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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. He will be spending Spring 2019 on sabbatical in Heidelberg, Germany.

Whither Law Student Information Literacy?

Dennis Kim-Prieto, J.D., M.S.L.I.S., M.F.A. presented this paper, and the associated PowerPoint slides, at the Learning Information Literacy Across the Globe Conference, held in Frankfurt em Main, May 10, 2019. Information Literacy has only recently been applied to instructional frameworks and benchmarking assessment for legal research skills in the United States. This paper seeks to answer two simple questions: what has information literacy done for legal research since AALL has adopted Legal Research Competencies and Standards for Law Student Information Literacy, and what is the future of information literacy in legal research classrooms and the practice of law around the world?

Subjects: Legal Education, Legal Profession, Legal Research