Title: Senior Associate Dean
Company: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
John Joergensen, Senior Associate Dean at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information services.
Mr. Joergensen chose the law field because he wanted to make law available to the people of New Jersey. To be able to do that he needed to advance in school and he did that, first at Fordham University, where he earned a BA and MA, both in philosophy in 1983 and 1985, respectively. From there, he received his JD from Temple University Law School in 1992. He wasn’t done with school yet, he went back and earned an MS in library information science from Drexel University in 1997. After receiving his degrees, Mr. Jorgensen was admitted to practice law in the state of New Jersey.
Mr. Joergensen feels his greatest career achievement and his ah-ha moment was figuring out that he was able to do it and make the law available to the people via the internet. In 1997, he began his career at Rutgers University as a reference and digital services librarian and remained in that position until 2012. From there, he moved on to the position of associate dean for information services at the Rutgers University Law School from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, he was named senior associate dean for information services, a position he holds to this day. As a testament to his success, Mr. Joergensen received the American Association of Law Libraries Public Access to Government Information Award. He was also in the inaugural class of the Fast Case 50 Legal Information Innovators in 2011.
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