UNH Franklin Pierce Debuts Library Guide on Race and Intellectual Property

Friday, August 6, 2021

Screenshot from the library guide on race and IP

New guide supports students addressing issues on diversity, equity, and inclusion

CONCORD, NH – UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law recently debuted a Library Guide on Race and Intellectual Property as part of its commitment to advancing issues on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Guide, developed by Jon Cavicchi, Professor of Legal Research and the librarian of the school’s Intellectual Property Library, one of the largest IP libraries in the Western Hemisphere, serves as a resource for IP students to become acquainted with the news, scholarship, issues, and vocabulary in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“[This Guide] is consistent with UNH Franklin Pierce’s goals and values to advance actions addressing issues touching on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” says Cavicchi.  “I am grateful to the numerous IP scholars who have studied this area deeply who were gracious in educating me.”

In addition to supporting students, this Guide will also allow researchers to take a deep dive into sources and harvest other research resources cited therein. Cavicchi credits his fellow IP scholars with providing him additional citations that make the Guide an even better resource for students and researchers alike.

The Guide will be updated periodically in hopes that students will use the Guide as an opportunity to partake in discourse and activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion as stated in UNH Franklin Pierce’s goals. As the only law school in the U.S. to have a faculty adopted Information Literacy Plan, this Guide is a vital tool in that plan.

For more information about Franklin Pierce School of Law’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit http://law.unh.edu/inclusive/deans-statement-diversity-equity-inclusion. For more information on Franklin Pierce School of Law’s IP Library, visit http://law.unh.libguides.com/c.php?g=936674&p=6750847.

Contact: Lauren K. Terry