Lenz Returns to Law LibraryConnie Lenz has returned to her position as Associate Director for Collection Development at the Law Library after a brief hiatus to serve as director of the Hamline Law Library. She takes up her former responsibilities of coordinating selection of materials, overseeing growth and management of the collections, and participating in the overall administration of the Law Library.
Recently, Lenz and Helen Wohl, Assistant Library Director for Collection Development and Special Collections at the University of Miami Law Library, were winners in an annual competition organized by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
They were awarded the AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers Award for “Does Form Follow Function? Academic Law Libraries’ Organizational Structures for Collection Development.” Award recipients will be recognized and present their papers at the AALL Annual Meeting in New Orleans July 14-17. The papers will be forwarded to the editor of the Law Library Journal to be considered for publication.
Lenz joined the Law Library faculty in 2002 from Hofstra University, where she was Assistant Director of the Law Library and taught Advanced Legal Research. Previously, she was a Collection Development/Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library and worked in a special appointment at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) Library.
She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received her J.D. and M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
AALL was founded in 1906 to foster the profession of law librarianship, promote the value of law libraries, and provide leadership in the field. Today, it has more than 5,000 members affiliated with law libraries at a wide range of venues. The AALL LexisNexis Call for Papers Award, given since 1985, was established to promote and recognize scholarship among law librarians and provide a forum for their creativity.