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Gail A. Partin

Gail A. Partin

Law Librarian
Associate Director, Law Library

(717) 240-5294
Principal Office: 

J.D., The Dickinson School of Law
M.S.L.S., Clarion University
B.S., Rider University

Legal Research Professor Gail Partin is associate director of the Law Library. In addition to her oversight of day-to-day library operations, she manages the Law Library’s research instruction program and its reference and outreach services. She teaches the Strategic Legal Research course and lectures on specialized legal research topics. She is also the foreign and international law specialist and oversees the Law Library’s international law collection.

Professor Partin has authored several publications on legal research and is currently developing measurable standards to assess legal research competencies through her appointment to the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Task Force on Promoting Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency. She is an active member of the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) and the American Association of Law Libraries, along with its Foreign, Comparative and International Law Section and its Research Instruction and Patron Services Section. She is a member of the Bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“International Criminal Law” in e-RG Electronic Resource Guide, American Society of International Law, 1997-2013 at

“Creating Two Libraries Out of One Collection,”  Interview, November 7, 2011.

17th National Legal Research Teach-In Training Kit compiled and edited with David E. Lehman, AALL Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section, 2009 at

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

13th National Legal Research Teach-In Training Resource Kit, ed. Thomson/West, 2005.

“International Criminal Law,” Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL), American Society of International Law, ed. 2003-2005.

Training Resource Kit: 12th National Legal Research Teach-In, ed. Thomson/West, 2004.

“Help is on the Way: ALL-SIS and RIPS-SIS Partner to Improve Access to Legal Research Instruction Materials” with Jennifer Murray and Mary Ann Neary, AALL Spectrum, 2004.

“Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research,”, 2003 at

Training Resource Kit: 11th National Legal Research Teach-In, ed. Thomson/West, 2003.

“International Criminal Law” in ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, ASIL Bulletin, American Society of International Law, 2002 and 2003.

“The Scoop on Scholarships,” Law Librarians in the New Millennium, 2003.

“A View from the Inside: What a Scholarship Selection Committee Looks For,” infoEdge, 2003.

“National Legal Research Teach-In Celebrates 10 Years of Success,” AALL Spectrum, 2003.

“Research Bytes: Online Tutorials for Use in Legal Research Instruction” with Cecily A.H. Giardina and Judy L. Swarthout, in Training Resource Kit: Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the National Legal Research Teach-In, West Group, 2002.

“A Decade of Teachable Moments,” Law Librarians in the New Millennium, 2002.

“International Criminal Law: A Selective Resource Guide” with Marilyn J. Raisch,, 2000 and “Update” 2002, at and

“What's Online in International Law: The Nuts and Bolts of Search Engines,” ASIL Newsletter, 2001.

“Internet Research for Legal Professionals” with Nicole Shenk and Judy L. Swarthout in Resource Kit: Training Resources Provided in Celebration of the Ninth National Legal Research Teach-In, West Group, 2001.

“Top Ten Comments on Using the Internet for International Legal Research,” with Anne Burnett, FCIL Newsletter, 1998.