Interdisciplinary Trends of Law Faculty: Possible Implications for Reference Librarians

25 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2009  

Jackie Woodside

UC Irvine School of Law

Date Written: June 23, 2009

Abstract

Legal scholarship is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary. This article explores some possible implications for academic reference librarians and suggests a method for gathering statistics to better understand the research needs of law faculty. The author develops a reference question classification scheme and analyzes one year of faculty research requests at the University of Washington School of Law's Gallagher Law Library.

Keywords: interdisciplinary research, reference questions, faculty services, statistics, Gallagher Law Library

Suggested Citation

Woodside, Jackie, Interdisciplinary Trends of Law Faculty: Possible Implications for Reference Librarians (June 23, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1424287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1424287

Jackie Woodside (Contact Author)

UC Irvine School of Law ( email )

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