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 participation in the administration of the university’s copyright office. Within that law school, she taught advanced and introductory legal research and writing in the Canadian context, along with a program in comparative legal research. 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 (Vice-Chair, North American Cooperation Section); American Association of Law Libraries (member, Spectrum Editorial Board); 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); and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations—Fédération Canadienne des Associations des Bibliothèques (member, Copyright Committee).