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  • 07 Nov 2016 3:27 PM | Anonymous member

    The University of Minnesota Law Library is pleased to announce that Scott Dewey has joined the Law Library faculty as our Faculty Research Librarian.

    Scott comes to us from UCLA School of Law Library where he served for ten years as the Scholarly Support Analyst. In this role, Scott provided in-depth research support for a scholarly and highly productive law faculty. Scott earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected to Order of the Coif. Scott also holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rice University, and a M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science from UCLA. He earned his B.A, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston where he majored in history.

    Scott also has experience as a judicial attorney for the California Court of Appeal. He is the author of several articles in the fields of history, law, and information science. His book  - "Don’t Breathe the Air": Air Pollution and U.S. Environmental Politics, 1945-1970 (Texas A&M University Press, 2000) - examines the development of air pollution control as a national and federal policy issue in the postwar United States, and was recently cited in the EPA's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.

    Scott's primary responsibilities at the Law Library will include providing expert research support to the Law School faculty; providing instruction and consultation services for faculty members' research assistants; and designing and implementing new service initiatives for faculty. Scott also will serve as the library liaison to the Minnesota Law Review

    Please join us in in welcoming Scott! 
  • 28 Oct 2016 2:18 PM | Deleted user

    Hein Online has added a 2013 interview with Barbara Golden to the Spinelli Law Library Reference shelf. 

    You can also watch it on YouTube.

  • 28 Oct 2016 2:15 PM | Deleted user

    Minitex is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director.

    Minitex is a publicly supported consortium of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries’ services to their patron communities. Minitex's suite of services promotes effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources. A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

    This Associate Director position reports to the Minitex Director and is responsible for providing organizational leadership, and directs the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), the Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS), the Reference Outreach & Instruction (ROI), and the AskMN virtual reference programs. The position serves as one of Minitex’ liaisons to the education, library, and workforce communities; leads coordination and negotiation of licenses to electronic resources and library products for Minitex participants; works cooperatively to facilitate opportunities for library staff to meet their continuing education and professional development needs. This position represents and speaks on behalf of Minitex in local, regional, and national meetings.

    For a full job description and to apply please use the following link:

    The position is available immediately and the application process is open until filled. Reference Job No. UL367 and Job ID# 312610 when applying.

  • 19 Oct 2016 2:42 PM | Deleted user

    The Minnesota Attorney General's Library has two job openings available.

    The Attorney General's Library is seeking a library director and a research and cataloging librarian.

  • 12 Oct 2016 11:55 AM | Deleted user

    Hamline University's former Law Library Books Sale

    Dates & Times:
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11.00 am-3.00 pm
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11.00 am-3.00 pm

    Location: 3rd floor of Hamline University West Hall.

    Terms: All books are for sale at $1 each – CASH ONLY.
  • 12 Oct 2016 11:44 AM | Deleted user

    TItle: Analyzing the Analytics: A Comparison of Legal Analytics Platforms
    Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016
    Time: 1-2 PM Eastern
    Go To Webinar Link:

    As a follow-up to The Power of Legal Analytics program at the AALL Annual Meeting, please join us for a webinar to examine the different legal analytics platforms available or, in some cases, coming soon. We will recap what we want and need from analytics platforms, and thendive into the options we have today in the current platforms. We will consider differentiating factors such as scope of coverage, level of case detail, access to underlying data, visualization tools, export options, and platform functionality.

    Some of the platforms we will cover:

    ex Machina
    Lexis atVantage
    Docket Navigator
    Bloomberg Representation Analytics
    Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
  • 30 Sep 2016 5:56 AM | Deleted user

    Due to an internal promotion, the State Law Library has an opening for a Library Assistant II.

    Duties include:

    • Processing new and replacement materials and withdrawing materials
    • Sorting mail and unpacking materials
    • Updating materials
    • Reviewing and redacting briefs
    • Ordering supplies
    • Preparing briefs for binding
    • Preparing periodicals for binding
    • Shifting and shelf reading

     APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 10, 2016

    TO APPLY: Apply online at


  • 30 Sep 2016 5:53 AM | Deleted user

    Director, Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School

    Notre Dame Law School invites applications for the position of Director of the Kresge Law Library.  We seek a leader who can create a vision and develop and implement strategies that respond to the demands of an ever-changing law library environment in the twenty-first century.

    The Director is responsible for all aspects of planning and administration of the Law Library, including strategic planning; budgeting; hiring, management and development of library staff; collection management; library services; computer and information services; and space planning.  The Director (in coordination with library faculty members) will also have teaching expectations in legal research or other areas as appropriate.  The Director reports directly to the Dean and works closely with faculty and staff members to provide library services supporting scholarly research and the law school curriculum.  The Law School is particularly interested in a Director who can provide innovative leadership in an educational and research environment that is increasingly dependent on electronic resources.

    Qualifications: We expect the applicant to hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a Masters degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies.  However, we will consider other exceptional applicants who do not possess both of these degrees if they otherwise provide a compelling case.  In addition, the successful applicant will have:

    • demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning to an academic or comparable environment;
    • demonstrated ability to innovate and adapt to a rapidly changing environment;
    • background in and vision for use of technology/electronic resources in a law library;
    • significant management experience in a law library or comparable environment, reflecting progressive improvement and responsibilities;
    • knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services;
    • a passion for incorporating technology into research, instructional, and law practice tools;
    • significant experience in managing staff;
    • demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working and collaborative relations with a broad range of constituencies; and
    • effective oral and written communications skills.

    To be considered for this position, please apply online at    Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Michael Kirsch, Vice Chair of the search committee, at  Salary and terms of appointment are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We welcome applications from women, members of minority groups, those interested in working at a Catholic university, and others who will enrich and diversify our faculty. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The Kresge Law Library is housed in a spacious physical facility that was completely renovated in 2010.  For additional information about the library, visit    A review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  The search committee anticipates that it will begin conducting initial interviews during late summer or early fall 2016 via Skype or in person.

  • 22 Sep 2016 10:18 PM | Deleted user

    The Minnesota Coalition of County Law Libraries and Minnesota State Law Library is hosting a program for county law librarians, county law library managers, and others who assist SRLs. The program will be October 21 at the Wentworth Library in W. St. Paul. (Note that there is construction on Robert Street. Highway 52 is a good alternative route.) Programming will start at 10:00am, but plan to come around 9:30am to check in and meet your colleagues! Programming will wrap up by 3:30pm. The cost is $15 and it includes a box lunch from Panera.


    Program topics:

    ·          10:00am - The Appellate Process (Rita DeMeules, Supreme Court Commissioner)

    ·          12:00pm - Lunchtime roundtable discussion of issues facing county law libraries 


    (Note exact times may change between now and the program.)


    If you have specific issues you’d like any of our speakers to address, let me know and we will pass this along to them!


    Use this link to register, pay (or generate an invoice), choose your lunch, and let us know what issues you’d like to talk about at lunch:

  • 22 Sep 2016 10:06 PM | Deleted user

    The SLA-MN chapter book salon is coming up on September 28.

    The location and the time of the event have changed. We will now be meeting at Pizza Luce in Richfield at 6:00 pm. The date is staying the same. The book is still the same, too--The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. 

    Registration is still open, and anyone interested can still register through EventBrite:  SLA-MN Book Salon 9.28.16 


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