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35 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 101 (2016)


Information governance is a holistic business approach to managing and using information that recognizes information as an asset as well as a potential source of risk. Law librarians and legal information professionals are well situated to take leadership roles in information governance efforts, including instructing law students in information governance principles and practices. This article traces the development of information governance and its importance to the legal profession, offers a primer on information governance principles and implementation, and discusses how academic law librarians and other legal educators can teach information governance to law students using problem-based learning or similar pedagogical methods.


This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Legal Reference Services Quarterly on May 16, 2016, available online: