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Rachel Jorgensen


Reference and Instruction Librarian, Williams Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law

Rachel Jorgensen has been a reference and instruction librarian at Williams Law Library since 2016. She moved to the District in 2010 upon accepting a...

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Rachel Jorgensen has been a reference and instruction librarian at Williams Law Library since 2016. She moved to the District in 2010 upon accepting a position as a librarian and assistant professor at the University of the District of Columbia. Beyond providing reference services to patrons at UDC, Professor Jorgensen developed and taught Discovery Technology, a required course within the General Education division. Prior to coming to D.C. she completed a fellowship as an academic reference librarian at Northern Michigan University.

She earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her law degree at the David A. Clarke School of Law, and her undergraduate degree in Art History and American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research interests lie within the history of women librarians and their impact on the profession in its formative years.

She is an active member of the American Association of Law Librarians and is the current chair of the Academic Special Interest Section of the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women.

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