News & Events

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 15:08

Under the supervision of the Head of Public Services, the Access Services and Research Librarian is responsible for managing circulation services, including supervising approximately 20 student workers, managing the student worker budget and providing training on circulation functions.  The successful candidate will also participate in providing reference and research services to the students, faculty and public and teach legal research in classroom settings and in individual and small group instruction.  The complete job description with information on how to apply can be found on our website.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 13:12

Published in the November / December 2019 issue of AALL Spectrum, this article is a behind-the-scenes look at algorithims that rank results in Bloomberg Law, Fastcase, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:08

Law Library Fellow Gerard Fowke had his article titled "Librarians Before Congress: Advocacy and Identity" published in the current issue of Legal Reference Services Quarterly.  The article explores the connection between congressional testimony and political identity for libraries.  Researchers can access the article on the LRSQ website.  

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:48

The Clifford Calhoun Service Award is given to Prof. Thompson in recognition of her commitment to public service, and ongoing contributions to the legal community, which exemplify the spirt and tradition of Professor Calhoun’s altruistic career. She will be honored by the law school at the Faculty and Staff Awards Lunch held on May 14, 2019.

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:39

The Technical Services Special Interest Section Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2019 Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship is Karen Selden.

Karen is the Metadata Services Librarian and Interim Head of Technical Services at the William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado Law School. Karen's distinguished service to law library technical services and law librarianship in general include leadership roles at the local, regional, and national levels, active committee service, significant publications and scholarly work, and numerous conference presentations.

Karen joined the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in 1998, and currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the AALL Board where she brings to the Association a much-needed technical services perspective. On her path to AALL leadership, Karen brought her considerable skills and energy to both the Technical Services Special Interest Section (TS-SIS) and the Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section (OBS-SIS) as an active member, chairing and participating in committees, proposing and presenting educational programs on cutting edge issues of importance to technical services librarians, and of interest to public service librarians, as well.

The Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award recognizes extended and sustained distinguished service to technical services law librarianship and to AALL, in memory of Renee D. Chapman, former head of technical services at the Charles B. Sears Law Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo and chair of the TS-SIS in 1988-1989.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 15:09

The 11th Annual Boulder Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship & Teaching has announced its call for papers on “All Aspects of Legal Information.” The draft must be more than an outline, but need not be in publishable form (between 6 and 10 pages). Drafts can be sent via email to Susan Nevelow Mart, The work should focus on an aspect of (1) The use or teaching of legal information; (2) An aspect of information retrieval; (3) Law and policy; (4) Information access issues; or (5) Practice issues.

The conference will be held July 11-12, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Applicants to the conference should submit a draft project no later than April 8, 2019.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 16:16

The Oral History of Law Librarianship series contains more than 200 video interviews of active and retired law librarians and others related to the profession. This ongoing series showcases individuals in the profession as they reflect on their experiences. New videos interviews are added monthly.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 16:14

The Algorithm as a Human Artifact: Implications for Legal {Re}search was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten Download List for: LSN: Legal Information Practices

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:53

The law library congratulates Karen Marchesi and Kerryn Francis for their years of service to the law library.  Ms. Marchesi has worked with us for 25 years and Ms. Francis has just ecplipsed the 10 year mark!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 07:34

Professor Nevelow Mart's recent study on how algorithims in online legal research databases can deliver different and unexpected results.  The review was published in the Illinois Bar Journal.