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  • 17 Aug 2016 1:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Since January 1, 2016, there have been a number of changes at the library at 875 Summit Avenue in St. Paul! With the combination of Hamline University School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law was born. Two librarians from Hamline joined the Mitchell Hamline Information Resources Team: Selva Palani and Barb Kallusky. In April, Anne Poulter retired. Neal Axton took a temporary position at St. Thomas for the summer, and will spend Fall semester in Kansas, where his wife Sarah Deer will be a visiting professor. In July, Simon Canick resigned to become the Associate Dean for Library and Technology at the University of Maryland School of Law. Barb Kallusky is now Library Director at the Warren E. Burger Library at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In August, Ayanna Muata moved from Mitchell Hamline to the Hennepin County Library System, and we welcomed Lisa Heidenreich to our staff as a Research and Instructional Librarian. Needless to say, we are all looking forward to a quiet Fall semester!


  • 09 Jun 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous member


    AALL Webinar " Creating Engaging Digital Content to Teach and Promote Library Services"


    Thursday, July 07, 2016


    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Central Time)

    Event Days:



    Event Type:

    Web Seminar

    Event URL:

    Register Today

    Free for AALL members; Non-AALL Members - $60  
    Registration closes July 1

    Teaching users what resources are available to them and how to use them is key to marketing your collection. This webinar will discuss best practices for teaching technology to users such as students, attorneys and staff. Learn strategies and software you can use to create a memorable instructional presentation, as well as free sources of audio and video to help make it an exciting and interactive show your users will remember. Learn dynamic ways to market your library's digital resources so your users will return when they need to use them. 

    Participants will:   
    • be able to identify three best practices for teaching technology
    •  learn to create engaging digital content by using software such as Camtasia
    •  identify three strategies for marketing digital content

    Beverly Butula Beverly Butula is Director of Library Services at Davis Kuelthau in Milwaukee. She currently blogs on research and resources for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She is a past president of the Law Librarian Association of Wisconsin and is a frequent speaker on issues of website evaluation, legal resources, Web 2.0 technologies, and search strategies. She has authored articles in the Wisconsin Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, The Verdict, and many other professional journals. Beverly has presented presentations on teaching new technologies to regional and national audiences. 

    John Cannan 

    John Cannan is a Research and Instructional Services Librarian at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a frequent writer on legal and legal research topics and author of “Are Public Law Librarians Immune from Suit? Muddying the Already Murky Waters of Law Librarian Liability,” which was published in the Law Library Journal. His current research interests are legal information services for self-represented litigants, legislative history, Web 2.0 and judicial rules. John has presented on creating and marketing digital content to both regional and national audiences. 


    Kristopher Turner 
    Reference and Technology Services 
    Librarian University of Wisconsin Law Library
    Member, CS-SIS Education Committee

  • 01 Jun 2016 4:55 PM | Anonymous member

    Position Opening: Part-Time Reference Librarian

    The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Reference Librarian.  The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides legal reference service to Law School faculty, students, staff, and other patrons, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. Other duties include the preparation of bibliographic instruction materials and research guides, and special projects.

    The Part-Time Reference Librarian reports to the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian. This is a nine-month 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 view the posting at  

    (Job Opening ID #310296 ).

  • 03 May 2016 11:33 AM | Anonymous member

    Hello Colleagues:
    Did you all see the announcement that LLMC is moving from Ha'waii to Minnesota?  I'm wondering how many of us subscribe to any LLMC products.  Would you please reply to this thread if you do?  Maybe we could organize some way to welcome them to the area.

    Let me know if you're interested.


  • 02 Mar 2016 5:35 PM | Anonymous member

    Complimentary Registration to AALL Annual Meeting

    AALL is providing MALL one free full conference registration to this year's AALL Annual Meeting in Chicago.  All MALL members may apply, although preference is given to newer members to AALL.  

    By providing an opportunity for a newer member to attend an Annual Meeting, everyone benefits – the member, the chapter and AALL. Our goal is to provide an enriching and valuable experience as the member learns and networks with colleagues from across the country. The result for the chapter and AALL is a member who supports and participates in her or his professional association, both locally and nationally.

    For an application form visit the MALL Awards, Grants & Scholarships Committee web page.  Application deadline in March 31, 2016.  Questions? Contact Vic Garces,
  • 02 Mar 2016 5:06 PM | Anonymous member

    Nominations for the MALL Law Librarianship Award and the MALL Distinguished Service Award are now being accepted.  Additional information and nomination forms are available from the MALL Awards, Grants & Scholarships Committee web page. The due date for nominations is March 31st.

    MALL Law Librarianship Award

    The Law Librarianship Award is presented for outstanding continual contributions and service to the Association. Generally, award recipients are long-time members of MALL who have, through their tenure, generously participated in Association activities. Examples of such activities are committee participation; leadership (as committee chair or Association officer); teaching and instruction; recruiting opportunities; or other various ways which advance, and promote MALL and Minnesota law librarianship. This award may be given as a lifetime achievement award. Nominations may be submitted by any MALL member.

    MALL Distinguished Service Award

    The Distinguished Services Award is presented for exceptional or outstanding service to the Association or to Minnesota law libraries or librarians within the past year. This contribution could be for producing a work product (bibliography, index, union list, video, database, research service, web site, etc.) that substantially benefits the field of law librarianship; or other service that significantly advances the Association’s mission or goals. Nominations may be submitted by any MALL member.

  • 02 Mar 2016 4:58 PM | Anonymous member

    MALL awards one or more scholarships each fiscal year in the amount of $1,000 to MALL members enrolled in a degree granting program related to law librarianship such as an MLS or JD.  This scholarship is for tuition or other fixed expenses related to the educational process. For more information and an application form visit the MALL Awards, Grants & Scholarships Committee web page.  The deadline for applications is April 9, 2016.  Questions?  Contact Vic Garces,

  • 02 Mar 2016 4:49 PM | Anonymous member

    Planning on attending the AALL Annual Meeting in Chicago this summer?  MALL awards grants to members to attend the professional development events.  For more information and an application form visit the MALL Awards, Grants & Scholarships Committee web page.  The deadline for grant applications to attend this year's AALL Annual Meeting is APRIL 9, 2016.  Questions?  Contact Vic Garces,

  • 16 Dec 2015 12:05 PM | 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, 2016.

    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.


  • 14 Oct 2015 10:13 AM | Anonymous member

    Position Opening: Faculty Services Librarian

    The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Faculty Services Librarian.  Primary areas of responsibility include managing and supporting the quality and efficiency of research provided to Law School faculty; providing expert research support to Law School faculty; collaborating with other reference librarians to optimize faculty research services; and directing the Law Library's law student research assistants, and providing instruction and consultation services for faculty members' research assistants. The Faculty Services Librarian designs and implements new service initiatives for faculty and works closely with faculty members to maintain awareness of their current scholarship and evolving research interests.

    The Faculty Services Librarian is a member of the Law Library’s reference team, providing general reference and research assistance to all Library patrons, and participating in the reference schedule rotation. The position serves as liaison to the Law School’s Minnesota Law Review, and participates in collection development. The Faculty Services Librarian may be assigned other responsibilities, including participation in legal research instruction.

    The Faculty Services Librarian represents the Law Library on campus, regional, and national levels, engages in research and scholarship relevant to law librarianship, legal education, or substantive legal subjects, and participates in professional service activities.

    For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at  (Job Opening ID # 305334).

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