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  • 03 Jan 2018 10:08 AM | Anonymous member

    Have you discovered a new product that you think is great? Nominate it for the New Product Award! Nominations may be submitted by librarian users or vendors.

    The deadline is February 1, 2018.

    This award honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products which improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials. A "new" product is one which has been in the library-related marketplace for two years or less. New products may include, but are not limited to, computer hardware and/or software, educational or bibliographic material, or other products or devices that aid or improve library workflow, research, or intellectual access. Products that have been reintroduced in a new format or with substantial changes are eligible.



  • 26 Oct 2017 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Robins Kaplan LLP, a national litigation law firm, has an exciting opportunity in our Minneapolis location for a talented individual to join our Research Services team. The Research and Business Development Intelligence Analyst conducts legal research to support attorneys in case related matters, and conduct business development research to assist attorneys and staff with identifying prospective clients and preparing for client pitches.


    • Working collaboratively with attorneys, the Marketing and Business Development team and others, you will conduct legal research, business research, competitive intelligence research, and administrative research using electronic and print resources.
    • Conduct in-depth research on and analysis of companies, industries, markets and competitors, delivering objective, meaningful insights in a concise, compelling way.
    • Distill and provide intelligence to create actionable information for business development strategy and client pitch meetings.
    • Coordinate production and delivery of standard customized research deliverables, as well as larger and more in-depth research requests.
    • Anticipate and report on legal and client market trends.
    • Perform administrative duties for the library (password management, case pulls, online billing reports, locate books, general reference questions, etc.).

    Keys to your success include: Masters of Library Science and Information or a Juris Doctorate preferred. Previous law firm library experience also preferred.

    You will also have: Exceptional customer service skills, strong communication and organizational skills, strong analytic skills and ability to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources, the ability to multitask and work in a high paced environment, and computer proficiency and familiarity with legal resource systems.

    Why us? We offer competitive compensation, rich benefits, and the opportunity for rewarding and challenging work with a dynamic group of professionals in a progressive law firm. If you want to put your exceptional skills to good use, submit letter of interest and resume to


    Robins Kaplan LLP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

  • 01 Sep 2017 7:28 AM | Deleted user

    Dear MALL Members,

    We still have openings for the upcoming MALLCO Paper Workshop (please see the full announcement below.) To encourage submissions, we have extended the deadline to Friday, September 8. Please note that a finished, accepted paper is NOT required for you to present! The Abstract Division allows for presentations of works in progress, allowing you to gain valuable feedback from your peers and refine your ideas. We encourage you to submit a proposal and/or share this announcement with others who might be interested.

    Best Regards,

    MALLCO Call for Papers Committee



    Call for Papers on Topics Related to Law Librarianship, Law, or Libraries

    To be presented at the 2017 Joint Meeting of MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL

    October 19-21, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Mid-America Law Library Consortium (MALLCO) invites proposals for the 2017 MALLCO Paper Workshop. The workshop will take place at the 2017 Joint Meeting of MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL on October 19-21 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Call for Papers

    For 2017 MALLCO is extending the call to any librarian or staff member at a law library. The Call for Papers Committee invites participants to submit in areas of law librarianship, law, or librarianship in general. Proposals can be submitted in either the abstract or paper division. Participants may present in the form of a traditional academic paper or in an innovative presentation format that engages video, performance, or other media. The presentation should be 20-25 minutes with the remainder of the time reserved for questions, comments, and discussion.

    Abstract Division

    This division is for works in progress, including any papers that have not been accepted for publication by Thursday, September 7, 2017. Individuals should submit the abstract of their presentation in no more than 500 words.

    Paper Division

    This division is for papers that have been accepted for publication from January 1, 2016 through September 7, 2017. Individuals should submit a draft of their paper.


    The deadline for Abstract and Paper Proposals has been extended to Friday, September 8, 2017.


    Submit abstracts or papers though this form 



    Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, September 15, 2017. Participants are encouraged to, but not required to attend the 2017 Joint Meeting of MAALL, LLAW, MichALL, MALL, and CALL.


    Contact a member of the Call for Papers Committee:

    Allen Moye, Chair,

    D. R. Jones,

    Chris Steadham,

    Susan Urban,

  • 30 Aug 2017 4:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Are you thinking about going to the 2017 MAALL, LLAW, MichAALL, MALL and CALL Joint Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, October 19th – 21st? MALL members can apply for a MALL grant to help meet the costs of attending. MALL grant application forms are available on the MALL website here: Contact Vic Garces,, 612-624-2597 if you have questions.

