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Introduction to Minnesota Association of Law Libraries

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Brief introduction to the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, a professional organization.

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Introduction to Minnesota Association of Law Libraries

  1. 1. Professional Networking and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries Neal R. Axton Membership Chair, MALL Reference Librarian, William Mitchell College of Law
  2. 2. MALL <ul><li>Regional Chapter of American Association of Law Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Covers entire State </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Education </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Libraries and More! <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Public (State & County Law Libraries) </li></ul><ul><li>Law Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Information/Library Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Vendors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leadership <ul><li>Executive Board </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President & President-Elect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past President & Chair of Education Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary & Treasurer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member at Large </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Communication <ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President's Column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Reading Column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative Update Column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting notices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee reports and notices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributions by the membership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Listserv </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul>
  6. 7. Meetings <ul><li>Business Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Committee Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Special Interest Sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gen X/Y forum </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Legal Research Institute <ul><li>Overview of Legal Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9 evening sessions </li></ul><ul><li>16 Continuing Legal Education Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Base of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Refresh Legal Research Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the US Legal System </li></ul>
  8. 9. http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/index.html
  9. 10. http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/pubres.htm
  10. 11. Committees <ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Awards, Grants & Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting & Community </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Government Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul>
  11. 12. More committees! <ul><li>Newsletter   </li></ul><ul><li>Nominations   </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach Placement/Recruitment   </li></ul><ul><li>Public Relations   </li></ul><ul><li>Publications   </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Services SIS   </li></ul><ul><li>Web Committee </li></ul><ul><li>VIP </li></ul>
  12. 13. Membership <ul><li>Membership Directory and Listserv </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members Only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 types of memberships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular - $20 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retired </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Further Questions <ul><li>Neal Axton </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Office Phone 651-290-6374 </li></ul>

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