Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Information Services
Director, The Mendik Library
Camille Broussard joined the New York Law School Library staff as head of reference services in 1991. She has been the director of the Library since 2008. Before coming to NYLS, she was the collection services and reference librarian at New York University Law Library, and attorney services librarian at the Boley Law Library, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Professor Broussard teaches an Advanced Legal Research seminar, research workshops, and database searching classes. As part of her teaching duties, she works with faculty members to integrate legal research skills and training into their course work. It is her firm belief that law students who see the contextual connection between the theory and the practice of law will be more prepared to engage completely in the practice of law. Incorporating research discussion and assignments into the substantive curriculum is a successful way to provide a contextualized learning experience. Many classes offered at NYLS include a research component that is taught in collaboration with the reference librarians.
Professor Broussard is also an active member of the professional law librarian community. She belongs to both the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY), with focuses on legal research and social responsibilities of the profession. Recently, she chaired the AALL Awards Committee. She has also chaired the Law Library Journaland AALL Spectrum Editorial Advisory Boards, the Committee on Mentoring and Retention, and the Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section.