Reference Librarian, Rutgers Law School
Newark (United States)
From 23 April to 30 April, 2019
Dennis Kim-Prieto has served as a reference librarian at the Rutgers School of Law since November 2005. He is an internationally-recognized expert in Law Student Information Literacy, and also publishes on bilingual English-Spanish legal reference sources. He teaches a course in Foreign, Comparative and International Legal Research, and a course in Law Librarianship at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. He has also been highly active with the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), having served on AALL’s Copyrights Committee, Diversity Committee, Appointments Committee, and Bluebook Committee. He is the current President of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association.
My project is a book manuscript which will be the first to examine legal research pedagogy from classrooms from around the world, in a variety of jurisdictions, through the lens of Information Literacy. I have two completed articles that I am repurposing as an introduction and first chapter of the book. I am currently soliciting chapter contributions from any jurisdiction on a variety of topics relevant to the book’s theme, and I hope the residency will inform me on how government and legal archivists might use the lens of legal information literacy for informing best practices in user instruction.