Dr. Chancellor in Cultivating Catholic Minds: "Helping to Bring the Power of Knowledge to Underserved Communities"

Dr. Renate Chancellor is an Associate Professor and University Pre-Law Advisor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University of America, where she also oversees the Law Librarianship Program of Study. Dr. Chancellor received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Information Studies from UCLA. Her research focuses on human information behavior, particularly in legal environments, and diversity and social justice in Library and Information Science.

Dr. Chancellor has published articles in journals including Journal of History and Culture, The Law Library Journal and the Journal of Library and Information Science Education. Chancellor has also published book chapters on digital rights management and intellectual property rights law. Her book on the life and legacy of E.J. Josey is forthcoming.

Professionally active in the Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), the American Library Association (ALA) and several other professional library organizations, Dr. Chancellor is the recipient of the 2012 ALISE/Norman Horrocks Leadership Award and the 2014 ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award.