Erica Friesen holds a joint appointment between the William R. Lederman Law Library and the Faculty of Law as the Research and Instruction Librarian (Law) and Online Learning Specialist.
In this role, Erica focuses on developing library support for online learning, creating opportunities for students to engage with emerging legal research technologies, and building shared foundational resources to support legal research skills.
M.I. - University of Toronto
B.A. Hons (English and German Studies) - McGill University
Canadian Association of Law Libraries
Toronto Association of Law Libraries
American Association of Law Libraries
Friesen, Erica, "Adding Algorithmic Literacy to your IL Arsenal: Successes, Failures, and Ideas from a Law Librarian" (18 May 2023) Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU).
Friesen, Erica, Angélique Roy & Hannah Tanna, “Artificial Intelligence in Subject-Specific Library Work” (15 June 2022) Kaleidoscope Conference, Queen’s University Library.
Friesen, Erica, Angélique Roy & Hannah Tanna, “Artificial Intelligence in Subject-Specific Library Work: Perspectives, Trends, and Opportunities” (26 April 2022) Concordia Library Research Forum.
Friesen, Erica, “Artificial Intelligence and the Law Library: An Information Literacy-driven Approach” (25 September 2021) Legal Writing Institute Symposium: Artificial Intelligence and the Law.
Friesen, Erica, “Teaching Legal Citation in a Pandemic: An Interactive, Online Approach” (2 June 2021) Canadian Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference.
Friesen, Erica, Hannah Tanna & Angélique Roy, "Artificial Intelligence in Subject-Specific Library Work: Trends, Perspectives, and Opportunities" (2023) 9 Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship.
Friesen, Erica & Brianna Storms, “Researching International Labour Law” (January/February 2023) GlobaLex International Legal Research Guides, NYU School of Law.
Friesen, Erica, “The Artificial Researcher: Information Literacy and AI in the Legal Research Classroom” (2022) 26 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 241.
Friesen, Erica, "Thoughts on the New Lexis+ Brief Analysis Tool: For Law Students and Novice Researchers" (2022) Slaw: Canada's Online Legal Magazine.
Friesen, Erica, “Review: Data Science in the Library: Tools and Strategies for Supporting Data-Driven Research and Instruction” (2022) 47:3 Canadian Law Library Review.
Friesen, Erica, “Review: Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence: The Canadian Case” (2022) 47:2 Canadian Law Library Review 17.
Friesen, Erica, “Review: Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases” (2021) 46:4 Canadian Law Library Review 31.
Friesen, Erica, “Review: Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession” (2021) 46:2 Canadian Law Library Review 26.