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Michelle Hook Dewey

Michelle Hook Dewey

Reference & Electronic Services Librarian



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  • Legal Research Instruction
  • Legal Technology
  • Electronic Resource Management

B.A., Northeastern Illinois University
J.D., Southern Illinois University
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LL.M., Southern Illinois University 

Michelle Hook Dewey joined Mercer University School of Law in July of 2021. At Mercer Hook Dewey serves as the Reference and Electronic Services Librarian and teaches the first-year Introduction to Legal Research course. 

Hook Dewey received her Master of Library & Information Science degree from the University of Illinois. She has a J.D. and an LL.M. in health law and policy from Southern Illinois University. 

Prior to Mercer, Hook Dewey was the  Legal Research Services Manager for an Am. Law 100 firm, where she managed the firm's national research team; served as the content matter expert on a host of firm-led data management, data integration, and technology projects; and provided training for attorneys across the firm.  Previously, Hook Dewey had been a Law Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois where she taught introductory and advanced legal research courses, coached moot court, and facilitated library research services. Michelle Hook Dewey began her career as a reference assistant and teaching fellow at S.I.U. While there she was responsible for the design and teaching of an online legal research and writing course for SIU’s Masters of Legal Studies program, assisting with the instruction and development of hybrid law classes and providing in-depth reference and research assistance to faculty and students. 

Michelle Hook Dewey is an active member of the law librarianship community and has served in leadership roles at the local, regional, and national level. Hook Dewey is currently an elected member of the Executive Board for the American Association of Law Libraries.

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