Theodore A. (Ted) Potter

Ted Potter


Reference Librarian
Adjunct Instructor in Law


(319) 335-9017


226 Boyd Law Building


  • Law Library Staff

Biographical Information

Ted provides reference service, and teaches Advanced Legal Research, as well as guest lectures in the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course.

Before coming to the University of Iowa in 2005, Ted was the Associate Director at the Marquette University Law Library, was Head of Public Services at the University of Toledo Law Library (UTLL), and prior to that, served as the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian at UTLL.

Ted received his JD from the University of Toledo and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar. He earned his MSLIS and BA degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ted is a member of several professional associations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL), the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW), the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL), and the American Bar Association (ABA). Recently he served as President of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (2012 – 2013). He is the editor and co-author of Legal Research in Wisconsin, 2d ed.