Gail A. Partin

Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Director, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library

Gail A. Partin serves as Associate Dean for Library and Information Services, Director of the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library, and Professor of Legal Research at Dickinson Law.

In addition to managing information necessities for the Law School, Partin teaches the Strategic Legal Research and first-year legal research courses, lectures on specialized legal research topics, and serves as the foreign and international law research specialist for the Law Library. She has authored several publications on legal research and presented at the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), American Society of International Law (ASIL), National Association for Law Placement (NALP), and in a variety of continuing legal education venues.

Partin is an active member of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) and the American Association of Law Libraries (AAALL). As contributing member and later task force chair, she co-developed the AALL Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency, the prevailing standard for assessing legal research competency.

Partin is a member of the Bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court having earned her J.D. from Dickinson Law and a master's in Library Science from Clarion University.


Select Publications by Professor Partin

Butler, W.E. and Partin, G. “On the Whittington United Nations Archive.” 1 Jus Gentium 605 (2016).

“Hitting the Mark? AALL Legal Research Competencies,” 20 AALL Spectrum 12 (with Sally Wise, March/April 2016).

“International Criminal Law” in e-RG Electronic Resource Guide, Marylin J. Raisch, editor. American Society of International Law (rev. 2013, 2014 and 2015).

Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency, American Association of Law Libraries, adopted July 11, 2013. Contributing Task Force member.

Gail Partin

Email  gap6@psu.edu

Phone  717-240-5294

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Education
J.D., The Dickinson School of Law

M.S.L.S., Clarion University

B.S., Rider University


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Research Interests
Legal Research

Legal Technology 

Legal Research and Technology Competency


Current Courses
Strategic Legal Research

Practice Oriented Research Tips and Training (PORTT) Certificate Program

Partin's Publications

“On the Whittington United Nations Archive,” 1 Jus Gentium 605 (with William E. Butler, 2016).

“Hitting the Mark? AALL Legal Research Competencies,” 20 AALL Spectrum 12 (with Sally Wise, March/April 2016).

“International Criminal Law” in e-RG Electronic Resource Guide, Marylin J. Raisch, editor. American Society of International Law (rev. 2013, 2014 and 2015).

“Creating a Legal Research Audit: Assessing Competency,” PD Quarterly 45 (with Mary Jenkins and Sally Wise, February 2015).

There's a Competency for That! Standards for the Successful Researcher,” 18 AALL Spectrum (with Mary Jenkins, March 4, 2014)

Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency, American Association of Law Libraries, adopted July 11, 2013. Contributing Task Force member.

“Bibliographic Resources, Recent Publications on Arbitration and ADR,” World Arbitration & Mediation Review (2005-2008).

Partin, G., Murray, J., and Neary, M.A., Help is on the Way: ALL-SIS and RIPS-SIS Partner to Improve Access to Legal Research Instruction Materials. 9 AALL Spectrum 18-19 (December 2004).

Partin, G., Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research. LLRX.com (December 22, 2003).

Partin, G., The Scoop on Scholarships. 5 Law Librarians in the New Millennium 5 (November-December 2003).

Partin, G., A View from the Inside: What a Scholarship Selection Committee Looks For. 4 infoEdge 10-11 (Fall 2003).

Partin, G., National Legal Research Teach-In Celebrates 10 Years of Success. 7 AALL Spectrum 24, 29 (June 2003).

Partin, G., A Decade of Teachable Moments. 4 Law Librarians in the New Millennium 4-5 (2002).

Partin, G. (co-author) and Raisch, M.J., Update to International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide. LLRX.com (June 17, 2002).

Partin, G., What’s Online in International Law: The Nuts and Bolts of Search Engines. ASIL Newsletter 6-7, 12-13 (September-October 2001).

Partin, G. (co-author) and Raisch, M.J., International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide. LLRX.com (October 16, 2000).

Partin, G. and Burnett, A., Top Ten Comments on Using the Internet for International Legal Research.12 FCIL Newsletter 6-8 (May 1998).

Partin, G. "Teach-In Reflections: Past, Present and Future." 4 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 20-23 (Fall 1995).

Partin, G. "Telephone Reference Service in Rural Pennsylvania Libraries: A Survey." 6 Rural Libraries 27-75 (1986).

Partin, G. (principal author) and Wood, M. "Cost-Analysis of a Document Delivery Photocopy Service." Medical Reference Services Quarterly 50-68, Monographic Supplement, 1985.