Serving the Minnesota Legal Community
MALL Spring Meeting 2014

MALL invites you to the 

2014 Spring Conference

Friday, May 16, 2014   

 William Mitchell College of Law

  871 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

21st Century Law: 
Law Libraries & 
the New Normal


Registration and breakfast buffet, with fresh pastries, assorted bagels & cream cheese, ham/broccoli/Swiss cheese quiche, spinach/mushroom/jack cheese quiche, potatoes O’Brian with pepper & onion, fresh fruit & roasted vegetable platters

Breakfast provided by our partners at Thomson Reuters ~ Thank you!


The Preparation:



Keynote: Night Law School for the 21st Century: William Mitchell’s Hybrid JD and the Law Library’s Involvement in That Initiative

WMCL Dean Eric Janus and Simon Canick, Associate Dean for Information Services

William Mitchell has received ABA approval for a hybrid pilot program blending online coursework and classroom instruction. Hear how the Burger Library staff has been a vital partner in planning for the 2015 launch.




The Collection:

Shelf Life

Session A: What is RDA, and Why Should I Care?

MALL members Paddy Satzer and Susan Vossberg will unravel some of the mysteries of Resource Description and Access, which will replace the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules we encountered in library school. Not just for Tech Service wonks!

Session B: The Bookless Law Library?

Scott Nelson, Head of Print, Thomson Reuters

Damian Burns, Digital Library Specialist, LexisNexis

How is your library responding to the challenges of growing electronic collections? What about our OPACs, DRM, and ILL? We’ll hear vendor perspectives and real stories about adapting in an e-book world.


Business Meeting – Award, grant, and scholarship presentations


Lunch - sandwich and salad buffet with roast beef on focaccia, cashew chicken wraps, grilled veggies on ciabatta, gourmet raspberry almond salad, potato salad, assorted bars


The Trends:


= Opportunities

Keynote: The New Normal: Impacts & Trends in Law Libraries

Michele Lucero, Director of Client Development, LAC Group

Law libraries of all types are faced with dramatic change across the spectrum of their service and resource mix. Budgets, staffing, KM, CI, customer-centricity, and technology are but a few aspects of 21st century normality. Michele will touch on some of these pivot points and the talents we need to adapt and grow.




The Skillz:

Best Practices for the Best You         

Personal Branding for Career Success

Jacquie Bystrom and Kathy Lester, Career Strategists, Bystrom PR

If you can’t define what makes you special, how will others figure it out? This workshop will provide tips on how to effectively build the personal brand that will help you stand out.


Social Hour - join your MALL colleagues to wind down the day and the week. We’ll decamp to a local watering hole for beverages, appetizers, and good conversation.

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