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5 Mar 2020

Gayle Lynn-Nelson - Knowledge & Research Consultant

Gayle is the Knowledge & Research Consultant for the LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group. She serves librarians in New York, NJ and PA.

Gayle has over 20 years of professional experience in law firm and court libraries. She is active at the national, regional and local level in professional library associations. Gayle is a past president of the New Jersey Law Librarian Association (NJLLA), as well as a faculty member of the MCLE/Teaching Legal Research Committee and Technology Committee for the Law Librarians Association of Greater New York. She has also chaired and served on various AALL and SLA committees. In addition to her professional affiliations, Gayle has written various articles which have appeared in AALL Spectrum, NJLLA In Brief, PLL Perspectives, SLA Chapter News, Trends in Law Library Management and Technology and SLA Information Outlook. She has been a featured speaker at national, regional and local library association conferences. In November of 2004, Gayle won the HW Wilson Award for an article she co-authored in SLA Information Outlook titled: The Millennial Invasion: Are you ready?

Gayle participated as a member of the Board for the Institute of Museum & Library Services, who commissioned a study on the Future of Librarians and Information Professionals in the workforce. The Institute has established a grant and set up a National Advisory Board. This was a two-year study with the purpose of developing a comprehensive understanding of the current and projected future workforce needs for librarians, other library workers, and other information professionals in relation to anticipated retirements over the next decade. Additionally the study addressed the capacity and capabilities of current and needed sources of supply for librarians and other information professionals, and strategies for recruitment, education and retention of information professionals.

Gayle received her J.D. from Western State University College of Law and her M.L.S. from Rutgers University School of Library Information Studies.

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