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Keri Stophel

Research Services Law Librarian
Lecturer in Law

Keri Stophel is an experienced law librarian who previously worked for more than five years for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C., and as an assistant at the Supreme Court of the United States, as a law library reference desk assistant and faculty researcher at the University of Tennessee, and as a research and front desk assistant at Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was Congressional intern for the U.S. House of Representatives.

She has expertise in print and electronic formats including Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnine, Bloomberg Law, PACER, ProQuest, JSTOR, CQ,,, PubMed, Bluebook citations and other open-source platforms to produce legislative histories, surveys, congressional intent, empirical research, Native American histories and other non-legal subject areas such as business and company profiles.

Stophel holds a J.D. and a master's degree in library and information science with a focus in research and management of legal and governmental libraries. She also holds certifications in Curriculum Components for Rule 31 of the Tennessee Supreme Court and WestLaw Cost Effective Research and WestLaw Key Number System. 


Representative Publications

  • "Expanding LIS Education in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab Program: GIS and LGBTI Advocacy in Africa and Latin America," 59 Journal of Education for Library & Information Science 4 (July 2018) (with B. Mehra, P. Lemieux, C Burwell, T. Hixson, R. Partee and N. Wood)
    Full Text | WWW
  • "Beyond Comps: ePortfolios in Information Science Graduate Programs," 40 Southeastern Law Librarian (Winter 2015)
    Full Text | PDF
  • "Acknowledgement of Assistance, " 1 Lincoln Memorial University Law Review (December 2013) ( Sandra C. Ruffin Memorial Symposium)
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