The Apostolic Johannite Church is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of the Rev. Mr. John Digilio to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate for service with Mission Fabre-Palaprat, the Chicago area and the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Wisconsin.
John DiGilio is the National Manager of Research Services for Reed Smith, LLP. He has over 15 years of large law firm library and legal information vendor experience. John has proudly been affiliated with such industry standouts as Thomson Reuters, where he served as a Librarian Relations Manager, and K&L Gates, where he was the Firmwide Legal and Business Research Librarian/ Instructor for many years.
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. John is active in both the Special Libraries Association and the American Association of Law Libraries. 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. This is the focus of and reason behind his popular iBraryGuy 2.0 blog.
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 is currently pursuing a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Saint Raphael the Archangel Theological Seminary. John is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of On Firmer Ground, a blog by and for law firm librarians. It is an international collaboration by law library groups from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and the United States.
He is a Subdeacon in the AJC and the leader of our Chicago mission, Mission Fabré-Palaprat. In addition to his work with the AJC, John is also a practicing Soto Zen Buddhist and student of Vedanta.
The Rev. Mr. DiGilio will be ordained by the Primate of the United States at Conclave 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.