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Nancy A. Armstrong

Title: 
Director of the Law Library & Professor of Law
Office: 
Tilton Hall #134
Phone #: 
419-772-2692
Fax #: 
419-772-1875
Email: 
n-armstrong@onu.edu
Biography: 

Prior to joining the faculty Professor Armstrong was the Associate Director for Public Services and Lecturer at Northwestern University Law Library.  Over the years she has taught a variety of legal research courses, including both introductory and advanced level courses.  She also has a special interest in tax research and has served as a volunteer tax return preparer for low income taxpayers.  

Professor Armstrong has been an academic law librarian since 1987.  Her past appointments include administrative and research librarian positions at Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Villanova University.   She has also held adjunct faculty appointments at Drexel University and The Catholic University of America, where she taught legal research courses in their graduate programs in library and information science.

Education: 
M.S., Drexel University
J.D., Boston College
A.B., Vassar College
Bar Admissions: 
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Teaching Interests: 
Legal Research
Advanced Legal Research
Faculty Activities
Articles: 

"Why 'Walk & Talk'?: The Role of a Practical Skills Exam in Advanced Legal Research Courses", 15 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 112, (Winter 2007)

"Administrative Law Research", Chapter 10, in 2007 Ohio Administrative Law Handbook and Agency Directory, (Thomson/West, 2007)

"Using an Oral Exam as a Final Assessment Tool" 25 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 117 (Issue 2/3)(2006)

"The Search for a Law Library Director", 98 Law Library Journal 253 (2006)  

"Making the Quantum Leap: One Director's Experience" 13 Trends in Law Library Management and Technology 4 (Issue 3, 2003)

"Library Celebrates the Addition of the 300,000 th volume to its Collection," The Writ, p. 19 (Fall 2002)

Professional Development: 

American Bar Association Law School Site Inspection Teams: Fall 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2013

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