Michelle Hook Dewey received her Master of Library & Information Science degree from the University of Illinois. She has a J.D. and an LL.M. in health law and policy from Southern Illinois University. Michelle Hook Dewey received her Master of Library & Information Science degree from the University of Illinois. She has a J.D. and an LL.M. in health law and policy from Southern Illinois University. At Mercer Michelle serves as the Reference and Electronic Services librarian and teaches the first-year Introduction to Legal Research course.
Prior to Mercer, Michelle was the Legal Research Services Manager for an Am. Law 100 firm, where she managed the firm's national research team. In conjunction with the firm’s innovation group, Michelle and her research team served as the content matter experts on a host of firm-led data management, data integration, and technology projects. Previously, Michelle had been a Law Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois where she taught introductory and advanced legal research courses, coached moot court, and facilitated library research services. Michelle began her career as a reference assistant and teaching fellow at S.I.U. While there she was responsible for the design and teaching of an online legal research and writing course for SIU’s Masters of Legal Studies program, assisting with the instruction and development of hybrid law classes and providing in-depth reference and research assistance to faculty and students.