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  • 02 Oct 2018 12:22 PM | Anonymous
    MALL's bylaws require that we provide a vehicle for the delivery of election results, budget updates, changes in dues, and other information.  In the past, MALL has provided this information, along with articles and updates in a regularly published pdf/print newsletter.  Over the years, we (the newsletter staff) have gotten anecdotal feedback from membership about how you want to see this content delivered – some of you like things just as they are, but there are some of you who are looking for an update. 

    Now’s your chance to let us know what you think.  Below is a link to a mini-survey.  It’s so tiny it is actually kind of cute.  There are three questions total – two are *multiple choice* and one is a *totally optional* contact info question.  Sounds pretty painless, right?  We would be eternally grateful if you’d take a minute (literally, one minute) and answer the questions for us.

    Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!  We look forward to incorporating your feedback into MALL’s communications.


  • 13 Sep 2018 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 06 Aug 2018 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    Hi everyone!

    You can now see the PowerPoint presentations from the MALL Spring Meeting at

    The CLE codes for the events are below.

    Have a great day!


    Event Code: 258125


    AI and NL: Situating Your Black Box Search Results within Your Legal Research Project/Shoreview

    State Bar Association (MSBA)



    Event Code: 258123


    Fair Trials in the Facebook Era (elimination of Bias credit)




    Event Code: 258125


    AI and NL: Situating Your Black Box Search Results within Your Legal Research Project/Shoreview

    State Bar Association (MSBA)



    Event Code: 258123


    Fair Trials in the Facebook Era (elimination of Bias credit)





  • 02 Aug 2018 1:29 PM | Anonymous member

    Technical Services Librarian

    Gray Plant Mooty, a prominent national law firm, is currently seeking a part-time, Technical Services Librarian - 15 hours per week.  Duties will include maintaining Knowledge Management’s integrated library system, including cataloging, circulation, and record maintenance.  The librarian will be responsible for processing bills and renewals and assisting with managing passwords and account access to online subscriptions. In addition, the librarian will perform research and reference services as required.

    We are looking for someone skilled at organizing resources and establishing priorities, familiarity with integrated library systems and superior client service skills.  Knowledge of library science is also helpful, along with the ability to be flexible and work independently with limited or no supervision.

    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 2018. For the past three consecutive years, the firm has also been recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers.  Apply at

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

  • 10 Jul 2018 2:49 PM | Anonymous
    Dear MALL members,

    MALL is seeking volunteers for a variety of open positions. The positions are described below and vary greatly in terms of time commitment and tasks to be accomplished.

    Please email me at if you are interested in chairing or volunteering for any of these committees.

    Thank you in advance for your help keeping MALL a vibrant organization!


    • LRI Committee Member

      • Duties

        • Assist LRI Committee Chair in identifying relevant topics and

        • speakers for LRI

        • Coordinate attendance and LRI speakers

        • Plan and publicize the LRI Sessions

      • Time Commitment: 10 hours/month (Winter and Spring)

    • Web Committee

      • Duties

        • Gain knowledge and skill with the functionality of the Wild Apricot 

        • website

        • Organize and update content on the website

        • Implement changes to help make for a more seamless user

        • experience

        • Encourage members to use the site to post news and update

        • their profiles

        • Update the site with the new logo and color scheme

      • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week

    • Public Relations/Social Media

      • Duties:

        • Set-up social media accounts using the new MALL logo

        • Post relevant news and photos to these accounts and on the MALL

        • website

        • Contact other law and library-related organizations about representing MALL at their meetings and cross-publicizing
        • Assist with updating public relations pamphlets/content
      • Time Commitment (after initial set-up): 1-2 hours/week

    • Graphic Designer

      • Duties

        • Create logos, letterhead, and other graphics using the new logo

        • Create marketing guidelines for use on the website and other

        • marketing materials

      • Time Commitment: 1 hour/week

    • Archives

      • Duties

        • Help capture and solicit MALL content from members (for various

        • events)

