Karen Wallace Profile

Law Librarian Karen Wallace

Circulation/Reference Librarian

Professor of Law Librarianship

515-271-2989
karen.wallace@drake.edu

Areas of Responsibility

Circulation, Public Services, Reference

Education

MA – University of Iowa, Beta Phi Mu
BA – University of Iowa, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Eta Sigma

Professional Experience

Circulation/Reference Librarian, Drake Law Library since 2000
Head of Community Services, Des Plaines Public Library
Outreach Librarian, Park Ridge Public Library

Selected Publications

  • Iowa Legal Research (co-author) (2d ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2016).
  • Legal Research Supplement: Exercises on Lexis Advance (co-author) (4th eBook ed., LexisNexis).
  • Does the Past Predict the Future?: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Iowa Supreme Court Use of Legislative History as a Window into Statutory Construction in Iowa, 63 Drake L. Rev 239.
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Single-Session Legal Research Skill Instruction Through Pre- and Post-Testing: A Case Study, 107 Law Libr. J. 57.
  • HeinOnline and Law Review Citation Patterns, 103 Law Library Journal 55 (co-author).

Significant Accomplishments

  • Mid-America Association of Law Libraries – Executive Board Member (2007-09), Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair (2004), Nominations Committee Chair (2001-02, 2008-09), Membership Committee Chair (2009-14)
  • American Association of Law Libraries – Access to Electronic Legal Information Committee member (2005-07)
  • Presenter: At the Top of the Rise: Government Web Sites that have Met the Challenge (American Association of Law Libraries 2007 Annual Meeting)
Law School News
August 22, 2017
Peter Coniglio, LW’78, recently completed a detail as an associate counsel to President Donald J. Trump, during which time he helped review candidates for federal government posts and prepared them for nomination hearings before they were considered for U.S. Senate approval.
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