Glen Bencivengo

Distinguished Teacher 2006–07

Glen Bencivengo is an associate professor in Pratt Institute’s School of Information & Library Science, where he teaches courses in law librarianship and legal research, database searching, and a general introduction to the information and library science professions.

A graduate of Rutgers, Cornell, and Columbia Universities, Bencivengo has worked as an academic, law, public, and special librarian. After graduating from law school in 1989 and being admitted to the New Jersey State Bar Association, he worked as a law clerk to a New Jersey Superior Court judge and practiced law. He joined Pratt in 1998.

He is praised by his students for providing a comfortable atmosphere for learning, and for encouraging and supporting questions and dialogue. He is able to bring life to what might otherwise be considered a “dry” subject matter. To quote one of his students “Professor Bencivengo’s expertise lent authority to his teaching. His excitement about the coursework is contagious.”

In addition to his law degree, Bencivengo hold degrees in American history and library science. He is a member of the American Association of Law Library and the New Jersey State Bar Association and has presented papers on knowledge management, virtual reference and legal research techniques, and the Internet’s effect on the legal profession.