- Roger F. Noreen Professor of Law
- Associate Dean for Information and Technology
University of California at Davis, B.A.
University of Texas at Austin, M.A.
California State University, M.L.S.
University of Santa Clara, J.D.
University of Minnesota, M.B.A.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Professor Joan S. Howland is recognized for her work in law and technology, American Indian Law, legal education, legal research, and law librarianship. She teaches American Indian Legal History and Law in Cyberspace. In 1996, she received the Roger F. Noreen Chair at the Law School. Professor Howland also teaches Law and Business at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Professor Howland received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Davis; an M.A. degree in history from the University of Texas, Austin; and an M.L.S. degree in library science from California State University. She earned her J.D. degree from the University of Santa Clara Law School and her M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In 2002, she completed the Academic Leadership Program at the Harvard University Institute for Higher Education. From 1975 to 1983, Professor Howland was Associate Public Services Librarian at the Stanford Law School Library. She then became Associate Librarian for Public Services at the Harvard University Law School Library. In 1986, she became Deputy Director of the Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Howland also taught at the U.C. Berkeley School of Library and Information Sciences.
She joined the Law School faculty as a tenured Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library in 1992. Professor Howland has chaired many American Association of Law Libraries committees, including the Diversity, Education, National Resources, Recruitment and Scholarship Committees. She has been a member of the Executive Board of the American Indian Library Association and served as treasurer. She has served as co-chair of the ABA Committee on Libraries and currently chairs the American Association of Law Schools Committee on Law Libraries and Technology. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the ALI Advisory Group on Electronic Publishing. She served as a member of the ABA Accreditation Committee from 2001 to 2006. Professor Howland has been a member of the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar since 2007, and is the current Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Council. Professor Howland is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Legal History.
In 2003, Professor Howland received the prestigious Spirit of Law Librarianship Award in recognition of her extensive volunteer efforts with a variety of legal aid programs serving the legal and technological needs of American Indians living in traditional communities. . Professor Howland also received the University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2010.
- Leadership Roles for Librarians (William S. Hein & Co., 2002) (co-editor)
- A Legal Research Guide to American Thoroughbred Racing Law for Scholars, Practitioners and Participants (W.S. Hein, 1998)
- Jacobstein & Mersky on Fundamentals of Legal Research, Sixth Edition and Legal Research Illustrated, Sixth Edition: Assignments (Foundation Press, 1994)
- Instructor’s Manual to Accompany the Assignments to Jacobstein & Mersky on Fundamentals of Legal Research, Sixth Edition, and Legal Research Illustrated, Sixth Edition (Foundation Press, 1994)
- The MacCrate Report: Building the Educational Continuum (American Bar Association, 1994) (co-editor)
- Principles of Power Research: Integrating Manual and Online Legal Research to Maximize Results And Minimize Costs (West Publishing Co., 1992)
- Library Director as Consultant, in Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights 343 (Michelle M. Wu, ed., William S. Hein & Co., 2015)
- Expressing Our Values Through Our Actions, in The Spirit of Law Librarianship 233 (Roy Mersky & Richard Leiter, eds., Alert Publications, 2d ed., 2005)
- The Leader As Leader, in Leadership Roles for Librarians 1 (Herbert E. Cihak & Joan Howland, eds., William S. Hein & Co., 2002)
- The Leader As Mentor, in Leadership Roles for Librarians 155 (Herbert E. Cihak & Joan Howland, eds., William S. Hein & Co., 2002)
- American Indian Issues in the 21st Century: Historical Reflections and Legal Realities, in International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum: Proceedings (Robert Sullivan, ed., Te Ropu Whakahau, 2001)
- The Transformation of Law and Its Consequences for Legal Research, in Graylyn Conference Report 1990 (Donald J. Dunn, ed., Mead Data Central [and] Lawyers Cooperative Pub., 1991)
- A History of Legal History Courses Offered in American Law Schools, 53 American Journal of Legal History 363 (2013), reprinted in Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives 1 (Robert M. Jarvis, ed., Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing, 2014)
- Sharing and Protecting Indigenous Wisdom in the Online Social Media Environment, Proceedings of the XXV American Indian Sovereignty Symposium IV-1 (2012)
- Temptations of the Sirens: Ethical Issues in Libraries, 104 Law Library Journal 531 (2012)
