Kim Nayyer

Associate University Librarian - Law, Legal Research & Writing Program

Kim Nayyer

Kim Nayyer


Tel: 250-721-8564

Twitter: @UVicLawLib 

University of Victoria Libraries
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC  V8W 3B1 

Since January 2015, I have been UVic's Associate University Librarian, Law. In this position I am head of the Law Library, and responsible for its print and electronic collection, reference and instruction services, loan desk services and staffing, and physical facility. As AUL, Law, I am also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, and at present I teach first- and upper-year courses in the legal research and writing program. I have been a law librarian at the University of Victoria since 2011, handling legal research instruction, law library collection management, reference service, and law library social media.

Prior to joining UVic, I practiced as a research lawyer, managed and created library and knowledge resources, and developed and delivered legal research and writing instruction at small and large law firms in Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton. In the early 2000's I performed similar functions as Legal Counsel at the Court of Appeal of Alberta. In 1992-1993 I served as an articled Clerk to Associate Chief Justice Jerome at the Federal Court of Canada.

Over the years I have consulted in legal research and writing for legal publishers, private practitioners, and authors. I instructed legal research and writing and worked with a research institute in another law school and wrote content for two major Canadian legal research databases. I write regularly for the legal blog Slaw.ca and publications of the Canadian Bar Association. Most recently I wrote a chapter, "Researching Provincial Legislation: British Columbia," in the second edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis (Toronto: Emond, 2016). I serve as co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, and in that capacity I write regularly for the Committee blog.
  • BSc - University of Alberta (1988)
  • LLB - Osgoode (1992)
  • MLIS - University of Alberta (2001)
  • LAW 110 First-year legal research and writing
  • LAW 388 Advanced legal research and writing