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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, Greater Duquesne Univeristy, Local Legal Community, and the General Public. He provides orientation support for the 1L LRW program. In addition, he supervises Student Assistants, the Center's evening and weekend supervisor, and provides reference services and project coordination. Prof. Sprowls is the editor of DCLIBeat, the official electronic newsletter of the Duquesne Center for Legal Information. 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, Bloomberg Law, 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 DCLI; 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 DCLI/ACLL representative in the DU Faculty Senate; Maintains inventory of physical plant, ensuring the 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.

Education

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

B.S.I.S., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh

Associations

American Association of Law Libraries, AALL

Western Pennsylvainia Law Library Association, WPLLA

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