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  • 11 Dec 2019 2:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Below is information about a new position at the University of Minnesota Law Library.

    Law Practice and Technology Librarian

    The Law Practice and Technology Librarian reports to the Reference Administration & Web Services Librarian. Professional librarians are hired under the University of Minnesota Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) employee classification system which may lead to promotion and continuous appointment based on successful fulfillment of library duties, published scholarship, and professional participation.

    Responsibilities

    The Law Practice and Technology Librarian plays a primary role in the integration of Law Library services and instructional programs into Law School initiatives focused on preparing students for evolving legal practice environments, particularly with regard to legal practice technologies. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing instructional programs on the use of existing and emerging legal technologies, and the impact these technologies have on the practice of law. This position will be responsible for all aspects of teaching the upper-division two-credit Law Practice and Technology course. The position also will provide subject-specific law practice and technology presentations in clinical and doctrinal courses. Additional instructional responsibilities may include developing and teaching one-unit courses related to the use of technology in specific law practice areas, and participating in first-year legal research instruction. Additional responsibilities include participation in other Law Library initiatives and programs, including the design and management of library spaces devoted to law practice technologies.

    The Law Practice and Technology Librarian is a member of the Law Library’s reference team, providing general reference and research assistance to all Library patrons and participating in a rotating reference schedule that includes evenings and some Saturdays. Reference duties include: conducting in-depth research and developing specialized research expertise as needed in support of the scholarship and teaching of the Law School faculty; facilitating research conducted by students including their work on journals, moot courts, clinics, and in seminar courses; preparing and updating Library research guides; and other responsibilities as assigned.  

    The Law Practice and Technology Librarian represents the Law Library at the 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.

    Required Qualifications

    • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school
    • M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited graduate school
    • Minimum of two years of professional reference experience in a law library
    • Minimum of two years of experience in a law practice environment
    • Evidence of in-depth knowledge of current and emerging law practice technologies, and their integration into a wide range of practice environments
    • Evidence of strong teaching and presentation skills
    • Evidence of exceptional research competency, including ability to analyze research requests effectively, conduct expert legal and interdisciplinary research, synthesize research results, and deliver a high quality, comprehensive final product
    • Evidence of strong written, oral, and communication skills
    • Demonstrated strong service philosophy
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute actively to the law library profession through both scholarly productivity and participation in professional activities

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience developing and teaching law practice & technology courses and presentations
    • Experience designing, creating, and implementing programs and initiatives using law practice technologies

    Application Information

    Apply online at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/334563 search Job ID 334563. A complete application will consist of a cover letter, resume, official transcripts, a diversity statement (1 page maximum; attach as Additional Document 1) and contact information for a minimum of four professional references.

    Position will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2020.

    Note regarding application materials: It is an expectation of the University of Minnesota that people hired into academic positions can demonstrate multicultural competence and a commitment to diversity. The diversity statement should be a summary of actual accomplishments (rather than a philosophical statement). An example might be noting specific actions and success you have had in recruiting for a more diverse staff, retention efforts, committee or taskforce involvement, etc.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

    The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


  • 11 Dec 2019 10:26 AM | Anonymous member

    Subject: AALL New Product Award - Deadline Feb. 3

     

    AALL New Product Award

     

    Have you discovered a new product that you think is great? Nominate it for the AALL New Product Award! Any AALL member may nominate products. Vendors can nominate their own products.

     

    Deadline for Submissions: February 3, 2020

     

    This award honors new commercial information products that enhance or improve existing law library services or procedures or innovative products that improve access to legal information, the legal research process, or procedures for technical processing of library materials.

     

    A "new" product is one that 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.

     

    Details
    Nomination Form


  • 29 May 2019 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Congratulations to our board members for 2019-2020!


    Niki Catlin,

    Research Librarian at St. Thomas School of Law, will be our new Secretary & Treasurer!


    Patrick Butler, 

    Director of Research Services at Larkin Hoffman, will be our new Vice President/President-Elect!


    Niki and Patrick will be installed as part of the business meeting portion of the MALL Spring Meeting this Friday.

    Click Here to check out the agenda and register for the Meeting today!


  • 18 Mar 2019 11:51 AM | Anonymous

    Employment Opportunity

    Posting Date:                    March 13, 2019

    Title:                                  Research and Instructional Law Librarian

    Status:                              Full Time

    Mitchell Hamline Warren E. Burger Law Library is seeking a full-time Research and Instructional Law Librarian. The person in this position will provide Legal Reference Services to students, faculty, and alumni, helping them find and use resources that meet their research needs. The person in this position will also teach Legal Research in both informal and formal settings. Informal teaching may take place when the librarian works with students to demonstrate legal research strategies and database searching techniques. Formal teaching could include teaching legal research as part of the first year Lawyering course and/or teaching advanced legal research courses to upper level students, or teaching research units in upper level courses. This person will provide reference and research services daily and will participate in evening and weekend rotations. Additionally, this position will serve as a law library liaison to law faculty, participate in reference and library team meetings, prepare new and update existing research guides, forms, and manuals in digital format, and perform other duties as assigned or required.

    Qualifications: J.D. from and ABA accredited law school and Master’s degree in Library Science or

    M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited college or university; three years’ experience providing reference service to students, faculty, attorneys and other legal professionals and two years teaching experience, although strongly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered; familiarity with and interest in online teaching; thorough understanding of and experience with research methodology using print and electronic resources; familiarity with library operations and emerging technologies; knowledge of inter-disciplinary research practices; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills; strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; creativity, passion and enthusiasm for librarianship, courage to propose new ideas, projects, and workflows; and flexibility.

