|Digital & Scholarly Resources Librarian
B.S.,Valdosta State College
J.D., University of Montana
M.L.S., Florida State University
Sharon Bradley joined the Mercer University School of Law in November 2019 as the Digital and Scholarly Resources Librarian. She is responsible for development of the school's digital repository. Bradley teaches Introduction to Legal Research as part of the 1L curriculum and Advanced Legal Research.
She came to Mercer from the University of Georgia School of Law where she served as the Special Collections Librarian overseeing the Rare Book Room, the school archives, the faculty publications collection, and the school's art collection. Bradley also worked as the reference librarian for technology education at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI. She has both taught and practiced law, previously serving as an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, assistant public defender with Florida's Second Judicial Circuit, and attorney in private practice. Bradley is still a member of the Florida Bar Association.
After receiving her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Valdosta State College, Bradley worked as a missile maintenance officer in the U.S. Air Force. She then earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Montana, where she served as an editor of the Montana Law Review. While practicing law, she earned her Master of Library Science from Florida State University. She is active in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southeastern Chapter of AALL (SEAALL), and the Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA).
Bradley was very involved with historic preservation efforts in Athens-Clarke County. She served on the Athens-Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission (2008-2016), ACC Hearings Board (2016-2019), the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee (2011-2019), and as chair of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Preservation Awards. She also completed UGA's Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) program.