Jennifer Mart-Rice

Jennifer Mart-Rice

Jennifer Mart-Rice
Assistant Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Director for Collection Development, Serials & Acquisitions

Assistant Professor of Law Library Services
Assistant Director for Collection Development, Serials & Acquisitions

"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."

~Zora Neale Hurston


Professor Mart-Rice is the Assistant Director for Acquisitions, Serials, and Collection Development and an Assistant Professor of Law Library Services.

Professor Mart-Rice manages the Acquisitions and Serials Department, which includes vendor relations, the supervision of all ordering and processing of library materials, and the handling of budgetary functions for the law library. Jennifer is also responsible for analyzing the library collection and leading the Collection Development team, which decides which items to purchase or withdraw and in what format would be most appropriate for our library’s needs.

In addition, Jennifer is in charge of interlibrary loan services, provides reference and research assistance, and serves as an administrator on the chase Law Library’s Facebook page.  Professor Mart-Rice also teaches Basic Legal Skills-Research and Advanced Legal Research. 

She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southeastern Chapter of AALL (SEAALL), and the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL).

Professor Mart-Rice received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University, her Juris Doctor from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and her Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky.


  • Office: NH213
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859.572.5712
  • Fax: 859.572.6529


  • BA History & Political Science, Indiana University
  • MSLS, University of Kentucky
  • JD, Chase College of Law

Courses Taught

  • Basic Legal Skills - Research
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Legal Research Online


Co-author, Back to the Basics in 2015: Practical Information for Setting Up Shop, N.K.B.A. Lex  Loci (February 2015)

What MORE Legal Apps Can Do for You, CBA Report (Cincinnati Bar Association), September 2014. pdf

What Legal Apps Can Do For You, CBA Report (Cincinnati Bar Association), August 2014. pdf

“Converting” the Future of Public Academic Law Libraries, 39 Collection Management 177 (2014). ssrn

Who’s Looking for “Free” Access?:  Legal Databases at the Chase Law Library, Lex  Loci (Northern Kentucky Bar Association), October 2013. pdf

At What Point Does a “Smartphone” become “Stupid?”: What to Look for When Shopping & the Top 5 Smartphones on the Market, CBA Report (Cincinnati Bar Association), August 2013. pdf 

Five Useful Online Resources for Solo Practitioners, LEX LOCI (Northern Kentucky Bar Association), December 2012. pdf

Networking Gone Wild: Starting off AALL and Your Career on the Right Foot, ORALL NEWSLETTER (Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries) (December 2012) pdf

Google+: A Hidden Treasure? , CBA REPORT (Cincinnati Bar Association) (August 2012) pdf

Just Your Typical CONELL Day: “So I see that you own a greenhouse and floral shop…”, ALL-SIS NEWSLETTER (Academic Law Libraries-Special Interest Section) (Fall 2012) pdf

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Inventing the New Classroom, AALL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX (July 12-15, 2014).