Faculty Profiles

Mark  Engsberg

Mark Engsberg

Professor of Practice, Director of Library Services

Areas of Expertise

Law Library

Curriculum Vitae

Before coming to Emory Law, Mark Engsberg worked at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School for eight years, where he served as a reference librarian, as the international and foreign law reference librarian, and as head of reference. Engsberg is active in professional legal and law librarianship organizations. Since 2005, he has served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Legal Information, published by the International Association of Law Libraries.

Education: MA, 1994, PhD, 1999, MSLIS, 2000, University of Illinois; BA, 1984, Drury College; JD, 1987, Willamette University College of Law

Journal Articles

"Open Access in the USA: A Ridiculously Brief and Hopelessly Incomplete Overview", 45 International Journal of Legal Information 42 (2017). 

"An Introduction to Sources for Treaty Research," with Mary Beth Chappell Lyles, Globalex, 2006, (updated in 2011 and 2016).

"Courage Amid the Chaos: Observations on Contemporary Academic Law Librarianship," 18 AALL Spectrum 7 (2014). 

"The Coffee House Effect: Books, Blogs, and Legal Scholarship," 19 Australian Law Librarian 5 (2011).

"On a Mission to Market - Law Librarians Can Find Marketing and Publicity Help with Books, Periodicals, and the Web," 10 AALL Spectrum 8 (2005 - 2006). 

Editorial Comment, International Journal of Legal Information, all issues from 33.1 (2005) – 43.2/3 (2015); and 44.1(2016) to Present.

"Talking the Talk: A Law Librarian’s Guide to Correctly and Gracefully Describing Law Library Promotional Activities," 8 AALL Spectrum 12 (February 2004).

Telling Our Stories: Legal Research Using Archives and Special Collections (working title).  Panel Coordinator.  International Federation of Library Associations, World Library and Information Congress, Athens, Greece (August 24 - 30 2019).

Divination: The Future of the Law Library in an Innovative Research University. University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (February 27, 2019).

Providing Non-Traditional Library Services: A Bridge Too Far or Part of a Broader SolutionDiscussion GroupModerator.  Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Boca Raton, Florida (July 28 - August 2, 2019).

Law Libraries and Technology Disruption in Legal Information, Legal Education, and the Practice of LawDiscussion GroupModerator.  Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (August 5, 2018). 

Hot Topic: Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons: The Criminalization of Poverty and Those Who Profit from It.  Panel Moderator.  American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (July 16, 2018). 

Keynote Address: Open Access and Free Legal Sources: An International Perspective.  Presented at the 1st International Federation of Library Associations Symposium in Anglophone Africa.  Kampala, Uganda (December 5, 2016).

Open Access: Issues and Access in the United States. Panelist.  Presented at the International Association of Law Libraries 35th Annual Course on Law and Legal Information, “Common Law Perspectives in a Global Context.” Oxford University, Oxford, UK (August 2, 2016).

Keynote Address: Make Your Law Library Website (Even More) Awesome.  Presented at the Philippine Law Library Association Annual Meeting: 2nd Training-Workshop on Legal Research and Library Services, University of the Philippines – Diliman, College of Law (May 28, 2015). 

Keynote Address: Professional Development & Librarianship: Making the Case, presented at the Philippine Law Library Association, Capacity Building Seminar on Scholarly Research and ICT Innovations, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, The Philippines (April 20, 2016). 

Reaching Out to Stakeholders, Panelist, Atlanta Law Libraries Association Monthly Meeting, Kilpatrick, Townsend, & Stockton, Atlanta, GA (February 10, 2015).

Keynote Address: Courage Among the Chaos.  Presented at the Philippine Law Library Association 1st Training-Workshop on Legal Research and Library Services, University of the Philippines – Diliman, College of Law (May 10, 2014).

The Coffee House Effect: Books, Blogs, and Legal Scholarship, Presented at Cross Currents: Charting Our Future…,” The Second Joint Conference of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association and the New Zealand Law Librarians’ Association, Melbourne, Australia (September 29, 2010).

Confronting Atrocities: Issues and Resources, with Teresa Miguel.  Presented at the 99th AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, “Pioneering Change,” St. Louis, Missouri (July 9, 2006).

Around the World in 30 Minutes: Or, a Whirlwind Tour of International and Foreign Law Web Sites, with Tracy Thompson.  Presented at the 97th AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, “Boston to Mumbai: The World of Legal Information,” Boston, Massachusetts (July 14, 2004).