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Connie Lenz

Associate Director for Collection Development

Connie Lenz

120A Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-4301

lenzx009@umn.edu

University of California, Los Angeles, B.F.A.
University of California, Berkeley, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.L.I.S.

Professor Connie Lenz is the Law Library's Associate Director for Collection Development. She directs the growth and management of the Library’s extensive collections comprising over one million volumes and numerous electronic resources. She also serves as a member of the team responsible for the overall administration of the Law Library.

Professor Lenz received her B.F.A. degree in Art History from UCLA, and her J.D. and M.L.I.S. degrees from UC Berkeley. During the course of her career, she has served in a variety of service and administrative positions in academic law libraries nationwide, including the UC Berkeley Law Library, the University of Michigan Law Library, and the Hofstra Law Library.

Professor Lenz joined the University of Minnesota Law School library faculty in 2002. She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries, and currently serves on the AALL Digital Access to Legal Information Committee. She publishes regularly on the topics of law library administration and collection development.


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

The Public Mission of the Public Law School Library, 105 Law Library Journal 31 (2013)

Does Form Follow Function? Academic Law Libraries Organizational Structures for Collection Development, 100 Law Library Journal 59 (2008) (recipient of the 2007 AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Award) (with Helen Wohl)

Prescribing a Legislative Response: Educators, Physicians, and Psychotropic Medication for Children, 22 Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy 72 (2005)

Faculty Services in Academic Law Libraries: Emerging Roles for the Collection Development Librarian, 96 Law Library Journal 283 (2004)

Book Reviews

Book Review, 97 Law Library Journal 385 (2005) (reviewing Wanda S. Pillow, Unfit Subjects: Educational Policy and the Teen Mother (RoutledgeFalmer, 2004))

Book Review, 22 Legal Information Alert 10 (Oct. 2003) (reviewing John T. Bostelman, The Sarbanes-Oxley Deskbook (Practising Law Institute, 2003))

Other Publications

AALL Program Review: The Librarian as Author: AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers, 28 ALL-SIS Newsletter 11 (Fall 2008)

AALL Program Review: The Library's Role in Educating Lawyers: Considering the Carnegie Report, 28 ALL-SIS Newsletter 4 (Fall 2008)

Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: Academic Law Libraries Reach Beyond Four Walls, 1 Greyletter 1 (Spring 2006)

MALL's Charter Members, 32 MALL Newsletter 20 (Nov/Dec 2005)

The Future of Law Libraries Symposium, 31 MALL Newsletter 6 (Mar/Apr 2005)

Academic Law Libraries Collection Development Policies [compilation], available at: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/ (password required) (2005) [Updated by current committee] (with Nancy J. Adams, Beth DiFelice & Jan Ryan Novak)

Directory of Collection Development Contacts in Academic Law Libraries, available at: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/ (password required) (2005) [updated by current committee] (with Deborah Jefferies, Helen Wohl & Gary Yessin)

Who Is Collecting?, 24 ALL-SIS Newsletter 12 (Summer 2005)

Enhancing Collection Development through Reference Participation, 26 The CRIV Sheet 5 (Feb. 2004)

A Million for Minnesota, Law Alumni News 41 (Spring 2004) (with Joan Howland)

Arthur C. Pulling: The Foundation of the Law Library's Collection, The Colophon 7 (Spring 2003)