Head, Reference Services
Jennifer L. Behrens joined the Goodson Law Library as a Reference Librarian and Lecturing Fellow in August 2006, and became the library’s Head of Reference Services in Februrary 2011. She received a J.D. and an M.L.S. from the University at Buffalo, and holds a B.A. in English from Daemen College. Prior to arriving at Duke, she worked for several years in public and academic libraries, most recently at the University at Buffalo’s Charles B. Sears Law Library.
Ms. Behrens serves as Director of Legal Research Instruction and co-teaches a section of the first-year legal research and writing program, serves as liaison to the Federal Depository Library Program, and coordinates the Law Library's web presence. She is a member of the New York State bar, and is active in the American Association of Law Libraries, the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, and the North Carolina Library Association’s Government Resources Section. Since joining Duke Law, her reviews have appeared in Law Library Journal and Government Information Quarterly; she has also contributed articles to the North Carolina State Bar Journal, AALL Spectrumand Law Librarians of the New Millennium. Her areas of research interest include intellectual property, government information, and legal technology.