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Connie Lenz

  • Associate Director for Research Services and Collection Development

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

Office: 120A
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Library Professor Connie Lenz is the Law Library’s Associate Director for Research Services and Collection Development. She oversees faculty and student research support services, and directs the growth and management of the Library’s extensive print and electronic collections. 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 and the University of Michigan 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. She currently serves as Chair of the AALL Digital Access to Legal Information Committee and as a member of the Oxford University Press Library Advisory Council.


Book Chapters

  • Supervision 101, in Beyond the Books: People, Politics, and Librarianship (Leslie Lee & Michelle Wu, eds., Hein, 2007) Connie Lenz

Journal Articles

  • The Public Mission of the Public Law School Library, 105 Law Library Journal 31 (2013) Connie Lenz
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  • 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) Connie Lenz and Helen Wohl
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  • Prescribing a Legislative Response: Educators, Physicians, and Psychotropic Medication for Children, 22 Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy 72 (2005) Connie Lenz
  • Faculty Services in Academic Law Libraries: Emerging Roles for the Collection Development Librarian, 96 Law Library Journal 283 (2004) Connie Lenz

Book Reviews

  • Book Review, 97 Law Library Journal 385 (2005) (reviewing Wanda S. Pillow, Unfit Subjects: Educational Policy and the Teen Mother (RoutledgeFalmer, 2004)) Connie Lenz
  • Book Review, 22 Legal Information Alert 10 (Oct. 2003) (reviewing John T. Bostelman, The Sarbanes-Oxley Deskbook (Practising Law Institute, 2003)) Connie Lenz

Other Publications

  • AALL Program Review: The Librarian as Author: AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers, 28 ALL-SIS Newsletter 11 (Fall 2008) Connie Lenz
  • AALL Program Review: The Library’s Role in Educating Lawyers: Considering the Carnegie Report, 28 ALL-SIS Newsletter 4 (Fall 2008) Connie Lenz
  • Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research: Academic Law Libraries Reach Beyond Four Walls, 1 Greyletter 1 (Spring 2006) Connie Lenz
  • MALL’s Charter Members, 32 MALL Newsletter 20 (Nov/Dec 2005) Connie Lenz
  • The Future of Law Libraries Symposium, 31 MALL Newsletter 6 (Mar/Apr 2005) Connie Lenz
  • Academic Law Libraries Collection Development Policies [compilation], available at: http://www.aallnet.org/sis/allsis/ (password required) (2005) [Updated by current committee] Connie Lenz, Nancy J. Adams, Beth DiFelice and 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] Connie Lenz, Deborah Jefferies, Helen Wohl and Gary Yessin
  • Who Is Collecting?, 24 ALL-SIS Newsletter 12 (Summer 2005) Connie Lenz
  • Enhancing Collection Development through Reference Participation, 26 The CRIV Sheet 5 (Feb. 2004) Connie Lenz
  • A Million for Minnesota, Law Alumni News 41 (Spring 2004) (with Joan Howland) Connie Lenz
  • Arthur C. Pulling: The Foundation of the Law Library’s Collection, The Colophon 7 (Spring 2003) Connie Lenz

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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