Photograph: Andrew Evans.

Andrew Evans

Head of Reference / Government Documents Librarian, Washburn Law Library
B.S., National College, 1995
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2001
M.S., Emporia State University, 2005
Contact Information:
Library Room 213C


  • Master of Library Science, December 2005 Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
    • Beta Phi Mu Beta Epsilon Achievement Award (3.85 GPA)
    • American Library Association Spectrum Scholar
    • Member, American Association of Law Libraries/American Library Association
  • Juris Doctor, May 2001 Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • Top Ten Percent of Class (15 out of 146)
    • Who's Who Among American Law Students
    • Chapter President, Native American Law Students Association
    • Member, Asian American Law Students Association
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, August 1995 National College, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • GPA 3.97, Summa Cum Laude

Employment Highlights

  • Government Documents/Legal Reference Coordinator, August 2002-Present
    • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS
    • Duties: Maintain government information resources, coordinate acquisition and usage of electronic research resources, examine and negotiate licenses, create group presentations, provide individual instruction, answer questions on legal research, represent law library on faculty senate
  • Martial Arts/Self-Defense/Lifetime Wellness Instructor, May 2004-Present
    • Washburn University Health Physical Education Exercise Science Dept., Topeka, KS
    • Duties: Provide quality instruction for general education and elective courses, create group presentations, provide individual instruction, develop college-level course curriculum, and answer questions on lifetime wellness
  • Electronic Licensing Coordinator, January 2002-June 2004
    • Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS
    • Duties: Examine and negotiate licenses for electronic resources, maintain and develop databases on electronic resource contract terms and usage statistics, keep library up to date on intellectual property issues, answer questions on legal research
  • Union Researcher, May 2001-January 2002
    • AFL-CIO, Food and Allied Service Trades Department, Washington DC
    • Duties: Gather business intelligence on private and public corporations, use legal research in innovative ways, assist unions in organizing and bargaining
  • Research Assistant for Former Kansas Supreme Court Justice/Tutor, January 2000-May 2001
    • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, KS
    • Duties: research legal and political issues, verbally and orally communicate findings, prepare documents, assist in proposal for a state constitutional amendment, help students comprehend various aspects of the law
  • Owner/Chief Instructor, January 1996-present
    • Hokkien Martial Arts, Colorado Springs, CO & Topeka, KS
    • Duties: Provide quality martial arts instruction and cardio conditioning, organize and provide seminars, negotiate wholesale inventory arrangements, advertise, manage sales and accounting

Committee Leadership & Participation

  • Washburn University Faculty Senate, Senator, Two-Year Elected representative of law library, April 13th, 2005; Faculty Affairs Committee, library representative, May 3rd, 2005
  • Asian American Law Librarians Caucus, Program Committee, July 13, 2004-Present
  • American Association of Law Librarians-Government Documents Special Interest Section, Program Committee Member, One-Year reappointment, July 12, 2004-Present
  • American Association of Law Librarians, Diversity Committee, July 10, 2004-Present.
  • Martial Arts Council (Washburn Student Organization), Faculty Advisor, fall 2004


  • "Free Legal Research," Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spring Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 22, 2005
  • "Ideas for Eye-Catching Displays," 2004 Kansas Tri-Conference, Wichita, KS, March 31, 2005
  • "Check Out Those Interesting Documents: Making Great Document Displays," American Association of Law Librarians Annual Conference, Boston, MA, July 14, 2004
  • "Law Online: Advanced Legal Research on the Internet", Recent Developments in the Law Continuing Legal Education Program, Topeka, KS, June 25, 2004

Community Involvement & Awards

  • Co-organizer, Last Minute Folk Concert Series, 2004-2005, Topeka, KS
  • Nominee, Instructor of the Year, U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Inductee, National Instructor of the Year, Hawaii International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Presenter of Modern Arnis, 2004 Kansas Budo Camp, September 24-26, Perry, KS
  • Instructor, Southern Kansas Modern Arnis Seminar, October 9, 2004, Wichita, KS
  • Contributor/Writer, Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, 1998-Present
  • Assistant Instructor, Topeka Fencing Club, 2003-Present, Topeka, KS
  • Food Deliverer/Preparer, Bijou House and Marion House Soup Kitchen, 1995-1998, Colorado Spring, CO
  • Assistant Instructor, Pikes Peak Fencing League, 1993-1998, Colorado Springs, CO