Marcelo Rodríguez
Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian & Professor of Legal Research, University of Arizona Law School


Marcelo Rodríguez works as the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian as well as Professor of Legal Research at the University of Arizona Law School in Tucson, Arizona. Previously, he was the Research and Outreach Librarian at the U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In the past, he has also worked at Columbia Law Library as well as in different capacities at the Central Library of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium; the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands; and the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Marcelo is the founder and main editor of the Notes Between Us (NBU) blog, and he is also a columnist in Canada’s online legal magazine, Slaw. In 2020, he created and led a group of over 50 librarians from all over the world called Law Librarians Monitoring COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides his scholarship and special projects, he also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Legal Reference Services Quarterly (LRSQ), Advisory Board for the database, Foreign Law Guide (FLG) and was recently selected as a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)’s Higher Education Ambassador. He is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) and International Association of Law Libraries (IALL). Born in Puerto Rico, he has a special interest in the following topics: access to public information, access to justice in territories and colonies, and conducting legal and government research in territories.