Edward Cornell Law Librarian & Associate Dean for Library Services
Cornell Law School
Associate Dean Nayyer oversees the operations of the Cornell Law School library and its services to the law school community. As Edward Cornell Law Librarian, she also represents the Law School Library within the Cornell University Library system.
Before joining Cornell in May 2019, she was Associate University Librarian for Law and Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Victoria in Canada. There, her administrative responsibilities included direction of the law library, and oversight of the university’s copyright office. She taught advanced and introductory legal research and writing in the Canadian context, along with a program in comparative legal research and modules on technological and AI enhancements to legal research and legal practice. She planned that law library’s role in the world’s first JD/JID dual degree program, which combines education in Indigenous legal orders and Canadian common law.
Associate Dean Nayyer contributes time to various legal education and legal information professional communities including the Association of American Law Schools (Chair, Section on the Americas); and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/L’Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit (Vice-President; founder, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Committee; past co-chair, Copyright Committee), among others.
In addition to this workshop, Associate Dean Nayyer has several writings and presentations on AI and Implicit bias completed or forthcoming. She moderated panel discussions on “Artificial Intelligence and Implicit Bias” in May 2019 in Edmonton, AB, and in July 2019 in Washington DC. In July 2020, she will moderate “Legal Ethics in the Use of Artificial Intelligence” in New Orleans, LA. She is co-author of an article “AI, Implicit Bias, and Ethical Responsibility” forthcoming in AALL Spectrum, tentatively scheduled May/June 2020, and a chapter “Ethical Implications of Implicit Bias in AI” in The Rise of AI: Implications and Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Academic Libraries forthcoming in 2020 (ACRL).