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Reference Librarian Caroline Young Elected Chair of AALL Computing Services Special Interest Section

July 31, 2014 – 

Caroline Young, Reference Librarian and Head of Circulation at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been elected 2014-2015 chair of the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL) Computing Services Special Interest Section (CS-SIS). She is the immediate past president of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association, a chapter of AALL.

One of the largest of the AALL Special Interest Sections, CS-SIS is dedicated to promoting the communication of ideas, interests and activities concerning technological advances in law librarianship and the practice of law and to meeting the professional needs of law librarians in integrating computing technology to serve their users.

“CS-SIS is the best forum available for the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge concerning technology among law librarians,” said Young. “This results in concrete solutions that law librarians can bring back to their institutions to increase productivity, connect with users, and create, organize, and deliver information utilizing the latest technology.”

Young teaches Advanced Legal Research and New York Legal Research at Rutgers–Newark Law as well as oversees the library’s catalog software and related technologies. Before joining the Rutgers law faculty, she worked at a legal research company and was a reference librarian at the New York University School of Medicine. Her research interests include medico-legal research and the efficient retrieval of information. Her publications include “Medico-Legal Research Using Evidence-Based Medicine” (102 Law Libr. J. 449, 2010) and “Oh My Blawg! Who Is Going to Save the Legal Blawgs?” (105 Law Libr. J. 4, 2013).

Young received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.L.I.S. from Pratt Institute, and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.