        • Help organize and post historical content to the MALL website

      • Time Commitment: 3 hours/month

    • Government Relations

      • Duties

        • Pass news of any local or federal legislative and governmental

        • happenings that may affect MN law librarians, the resources we

        • use, or the services we provide

        • Send out any relevant events/information via the listserv, the
        • MALL website, and the newsletter
      • Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/month

    • Executive Task Force: Listserv Replacement

      • Description

        • As of November 2018, AALL will no longer be providing free email

        • listserv services to the regional chapters. An alternative must be

        • identified and implemented

      • Chair Duties

        • Organize meetings with task force members and other MALL committee stakeholders to outline needs, identify potential alternative internal communication platforms, and manage the timeline to completion
        • Present alternative platforms to membership at the Fall Meeting along with the committee's recommendation

      • Member Duties

        • Assist in identifying and evaluating alternative internal communication platforms
        • Provide information to the committee regarding features and costs

        • Assist in presenting alternative platforms to the membership

      • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/week; ends Nov. 2018

    • Recruiting

      • Duties

        • Compile list of law librarian and legal information-related job

        • openings for MN

        • Regularly send out and publish list of open positions via the

        • Listserv, the MALL website, and the newsletter

      • Time commitment: 1-2 hours/week

  • 25 Jun 2018 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Earlier this summer, the MALL Executive Board wrote a letter supporting H.R. 5305, the FDLP Modernization Act. Greg Lambert, President of the American Association of Law Libraries, wrote a letter to MALL thanking MALL for its involvement on this important issue.


  • 02 Jun 2018 5:15 PM | Deleted user

    Abby Walters and Sarah Larsen have joined the executive board. 

  • 01 May 2018 11:57 AM | Anonymous member

    For well over a century, Fish & Richardson has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the world's most innovative and influential technology leaders. Join Fish's downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Library and Knowledge Information Services team as a Research Analyst.

    How Will You Make a Difference? 

    ·  Conduct research and coordinate informational support for all firm practice and administrative areas

    ·  Conduct online research associated with requests made by firm legal and support staff

    ·  Execute comprehensive database searches in the firm's diverse practice and science/technology areas, including those research tasks necessary to support business development initiatives through the competitive intelligence program

    ·  Assist with marketing, training and other strategic plans of the Library & Knowledge Information Services group and the overall expansion of knowledge with intellectual property and legal database resources

    ·  Monitor the Library request system / email list and communicate with Library staff in order to help manage departmental workflow across time zones; provide backup email coverage for Document Delivery Services

     What Will You Bring to the Table? 

    ·  Bachelors of Arts or Science, with MSLIS or other relevant advanced degree highly desired

    ·  Knowledge of online search services through 2-4 years' work experience in a library, intellectual property, and/or legal setting

    ·  Comfortable working in a collaborative, dynamic, and open office environment

    ·  Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment and build productive relationships with fellow team members, attorneys and staff

     Why Fish?

    Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 13 consecutive years, handling nearly three times as many cases as its nearest competitor. Our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences, and perspectives.

    When you join our team, we offer:

    ·  Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement

    ·  Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution

    ·  A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

    To Apply: You can send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to the attention of Jill Strand, Senior Manager, Library & Knowledge Information Systems at or apply online at

  • 19 Apr 2018 1:19 PM | Anonymous member

    The Link of the AALL Leadership Academy is below

    They finished last week.  

  • 09 Mar 2018 3:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Dear MALL Members,

    Please consider submitting a nomination(s) for the MALL Law Librarianship Award and/or the MALL Distinguished Service Award. 

    The MALL 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 a committee chair or Association officer); teaching and instruction; recruiting opportunities; or other various ways which forward and promote MALL and Minnesota law librarianship. This award may be given as a MALL lifetime achievement award. Nominations may be made by any MALL member.

    The MALL Distinguished Service Award is presented for exceptional or outstanding service to Association or 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, website, etc.) that substantially benefits the field of law librarianship; or other service that significantly promotes the Association’s mission or goals.  Nominations may be made by any MALL member.

    Nomination forms for both awards are available on the Awards, Grants & Scholarships Committee page on the MALL website here:

    If you have any questions please contact, Vic Garces, 612-624-2597.

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