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Ashley Ahlbrand's contribution to the open access textbook, Introduction to Law Librarianship, is chapter 17, "Working with Non-law School Patrons."
Working in an academic law library, the primary patrons are the law school’s faculty and students. However, these may not be the exclusive patronage of the law library. Particularly in the case of a public law school library, the law librarian is likely to serve patrons outside of the law school as well. These patrons come from a diversity of backgrounds, with a range of legal research needs. Working with non-law school patrons can present a number of challenges but also many opportunities for the law library. This chapter will discuss these challenges, offer possible solutions, and highlight unique opportunities when working with non-law school patrons.
Law Librarianship, Legal Education, Library Patrons
Law | Law Librarianship | Legal Education
Ahlbrand, Ashley A., "Working with Non-law School Patrons" (2021). Books & Book Chapters by Maurer Faculty. 273.