Target Audience: Academic law librarians working in schools that have LLM students and international visiting scholars; firm librarians who support overseas offices
1) Participants will be able to identify the pedagogical and research needs of international students and faculty, and explain how they differ from those of traditional JD students.
2) Participants will be able to apply techniques that address the differences, challenges, and synergies of working with an international patron base.
This program will address common questions and concerns that law librarians have when dealing with international members of the law school community in the library, the classroom, and the academy. Speakers will discuss their own experiences working with these populations and will offer best practices for dealing with language issues, different legal education cultures and perceptions of librarians and libraries, and issues arising from having patrons trained in a different type of legal system. Participants will develop an increased understanding of common issues that these unique populations present and will also receive ideas on how they can better engage this patron group in the library’s activities.