The Reference Assistant

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Annalee Hickman Pierson

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Felicity Murphy

University of Utah - Library; James E. Faust Law Library

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

In 2017, the authors conducted the third survey in an unofficial series about a type of law student employee in the law library that the authors call the reference assistant. This article analyzes the survey results, argues the advantages of the reference assistant, and details a case study of successful implementation of the reference assistant model at the BYU Law Library.

Keywords: reference services; faculty research; faculty support; research assistants; law librarianship; academic law libraries

Suggested Citation

Hickman Pierson, Annalee and Murphy, Felicity, The Reference Assistant (November 1, 2017). 110 Law Library Journal 59 (2018), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-29, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 243, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3072052

Annalee Hickman Pierson (Contact Author)

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School ( email )

430 JRCB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States

Felicity Murphy

University of Utah - Library ( email )

United States

James E. Faust Law Library ( email )

United States

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