    Don’t delay, the early registration deadline for the meeting is Sept. 12th. Registration and lodging information are available here: The program boasts an impressive line-up of nationally known librarians, including our close to home colleagues, Karen Westwood, Director, Anne W. Grande Law Library, Pauline Afuso, Director, Washington County Law Library, and Lois Thompson, Director, Hennepin County Library. A list of programs and speakers is available here: Don’t miss out on this valuable professional development event!
  • 07 Aug 2017 10:01 AM | Anonymous member

    The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Reference Librarian.  This position provides legal reference service to Law School faculty, students, staff, and other patrons. Additional duties include creating and editing research guides, and special projects as assigned.

    The Part-Time Reference Librarian reports to the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian. This is a nine-month, 50% appointment, renewable each academic year, for 20 hours per week including weekday and Sunday hours.

    For complete information, and to apply for this position, please use the links below:

    If you are not a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link:

    If you are a current University of Minnesota employee, please use the following link instead:

    If you have questions regarding this position feel free to contact:

    Vicente E. Garces
    Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian
    University of Minnesota Law Library | | 612-624-2597

  • 23 Jun 2017 9:57 AM | Deleted user

    Read all about it here. ;-)

  • 14 Jun 2017 12:14 AM | Deleted user

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Research Librarian position within the Law Library within the School of Law.

    The Research Librarian supports the mission of the School of Law by providing strong research support for faculty scholarship and teaching; providing reference services to law school students, faculty, and staff and to members of the university and legal communities; teaching legal research; and assisting with a variety of other job-related projects and tasks as requested.

     See this posting for more information.

  • 30 May 2017 11:24 AM | Deleted user

    Gray Plant Mooty, a prominent national law firm, is currently seeking a Research Specialist for our Minneapolis office. 

    The Research Specialist will provide high quality, quick-turnaround, ready reference and research assistance to attorneys and staff. Responsibilities will also include daily planning and management of firm intranet content and layout, including investigating and writing web stories and providing in-depth coverage of firm’s top stories, including firm and client related news. The specialist will deliver current awareness information to attorneys and staff including docket alerts, news alerts, delivery of newsletters and other information used to support current and potential clients. The Research Specialist will also manage the firm’s history collection of documents, photographs and library resources. In addition, experience with SharePoint will be highly desirable to help develop new web pages, improve functionality and assist content editors and authors in best practices and analyzing and reporting on SharePoint usage and activity.

    The Research Specialist will be able to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment; will have exceptional writing skills and the ability to discern critical facts, trends and data most relevant to patrons. Familiarity with legal research vendor products and basic competitive intelligence sources preferred. The specialist must have well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm; ability to work in a team environment with a client service focus. The specialist will have the ability to prioritize workload and solve problems quickly. Bachelor’s degree required and two years of library related experience preferred. Strong technical skills and familiarity with SharePoint is highly desirable.

    Our firm’s culture emphasizes a work/life balance and a professional work environment, and has been recognized as one of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work.” For multiple years we have been identified as a “Top Workplace” by the Star Tribune, most recently in 2016. In 2016, the firm was also recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package (including medical, dental, profit sharing and 401k). 

    Apply at GPM.

  • 15 May 2017 9:22 AM | Deleted user

    The proposed bylaw amendments can be downloaded as a Word document here.

    In the attachment, page 3 is merely illustrative and shows the proposed timing changes in context of the elections section of the bylaws. 

    MALL's complete bylaws are available here

    N.B. The proposed amendments have been reviewed by AALL's Bylaws and Resolutions Committee without objection.

    If you have any questions for comments about the proposed amendments, please feel free to contact any board member.

  • 15 May 2017 9:04 AM | Deleted user

    The Newsletter staff would be delighted to work with you on a piece for the MALL Newsletter. 

    Below are the target dates for the newsletter but the staff are flexible and are used to working with professionals with busy schedules, so feel free to email the editors (Elizabeth Schutz or Wendy Fossum) if you have something you would like to contribute.

    Issue 3

    Submission Target 5/15/2017

    Publish Date 6/1/2017

    Issue 4

    Submission Target 8/15/2017

    Publish Date 9/1/2017

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