Marcelo Rodríguez

Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian

Marcelo Rodríguez joined the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library as the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian in February 2021.  He came to us from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New Your City where he spent three years as their Research and Outreach Librarian and in charge of classes through the Justice for All initiative.  Marcelo also brings to the UA his research and librarian experience from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Columbia Law Library, the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, the International Criminal Court in the Hague, and the Law Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Marcelo is active in numerous organizations, both nationally and internationally such as the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL), Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL), Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), International Association of Law Libraries (IALL), Seminar of the Acquisition of Latin American Materials (SALALM), and the International Federation of Library Associations - Latin America and the Caribbean (IFLA-LAC). He is a columnist for slaw.ca and the creator of the international project Monitoring COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Born in Puerto Rico, he speaks Spanish and French fluently as well as reading knowledge in Hebrew and German.

Research topics of interest: International and Comparative Law, International Organizations and Supranational Unions, Latin America and the Caribbean, Territorial Law, Emoji Law, Social Media as Government Information


For recent publications, please check his ORCID and Hein. 

ORCID: Marcelo Rodriguez (0000-0001-8078-7568) - ORCID | Connecting Research and Researchers

Hein: Rodriguez, Marcelo (arizona.edu)


Presentations: 

“Law Librarians Combatting Infodemic during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, American Association of Law Libraries Webinar, speaker with Michele A. Villagran (San Jose School of Information), Victoria De La Torre (AALL Latino Caucus Chair) as speakers (Virtual, 2020). 

“Updating Your Emergency Plans: From Pandemics to Acts of Violence to Extreme Weather”, Emergency Planning in Libraries and Archives, moderator with Anna Russell (US Courts for the Ninth Circuit), Heather Kushnerick (South Texas College of Law) and Lacy Rakestraw (St. Louis County Law Library) as speakers (Virtual, 2020).

“Legal Ethics in the Usage of Artificial Intelligence”, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, coordinator with Kim Nayyer (Cornell Law Library), Sarah Sutherland (CanLII) , Kristin Johnson (Tulane Law School) and Steve Lastres (Debevoise & Plimpton) as speakers (Virtual, 2020).

“Legal Information from US Territories”, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, coordinator with Aesha Duval (US Courts for the Third Circuit), Victoria Szymczak (University of Hawaii School of Law Library), Geraldine Cepeda (Supreme Court of Guam) and Gina Gutierrez (Supreme Court of Puerto Rico) as speakers (Virtual, 2020).

“Artificial Intelligence and Implicit Bias”, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, coordinator with Kim Nayyer (Cornell Law Library) as moderator and Pablo Arredondo (Casetext), Khalid A. Al-Kofahi (Thomson Reuters) and Sarah Sutherland (CanLII) as speakers (Washington, DC, July 2019).

“Social Media Platforms as Primary Sources of Government Information”, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, coordinator with Jessica de Perio Wittman (University of Connecticut Law Library) as moderator and Robert Dessau (Voxgov), Diana Owen (Georgetown University) and  Jacob Straus (Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress) as speakers (Washington, DC, July 2019). 

“Locating Latin American Legal Sources”, American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, coordinator with Sara Jaramillo (New York University Law Library) and Francisco Macías (Library of Congress), Jade Madrid (Georgetown University) and Shana Wagger (The World Bank) as speakers (Washington, DC, July 2019).

“Library Services to Communities Living in Fear”, American Association of Law Libraries, Annual Meeting, moderator with Adeen Poster (University of Baltimore Law Library), Amy Petkovsek (Maryland Legal Aid) and Melanie Townsed Diggs (Enoch Pratt Free Library) as speakers (Baltimore, July 2018).

Degrees

  • 2017, MLIS, City University of New York, Queens College
  • 2002, BA, Geography, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus