Fr. John J. DiGilio, Rector
John DiGilio is not shy about telling you that he is – first and foremost – a librarian. He has over 20 years of large law firm library and legal information vendor experience. John has proudly been affiliated with such industry standouts as Thomson Reuters, K&L Gates, and Reed Smith LLP where he was the National Manager of Research Services for almost a decade.
John is very active in the law and law library communities. He has written for numerous regional and national publications as well as taught college and graduate courses in such topics as business ethics, e-commerce, fair employment practices, research methodology and business law. He also enjoys talking about technology and leadership to various library organizations and has spoken all over the United States, Canada, and even the Caribbean.
John earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and his Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. He was the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of On Firmer Ground, a blog by and for law firm librarians, and his own information tech blog, informed.jD. He is also the co-editor of the popular Pinhawk Law Librarian Digest.
Fr. John, as he is known to us, is a Priest in the Apostolic Johannite Church and the leader of our LA Parish, St. Joachim of Fiore. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Denomination and was formerly Chief of Staff to His Grace, Mar Thomas, Archbishop and Primate of the United States. In addition to his work with the AJC, Fr. John is also a practicing Buddhist and student of Vedanta. You can follow Fr. John’s blog on Medium.