.A. in Communications from the University of Arizona. 


  • Cynthia Condit, The Future of Library Collections: Collaborating To Become Better Builders, 2022 AALL Annual Meeting Education Programs Review, 45 The CRIV Sheet No. 1 (November 2022).
  • Cynthia Condit, Review of the book The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines That Divide Us, by N. Hayes, 114 L. Lib. J. 74 (2022).
  • Cynthia Condit, The Next Step: Implementing a Vendor Diversity Procurement Program, 44 The CRIV Sheet, No. 2 (March 2022).
  • Cynthia Condit, Sovereignty, Native America, and Legal Culture: Why Accessing and Understanding Tribal Law Just Became More Important, 2021 AALL Annual Meeting Education Programs Review, 44 The CRIV Sheet No. 1 (Nov. 2021).
  • Cynthia Condit, Montana Legal Research CALI Lesson (April 2019).
  • Cynthia Condit, PACER Faces Spate of Litigation, 39 The CRIV Sheet, No. 3 (May 2017).  
  • Cynthia Condit, State Documents Bibliography: Montana, Occasional Papers No. 3-103, Amer. Assoc. Law Libraries, Government Documents Special Interest Section (2016).
  • Michael Chiorazzi & Cynthia Condit, Legal Research Boot Camp: One Approach to Meeting the Research Needs of Law Students, 30 Leg. Ref. Servs. Q. 299 (2011). 

CRIV Blog Posts

  • Getting to Know CRIV (2023)
  • Consistent User Statistics - Not Always Easy to Obtain (2023)
  • Free & Low-Cost Course Materials (2023)
  • Black Librarians: In Their Own Voice (2022)
  • What's New in the ALWD 7th Edition (2021)
  • Ransomware - Stronger than Ever (2020), also reprinted in 43 The CRIV Sheet No. 1 (Nov. 2020).
  • All In One Place - Software & Vendor Trainings (2020)
  • "The Wall" Litigation Moves Forward, But Slowly (2020)

RIPS Law Librarian Blog Posts

  • Got Photographs? (2016)
  • Building Relationships One Small Step at a Time (2016)
  • A "Catalog" of Ideas (2016)
  • Breathing New Life into Learning Outcomes for First-Year Legal Research (2015)
  • Interview with an Outreacher (2015)

Jameson Law Library Blog Posts

  • HeinOnline Now Linking to Case Law Via Fastcase (2014).
  • All in One Place – Finding Calls for Papers and More (2013).
  • How to Eat the Elephant: Compiling a Montana Legislative History (2013).
  • Who Knows Where Your Law Degree Could Take You? (2013).
  • Check – Out – Checkpoint! (2013).
  • Time for a Little Mid-Semester Comic Relief (2013).
  • Docket Searching: Easier Than Ever on Bloomberg Law (2013).
  • Retaining Your Author Rights (2013).
  • Law Review Online Companions: A Scholarly Publication Opportunity for Faculty & Law Students (2013).
  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Legal Job (2013).
  • HeinOnline – Your Law Review and Journal Go-To Resource (2013).
  • Using PACER to View Federal Court Documents (2013).
  • Law Review Electronic Submission Services – The New, The Old, The Free (2013).
  • Are You Using an RSS Feed Yet? (2013).
  • Getting through Law School Final Exams with Flying Colors (2012).
  • How to Access New Montana Supreme Court Opinions and Orders (2012).
  • How to Format Your Table of Contents and Table of Authorities (2012).
  • New Features on Google Scholar to Help You Locate Case Law (2012).
  • So … Just What Does Your Law Library Staff Do Over the Summer? (2012).
  • Using Google Scholar to Locate Law Review Articles (2012).
  • Need a Little Legal Humor in Your Day?  Of Course You Do! (2012).
  • Submitting an Article for Publication? (2012). 

Research Guides

  • Arizona Legal Assistance Resources (contributor, updater)
  • Arizona Legislative History: A Step-By-Step Guide (contributor, updater)
  • Arizona Practice Materials (contributor)
  • Arizona Primary Legal Materials (contributor, updater)
  • Arizona Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Guide (contributor, updater)
  • Access Services Guide (internal guide)
  • Law Student Materials
  • Substantial Paper Guide (contributor).
  • How to Create a Table of Contents and Table of Authorities Using Microsoft Word on a PC or a Mac.


  • Presentation, Adventures in Overseas-Online-Undergraduate Land: Lessons Learned from Developing and Implementing an Online Course for Diverse Audiences...and Collaborating at the Same Time!, LWI One-Day Workshop, Innovating Upstream: Meeting New Teaching Demands in an Increasingly Global and Technological Legal Word, with Susie Salmon, Tucson AZ (2017).
  • Presentation, Increasing Value: Reaching Out to Your Law School, panel, SWALL-SEALL Joint Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX (2016).
  • CLE, Crash Course: Automobile Case Legal Research, with Susan Lupton, Missoula, MT (2014).
  • CLE, Finding It Fast and Free on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, Billings, MT (2013).
  • Presentation, Criminal Adjudication: Legal Research, Univ. Montana (2012, 2013).
  • Presentation, How to Format an Appellate Brief, Univ. Montana School of Law (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Presentation, Renewable Energy Law Research, Univ. Montana School of Law (2013).