Jennifer L. Behrens became the Goodson Law Library’s Associate Director for Administration & Scholarship in 2019, following previous appointments as a Reference Librarian and the Head of Reference Services. She currently oversees the library’s various scholarly initiatives and the Acquisitions department. As a Senior Lecturing Fellow, Ms. Behrens regularly teaches legal research within the JD and LLM legal research and writing courses. She has previously taught upper-level courses on advanced research topics and law office technology.
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 joining Duke Law in August 2006, she worked for several years in public and academic libraries, including the University at Buffalo’s Charles B. Sears Law Library. 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. Her publications have appeared in Law Library Journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly, the North Carolina State Bar Journal, AALL Spectrum, and the Green Bag Almanac and Reader. She is also the author of a CALI legal research tutorial on current awareness and alerting services. Her areas of research interest include legal technology, legal research, legal history, law and literature, and intellectual property.