Yasmin Sokkar Harker, Legal Reference Librarian and Associate Law Library Professor, received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, a Master’s Degree in library and information studies from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in English and anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining CUNY, she was a reference librarian at Hofstra School of Law. She has also held various positions in the legal publishing industry.
Her research interests include legal research pedagogy, critical information literacy, legal research and social justice, and information access issues. Her 2012 article, “Information is Cheap, Meaning is Expensive: Building Analytical Skill into Legal Research Instruction” won the 2012 AALL/Lexis Nexis Call for Papers Award and appeared in Law Library Journal. Her chapter on critical information literacy appeared in Information Literacy and Social Justice: Radical Professional Praxis. Professor Sokkar Harker is a member of the librarian national honor society, Beta Phi Mu.