Acting Interim Director, Goodson Law Library
Head, Reference Services
Senior Lecturing Fellow
- Email: Behrens@law.duke.edu
210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0361
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 February 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, including at the University at Buffalo’s Charles B. Sears Law Library.
Ms. Behrens teaches legal research in the JD and LLM legal research and writing courses, co-teaches the seminar Introduction to Technology in the Law Office, 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 Spectrum and Law Librarians of the New Millennium. She is also the author of a CALI legal research tutorial on current awareness and alerting services. Her areas of research interest include intellectual property, government information, and legal technology.