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Prof. Sprowls provides research assistance, and outreach services, primarily for Thomas R. Kline School of Law Students, but also Kline School of Law faculty and staff, and Greater Duquesne Univeristy. He provides orientation support for the 1L LRW program. In addition, he supervises Student Assistants, the Duquesne Kline Law Library's Weekend Supervisor, and provides reference services and project coordination. Prof. Sprowls is the editor of Duquesne Kline Law Library eNewsletter, the official electronic newsletter of the Duquesne Kline Law Library. His role as Head of Information Access and Student Services provides electronic and print legal research services to Kline School of Law Students, coordinates student training initiatives, and takes a leading role with student organizations; Develops and administers training for law journal staff; Presents student training sessions on Westlaw, Lexis, and other essential legal research databases; Participates in student and adjunct faculty orientation & liaison programs; Co-Teaches the Upper Level "Research for Law Practice" course offered through Duqesne Kline Law Library; Develops student research support guides and videos; Organizes special outreach and training projects; Presents news, developments, and resource access information to students by publishing e-newsletters, web pages, electronic message boards, and other media; Serves as the Duquesne Kline Law Library representative in the DU Faculty Senate; Maintains inventory of physical plant, ensuring the Duquesne Kline Law Library's accessibility and functionality; Active member of the management team, and supervises Staff & Student Assistant positions. He teaches Legal Research Methods with the Paralegal Institute, as well as undergraduate Pre Law legal research and writing courses.


  • M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S.I.S., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

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  • American Association of Law Libraries, AALL
  • Western Pennsylvainia Law Library Association, WPLLA