Marguerite Most

Reference Librarian and Senior Lecturing Fellow


Marguerite Most joined the Goodson Law Library as a reference librarian in January 2010. She has held reference and public services positions in several academic law libraries, including, most recently, Boston College School of Law, and prior to that, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego. She received her J.D. from UNC- Chapel Hill, and practiced law in North Carolina for several years before earning her Master’s in Law Librarianship from the University of Washington and entering the law library field.

At Duke Ms. Most co-teaches a section of Legal Analysis, Research and Writing. While at Boston College, she taught advanced legal research, law practice technology, and federal tax research. She has taught law library administration at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, and in the Law Librarianship program at the University of Washington Information School. Her interests include legal education, legal history, and how technology is changing legal research, lawyers’ use of legal information, and the practice of law. For the past ten years Ms. Most has served on the editorial board of Legal Reference Services Quarterly. In 2007 her book, Prestatehood Legal Material : a Fifty-State Research Guide, which she co-edited with Michael Chiorazzi, was awarded the Joseph L. Andrews Bibliographical Award by the American Association of Law Libraries. The award recognizes a significant contribution to legal bibliographical literature.