Legal Information, the Informed Citizen, and the FDLP: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Promoting Democracy

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Tammy Pettinato

University of North Dakota - School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Academic law librarians play an essential role in promoting democracy through participation in the Federal Depository Library Program. Ms.Pettinato explores democratic conceptions of the "informed citizen," how the partnership between law school libraries and the FDLP fosters that ideal even in the digital age, and why academic law librarians should embrace that role.

Keywords: law libraries, legal research

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Pettinato, Tammy, Legal Information, the Informed Citizen, and the FDLP: The Role of Academic Law Librarians in Promoting Democracy (2007). 99 Law Library Journal 695 (2007), University of Louisville School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2058815

Tammy Pettinato (Contact Author)

University of North Dakota - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 9003
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9003
United States

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