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Librarian Education & Professional Growth

Library school programs sponsored by Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Access for Students and Faculty

Practicing law librarians from around the country have told us that online legal research skills are indispensable for legal careers in many environments.

Librarian Relations also provides free Westlaw research guides to introduce students to basic legal research materials and methods. Instructional materials for research in specific topic areas are also available.

Westlaw Training for Students and Faculty

Special training options are available to enhance your school's legal research instruction. Thomson Reuters-sponsored training programs teach faculty and students how to conduct research more quickly and accurately, and introduce new features that can expand research options and save time.

Classroom training may be available on your campus or via distance technology. Free online training is also available, along with one-on-one telephone training for faculty members.

Association Partner Programs

Thomson Reuters augments its library-school support programs by working with library schools and law librarian adjunct instructors to offer MLS students specialized training in legal research and online skills.

We also support annual informal meetings of the Conference of Law Library Educators (COLLE), which take place during the AALL Annual Meeting.

Thomson Reuters works with Special Libraries Association (SLA) chapters and recommends local librarians for speaking engagements with students on career days and related events.

For more information, email your Information Management Consultant at

Librarian Scholarships

George A. Straight Minority Stipend

Established in 2001 by AALL and with a $150,000 pledge from Thomson Reuters, the George A. Straight Minority Stipend is a scholarship program for minority students pursuing degrees in law or law librarianship.