Reference Librarian Caroline Young Elected President of NJ Law Librarians Association
Caroline Young, Reference and Technology Librarian at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, has been elected 2013-2014 president of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association (NJLLA). The organization is a chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries.
NJLLA focuses on promoting and enhancing the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, fostering the profession of law librarianship, and providing leadership in the field of legal information.
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.
Young’s research interests include medico-legal research and the efficient retrieval of information. In a recent presentation to the NJLLA titled “Feeling Good About Medical Legal Research,” she covered such topics as defining evidence-based medicine, applying the methods of evidence-based medicine to the process of medical research, and evaluating retrieved information. Her publications include “Medico-Legal Research Using Evidence-Based Medicine” (Law Library Journal, 2010) and “Oh My Blawg! Who Is Going to Save the Legal Blawgs?” forthcoming in the Law Library Journal.
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.