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  • 10 Nov 2016 2:56 PM | Deleted user

    The 2017 Minority Leadership Development Award (MLDA) application is finally open! The Diversity Committee started accepting applications, and this is due by Feb. 1, 2017.  

    The MLDA is an important step to foster minority leaders for the future and provide minority law librarians to leadership opportunities within the AALL. 

    The application is available online from AALL.

  • 08 Nov 2016 10:17 AM | Deleted user

    AALL is now accepting nominations for the Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes newer members who have made significant contributions to the profession and have demonstrated the potential for leadership and continuing excellence.

    Selection criteria includes: 

    • The nominee must be a member in good standing of AALL
    • The nominee must be in his/her first 10 years of law library experience
    • The nominee must not have previously received an Emerging Leader Award
    • The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the Association and/or the profession.
    • The nominee must have shown outstanding promise for continuing service and leadership. Specific examples of his/her continuing activities must be provided.

    Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

    The nomination deadline is February 1. Since letters of recommendation can take some time to gather and holidays are approaching, we ask that you begin the process as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline.

    More details on the award, including a link to the Nomination Form, can be found here: Emerging Leader Award

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Michael McHenry.

  • 08 Nov 2016 10:10 AM | Deleted user

    The AALL GRC Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Public Access to Government Information Award (PAGI Award) and the Robert L. Oakley Advocacy Award

    AALL offers these two prestigious and meaningful advocacy awards to individuals and groups who either contribute to promoting greater public access to government information (PAGI) or substantially furthering policy efforts of AALL (Oakley).  The GRC needs your help in identifying deserving nominees.  Information on the award criteria, nomination process, and past recipients is available at the respective links above.

    If you would like to nominate an individual or group for one or both awards, please send your nominations to the chair of the Government Relations Committee, Rich Leiter, by the deadline of February 1, 2017.

  • 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


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