- Management of Legal Information in an International Context: A Conundrum of Challenges and Opportunities, 6 Frontiers of Law in China 165 (2011)
- So Much More Than a “Harmless Drudge”: Samuel Johnson and his Dictionary, The Colophon 3 (Spring 2009)
- Expressing our Values Through Our Actions: The Privilege of Working with American Indian Communities to Address Library and Technology Concerns, Proceedings of the XIX American Indian Sovereignty Symposium V-29 (2006)
- Synergy and Serendipity, 89 Minnesota Law Review 1245 (2005) (The Faegre & Benson Symposium: Law, Information and Freedom of Expression)
- Time to Hold ‘Em or Fold ‘Em?: American Indian Gaming and the Explosion of Internet Gambling, Proceedings of the XVIII American Indian Sovereignty Symposium VI-I (2005)
- Let’s Not “Spit the Bit” in Defense of “The Law of the Horse”: The Historical and Legal Development of American Thoroughbred Racing, 14 Marquette Sports Law Review 473 (2004)
- The Best of Times and the Worst of Times: American Indian Communities, Sacred Knowledge, and the Internet, Proceedings of the XVII American Indian Sovereignty Symposium III-1 (2004)
- Crossing the “Digital Divide”: Yet Another Battle for American Indian Communities, Proceedings of the XVI American Indian Sovereignty Symposium 24 (2003)
- Challenges of Working in a Multi-Cultural Environment, 33 Journal of Library Administration 105 (2001), reprinted in Diversity Now: People, Collections and Services in Academic Libraries 105 (Teresa Neely & Kuang-hwei Lee-Smelter, eds., Routledge, 2001)
- Beyond Recruitment: Retention and Promotion of Minorities in Librarianship, 13 Library Administration & Management 4 (1999)
- Diversity Deferred, 90 Law Library Journal 561 (1998)
- The Digital Divide: Are We Becoming a Society of Technological “Haves” and “Have Nots”?, 16 Electronic Library 287 (1998)
- The Effectiveness of Law School Legal Research Training Programs, 40 Journal of Legal Education 381 (1990)
- The Supreme Court in Current Literature, 1978 Supreme Court Historical Society Yearbook 95 (1978)
Documents and Reports
- Interlibrary Loan in ARL Libraries (Association of Research Libraries, 1986)
- Book Review, 50 American Journal of Legal History 350 (2008-2010) (reviewing Deborah A. Rosen. American Indians and State Law: Sovereignty, Race, and Citizenship, 1790-1880 (University of Nebraska Press, 2007))
- A Friendship Built on Lunch, Licorice, and Slivovitz, 97 Law Library Journal 637 (2005) (tribute to J. Myron Jacobstein)
- The “Digital Divide”: One More Item to Add to the List of the Legal Profession’s Worries? 27 Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (June 2003)
- Transforming Law Libraries to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, 11 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 1 (Sept. 2000)
- J. Myron Jacobstein: More Than a Mentor, 91 Law Library Journal 220 (1999)
- Memorial: Caroline A. Brede (1912-1999): “She Was Marvelous,” 91 Law Library Journal 643 (1999)
- Survival in the Cyberjungle, 9 Trends in Library Management & Technology 1 (Apr. 1998)
- Roger F. Noreen: In Memoriam, 89 Law Library Journal 594 (1997)
- Information Technology Projects in the United States, 27 Law Librarian 234 (1996)
- Team Building in Libraries: More Than Drafting the Players and Making the Calls, 4 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 1 (Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991)
- Managing a Consultant for Optimal Effectiveness and Satisfaction, Part II, 3 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 5 (Oct. 1989)
- Managing a Consultant for Optimal Effectiveness and Satisfaction, Part I, 3 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 4 (Sept. 1989)
- The Image of Librarians in the Age of Technology, 2 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Apr. 1989)
- The Essential but Forgotten Art of Leadership, 2 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Feb. 1989)
- Video Display Terminals: Friend or Foe?, 2 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 4 (Nov. 1988)
- Effective Delegation for Successful Management, 2 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 6 (July/Aug. 1988)
- Stress and Library Managers, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 5 (June 1988)
- Motivation, or How to Install a Generator in Your Staff, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (May 1988)
- Effective Time Management - Work Smarter, Not Harder, 1 Trends in Library Management & Technology 2 (Apr. 1988)
- Mentoring: A Crucial Aspect of Management, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Mar. 1988)
- Flexible Scheduling: The Time Has Come, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Dec. 1987/Jan. 1988)
- Student Employees in the Academic Law Library, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Nov. 1987)
- Power and Effective Management, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 1 (Oct. 1987)
- Participatory Management - Some New Thoughts on an Old Idea, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 3 (Sept. 1987)
- The Manager’s Role in Developing a Good Working Relationship with the Boss, 1 Trends in Law Library Management & Technology 5 (July/Aug. 1987)