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  • 05 Mar 2018 7:34 PM | Anonymous member

    MALL Grants (AALL Deadline, April 13th)

    Grant funds are available to MALL members to attend job-related professional development programs, conferences and workshops, such as the MALL Annual Spring Conference and the AALL Annual Meeting. The deadline for grant applications to attend the AALL Annual Meeting is April 13th so don’t delay.

    Details and an application form are available on the MALL website here:  If you have questions, please contact  Committee Chair, Vicente Garces,, 612-624-2597.

    MALL Scholarship – Application Deadline April 13th

    Are you, or will you, be enrolled in a degree-granting program that is library-related or law-related such as a library or information science program or a law school J.D. program?  If so, consider applying for a MALL Scholarship!

    MALL makes available a $1,000 scholarship each fiscal year to a MALL member enrolled in a qualified degree granting program. The scholarship is awarded in the spring for use during the first semester of the following academic year. Details, including eligibility requirements, and an application form are available on the MALL website at

    The application deadline is April 13th.  If you have questions, please contact Committee Chair, Vicente Garces,, 612-624-2597.

  • 05 Mar 2018 12:26 PM | Anonymous member


    Thursday, March 22, 2018 (11am - 12pm US/Central)

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    • essential concepts and definitions on grit and mindset in the workplace 
    • grit and mindset tools (and how to use them) to drive career goals 


    Sarah Rohne 
    Career Empower, LLC 

    Sarah Rohne owns a career development consulting practice, Career Empower, LLC, where she individually career consults with professionals, and presents to employers and organizations on professional development topics. Sarah Rohne is also the Employer Relations Director at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her background includes practicing law as an attorney with Meagher & Geer, PLLP in Minneapolis; and employment with national legal staffing agencies as a senior recruiter before joining the University of Minnesota Law School. Her role includes development of local, regional, and national employment opportunities for law students and alumni; and management of professional development training for legal professionals. For many years Sarah has been active in national legal professional development organizations and currently serves in leadership roles with the American Bar Association and National Association for Law Placement. Sarah is also an active leader in Minnesota and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Membership Committee of Hennepin County Bar Association. Sarah received her JD from Hamline University School of Law and BA and Organizational Development Certificate from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 

    David Zopfi-Jordan 
    Law Library University of Minnesota 


    Registration Fees: 
    These fees are available through 03/19/2018



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    NonMember - Site Registration



    Cancellation and Other Policies:
    Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. 

    Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:
    Webinar programming is made possible through a partnership with Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US. 

  • 02 Mar 2018 4:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Please apply to the BNA AALL grant



    Once you create your proposer profile (different from your AALL member profile), you can work on your grant proposal(s) in your own virtual workspace. You will be able to save your work and come back to it later by simply logging back in. You can share your draft grant proposal(s) with colleagues prior to submission, too. All grant proposals must be submitted through this site no later than Thursday, March 15, 2018.

  • 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.

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