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Margaret Greville is the Law Librarian at the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand. She has a MA (Hons) from the University of Auckland (NZ), and a LLB from the same University. She has been a law librarian for 30 years, in law firms (large and small), in two academic law libraries, and in a courts library - all in New Zealand and Australia. Most of that time has been spent in academe.  She has championed the teaching of legal research skills to law students, and has also taught legal practitioners and non-law librarians.  She has participated in teaching the Law Library module offered by the Library & information studies Department at Victoria University of Wellington each time this elective has been offered.  She is principal author of Legal Research and Writing in New Zealand, by Margaret Greville, Scott Davidson and Richard Scragg, Wellington NZ, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2000.  She is presently the National Secretary of the NZ Law Librarians Group (NZLLG), and served on the NZLLG 2000 Conference committee.  She has written and spoken at conferences on legal research skills education and on NZ official information, and has facilitated workshops for the NZLLG.