    To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by e-mail to  hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.  Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law.

     

  • 13 Mar 2019 9:24 AM | Anonymous member

    Please apply for the AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grants Program

    This grant is offered to encourage program development and promote sharing among AALL entities

    https://www.aallnet.org/education-training/grants/cpe-program-grants/

    FAQ https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CPE-Grant-FAQ.pdf

    Checklist https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Program-Development-Checklist.pdf

    March 19, 2019 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters (second round)

    April 22, 2019 – Announcement of funded grants

    April 2020 – Deadline for expenditure of funds


  • 06 Mar 2019 9:05 AM | Anonymous member

    Paid Internship Opportunity at the Minnesota State Law Library

    March 18, 2019  –  June 21, 2019*

    ~10 hours per week

    $12 per hour

    Requirements:

    • Ability to work ~10 hours per week at the Minnesota State Law Library during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays).
    • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
    • Preference may be given to applicants with a legal background or those who express interest in law librarianship.
    • Successful completion of a background check.

    Description: The Minnesota State Law Library Internship provides supervised experience in three key areas of law library operations.

    Technical services:

    • Update electronic index of legal periodicals
    • Shift collections
    • Convert microform documents to digital format

    Electronic Services:

    • Create original content and update current content in LibGuides
    • Assist with additional website updating

    Public Services:

    • Provide supervised assistance to patrons at the reference desk and during scheduled legal clinics
    • Perform basic legal research to assist library patrons and staff, including the Law Library Services to Prisoners program.

    Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to:

    Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian

    Minnesota State Law Library

    G25 Minnesota Judicial Center

    25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

    Saint Paul, MN 55155

    Your cover letter should address your reasons for applying for the Minnesota State Law Library internship, including how the experience will assist you in reaching your academic and career goals. Please also include a preferred weekly schedule.

    For candidates currently enrolled in a graduate library or information science program,  your references should include at least one current professor who is able to comment on your academic work.  

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  *Dates of the internship may be modified to best meet the needs of the library and the intern.

    General questions may be addressed to: elvira.embser-herbert@courts.state.mn.us.

  • 06 Feb 2019 1:51 PM | Anonymous member
    Have an idea for a webinar or for a local or regional conference, and need some extra funding to bring in speakers or record the event? Then, on behalf of the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee, I encourage you to apply for a AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grant to get funding to support education programming that could benefit the entire AALL community.


    Funding is available to cover expenses that directly affect the program such as room rental, speaker fees, travel fees, and recording/broadcasting the program, although funding cannot be used for food, advertising or vendor-specific programming. For detailed information, see the grant program FAQ.

    Recently awarded grants include:

    • The Changing Face of Technology in Law Librarianship (NOCALL)
    • Ascending to New Heights (SEAALL)
    • Digital Dilemmas (SANDALL)
    • Library Advocacy Training (NOCALL)
    The next deadline for applications is March 19, 2019.


  • 28 Jan 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    The MALL Newsletter committee is always seeking out contributions from our esteemed colleagues.  If you have something you want to share – we want to hear it!  Some ideas for content are listed below (but please feel free to think outside the bullet points!):

    • Features on specific topics of professional/research interest
    • Step-by-step how-to’s
    • Practical advice supplemented with real-world experience, research, or analysis.
    • Book or product reviews

    Compelling first-person or personal stories or reports on events are also are welcome.  Though we’d be open to longer (or mini) features, we’re hoping to see contributions range between 300-600 words.

    Below, we’ve listed the estimated publication schedule for upcoming issues.

     

    Submission Deadline

    Publish Date

    3/15/2019

    4/1/2019

    5/15/2019

    6/1/2019

    8/15/2019

    9/1/2019


  • 25 Jan 2019 4:25 PM | Deleted user

    Employment Opportunity

     

     

     

    Posting Date:                   December 20, 2018

     

    Title:                                Reference and Research Law Librarian

     

    Department:                     Law Library

     

    Reports To:                     Director, Law Library

     

    Status:                             Full Time – Temporary Position

     

    The primary purpose of the Reference and Research Law Librarian is to provide reference, research, and instructional services to law students, law faculty, and other library patrons by working with them to demonstrate legal research strategies and database searching techniques. The Reference and Research Law Librarian will provide reference and research services daily and will participate in evening and weekend rotations. Additionally, this position will serve as a law library liaison to law faculty, participate in reference and library team meetings, prepare new and update existing research guides, forms, and manuals in digital format, and perform other duties as assigned or required.  

     

    Qualifications: A J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school is required. In addition, a Master’s degree in Library Science or M.L.I.S. from an ALA accredited college or university is preferred. Two (2) or more years of experience in an academic law library related to the above described duties preferred, although strongly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.                                                                                                                                      

     

    To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. 

     

     

    Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

     

  • 10 Dec 2018 2:12 PM | Anonymous member

    New Product Award

    Have you discovered a new product that you think is great? Nominate it for the New Product Award! Any AALL member may nominate products. Vendors can nominate their own products.

    Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2019

    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.

    Details: https://www.aallnet.org/community/recognition/awards-program/new-product-award/
    Nomination Form: https://www.aallnet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/New-Product-Award.pdf


    Michael J. Hannon

    Associate Director for Access Services & Digital Initiatives

    University of Minnesota Law Library | www.law.umn.edu/library

    120 Mondale Hall, 229-19th Avenue South

    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0415

    mhannon@umn.edu | 612-625-0173




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