Assistant Professor and Head of Public Services in the Law Library
Office: Lesar Law Building, Library, Room 174
Phone: (618) 453-8796
Professor Berns joined the faculty of Southern Illinois School of Law in summer of 2022. Prior to joining the faculty, he was the Assistant Law Librarian: Collection Services at Roger Williams University School of Law. Before that, he was the Emerging Technologies and Research Librarian at Western New England University School of Law. He earned his MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015, his JD cum lude, from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2013, and his BGS, summa cum laude, from Eastern Illinois University in 2010.
Prof. Berns research interests include legal technology instruction, legal technology competency, legal research instruction and methodology, and technology and the law.