Stacey L. Rowland

Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Assistant Director for Collection & Technology Services

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Technology


Professor Stacey L. Rowland came to UNC as the Reference & Digital Communications Librarian with the rank of Associate Librarian in 2015. Her IT expertise, including systems, web design, and network troubleshooting led to the expansion of her role as the IT Services Librarian and then to her current position as the Assistant Director for Collection & Technology Services. She teaches Corporate and Transactional Advanced Legal Research, Law Practice Technologies, and Advanced Legal Research. As part of her Assistant Director duties she supervises Carolina Law’s Advanced Legal Research course offerings including core competencies for instructors, pedagogy and training workshops. Her research interests include automation in legal practice, public access to legal information, and legal research innovation. Professor Rowland is also serving on the ALLStAR Advisory Board for the 2018 – 2020 term and is ILUG Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect for 2019 – 2021.

Rowland holds a J.D., a Masters of Library and Information Sciences and a Masters in History from Florida State University. Prior to her employment as a law librarian, she held Law Clerk positions in the General Counsel’s Office of the Florida Department of Health and in the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Before working at UNC, Rowland was a Public Services Law Librarian for ten years at the University of Mississippi Grisham Law Library where she taught sections of legal research to 1Ls, developed and maintained the law library website, conducted computer network administration. She also hired and supervised computer lab assistants, reference student assistants, served as liaison to large legal database providers, and provided reference and faculty liaison services.


  • M.S., History, Florida State University (2005)
  • M.I.S., Masters of Information Studies, Florida State University (2005)
  • J.D., Florida State University (2005)
  • B.A., History, University of Florida (1999)

Selected Publications

Understanding Our Digital Fingerprints: Metadata, Competency, and the Future Practice of Law, 20 U. ST. THOMAS L. J. 276 (2024).
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